Chelamattam is a remote and rural village belonging to Ernakulam District in Kerala State. St. Sebastian's Church situates 2kms away from the Perumbavoor - Kalady Road. It is under St. Theresas Forane Church, Vallom, Perumbavoor.
The effort of building a new church with the convenience of including all the Parishioners has begun 2 years ago. Now with the blessing of the St. Sebastian,they could have laid a foundation stone in December 12, 2016. It was done by the Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam - Angamaly Archdiocese the Most
Rev. Jose Puthenveettil. Newly constructed church was blessed on 23.02.2019 by the Apostolic Administrator of the Archeparchy of Ernakulam - Angamaly Bishop Jacob Manathodath
The St. Sebastian's Church , Chelamattam was started in 1995. When the Church was built, there were only112 families under it. Now the number increased to 170 after 2 decades. Now, there is Holy Mass for four days in a week and in Sundays, Catechism classes are also conducted in the Church.
The Feast of St. Sebastian, our Patron Saint is celebrating on 2nd Sunday of January every year.
Sunday – 6.30 am
Monday – 6.00 pm
Tuesday – 6.00 pm
Wednesday – 6.30 am
Thursday - 6.30 am
Friday - 6.30 am
Saturday - 6.00 pm
Parish is governed by a Committee known as parish council under the guidance Vicar and Assistant Vicar. Day to day affairs are supervised by the trustees.
The Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) is an organization for the Catholic youth of Christian community. The patron saint of KCYM is Saint Thomas. We have a strong unit here
Vincent De Paul Society:
"You will find out that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the kettle of soup and the full basket. But you will keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good-humoured. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting master you will see. And the uglier and the dirtier they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you give to them." - St. Vincent de Paul
Altar boys are lay assistants to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy. An altar boy attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell, among other things.
Mathrusangam helps and supports mothers, who are the lights of families. The main activities of the ‘Mathrusangam’ can be broadly divided into four: Spiritual support, Social service initiatives, Educational programs and Cultural programs. These four headed attempts help mothers to grow spiritually and culturally, which help them to lead a meaningful life in the families and the society they lives in. The ‘Mathrusangam’ unit of the church is very active and popular. The growing number of memberships is a testimony to it.
St. Sebastian's ChurchChelamattam, Okkal P.O
St. Sebastian's Church