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Easter Solemn Liturgy Live Streaming today (04.04) at Saikogasse Church, 04:00 PM  celebrated by SMC Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mercheril MCBS >>

Palm Sunday Liturgy Live Streaming today (28.03) at Maria Lourdes Church Meidling, 11:30 AM celebrated by SMC Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly CST >>

Holy Week Schedule:

Holy Week



Palm Sunday
28th March 2021

11:30 hrs - Meidling (Live Streaming)

16:00 hrs - Saikogasse

Maundy Thursday
1st April 2021

15:00 hrs - Meidling

No foot washing ceremony

No service at Saikogasse

Good Friday
2nd April 2021

09:00 hrs - Meidling

10:00 hrs - Saikogasse

Holy Saturday
3rd April 2021

08:00 hrs - Meidling

09:00 - 12:00 hrs Silent Adoration before the blessed sacrament at Main Altar in Meidling

08:00 hrs - Saikogasse

Easter Liturgy
April 2021

11:30 hrs - Meidling

16:00 hrs - Saikogasse (Live Streaming)


All the services will take place as per the Covid-19 protective measures.


Kindly follow the Covid-19 safety measures:

  • Keep minimum 2 meter physical distancing except families who live in the same household.

  • FFP2 Mask (MNS) is mandatory throughout the services.

  • Sanitize your hands before entering the church.

Regelungen und Hinweise der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz für die Feier der Heiligen Woche und von Ostern 2021 >>

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Happy Birthday to our beloved Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril, Vienna, 28.02.2021

Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain on 23rd Feb.

On the occasion of the Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril MCBS, thanksgiving masses are arranged on Sunday 28th February 2021 at both centres.


Meidling Church at 11:30 hrs. & Saikogasee Church at 17:00 hrs.


On behalf of Syro Malabar Community we extend our Birthday wishes to our beloved Asst. Chaplain.


Your personal greetings can be send via email:


Pastoral Initiatives of the Syro Malabar Community Vienna

We, the Chaplain and the Assistant Chaplain of the Syro Malabar Community Vienna introduce the following Pastoral Initiatives for the Growth and Welfare of the Families of the SMC Liturgical Parish in Vienna. Kindly benefit the maximum from these Initiatives. The Core-teams of Leadership are given below. In every team, the SMC Chaplain and the Assistant Chaplain will be members and all the activities of the following Units will be done under their guidance.


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No services at Meidling and Saikogasse till 6th Feb. 2021 due to 3rd Covid-19 Lockdown

Rahmenordnung der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz zur Feier der Gottesdienste (wirksam vom 28. Dezember 2020 bis vorerst 6. Februar 2021) >>

Circular on the celebration of the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis on 08 December 2020 >>

Syro Malabar Church celebrates Mission Week from 6-12 of January 2021 to spread mission awareness and support the missionary activities of our Church.

  Preshitha Varacharanam Prayer >>  |  Poster >>

Christmas Solemn Mass I Fr. Wilson Mecheril, ആഘോഷമായ വിശുദ്ധ കുർബാന - YouTube

Christmas Solemn Mass live streaming today (25.12.2020) from Auferstehung Christi Church, Saikogasse 8, Vienna.  Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Wilson Mecheril MCBS

Christmas Family Prayer Service

- Syro Malabar Apostolic Visitation, Europe 2020








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Christmas Solemn Liturgy on 25th Dec.


Meidling Church at 11:30 AM

Saikogasse Church at 4:00 PM

  • Feast of Jesus' Birth followed by Solemn Mass

Kindly follow the Covid-19 safety measures:

  • Keep minimum 1.5 meter physical distancing except families who live in the same household.

  • Mask (MNS) is mandatory throughout the services.

  • Sanitize your hands before entering into the church.



Due to the Covid-19 restrictions announced by General Vicar of the Archdiocese of Vienna, the scheduled marriage preparation course on 28th, 29th and 30th Dec. 2020 has been cancelled.


However, those who want to celebrate their engagement or sacramental marriage in Austria in the coming weeks or months may contact SMC Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly CST, Tel: +43 699 119 66 771.  Those who want to celebrate in Kerala, there are possibilities for online course from different diocesan centres in Kerala


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No services at Meidling and Saikogasse till 6th Dec. 2020 due to 2nd Covid-19 Lockdown

Rahmenordnung der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz zur Feier der Gottesdienste (wirksam vom 17. November bis vorerst 6. Dezember 2020) >>

SMC Bulletin November 2020

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  • The services, Holy Mass & Adoration scheduled on 6th November in Meidling and 19th November in Saikogasse will not be held due to the 2nd Covid-19 lockdown declared in Austria w.e.f 3rd November 2020.

Congratulations to our 6 communion candidates who received Jesus for the first time in the most Holy Eucharist

1. Aadit Jeevan John, 2. Arnold Judy Joseph, 3. Ayona Judy Joseph, 4. Darek Konnankudy, 5. Erik Konnankudy, 6. Stephanie Konnankudy

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SMC Parish Festival & First Communion on 1st Nov. 2020

Syro Malabar Community (SMC) celebrates the feast of St. Thomas, St. Alphonsa, St. Chavara Kuriakose, St. Euphrasiamma, St. MotherTeresa and St. Mariam Thresia together with Our Lady of Lourdes on 1st Nov. 2020 at Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling.

  • Solemn Liturgy at 11:30 hrs. with SMC First Holy Communion

  • No Holy Mass at Saikogasse Church on 1st Nov.

  • The event is limited to liturgical services and will take place as per the Covid-19 protective measures.

SMC celebrated a holy mass on 3rd October 2020 at Mariazell

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Rosary Devotion in the last week of October in Meidling at Marian Altar

SMC organizes Solemn Rosary, Holy Mass and Eucharistic blessing in the last week of October starting from Monday 26th till Saturday 31st in Meidling Church at 19:15 hrs.


Concluding feast with Holy Mass, Litany and Eucharistic blessing on Saturday 31st at 19:30 hrs.

All participants are kindly requested to follow the Covid-19 safety measures.

Kairali Nikethan School begins on 10th Oct. for the new academic year 2020-2021

Kairali Nikethan school will start on 10th October. Classes meet every Saturday from 14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs at Ebendorferstrasse 8, 1010 Vienna, between Rathaus and Votive Church.


The last day of registration for this school year is 24th October. The courses offered will be Malayalam, Pencil drawing, Zumba with Bollywood steps, Classical and Modern dance. The registration forms will be distributed in school or available on SMC website.


Please note that the same COVID-19 rules must be followed in kairali Nikethan School as in Austrian schools.


For more information please contact Mr. Ebby Kurian, Coordinator (mob. 0660 520 41 81, ebbykurian@gmx.at). 
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Marriage Preparation Course in December


Monday 28th December 2020

Tuesday 29th December 2020

Wednesday 30th December 2020


Prior registration is definitely required

No. of Candidates: 20 Maximum


From 14:00 - 18:00 hrs.

  • Place: Pfarre Maria Lourdes, Tivoligasse -20, A-1120 Wien.

  • Any Catholic who lives in Europe can participate in the Course.

  • Course Fee to the SMC is Euro 50,-

  • This Course is approved by the Major Archbishop of the Syro Malabar Church and valid in all Catholic dioceses.

  • Course Certificate will be given only for those who pass the course examination.

Chaplain: P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly CST

Contact No. 0043 1 817 42 06. Mobile: 0043 6991 19 66 771

  Syllabus for Marriage Preparation Course >>

Bishop Emeritus Mar Paul Chittilappilly passes away

Mar Paul Chittilappilly Bishop Emeritus of Thamarassery diocese passed away today (06.09.2020) at 06:30 PM (IST) at Nirmala Hospital, Vellimadukunnu. Syro Malabar Community (SMC), Vienna extends our heartfelt condolences in the death of Bishop Emeritus Mar Paul Chittilappilly.


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Pastoral Circular on the feast of Dukharana, 3 July 2020 – Bishop Mar Stephen Chirappanath, Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabar faithful in Europe


Youtube link >>

Feast of St. Mariam Thresia on 21st June at Meidling

  • Holy Mass, Litany and Veneration of the Holy Relics, at 11:30 AM in Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling on Sunday 21st June

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SMC resumes services beginning after 15th May

Dear Members  of the Syro Malabar Community Vienna,

Prayerful 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:

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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 Meidling.


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.

  • Let us pray for the departed soul and convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family

Bishop Emeritus Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil passes away

Mar Mathew 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 Anikuzhikattil.

Birthday of our Chaplain on 4th May

On behalf of Syro Malabar Community we extend our Birthday Wishes to our beloved Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly.


On this special day, let us pray almighty God to grant our chaplain good health and strength to lead our community ahead.


No celebration due to COVID-19 Lockdown.


Your personal greetings can be send via email: thandappilly@aon.at

Church services begin on 15th May subject to conditions / safety measures


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe MitarbeiterInnen!


Wir haben 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.

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Palm Sunday to Easter celebrations 2020 under the pandemic conditions (Covid-19) >>

Neue Maßnahmen Coronaprävention – Mitteilung vom 13. März 2020

(New Measures of Corona Prevention, March 13, 2020)

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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:

  • No.of 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.

  • Children who 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.

  • Kairali Niketthan Youth Festival competitions (28.03, 13.04 and 02.05) will be postponed.  New dates will be announced later.

MCC releases Parish Bulletin on the last Sunday of every month

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.
  bulletin (pdf) >>


He Is Risen!




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SMC Special Bulletin

A historical perspective


Syro Malabar Community Vienna offers Marriage Preparation Course for three days in the last weeks of February and November every year. Besides, this Course can be done also in July and August on personal request of at least two candidates who live outside Austria. That must be arranged personally with the Chaplain of the Indian Catholic Community, P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly CST, Tel. Nr. 0043 1 817 42 06 or Mobile 0043 6991 19 66 771. The course is approved by the Syro Malabar Church and thereby acceptable for Catholic Sacramental Marriages in other Rites. Course Fee is Euro 50,- Accommodation must be arranged personally with any trustworthy Malayalee Catholic Family in Vienna or in Hotels.

Hearty Welcome

SMC Chaplain Vienna


Syro Malabar German Mass in 2019



17. March

07. April

05. May

16. June

08. September

20. October

17. November

15. December



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On the occasion of the Prayer Year, all Registered Families of the ICC are welcome to arrange a Priestly Prayer of Blessing of their homes.

Those who wish to do so, may kindly contact the ICC Chaplain, who will be available from Monday to Friday, between 9 AM and 6 PM. Contact Number: 01 817 42 06. Or Mobile 06991 19 66 771




Sunday 1st November 2020


Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic



Our daily Holy Masses especially Saturday Masses except Sundays are offered for special (private) intentions / requiem services.


Check the availability of your desired dates for advance booking


Family registrations will be accepted without time limit for those who haven't registered with ICC before 31st. Jan. 2006.  Kindly note, members who need any ecclesial document from our Parish must be registered minimum 30 days prior to the time of applying.  This is strictly applicable to each and every members of our Parish and no exceptions are allowed.

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Interested children between the age group of 9 and 14 may join for the altar service.  The parents are requested to enter the children's name in the list which will be given in the beginning of the year.



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