• Sacred Heart Kerala Roman Catholic Community

    St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church where we gather for liturgical services

  • Sacred Heart Kerala Roman Catholic Community

    Pope Francis

  • Sacred Heart Kerala Roman Catholic Community

    Archbishop of Toronto, Bishop Thomas Christopher Collins



LENTEN RETREAT - 2019





Services

Let us help you to find us on our prayer times


Eucharistic Celebration every Sunday at 3:40 pm, starting with rosary and adoration at 3:00 pm
Catechism classes from 3pm to 3:40 pm.

History

A Note on our History

SHKRCC is established as a chaplaincy by the Archdiocese of Toronto with a registered charitable status, for the Kerala Latin Catholic Community residing in its juridical territory. It follows the rules and regulations given by the Archdiocese of Toronto for the Spiritual welfare and nourishment of the Community. It functions also as a registered charitable organization under CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). Rev Fr Pious Malliar, is the present Chaplain and pastor in-charge of the community. He has taken charge as the Chaplain on 29 th June 2017.

It was a long cherished dream of the Latin Catholics living in Toronto, to have a Holy mass in Malayalam. August 20, 2011 was a historic moment, while a Malayalam Mass in the Latin Rite was celebrated at St. Norbert Church by three priests Rev. Fr. Benedict Plavila from New York, Rev. Jossy Mullassery OFM from Montreal and Fr. Stephen G. Kulakkayathil from Kollam, Kerala. It was a great success. A coordination committee was formed to mobilize the community and enable them to participate in the Holy Mass. The community gathered under the banner of "Kerala Roman Latin Catholic Canadian Community." His Excellency McGatten, the Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto, granted permission to celebrate Holy Mass in Malayalam on every first Sunday of the month. Since the participation of the community at the Holy Mass was so successful that permission was granted to have a permanent priest from Kerala. In January 2014 Fr.Stephen Gilbert Kulakkayathil from the diocese of Quilon was appointed as the Pastor in charge of the Latin Catholic Community in Toronto. Establishment of the Chaplaincy: It was a milestone that the Archdiocese of Toronto established a Chaplaincy for the Latin Catholics of Kerala living in Toronto, under the name "SACRED HEART KERALA ROMAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY". We have been raised to Chaplaincy from a language group. Cardinal Thomas Collins established the Chaplaincy on 15th August 2015. The Chaplaincy has given us the privilege of having a new name, Finance Council, Pastoral Council, a bank account and charitable status for the Chaplaincy. The Mass to mark the official inauguration of the Chaplaincy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Ivan Camilleri the chancellor of the Archdiocese of Toronto on 1st November 2015. Fr. Stephen G. Kulakkayathil was appointed as the first Chaplain of the community. Mr. Jose Valiaparambil took charge as the Parish council secretary and Mr. Anjalose Varghese as the Vice chairman of the Finance council. We continue to have Holy Mass on every 1st Sunday and Eucharistic adoration and prayers on every 3rd Sunday of the month. We celebrate Christmas, Onam and other special occasions to strengthen our community. This year we celebrated the feast of Christ the King on 22nd November for the first time. We are very grateful to God, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Msgr. Thomas Kalarathil and other officials of the Archdiocese for the elevation of our community from a language group to Chaplaincy.

Council

Pious Mallier

Fr. Pious Mallier

Chaplain

Pastoral Council

Dominic Thanslaus

Dominic Thanslaus

Secretary

Tom Benedict

Tom Benedict

Joint Secretary

Tom Benedict

Jaya Paul

Joint Secretary

Shwetsweare Johnson

Shwetsweare Johnson

St.Antony’s Family Unit, Scarborough

Antony Cecil

Antony Cecil

Our Lady of Fatima Unit, Brampton

Samson Antony

Samson Antony

Our Lady of Fatima Unit, Brampton

Winson Xavier

Winson Xavier

St.Francis Xavier Unit, Mississauga

Binoy John

Binoy John

St.Francis Xavier Unit, Mississauga

Binoy John

Santosh Zacharia

Ministry of New Comers

Antony Cecil

Joseph Valiyaparambil

Ministry of Catechism

Antony Cecil

Manuel Puthenpadath

Ministry of Liturgy

Antony Cecil

Paskal Sanil

Ministry of Youth

Finance Council Members

Anjalose Varghese

Anjalose Varghese

Vice Chairman

Sheela Daniel

Sheela Daniel

Soby Jose

Soby Jose

Sunil Angelus

Sunil Angelus

Terrence Rebeiro

Terrence Rebeiro

Ministry Leaders and coordinators

Ministry of Catechism - To lead and manage the Catechism program of the church

Joseph Valiyaparambil (Head of the Ministry)

Jaya Paul

Michelle Joseph

Ministry of Liturgy - To plan and coordinate the liturgical activities of the church

Manuel Puthenpadath (Head of the Ministry)

Nicholas

Michelle Joseph

Stephanie Fernandez

Ministry of New Immigrants - To introduce new families and members and follow up their needs

Santhosh Zachariah (Head of the Ministry)

Dominic Thanslaus

Gerald Martin

Lissy Yesudas

Ministry of Youth – for the catholic formation of the youth of our Church

Paskal Sanil (Head of the Ministry)

Boban Mathew

Family Units

Ajax Holy Family Prayer Group, 4th Saturday of the month

Scarborough St. Antony’s Prayer Group, (Leader:Tom Benedict), 2nd Saturday of the month

Brampton Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Group, (Leader:Antony Cecil), 2nd Saturday of the month

Mississauga St. Francis Xavier Prayer Group, (Leader: Winson Xavier), 3rd Saturday of the month

Contact Us

ST. BERNARD de clairvaux Catholic Church 1789 Lawrence Ave W., Toronto, ON M6L 1E3

  • Rev Fr Pious Malliar
  • Pastor in charge - Latin Community
  • Cell: 437 997 2380
  • Email: latinchurchtoronto@gmail.com
  • Address: ST. BERNARD de clairvaux Catholic Church, 1789 Lawrence Ave W., Toronto, ON M6L 1E3