St.Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral

St.Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Palayam, Trivandrum, is the Cathedral Church of the Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum in the state of Kerala, India.

This 137-year old grand monumental Goethic structure has a moderate beginning. The initial Church was constructed in 1873 as a Parish Church to look after the spiritual needs of a few Catholic military men and a few Catholic families who mainly migrated from the coastal region of earstwhile Travancore state, comprising of the present Kanyakumari and Trivandrum Districts. The very name Palayam has its ethymological meaning a ‘Contonment’ ie, the Military’s residence. On May 4th, 1873 the first Church was blessed by the then Bishop of Quilon Most Rev.Eldaphonese OCD and Rev.Fr.Emygdius OCD, the Parish Priest.

The Second phase of extention work in the manner of the Cross was done in 1912 during the tenure of Rev,Fr.Pamcratius OCD. And the final stage of extention, including the Goethic style imposing front and the bell-tower was completed in1927 during the time of Rev.Fr.Ildaphonse OCD. The three ‘Do-Re-Me’ syncronising bells were brought from Belgium and were installed. These bells were named Joseph, Xavier, and Aloysius to denote St.Joseph the Patron of the Church, St.Francis Xavier, the Apostole of India and Bishop Aloysius Maria Benziger the pioneer Missionary-Bishop of Quilon respectively

The Parish Office is open from 8.30 am to 12.00Noon and from 4.00pm to 5.30pm on all days except Sundays and Days of Obligations. Cathedral Priests can be met at anytime from 9.00am to 12.00 Noon, on all days except on Sundays and Feast days.

Mass Timing

St.Joseph’s Cathedral, Palayam Sunday: 5.45am, 7.00am, 8.45am, 10.00am, 5.00pm
Weekdays: 5.45am, 6.30am, 5.30pm
St.Antony’s Chapel, Alummoodu Sunday: 8.30am, Tuesday: 5.30pm
Saturday: 5.30pm
Vanchiyoor Chapel Sunday: 7.15am
Sancta Maria Oldage Home Plamoodu Sunday: 6.00am
Weekdays: 6.30am
Cemetery Chapel Pattoor Sunday: 4.30pm
Kunnukuzhi Chapel Sunday: 10.15 am
St.Joseph’s HSS Chapel Sunday: 6.30am
Weekdays: 6.00am
Jubilee Hospital Chapel Every day: 6.00am

Tuesday (St.Antony): 6.00pm
Wednesday (St.Joseph): 6.00pm
Thursday (St.Jude): 6.00pm
Saturday (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) 7.00am (English), 6.00pm (malayalam)

Weekday: 6.15pm to 7.00pm

Weekdays: 7.00am to 7.30am
Saturdays: 6.00am to 7.30am, 5.00pm to 7.30pm

8.45am to 10.00am

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