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SMC Annual Parish Retreat 2019

Retreat will be held on 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th April 2019 at Pfarre am Schöpfwerk, Lichtensterngasse 4, 1120 Vienna organized by Exerzitenzentrum der göttlichen Barmherzigkeit Wien

more details soon

Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain on 17th Mar.

On Sunday 17th March we celebrate the Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril in Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling

On behalf of Indian Catholic Community we extend our Birthday wishes to our beloved Asst. Chaplain


Your personal greetings can be send via email:


The Way of the Cross in the Lent season

The Way of the Cross on  every Sunday in the Lent Season in Meidling Church Chapel at 10:50 hrs and in Saikogasse Church Chapel at 16:15 hrs before the Holy Mass

  listen The Way of Cross (mp3) >>

Prelate Mag. Yuriy Kolasa, the Vicar General of the Easter Churches of Archdioces Vienna formally declaring the installation Syro Malabar Community in Vienna. Vienna Auxiliary Bishop HE Dr. Franz Scharl, the Apostolic Visitator of Syro Malabar Faithful in Europe HE Mar Stephen Chirappanath, Coordinator General Rev. Fr. Dr. Cherian Varicatt, Kanzler: Mag. Andreas Lotz, ARGE AAG General Secretary MMag. Dr. Alexander Kraljic and Syro Malabar Priests from Vienna were present on the auspicious occasion. A Syro Malabar Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Mar Stephen Chirapanath as main celebrant was held.

Vienna, 03.03.2019

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Kairali Nikethan invites registrations for Elocution, Music, Short Story, Acting & Painting Competition 2019

Kairali Nikethan School Vienna invites registrations for the following competitions which will be held on Monday 22nd April 2019, 13:00 – 20:00 hrs, KHG, Ebendorferstraße 8, 1010 Wien

  • Elocution

  • Malayalam Song - Single

  • Malayalam Song - Group

  • Instrumental Music

  • Short Story

  • Fancy Dress

  • Mono act

  • Mimicry

Painting Competition: 27 April 2019, 15.45 – 18:00 hrs, at KHG, Ebendorferstraße 8, 1010 Wien

Last date for registration: 31st Marchl 2019

Registration Form >>

Declaration of Syro Malabar Community in Vienna on Sunday 3rd March at Maria Lourdes Meidling


Everyone is most welcome to join the auspicious event of declaring the Syro Malabar Community on 3rd March 2019 , which is to be under the jurisdictional and hierarchical leadership of the Archbishop of Vienna, as being a personal parish of the Archdiocese of Vienna. The community’s centre will be at Maria Lourdes, Tivoligasse 20, A- 1120 Vienna. There will be a Holy Mass in Syro Malabar Rite at 11.30 AM in Maria Lourdes. After the Holy Liturgy the announcement of the installation of the Syro Malabar Unit will take place, which will be guided by Prelate Yuriy Kolasa, the Vicar General of the Eastern Churches of the Archdiocese of Vienna.


The newly installed Syro Malabar community will continue to be a member of the ARGE AAG, which will attend to its financial and documental needs. We expect HE Dr. Franz Scharl, HE Mar Stephen Chirappanath, Prelate Yuri Kolasa and other honorable guests will be attending the ceremony in Maria Lourdes.


Let us all thank God for this blessing for the Syro Malabar Catholics in Austria. We hope to welcome you all on 3rd March 2019 in Maria Lourdes.


P. Thomas Thandappilly CST

MCC Chaplain

Patrozinium - Feast of Maria Lourdes on 10th Feb.2019



  • Solemn Liturgy (German) with Meidling parish community in Maria Lourdes Church on Sunday 10th February 2019 at 9:30 AM

  • No Malayalam Mass & Catechism in Meidling on the 10th Feb.


Catechism Restructuring

Dear Parents, Children, Youth and members of the Malayalee Catholic Community Vienna,

Greetings and New Year Wishes to all of you.

I am very glad to join with all of you to thank the Lord for getting a fine and friendly Substation for the Malayalee Catholic Community at the Auferstehung Christi –Saikogasse 8, Vienna-22. Now we have to make use of this Filial Station along with our main Community Center at Maria Lourdes, Tivoligasse -20, Vienna -12, with utmost care and responsibility, keeping the sanctity and discipline of both these Centers, which are now available for our Malayalee Catholic Community.

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Xmas Pastoral Letter >>

Kairali Nikethan Christmas Party

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Christmas Solemn Liturgy at Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling, 15:00 hrs.

  • Feast of Jesus' Birth, Procession followed by Solemn Sung High Mass in Syro Malabar Rite beginning at 15:00 hrs. on 25th Dec.

    • Main Celebrant: Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril MCBS

  • Christmas Sermon:

    • by Rev. P. Sunny Ofm Cap.

Joyful Singers, Kinder Chor Stadlau, Guardian Angels and Knanaya Teens won the First prizes

There were 17 groups participated with enthusiasm in the competition that was organized by Malayalee Catholic Community Vienna on Sunday 9th Dec. 2018 at Maria Lourdes Church Meidling


prize list >>  | slide Show >> | picture Gallery >>

A Thanksgiving Mass dedicated to all the choir members in Stadlau Church held on 03.12.2018

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Carol Singing Competition on 9th Dec.

We are very glad to bring to your attention to the forthcoming Ecumenical Prayer and Carol Singing Programme to be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 beginning at 3.30 P.M. in the Pfarre Maria Lourdes Meidling

  • The last day of registration will be Sunday, 2nd of December 2018

  • Special Latin Holy Mass at 2:45 PM at Meidling followed by Carol Singing Programme

  • No usual Holy Mass at Meidling and Stadlau on the 9th.


guidelines >>

Couples who completed 20-35 years of their marriage in this year 2018 are being honoured by MCC.  A Thanksgiving Mass dedicated to the couples was held on 28th October 2018 at Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling, Vienna

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

MCC organizes Solemn Rosary, Holy Mass and Eucharistic blessing in the last week of October starting from Monday 22nd till 27th Saturday in Meidling Church at 19:15 hrs.


28th Sunday at 11:30 hrs. concluding feast with Thanksgiving Mass and Rosary for the couples who completed 20 to 35 years of their marriage this year

Special Thanksgiving Mass and Rosary on 28th October 2018 at Meidling



MCC arranges a special thanksgiving Mass and Rosary on Sunday 28th October 2018 for the couples who completed 20 to 35 years of their marriage this year.  The service will be held at 11:30 hrs in Maria Lourdes Church Meidling

With great pleasure, we would like to inform you that,

H.E. Zacharias Mor Philaxinose Metrapolitan leads a Spiritual Talk on 1st November from 2 PM to 7 PM in Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling 1120 Wien, Tivoligasse 20


P. Thomas Thandappilly CST

MCC Chaplain

Most Rev. Mar Paul Alapatt , Bishop of Ramanathapuram being received by MCC General Convener Mr. Boban Kalapurackal at Meidling Church.  Nearby: Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly, MCC Chaplain,  Vienna, 14.10.2018

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Ordinariat für die Gläubigen der katholischen Ostkirchen in Österreich


Ordinarius: Kardinal Dr. Christoph SCHÖNBORN, OP, Erzbischof von Wien

Protosyncellus/Generalvikar: Erzpriester Inž.ékon. Mag. Lic. theol. Yuriy KOLASA (P)

Kanzler: Mag. Andreas LOTZ, LL.M. (L)

Assistentin: Mag. Lic. theol. Christina M. SCHWARZ (L)


A-1010 Wien, Wollzeile 2/3, Österreich

Tel.: +43 1 51552‐3405

Fax: +43 1 51552‐2760

EMail: ostkirchen.ordinariat@edw.or.at

Die Zuständigkeit dieses Ordinariates erstreckt sich in allen kirchlichen Angelegenheiten gemäß can. 916 § 5 CCEO und dem Dekret der Glaubenskongregation vom 26. Juli 2018 Prot. N. 181/90 personell auf alle Gläubigen katholischer Ostkirchen (das sind bis zu 22 Kirchen eigenen Rechts) die einen Wohnsitz in Österreich haben.


Für Wohnsitzlose ergibt sich die Zuständigkeit kraft des aktuellen Aufenthaltsortes.


Das Ordinariat nimmt für ganz Österreich seine Tätigkeit mit 1. Oktober 2018 in Wien auf.

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Reception to  Most Rev. Mar Paul Alapatt on 14th Oct. at Meidling

The Bishop of Ramanathapuram Most Rev. Mar Paul Alapatt will be visiting our parish and celebrating a holy mass on Sunday 14th October 2018 at 11:30 AM in Meidling Church.

The Bishop will be received at 11:15 AM in front of the Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling

The funeral service of Mr. Mathew Kanniakonil who died in Vienna on 25.09.2018 is being held today (04.10.2018) at Aspern Cemetery, 1220 Vienna. The Ceremony began at 9:00 AM led by MCC Asst. Chaplain Rev. Fr. Wilson Mecheril.  Rev. Fr. Joy Plathottathil, Rev. Fr. Thomas Prasobh, Rev. Fr. Thomas Kochuchira, Rev. Fr. Davis Kalapurackal and Rev. Fr. Abraham were also present at the ceremony.  Family members, relatives and hundreds of Malayali families attended the funeral and paid their last respects to Mathukutty

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Hearty welcome His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro Malankara Church to Malayalee Catholic Community Vienna

  detailed programme >> 

MCC Catechism Certificate Distribution for final batch 2018 held in our parish centre at Meidling

Vienna, 16.09.2018

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Kairali Nikethan School admission started for new academic year 2018-2019

Classes begin on 9th September at Ebendorferstrasse 8, 1010 Vienna, between Rathaus and Votive Church

For admission, the filled up forms along with first semester tuition fee should be given on or before 22nd September 2018 to any of the PTA Committee members


Offering Courses for:

  • Malayalam Language

  • Classical & Modern Dance

  • Mural Painting

  • Hindi Language

  registration form >> 

Catechism Certificate Distribution on 16th Sept at Meidling

The catechism certificates will be distributed on Sunday 16th September after the regular Holy Mass (11:30 AM) at Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling to all final year students who have successfully completed the catechism course.


Regular Catechism classes begin on Sunday 16th September at Meidling & Stadlau after summer holidays

All senior catechism students in the class of 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standard who can come to our Parish Centre at Meidling are most welcome to join in the catechism classes at Maria Lourdes, Meidling

Rev. Fr. Wilson Mecheril MCBS appointed as MCC new Assistant Chaplain

Rev. Fr. Wilson Mecheril MCBS has been appointed our new Assistant Chaplain.  He will be introduced on Sunday 9th September during the Holy Mass at Meidling and Stadlau Churches and taking in charge officially.
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A Loving Farewell to Rev. Fr. Joy Plathottathil

Sincere appreciation and gratitude are extended to out Asst. Chaplain Rev. Fr. Joy Plathottathil for his outstanding services and contributions to MCC. A Thanksgiving Mass was held at Maria Lourdes Church Meidling. Vienna, 26.08.2018
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Now is the time to update your family registration details as we are releasing a Family Register in 2010 for which we require the most up-to-date information of all registered members.  Therefore all members are requested to fill up the following form and send before the end of March 2010 preferably by online

The Form can be filled electronically and submitted via email:


If you would like to give personally please contact Mr. Jose Olimalayil in Meidling and Mr. Steephen Chevookaran in Stadlau


All registered members are obliged to submit this form as we have incorporated additional data fields in the new format

  Family Registration Form >>

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) >>







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The Malayalee Catholic 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

 ICC 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




Wed 10. - Sat 13. April 2019


Saturday 4th May 2019


Sunday 2nd June 2019


Sunday 9th June 2019


Thursday 20th June 2019


Sunday 23rd June 2019


Sunday 8th December 2019



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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