Year 2008-2009

Holy Week Schedule 29

KMRM Directory 2009 Released 14.10.09.

 The Directory will be at your house during this week. The main attraction is the list of all KMRM members. The directory includes last minute updates, including a new born. The same will be available under the members link, in this web site. We intend to open the login page, so that the member can see/update his profile. The member can change/add photos. The member will be have a login, and password, using which he/she can login. Details will be provided later.



From Editor's Desk:::

Dear KMRM Members,
During the committee, 2008-2009, the KMRM web site hits was around [23000-2000] 21000 hits. That means, average 100 visitors per day. This is not bad. We have managed the site with instant updates, flash news, SMS coverage, email broadcasting, message box, opinion polls, and the complete database of all KMRM members. The database includes, profile of respective members, photo, group photo, church related photos etc. We intend to open up the on-line profile updates, but delayed due to time factor. Also, intend for the forum, but could not compete. But, within the time frame we accomplished many tasks. We appreciate your kindness to visit us on a regular basis. We hope that the site could deliver, what it was intended.

The KMRM activites, 2008-2009 is summarized in this page, in the reverse order.

Year upto 2007-08 is available here.
Year 2008-09 is available here.

We Thank You,

1. Thomas Varghese [T019] KMRM Web Administrator, 2008-09.
2. Rajan Mathew [R001] KMRM Web Master, 2008-09.


KMRM Express Condolence. 10.10.09

Srimathi Aleyama Mathew (84 years) passed away. Srimathi Aleyama, mother of Rev. Fr. Samuel Kattukallil, Monsignor, Trivandum Arch Diocese. She is also, grand mother of Sri. Antony Kattukallil Mathew [A025], (St. John's Prayer Group, Abbasiya).

Funeral is on 12.10.09, at St. Johns Catholic Church, Kadammanitta. Most of Bishops shall be participating in that funeral programme.  KMRM express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.

ALBUMS 15th Anniversary & 79th Re-Union Summit

 Album 08.09.09 [Day 1-Album 1] [Day 1-Album 2]

 Friends of Mary     Yuva Jythoi

 Album 10.09.09 [1]

 Album 10.09.09 [2]

YuvaDarshanam Vol. 10, September 2009, Released. 13.10.09

[International readers please contact or for subscriptions]

KMRM Memebers, try to promote this periodical. Take an additional copy and give to your dear ones other than KMRM.

New revised YUVA sub-site is in development. Will be published later. 

KMRM 15th Year Celebrations.


KMRM Express Condolence. 06.10.09

Sri. Aji John (24 yrs) passed away. Sri. Aji John, a relative of Sri. Babuji Bathery [ T016 ](Thomas P.S.-Sector 2, Abbasiya). Babuji's sister, Ponnamma John is the mother of Sri. Aji. Sri. Aji killed in a Bike Accident at Nilgiris.

Funeral is on Wednesday (07.10.09) at 10.00am.
KMRM express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.


Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement [KMRM], 15th Anniversary inauguration by His Grace, Dr. Thomas Mar Koriloos, Archbishop of Thiruvalla, with (from left to right) George Thomas (KMRM President), Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannurvadakethil, Rev. Fr. George Kottapuram, Babu Kallumkal, Jacob Mathew (both MCA Delegates), Shaji Varghese, Rev. Fr. Mathai Kandathil, and Sajan Abraham (KMRM Secretary). Click the image for high resolution photo.


KMRM Participation in 13th Global Laity Convention, at Marthadom. 

KMRM Express Condolence. 03.10.09

Sri K. V. John (60 years) passed away today (03.10.09). Sri. K. V. John is the elder brother of Sri. K.V. Paul, KMRM Memeber [ K002 ].

Sri K.V. John, an ex-staff of B.K.M.E, is the grandson of Sri Killelethu Chackochen. KMRM express condolence, and join with the family for their prayer of the departed Soul.



His Grace Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Arch bishop of Thiruvalla, arrived in Kuwait at 08.28am, today, 07.09.09. KMRM Spiritual director, Rev. Fr. George Kottapuram receives his excellency, Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos [photo 1], KMRM committee, and members gathered to receive the bishop at Kuwait International Airport, [Photo 2]. 

Condolence 04.09.09

Mr. A.C Kurian,Puspagiriyil, Father of  Joymon Kurian[J075],passed away. Mr.A.C Kurian, belongs to Lourd Matha Church, Urukunnu,Kollam(Dt) Trivandrum Diocese. Funeral will be on 07.09.2009. KMRM express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.

Announcement 21.07.09

Kalalaya Swanthana Phase II, collections will be closing very soon. We request KMRM members to participate in this collection, which will be used as announced. Please contact committee members or area prayer coordinators for updates.






Condolence 17.08.09

Mrs.Rachelamma Mathew (92)Modiyel house,Elenthur, Mother of  Kunjumol David [d001] passed away.  Mrs.Rachelamma Mathew belongs to St. Patric Church, Elenthur , Trivandrum Diocese. Funeral will be 20.08.09at 3pm,  KMRM express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.

Condolence 05.07.09

Sri. Raju V.G, Father of  Binu Vilayil Rajan (B026), passed away.  Sri. Raju V.G belongs to St. Maryís Church, Vakayar, Trivandrum Diocese. Funeral will be on 09.08.09.  KMRM express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.


Announcement 23.07.09

Sri. Chacko Raju, holding Indian passport E4849041 is not in contact with his family. His home address as, "St. Thomas Bhavan, Mundackappady, Panipra Post, Ernakulam, Kerala 686692". Mother Saramma, and Spouse Lilamma. If any one knows or can reach to him, please contact KMRM committee member by email,

Condolence 23.07.09

Sri. V. K. Samuel (70 yrs), Father of Sri Simon Samuel (Late), KMRM Directory 2006, [s035], passed away. Sri V.K. Samuel belong to St. Mary's Church, Vakayar. Funeral is today (23.07.09). KMRM  express condolence, and join with the family on their prayers for the departed soul.


Announcement 09.07.09

KMRM Members list data entry is complete. Please verify your details. If any corrections please write to us

Sunday School Students Competition on 17th July 2009, at 3.00pm.

Competition for 4th and 5th division students


  1. Role of faith in Christian life

  2. Prayer- the strength of Christian life

  3. Role of Jesus Christ in my life

  4. Growing with Jesus


Kalalya Santhana Phase II, Inaguration 04.06.09

Click the photos for more details.
Church Renovation Photos [Album].
 [Note, You can also add your church photos, mail to ]

"Glory to God", KMRM congratulates Dn. Robin 28.06.09

KMRM congratualtes Dn Robin. Dn: Robin,  son of Mr. Babu Ninan, KMRM committee Member [b002]. Mr. Babu Ninan belongs to St. Antony's Church, Carmala, Trivandrum Diocese. KMRM congratulates, and join the family on this occasion. [Click the photo to see a big photo] 


Kalalaya Santhana Terms & Conditions.
Kalalaya Santhana Application Form

   KMRM Gladly announce the IInd Phase of Kalalaya Santhwana Project to Malankara Students of six Dioceses, as our Educational assistance in 2009 who are joining Nursing Course.
Last date of Submitting the Application to Diocesan MCA Head quarters on 30th May 2009. 

Condolence 03.06.09

Mrs. Amini Jacob (61), mother of Sri John Jacob [j065],  Kadakampallil Joe Villa,  left the family. KMRM express condolence, and join with their prayer for the departed soul. The funeral will be later, and at St. Marys Syrian Catholic Church, Puthoor, Kottarakara.



St. Joseph's Malankara Catholic Church, Muttom, Mavelikara
Click the Image to see the big one. 

KMRM Congratulates

Jacob Thomas [j067] [Photo]

advt: Marriage & Family Photos Invited.


St. Marys Malankara Catholic Church, Karavoor,
Trivandrum Diocese.

"Collect, Store, and Give Abundantly", Catholica Bava. YuvaJyothi Dress Collection, 12.05.09


MCYM Global Meet 2009, 28.05.09

Catholica Bava on the occasion of MCYM Global Meet 2009, at Thiruvalla.


40th Day After Resurrection, It is  Ascension, of our lord Jesus Christ. 18.05.09


Farewell to Rev. Fr. Thomas 17.05.09

KMRM, be with you. A sent off meeting being held to give thanks to Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakkedam, for his support, and kindness extended to KMRM community.  

KMRM, Strongly condemned the brutal attack on their priest. This should not be repeated. 14.05.09

Details [pdf], [pics

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[pic006] [pic007]      

Farewell to Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakkedam

[Inserted by  - KMRM  ]

Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakkedam is returning to Kerala. KMRM, be with you in our prayers. Thank you for  your support, and prayer that you extended to Malankara Community. A special thanks giving mass will be held at city church, mostly in Room No. 9. ::--


KMRM, A Shining Star 04.05.09

 The activities of Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement (KMRM) is a model to other communities.  "KMRM members and their leaders are maintaining and promoting  the traditional values of the Malankara Catholic Church over a decade,  while staying away from their motherland." [+] Thomas Mar Koorilos, Arch Bishop of Thiruvalla. [Adopted from bishop letter to KMRM] Read More in Malayalam.

(1) Message from Mar Koorilos [04.05.09]
(2) Bava at St. Antony's Church, Vadaserikkara on their Platinum Jubilee. [05.05.09]
(3) Chandanapally Church Feast


KMRM Committee Meet  08.05.09

An email id for Rev. Fr. George,
.net is created. You can reach  him through the email.  Inset the photo shows Fr. George attending committee meet of 08.05.09. He also met bylaw committee, Advisory Board Members, and other members. They discussed about different upcoming events. He also stressed the importance of membership campaign.

Membership campaign is progressing. Now, the new data are feeding to the web, and other computer systems. Please visit the members menu (above), and look for the first letter of your name. Please visit your profile. Some profiles are having their family photos.


Malankara Priest being attacked by CPI[M] 13.05.09

Jeevithavijayam [02-04-09] 02.04.09

When Jesus Crucified?  13.03.09

Catholica BAVA at Maramon 21.02.09
Dr_Joshua_Mar_Ignathios  21.02.09
Vazhivilaku   Vazhivilaku  Veekshanam

NORKA Pravasi Card Forms, terms

Holy Mass Schedule at Abbassiya 29.04.09

Fridays 6 am ( early Morning) Holy Mass - Syro Malabar , 7.15 am Holy Mass- Latin in English

Saturdays 6 am Holy Mass - Latin in Malayalam
7.15 am Holy Mass - Latin in English
Location :::: Rithum Auditorium near Saif Household.
Please note that this facility is meant to be used with utmost care and vigil to continue to avail it. So nobody is supposed to come by car, or gather out side the hall before or after the services.

Kindly note, the service will start from 22.05.09 onwards. 

YuvaDarshanam Vol.8, March 2009,Released 04.04.09

 Managing Editor: George Thomas,
 Chief Editor: Liju Parakkel,
 Assistant Editors: Shine M. David, Thomas Mamootil, Jubin Mathew
 Advertisement: Jiby Abraham
 Design & Graphics: Synoy Varghese
 Circulation Manager: Jacob Thomas
Cover Pages [pdf],

[International Viewers can purchase on-line, or pay & read on-line, please contact for details.]


Get-Together of 10 & 12th Standard Students leaving for higher studies 23.02.09
A get-together meeting is scheduled on this Thursday, 26.02.09 at "Srothus". All students belong to KMRM and leaving for higher studies, are requested to gather at KMRM office at 11.45am. A special message will be delivered by Mr. Thomas George, and thereafter a prayer offerings by Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakedam.


Holy Week Schedule 29.03.09  Schedule [pdf]

03.04.09 Friday 40th Friday Prayer 6.30pm Success Line, Abbassiya
04.04.09 Saturday Palm Sunday Mass 7.00pm SH Hall, City Cathedral
05.04.09 Sunday Evening Prayer 7.00pm Success Line, Abbassiya
06.04.09 Monday Evening Prayer 7.00pm SH Hall, City Cathedral
07.04.09 Tuesday Evening Prayer 7.00pm SH Hall, City Cathedral
08.04.09 Wednesday Evening Prayer 7.00pm Fahaheel Area
09.04.09 Thursday Maundy Thursday 4.00am City Cathedral
10.04.09 Friday Good Friday 9.00am Carmel School, Khaithan
11.04.09 Saturday Evening Prayer 7.00pm Salmiya Area
12.04.09 Sunday Easter Mass 3.30am City Cathedral
 [Family Get-together Album] 38 Photos 17.03.09
 [Picnic Album] 97 Photos 22.02.09

Circular #3 03.04.09

KMRM Picnic on 20th February 2009. 21.02.09
KMRM members and their family spent a day out at Mishref Garden on 20th February 2009. Spiritual Leader Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakedam, inaugurated the shot put throw. [Photo Album]


Mr. Varghese P. Thomas [Perumpoikayil House, Ranny], brother of Mr. Philipose P. Thomas [KMRM-P005], passed away. KMRM express condolence, and join in their prayers for the departed soul.

Get-Together of 10 & 12th Standard Students leaving for higher studies 23.02.09
A get-together meeting is scheduled on this Thursday, 26.02.09 at "Srothus". All students belong to KMRM and leaving for higher studies, are requested to gather at KMRM office at 11.45am. A special message will be delivered by Mr. Thomas George, and thereafter a prayer offerings by Rev. Fr. Thomas Vadakedam.
Rev. Fr. George Kottapuram, to arrive shortly. 06.02.09
Rev Fr.George Kottapuram, a priest belong to Mavelikkara Diocese of Malankara Rite is expected soon. The priest is intended for Kuwait Catholic Community.

Condolence 08.03.09

Mr. Benny Baby, brother of Mrs.Bency Jacob(Wife of Mr. Jacob Vilayil Thomas, KMRM Abbasiya [J010]),  passed away today, 08.03.09. KMRM express condolence, and join in their prayers.

18th January ::  Second Year in Heaven -- [+] Cyril Mar Baselios 22.01.09[Photo]

Mr. A. Mathai (99), father of Mr. Roy A. Mathew, KMRM-R013, Salmiya, passed away today, 28.02.09. Funeral will be on 2nd March 2009, at St. Thomas Church, Puthenpeedika, Pathanamthitta. KMRM express condolence, and join in their prayers.

SUNDAY Shalom #1 05.02.09
SUNDAY Shalom #2

St. John's Catholic Church, 27.01.09

St. John's Catholic Church, Kadammanitta, recently celebrated Platinum Jubilee. The Main guests of the Jubilee fest includes, The Catholica Bava, Major Archbishop Paovathil, Mr Narayana Panicker, etc. The function details are included.

Veekshanam 29.01.09

Editorial Veeekshanam from Shalom


KMRM Choir Inauguration 24.01.09



Next Practice Session will be announced Shortly. 

Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Pathiparambil Passed Away 10.02.09
Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Pathiparambil Cor-Episcopa passed away on 10.02.09 at 1.00pm. The funeral will be held at St. Thomas Church, Thekkumkkal, at 10.00am. Fr. Thomas, belongs to THIRUVALLA Major Diocese. Fr. Thomas was one of the senior most cor-episcopa, and his death will be a real loss to Malankara Community.  KMRM express condolence, and join in their prayers.

Family Get Together 09.01.09

KMRM celebrated the family get together at Indian community school, Khaitan, Kuwait, on 09.01.09. The function, began with kids fancy dress, public function, variety entertainment, and finally, farewell to Rev. Fr. Isaac Kocherry.  Rev. Fr. Thomas vadakedam, inaugurated the function. KMRM members made it a grant success. [Photos]

KMCA Scholarship 05.02.09
KMCA Scholarship distributed. 

Prayer Requests [09.02.09]


"PulKudu" being setup in front of City Cathedral Church. 10.01.09


2008-2009 Program Schedule Released 05.01.09

Night View of Ahmadi Church.

Prayer Requests 13.12.08

Rev. Fr.  Abraham Iramangalethu, died in Vehicle Accident.
May his soul rest in peace.

Rev. Fr. Abraham Iramangalethu
Moovattupuzha Diocese.

KMRM Express condolence, and join in their prayers. 

Editorial from SHALOM 23.12.08

Sorrowing Family

Mother of Sri Georgekutty Lawrence [KMRM, Riggae, G008, Phone, 24884298], left the family today. 09.01.09

Sri. Georgekutty belongs to St. Mary's church, Anchal, Trivandrum Diocese, and  St. Pauls' Prayer Group, Riggae. We, the KMRM, express heartfelt condolence, and join to the sorrowing family.


"Bala Deepam" 03.01.09



KMRM Committee meets Bishop 01.01.09

KMRM Committee met Bishop Camilo on new year day.

Copy of the year long program schedule is given to Bishop Camilo.

[Photo1]  [Photo2]  [Photo3

Seminar for Mothers 27.12.08



Christmas MASS 27.12.08


Christmas Carol 20.12.08
Christmas Carol is progressing in all areas. [Photos] . Check the carol service from all areas, including Salmiya, Fahaheel, Riggae, and Abbasiya.
Revt. Fr. Dr. Geevarghese Panicker left us 28.12.08
Fr. Geevarghese Panicker,  was one of the senior most priest, a retired principal of Mar Ivanios College, left us today (28.12.2008). Kuwait Malankara Rite Movement (KMRM),  express heartfelt condolence at this occasion.

Fr. Panicker, was retired, and taking rest during these days. He was lately located at St. "Apreme Equmenical " research center. He was also suffering from sickness. He contributed to society in different layers including Cultural, Religious, and Social levels. He was intellectual, elocutionist, and shined at different facets of life. He authored different periodicals, and other publications. He belong to the family of bishop Mar Ivanios. KMRM with other rites, that comes under Kuwait Bishop, Camilo Ballion,  express the heartfelt condolence, and  join to the sorrowing family. [More in Malayalam]
"Yelda" Convention  21-23.12.08 at United Indian School from 7.15pm to 9.30pm.
Visiting Priest 20.12.08
Fr. Issac Kochery, Vicar of St. Thomas- Ernakualm, and St. Jude's- Kalamassery of Muvattupuzha Diocese is on a short visit to Kuwait. He will be available on mobile 99835254. Currently, he is the Director of M.C.Y.M, Muvattupuzha Diocese.
Yuvajyothi Calendar Released. 12.12.08 [Photos]

Managing Committee meets [+]Bishop 05.12.08
Managing Committee meets Bishop Camilo Ballion. [Photos]

Best Photo - Competition 02.12.08
KMRM managing committee is inviting photos of your back home church. The owner of the best photo will get a gift worth RS2500/-. [More]

Committee 2008-2009 taking oath. [More] 28.11.08

Mar Gregorios award for Kalam 18.12.2008
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has been selected for the Archbishop Mar Gregorios award instituted by the alumni association of Marivanios College.
The award carries Rs. one lakh, a citation and a memento.
Kalam was chosen for the honour for his outstanding contribution to various fields including science and technology, an Association release said.
The selection was made by a jury headed by the state Director General of Police, Jacob Punnoose.
The award was instituted in memory of the late Archbishop Mar Gregorios, who was a builder of several educational and charity institutions under the Syro Malankara Catholic Church.


Rite of Dedication of St. Mary's Basilica 07.12.2008
The rite of dedication of St. Mary's Queen of Peace was held by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 7th December, 2008. Rev. Dr. Joseph Gnayalloor Remban read out the declaration, which was made by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.His Beatitude the Catholicos, celebrated the Holy Qurbono at St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom at 11.30am. All the priests from the Trivandrum Major Archieparchy were the concelebrants. His Beatitude gave the concluding message of Platinum Jubilee of Trivandrum Major Archieparchy.Thereafter, the procession of Rosary was held from Palayam St. Joseph's Cathdral to the Basilica. Rev. Fathers, Religious Priests and Sisters, Brothers and numerous Faithful participated in this procession.The public meeting as presided over by Shri M. Vijayakumar, the Honourable Minister of Law. His Beatitude, the Catholicos, inaugurated the public meeting. Rev. Dr. C. Joseph (Vicar of St. Joseph's Cathedral, Palayam), Rev. Dr. John V. Thadathil (Vicar of Lourd Ferona Church, Palayam), Imam Jamaludeen Mankada, Rev. Msgr. Samuel Kattukallil, Rev. Msgr. James Paravila, Rev. Dr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC (chancellor), Rev. Dr. John Kochuthundil (Rector of Basilica), Prof. Jessy Thomas (Representative to the Basilica), Rev. Fr. Mathew Karoor (Principal, St. Mary's School), Mr. John Mathai IAS, Mr. Jacob Punnoos (DGP) were present.Moran Mor Cleemis Catholicos presented the first rosary from the Queen of Peace Basilica to Mr. Jacob Punnoos, DGP

KMRM Circular 1   Committee is Visiting Houses to Distribute the Circular. [More] 28.11.08

Malankara Cathedral Declared Basilica 11.11.08 Senior Vatican official Cardinal Leonardo Sandri declared Malankara Church’s St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kerala a Basilica. Cardinal Sandri, prefect of the Vatican congregation for Oriental Churches, read out the papal declaration on Tuesday inside St. Mary’s, the cathedral of Syro Malankara Rite in state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

The bishops of all six diocese of the Church were present at the function. The Church is a faction came to the Catholic fold in 1930. The declaration was made during a reception accorded to the cardinal by the Syro Malankara Church. [More] 

"Srothus",  new office to KMRM. 17.11.08

Mr. Cherian V.I inaugurated the new office of KMRM located near to EADEN Stores, Abbasiya. [More]

CHRISTMAS CAROL Schedule published 25.11.08  [More] [02.12.08]

Sorrowing Family

Varghese M.M, Belong to St. Patrick Church Elanthoor, left the family on 24.11.08. May his soul rest in peace. Mr. Varghese served in Kuwait for almost 30 years. His sons Blesson [KMRM M020, Riggae], Bobby [KMRM B029, Abbasiya], and Sunny Thomas [KMRM Comm], Rajan Mathew [Web Admin] are relatives. David Yohanan [Abbasiya KMRM D001] is brother-in-law of Mr. Varghese. [24.11.08][1.12.08][]


Photos of Thiruvalla St. Johns Cathedral. This cathedral belong to Thiruvalla Major Dioceses. It is a good example of architectural wonder. The main attraction is no support column or pillar inside the church. No obstruction by any means to altar. The support columns are reinforced to walls, round the structure. Each section of this structure is identical or symmetrical. Cross sectional symmetry is main theme. Similar structural design is adopted to St. George church, Edapally, Ernakulam, which is under construction. It is a good example of traditional "bharat" culture. It is also know as "vatta palli". [20.11.08][1.12.08][]