St. Mary’s Church is located in Ponganamkad, Thrissur district, Kerala, South India. Its on the way from Villadam to Thanikudam.
This area was part of the Vijayapuram (Cherur) parish. In 1961, the construction of the church in Ponganamkad was started and on September 9, 1962, the Parangadukadu parish in the name of the holy Goddess was blessed. Upto 1969, the fathers from the Vijapauram church led this parish. From 1969, a regular priest was appointed here. The church that we see today was rebuilt in 1995.
Holy Mass timing are
Sunday – 6:15 am
Monday to Saturday – 6:30 am
St. (Saint) Mary’s Forane Church, Chalakudy is also known as Shrine of the Nativity of Our Lady. it is one of the Foranes or deaneries under the Diocese of Irinjalakuda, which was established in 1978 by the bifurcation of Thrissur Diocese. Prior to that, Chalakudy was part of Thrissur diocese, one of the the most ancient Diocese of the Syro Malabar Church. Thrissur diocese has since been elevated to an archdiocese within which comes the Irinjalakuda diocese. There are 16 parishes under the Chalakudy Forane.
Mass or Holy Qurbana Timings are as below.
Sundays – 6:00am 7:30am 9:30am 5:00pm
Week Days – 6:00 am 7:15 am & 5:00 pm
Saturdays – 5:00pm
St. (Saint) Mary’s Lourdes Church is located in Chowka, Elinjipra, Thrissur dist, Kerala. This beautiful church is only around 4km from Chalakudy. Its around 31 km from Thrissur town via Potta (no need to touch Chalakudy when coming from Thrissur).
The Holy Qurbana timings of the church are
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 6:00AM, 7:00AM
Wednesday – 6:00AM, 5:00PM
Sunday – 6:15PM, 10:00AM
First Friday of the month – 6:00AM 5:00PM
Third Tuesday of the month – 6:00AM, 10:00AM