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MCC Youth 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

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Half Day 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 Vienna

Time: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Malayalee Christians are welcome.

Visit of Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil on 6th Oct. at Saikogasse Church

In this 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.


Fr. Tom 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

The 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.


The body 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.

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Kairali 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.

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SMC 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.

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The Chaplain of the Kerala Latin Community is

Rev. Fr. Mathias Oliverkunju

Tel No.: 0043 676 55 999 31

Email id: Olivermathias08@gmail.com

Address: Pfarre Neuerlaa

Welingergasse 5, 1230 Wien.

The families of the Kerala Latin Community in Vienna may contact Fr. Mathias for their liturgical, pastoral and documental needs.

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
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SMC organized a charity event for Vienna "Obdachlos" at our parish church at Meidling on 8th Aug.

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Pilgrimage to Vatican

On the occasion of canonization of Bl. Mariam Thresia, the Syro Malabar Community Vienna is planning to organize a pilgrimage to Vatican to take part in the ceremony.  A bus can be arranged if we get enough people.  Interested persons / families may register your names via email to SMC Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly, thandappilly@aon.at or General Convener Mr. Boban Kalapurackal, shajiandboban@gmail.com till 25th August 2019

Pilgrimage to Maria Gugging on Sunday 18th August

Solemn Mass at 16:00 hrs at Maria Gugging Marian Grotto followed by Litany and procession organized by SMC


PS. Public bus service (400 Autobus) is available from Heiligenstadt at every half an hour to Maria Guging

There will be no holy mass at Saikogasse on 18th August

SMC Special Bulletin

The origin and growth of the Syro Malabar Unit of the Indian Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Vienna can be seen in a few stages of its existence and activities, as being an immigrant ecclesial Community under the authority and guidance of the Archdiocese of Vienna.

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Community Day - Feast of Saints

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Congratulations to our 4 youth candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on 9th June

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Congratulations to our 9 communion candidates who received Jesus for the first time in the most Holy Eucharist

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Kairali Nikethan Youth Festival Results (Dance Competitions) >>

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Kairali Nikethan Youth Festival on Saturday 11th May 2019

  • From 13:00 to 18:00 hrs at Veranstaltung Zentrum, Floridsdorf, 1210 Vienna.
  • Chest numbers will be given from 12:00 hrs onwards.
  • Parents, please come forward and encourage the talents of our children

Happy Birthday to our beloved Chaplain Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly, Vienna, 05.05.2019

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Kairali Nikethan Youth Festival Results - Painting Competition

Birthday of our Chaplain on 5th May

MCC celebrates the birthday of our Chaplain Rev. Dr. P. Thomas Thandappilly on Sunday 5th May 2019 at Meidling..  A special Thanksgiving Mass will be held at Meidling church at 11:30 hrs.


On behalf of Malayalee Catholic Community we extend our birthday wishes to our beloved Chaplain.  On this auspicious occasion let us pray Almighty God to give him the full strength, courage and health to lead our community further.


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

Feast of St. Joseph on 1st May at Saikogasse

Syro Malabar Community celebrates the feast of St. Joseph on 1st May 2019 at Saikogasse Church (Saikogasse 8, 1220 Vienna).  Holy Mass at 11:00 hrs. followed by Litany, Procession and an Agape / Nercha.  We welcome everyone to join and pray for the blessings of St. Joseph, the patron of workers.

Kairali Nikethan Youth Festival Results (Music, Fancy Dress etc.)

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Holy Week Schedule:

Holy Week




Palm Sunday
14th April 2019

15:00 hrs

Maria Lourdes,


Maundy Thursday
18th April 2019

14:00 hrs

 Good Friday
19th April 2019

09:30 hrs

Holy Saturday
20th April 2019

08:00 hrs

Easter Liturgy
Sunday, 21st
April 2019

15:00 hrs


Palm Sunday & Maundy Thursday

  • Main Celebrant: Rev. P. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly


Good Friday

  • Main Celebrant: Rev. P. Mag. Wilson Mecheril


Easter Solemn Mass:

  • Main Celebrant: Rev. P. Mag. Wilson Mercheril MCBS
    Message: Rev. P. Robin George OCD

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Syro Malabar Community Registration Form

All Syro Malabar members are requested to register their families before 30th June 2019 as instructed by the Archdiocese of Vienna to be the part of the newly installed Syro Malabar Community in Vienna under the Ordinariate for the eastern churches.


The registration form duly filled and signed should be returned to Mr. Jose Olimalayil or Mr. Steephen Chevookaran

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Program Schedule - Youth Festival - 22 April 2019 – Easter Monday

KHG, Ebendorferstraße 8, 1010 Wien

Program Item Group No. of Part. Program timing
1 Malayala Ganam - Single - Boys I 10 13.00 - 14.00
2 Malayala Ganam - Single - Girls I 11 14.00 - 15.00
3 Malayala Ganam - Single - Boys II 3 15.00 - 15.15
4 Malayala Ganam - Single - Girls II 7 15.15 - 16.00
5 Malayala Ganam - Group  I 4 16.00 - 16.20
6 Malayala Ganam - Group  II 3 16.20 - 16.35
7 Key Board II 5 16.35 - 17.00
8 Guitar II 3 17.00 - 17.15
9 Elocution Competition - Boys I 9 17.15 - 18.00
10 Elocution Competition - Girls I 4 18.00 - 18.15
11 Short Story - Boys I 6 18.15 - 18.45
12 Short Story - Girls I 7 18.45 - 19.15
13 Short Story -  II 4 19.15 - 19.35
14 Fancy Dress - Boys I 7 19.35 - 20.00
15 Fancy Dress - Girls I 5 20.00 - 20.15
  Total no.   88  
  Prize declaration     20.15 - 20.30
  National Anthem      

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
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Kairali Nikethan invites registrations for the Youth Festival 2019

Kairali Nikethan School Vienna invites registrations from those who are interested to participate in Youth Festival Competition 2019 which will be held in three phases as per the following schedule

Last date for Registration (Dance Competitions): 21st April 2019
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Laity Representative Meeting cum Plenary Council on 7th Apr.

MCC calls a Laity Representative Meeting cum Plenary Council on Sunday 7th April  2019 at 18:15 hrs. in Saikogasse church immediately after the Holy Mass.  The meeting is meant for all interested MCC parishioners together with Laity Representatives (representatives of Prayer Units, Family Units, Communion Distributors, Fathers Forum, Mothers Forum, Women Forum, Young Couples Forum, Youth Forum (MCCYF), Altar Ministry, Catechism Teachers, Choir etc. and MCC Parish Committee

Happy Birthday to our beloved Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril, Vienna, 17.03.2019

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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 Closed

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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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.
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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

 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 11th 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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