St. Thomas Malankara Catholic Parish
The community is shepherded by Pastor Rt. Rev. Msgr. Dr. Peter Kochery. The Parish serves the Malankara Catholic faithful located in New Jersey and Staten Island, New York of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of USA and Canada with His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos as our sui juris Church Head and Father, and His Holiness Pope Francis as our Universal Shepherd and Supreme Pontiff.
The St. Thomas Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish was originally established as a Malankara Catholic Mission on 24 September 1995 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Jersey City, New Jersey by the late Head and Father of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios Catholicos and the previous Archbishop of Newark, His Grace Theodore McCarrick (now His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick). The community since then has relocated to its current location at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
On 08 July 2012, by means of decree the St. Thomas Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish was canonically established by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in USA and Canada.
Although the members are located in a vast geographical area we regularly gather to worship and to celebrate our fellowship and heritage with enthusiasm.