St. Mary’s Church


Welcome To The Official Website of St. Mary’s Church, Edakochi!


        It is with immense joy and a warm embrace that we welcome you to the official website of St. Mary’s Church in the heart of Edakochi. Whether you are a long-time member of our parish or a newcomer seeking spiritual solace, we are delighted to have you here.

St. Mary’s Church has been a beacon of faith, hope, and love for our community for many decades. As we take our first steps into the digital world, this website aims to be a virtual extension of our warm and inclusive church family. Here, you will find a treasure trove of information about our parish, its history, and the vibrant tapestry of ministries and activities that define our community.
– Fr Rafi

Explore Our Website

Discover Our Faith: Delve into the rich Catholic traditions that have shaped our parish, and learn about the spiritual guidance and support we offer to all who seek it.

Connect with Us: Find out about our schedule of Masses, liturgical celebrations, and events. Join us in worship and community activities, and stay up-to-date with our calendar of events.

Find Serenity: Take a virtual tour of our beautiful church and its surroundings, a tranquil oasis for reflection and prayer.

His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Rev. Joseph Kariyil (75) from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Cochin on March 2, 2024. He was the Bishop of Punalur from 2009 to 2011 before assuming the mantle of leadership as the Bishop of Cochin from 2011 until his retirement in 2024.Born on 11 January 1949 in the serene village of Arthunkal, near Alleppey, Bishop Joseph Kariyil embarked on his sacred journey in service to the Catholic Church upon his ordination to the priesthood on 19 December 1973. Throughout his illustrious career, he selflessly served in various capacities, including as assistant Parish Priest at Mundamveli and Santa Cruz Basilica in Fort Cochin. He pursued higher studies in Rome, earning a doctorate in moral theology from the esteemed Alphonsian Academy in 1987.From 1992 to 2000, he served as the Director of the Pastoral Orientation Centre (POC) and as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC). He was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Cochin from 2000 to 2005, where he provided invaluable guidance and support to the local clergy and faithful.He was appointed as the Bishop of Punalur on 12 March 2005 and was ordained Bishop on 3 May 2005. He was appointed Bishop of Cochin on 8 May 2009. He was installed in as the Bishop of Cochin on 5 July 2009. He was the President of the Kerala Regional Latin Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRLCBC).

Fa.  Joseph Kariyil

Helping You Grow Your Faith

Sunday Holy Mass @ 5:30, 6:45, 9:30am & 6:00pm

Normal Days : Daily Holy Mass @ 6:00, 7:00am

Saturday Holy Mass @ 6:00pm At Main Church

Get Involved

Explore the various ministries and volunteer opportunities that allow you to play an active role in serving others and deepening your own faith journey.

Stay Informed

Access the latest news, announcements, and pastoral messages from our clergy and leadership team.


Reach Out To Us

Contact us directly for any inquiries, spiritual guidance, or assistance you may need. We are here to support you in your spiritual journey.

At St. Mary’s Church, we believe that every soul has a place in our congregation, and we are committed to fostering an atmosphere of welcome, acceptance, and love. Whether you visit us online or in person, we hope you will find a sense of belonging and spiritual fulfillment within our parish community.

Thank you for visiting our website. May your exploration here deepen your faith, strengthen your connection to God, and inspire you to join us in the celebration of His love.

With open hearts and arms,

-Fr Rafi Koottumkal

St. Mary’s Church, Edakochi

Pastoral Council

Our Parish is having 24 Members in Pastoral Committee

Family Shushroosha Samithi



Our Parish is having 24 Members in Shushroosha Samithi


The Parish is divided into 8 blocks with respective committees for each.


The Parish is having well-functioning FIFTY family units.

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