• The Holy Synod of the Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, has canonically elected, having received the Prior Pontifical assent, Fr. Peter Kochupurackal (56) present Judicial Vicar and Chancellor of the Syro Malabar Eparchy of Palghat, to the Office of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Palghat, Kerala. He is being assigned the titular see of Lares. Fr. Peter Kochupurackal was born on 29 May 1964 at Marangoly in the Eparchy of Palai. He joined St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Kallepully, Palghat in 1981. He had his studies of Philosophy and Theology at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva. He was ordained priest on 19 December 1990. He did his MCL at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore (1993-1995). His Licentiate and Doctoral studies were in Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (2000-2007). At present he is the Judicial Vicar of Eparchial Tribunal (01.07.2007), Chancellor, Eparchy of Palghat (01.10.2013-), and from 10.12.2016 onward he is the Syncellus for seminarians and consecrated persons.
  • Bishop's House, Palakkad
  • St. Raphael's Cathedral, Palakkad

Forane Churches

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Total Number in the Diocese: 11
Place:Name:Vicar/Director:Sunday Mass:Phone:Address
Kanjirapuzha St.Thomas Forane Fr. Theruvankunnel Goerge 07.15 A.M., 09.45 A.M. 04924238244 Kanjirapuzha, Palakkad - 678591
Mangalam Dam St.Xavier Fr. Anjilimoottil Cherian 07.00 A.M., 10.30 A.M., 04.00 P.M. 04922262290 Mangalam Dam, Palakkad - 678708
Mannarkkad Holy Spirit Forane Fr. Thuruthipally George 07.15 A.M., 09.45 A.M. 04924222560 Perimbadary, Palakkad - 678762
Melarkode St.Antony's Forane Fr. Palathinkal Abraham 07.15 A.M. 04922243340 Melarkode, Palakkad - 678703
Olavakode St. Joseph Forane Fr. Thamarassery Sebastian 07.00 A.M., 10.00 A.M. 04912555438 Kallekulangara, Palakkad - 678009
Ottapalam St.Joseph Forane Fr. Chakkiath James 07.15 A.M., 09.30 A.M. 04662247430 Thottakkara, Palakkad - 679102
Palakkad St. Raphael's Cathedral Fr. Chalakkal Jeejo 06.30 A.M., 09.30 A.M., 05.15 P.M. 04912534174 Pallippuram, Palakkad - 678006
Ponnamkode St.Antony Fr. Vazheparambil Sunny 07.30 A.M., 10.00 A.M. 04924240414 Thachampara, Palakkad - 678593
Thathamangalam St.Mary Fr. Thukkuparambil Betson 08.00 A.M. 04923254517 Puthunagaram, Palakkad - 678503
Thavalam Holy Trinity Forane Fr. Alackakunnel Jose 07.15 A.M., 09.30 A.M. 04924253344 Thavalam, Palakkad - 678589
Vadakkencherry Lourde Matha Forane Fr. Kollannur Jaison 06.30 A.M., 09.30 A.M. & 04:30 PM 04922255215 Vadakkencherry, Palakkad - 678683