SMC resumes services
beginning after 15th May
Members of the Syro Malabar Community Vienna,
Greetings to each one of you. I hope you are all
healthy and strong. I would like to bring to your
attention the following plan of the Liturgy of the
Syro Malabar Community Vienna, after 15th
May, 2020 as per the directives and guidelines of
the Archdiocese of Vienna.
In spite of the present restrictions of the
gatherings in our Churches, we would like to offer
to the members of the Syro Malabar Community in
Vienna, as many as possible occasions for the Holy
Mass on Saturdays and Sundays. However the number of
persons who are allowed to be gathered in Maria
Lourdes is a maximum of 60 and in Saikogasse 8
Auferstehung Christi only 50. The authorities have
told us to make a list of the participants of each
of these Holy Masses, in order to avoid unnecessary
rush and confusion in the premises of the Church.
The following is the concrete Plan of the SMC Holy
Mass in our given centers:
Funeral on 15th May, 14:00
hrs. at Essling Cemetery
The Funeral Ceremony of Mr. Thomas Chennithala
who died in Vienna last Monday will take place on
Friday 15th May 2020 at 14:00 hrs. at Essling Cemetery,
Gartenheimstraße 34A, 1220 Vienna.
Since the restrictions applied due to Covid-19 lockdown,
only the family members maximum 30 persons are
allowed to attend the funeral ceremony.
There will be a requiem mass for Mr. Chennithala on
Saturday 16th May 2020, 10:00 hrs. at Maria Lourdes Church
Participants are restricted to family members and invited
guests maximum 70 people due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Mr. Thomas Chennithala passed away today morning at 11:40 AM
Mr. Thomas Chennithala died today morning (04.05.2020) at
11:40 AM in Vienna following a cardiac arrest. He was
68, survived by
his wife Sophiamma and son Robins.
Bishop Emeritus Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil passes away
Anikuzhikattil Bishop Emeritus of Idukki diocese
passes away today (01.05.2020) at 1:38 ÂM (IST) at
Kolenchery Medical Mission Hospital. Syro Malabar
Community (SMC), Vienna extends our heartfelt condolences
in the death of Bishop Emeritus Mar Mathew
of our Chaplain on 4th May
of Syro Malabar Community we extend our
Birthday Wishes to our beloved Chaplain Rev. P. Dr.
special day, let us pray almighty God to grant our
chaplain good health and strength to lead our
celebration due to COVID-19 Lockdown.
personal greetings can be send via email:
services begin on 15th May subject to conditions /
geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe MitarbeiterInnen!
heuer Ostern in einer besonderen Weise gefeiert, an
die wir uns noch lange erinnern werden. Vielleicht
sind uns dabei manche Aspekte des Osterfestes neu
aufgegangen. Vielleicht ist damit auch jene
Ostererfahrung in uns gewachsen, die zunächst wohl
nur sehr leise die Jünger und Jüngerinnen Jesu nach
der Auferstehung des Herrn erfüllt hat.
Palm Sunday to Easter celebrations 2020 under the
pandemic conditions (Covid-19) >>
Neue Maßnahmen Coronaprävention – Mitteilung vom 13.
Measures of Corona Prevention, March 13, 2020)
Due to the current
health risk conditions (Covid-19) and in view of
the direction given by the Archdiocese of
Vienna, kindly follow the guidelines:
participants in liturgical celebrations are
limited to 100 and therefore there will not
be catechism classes both in Maria Lourdes
and Saikogasse churches till Easter.
are below 15 years of age are requested not
to come for the Sunday Holy Mass on 15th,
22nd and 29th March.
Those who come
for the Mass on Saturday may not come on
Sunday for the next three Sundays.
Niketthan Youth Festival competitions
(28.03, 13.04 and 02.05) will be postponed.
New dates will be announced later.
of our Asst. Chaplain on 15th Mar.
15th March we celebrate the Birthday of our Asst.
Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril in Maria Lourdes
Thanksgiving Mass at 11:30 hrs. followed by
of Syro Malabar Community we extend our
Birthday wishes to our beloved Asst. Chaplain
personal greetings can be send via email:
Annual Parish Retreat 2020
Retreat will be held on 17th,
18th, and 19th April 2020 at Parish Hall, Akkonplatz
Oeverseestraße 2C, 1150 Vienna
Kairali Nikethan invites registrations for the Youth
Kairali Nikethan School Vienna invites registrations from
those who are interested to participate in Youth Festival
Competition 2020 which will be held in three phases as per
the following schedule
Kairali Nikethan Christmas Party
Solemn Liturgy at Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling, 15:00 hrs.
P. Wilson Mecheril MCBS
Forum organizes a charity event on 8. December 2019
at Maria Lourdes Parish Hall, 12:30 PM
Due to the
renovation of the heating system in Meidling
Church, the Carol Singing Program to be held on
8th December 2019 has been cancelled. The new
system will be functioning only by the third
week of December and no heating will be
available in the church on the 8th Dec.
Concluding Feast of Rosary Week and Thanksgiving
Mass for the couples
Recollection on 19th Oct. at Saikogasse
SMC organises a
half day recollection program on Saturday 19th October
2019 by Rev. Fr. Jijo Kandamkulathy,
Director of the Claretian Publications
Topic: Family Renewal
Venue: Pfarre Auferstehung Christi, Saikogasse 8, 1220
Time: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
All Malayalee Christians are welcome.
Visit of Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil on 6th Oct. at
extra ordinary Mission month, we are fortunate to
have Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil among us on
6th October 2019 at Pfarre Auferstehung Christi,
Saikogasse. He will be celebrating a Holy
Mass at 17:00 hrs followed by an interactive
talk for about 30 minutes.
Uzhunnalil SDB is an Indian Catholic priest who is a
Salesian of Don Bosco and a member of Missionaries
of Charity. He was kidnapped in March 2016 and held
by terrorists in Yemen, before being released in
September 2017 with the intervention of Oman and the
Catholic Church. As an exemplary living
missionary, the whole world admires him and wait for
his motivating words. And as a Christian he is
a living witness to the love of God
Funeral on 2nd Oct. at 10:30 AM at St. Antony's
Forane Church Paingottor
funeral Ceremony of Mrs. Priya Nedumkallel who died
in Vienna last Sunday will take place on Wednesday
2nd October 2019 at 10:30 AM (IST) in St. Antony's
Forane Church Paingottor, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam (Dt)
followed by Holy Mass in the church.
will be kept at Nedumkallel House for public
tributes and prayers on 1st October.
The body of Mrs.
Priya Nedumkallel can be viewed and pay our last tributes on
Thursday 26th Sept. at Halle 1, Wiener Zentralfriedhof,
Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, Entrance: Tor 2, 1110
Vienna between 15:00 - 16:00 hrs.
Nikethan School has started classes in KHG
Ebendorferstrasse 8. Class time: 14. 00 to
17.00hrs every Saturday of the school year.
Kairali Nikethan School will be run under the
leadership of the SMC Priests(Chaplain/Assistant
Chaplain). Its organization will be coordinated
by Mr. Ebby Kurian, who will form a Core-team to
organize the training and other events of the
Kairali Nikethan School. This arrangement is for
this school year, till 30th June 2020.
Catechism started in both centres of the Syro
Malabar Community – Maria Lourdes and
Auferstehung Christi Saikogasse 8, for 1st
standard till 12th standard of catechetical
formation. Catholic Faith Experience and its
training is the goal of the Syro Malabar
Catechism, so the students must take part in the
Syro Malabar Qurbana and attend their Catechism
Class for getting attendance. The Coordinating
and Maria Lourdes Unit convener of SMC Catechism
is Mr. Boban Kalapurackal and the Saikogasse
Unit Convener is Mrs. Daisy Alany.
The Chaplain of the
Kerala Latin Community is
Rev. Fr. Mathias Oliverkunju
Tel No.: 0043 676
55 999 31
The families of the
Kerala Latin Community in Vienna may contact Fr.
Mathias for their liturgical, pastoral and
SMC celebrated a Holy Mass in Marian Grotto at Maria Gugging on
18th August 2019 by the Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly followed by Litany, Marian Procession and
Agape. The event was organized by SMC with the support
of local coordinator Mr. Jojo Aikkara at Maria Gugging
organized a charity event for Vienna "Obdachlos"
at our parish church at Meidling on 8th Aug.
MCC releases Parish Bulletin on the last Sunday of every
The first bulletin was released yesterday (28.05.2006)
providing informations about ICC programmes and events for
the month of June. Apart from our website we take
effort to reach each and every member of our community to
get informed our programmes and activites.