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St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral is a parish under the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro Malabar Catholics living in Canada.  The Exarch is Bishop Jose Kalluvelil.  Every parish has a mission and vision.

 

Our Vision

The St. Alphonsa Syro Malabar Catholic Cathedral is ecclesiastical entity for worship and ministry, where the Word of God is lived and proclaimed, the sacraments are celebrated and experienced and love is shared and nourished in order to have life, and have it abundantly.

 

Our Mission

The Mission is to form a Christ-centred parish community through participatory pastoral plan, by forming and fortifying a faith based community and by engaging in the Ministry of Evangelization.

 

 Our faith-journey begins with a vison based on John10:10 - “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” and Acts 2:42 - “They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers”. The vison of Christ had been fully realized and continued in the early Church. We wish to realize the same in the Canadian context. Our vision is accomplished through three phases: Form, Fortify and Evangelize

 

Form: The first phase focuses on the formation of a Christ-centered parish community by organizing the scattered Syro-Malabar faithful through participatory pastoral planning and execution.

 

Fortify: The community is further fortified, through selfless co-operation of individuals, families, parishes and the entire organs of the exarchate to attain ecclesial maturity.

 

Evangelize: Once formed and fortified, we are called to reach out to others just as the visit of Mother Mary to Elizabeth. This sharing and caring would enable us to attract all towards Christ. Following Christ is much more than knowing Christ. It is not something that is taught but perceived and learned by a non-believer observing the practical life of a believer.

 

Our hope is that the people of God may experience, live and share their faith. The faithful are invited for their individual and unique contribution towards this mission. A nurturing touch from everyone will make a great difference and create acceptance as we form, fortify and evangelize For the Glory of God.