St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission was established by Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath on December 15, 2013 at the Presentation of Our Lady Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado. Mar Jacob Angadiath celebrated the Holy Qurbana and confirmed the Syro-Malabar community in Denver to be a Mission Church under the St. Thomas Eparchy of Chicago for North America. The Bishop appointed Fr. Jacob (Shaji) Chennathu to be the first Director of the St. Thomas Mission. Syro-Malabar Catholics have had a long presence in the Rocky Mountain area and the appointment of the Mission Church is a testament to the faith and perseverance of those who have lived the faith of St. Thomas in Colorado for the last four decades. There are around 40 families who are part of Syro-Malabar rite, living around Denver metro area. In May 2016, the Syro-Malabar services were moved to Annunciation church and started with mass on every Sunday at 3 PM.
Our Mission Director
Fr. John Kolencherry OFM Cap, our second mission director, belongs to the Franciscan Capuchin Order from St. Thomas Capuchin Province in Kerala, India and had been working as missionary in Malawi Africa for long 16 years. Capuchin Mission was begun in 1988 in Malawi, which is commonly known as " The warm Heart of Africa". Initially, Fr. John had been assigned to the confessional ministry in Colorado Springs where Capuchin's of Mid – American Province is having a Catholic Centre. Currently, Fr. John has served as a Chaplain in Catholic Charities, St. Joseph Hospital and currently working in Good Samaritan Medical Center in Denver, along with the additional charge as mission director of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Mission, Denver.
Every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Annunciation Catholic Church
3601 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80205