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STATION CHURCHES & CHAPELS 

 

 

St. Sebastian Church, Vazhichal

The beginning of this church was the donation of nine cents of land and construction of a building at own expense to the church by Mr. Kunjipaulo Kochupaulo, Mukrappilly, at Vazhichal, near the Railway station at Koratty, for teaching the children ‘nilathezhuthu’ (meaning writing on the floor for learning letters) and ‘vedopadaesham’(meaning teaching Bible). Later some more land was donated. Holy Mass was started here from 1964 onwards. Then the parish purchased some more land adjacent to the chapel.

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Vazhichal church is under the direct administration of Koratty parish. The new church was blessed by Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil on 16th of February 2006. The feast of St. Sebastian is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of the month of January.

 

St. Joseph’s Church, Attappadam

A chapel was constructed in 1978 in the 2.75 cents of land which was donated by Mr. Ouseph Thoman Vadakkumpadan. With the help of Koratty parish, 18 cents of land was purchased in 1991 and 47.75 cents of land was purchased in 1993. From 1992 onwards Holy Mass on every Sunday and catechism classes for children up to 4th standard was started. From 2001 onwards novena of St. Joseph and Holy Mass were started on every Wednesday and from 2005 onwards Holy Mass was started on all first Fridays. The present newly constructed church is blessed by Mar Sebastian Edayanthrathu on 15th of February 2003. Every year the fest of St. Joseph (oottu thirunaal) is celebrated here.

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Holy Family Church, Kattappuram


 T
he foundation stone for Holy Family Church was laid on 8th of September 1997 in a land owned by the parish at a place called Kattappuram, which is 1.5 kilometers west to the Koratty church. The construction of the church was completed within 15 months as a result of the tireless efforts and cooperation of the parishioners and plentiful help of the Koratty church. The consecration of the church was done by cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil, on 28th of December 1998. Rev. Fr. Kuriakose cheruvally who was the then parish priest of Koratty church gave leadership for the construction activities. A priest was appointed here from 3rd of February 2001 onwards. Now this church functions as an independent station church under the Koratty parish.

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Sisters of Holy Family serve under this station church.

A residence for the priests was constructed here during the time of Rev. Fr. Jose Paul Nellissery. A hall named Nazareth Sunday School was blessed here on 14th of August 2005 by Mar. Sebastian Edayanthrathu, in the 37 cents of land which was donated by Rev. Fr. Joseph Vadakkumpadan, who is a member of this parish. Pro vicars were appointed from 2001 onwards.

 

Chapels


There are four chapels under the Koratty parish.
a.In the name of St. Antony at Kizhakke Angadi.
b.Chapel of Koratty Muthi at Koratty Junction.
c.The chapel of St. Little Theresa constructed in 1983 at Padinjare Angadi.
d. The chapel of St. Joseph constructed in 2006 at Cheruvaloor.

 

Cheruvaloor Chappel           Holy Family Church Kattappuram

Convent Chappel           Koratty Junction Chappel

Kulayidam Chappel        St Joseph Church Attapadam

 

St Sebastian Church Vazhichal