Parish Feasts

  • St Thomas, the Apostle Syro Malabar Parish, Brisbane South Celebrated the Feast of St Thomas the Apostle (3 July). Friday 3 July featured flag hoisting at St Thomas Syro Malabar Church led by Syro Malabar Chaplain Fr Peter Kavumpuram and Solemn High Mass (in Malayalam) celebrated by Holland Park Parish Priest Fr Joseph Thottankara MCBS. On Saturday 4 July, Acacia Ridge Parish Priest Fr Terrence Nueva celebrated Mass in English for Syro Malabar children and young people at the Our Lady of Fatima Church. Sunday was a big day spiced up with the following events: Blessing of Statues by Hendra-Northgate Parish Priest Fr Paul Chackanikunnel CMI, Presudenti Vazhcha by Fr Kavumpuram, Holy Rasa (highest form of Holy Mass for the Syro Malabar Church) by the Vicar General for the Syro Malabar Eparchy Melbourne – Very Rev Msgr Francis Kolencherry, Sermon by Beenleigh Parish Priest Fr Joseph Kanatt MCBS and Procession & Litany of St Thomas by Oakey Toowoomba Parish Priest Fr Thomas Areezukhy MCBS. This was followed by fireworks and social meal. On Monday 6 July, Coomera Parish Priest Fr Antony Vadakura CMI celebrated Holy Mass for the Reposed Souls.