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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

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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


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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.

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Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain on 15th Mar.

On Sunday 15th March we celebrate the Birthday of our Asst. Chaplain Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril in Maria Lourdes Church, Meidling


Thanksgiving Mass at 11:30 hrs.  followed by Cake cutting


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


Your personal greetings can be send via email:


SMC Annual Parish Retreat 2020

Retreat will be held on 17th, 18th, and 19th April 2020 at Parish Hall, Akkonplatz Oeverseestraße 2C, 1150 Vienna
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Kairali Nikethan invites registrations for the Youth Festival 2020

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
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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 beginning at 15:00 hrs. on Wednesday 25th Dec.

    • Main Celebrant: Rev. P. Wilson Mecheril MCBS

  • Christmas Sermon:

    • by Rev. P. Mathias Oliverkunju

  • Christmas Confession in Maria Lourdes from 10:45 to 13:00 hrs and in Saikogasse from 16:15 to 18:00 hrs. on Sunday 22nd Dec.

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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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

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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