BIO DATA OF EMERITUS MAR JACOB THOOMKUZHY

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PERSONAL DETAILS

Name                                         : Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy

Date of Birth                              : 1930, December 13

Place of Birth                             : Vilakkumadam, Diocese of Palai

Baptism                                     : 21.12.1930, Vilakkumadam

Baptismal Name                         : Jacob

Native Parish & Diocese            : Vilakkumadam, Pala

Belonging Parish                       : Thiruvambady

Heavenly Patron                        : St. James

Patron’s Day                              : July 25

Blood Group                             : O+

Other Languages Known           : English, Italian, German, Greek, French, and Latin.

Personal Motto                          : Until Christ is formed in you

Date of Joining the Seminary     : 1947, June

Philosophy                                 : Mangalappuzha Seminary, Alua - 1950      

Theology                                   : Propaganda Fide College, Rome - 1954     

Ordination                                 : 1956, Dec. 22

Place of Ordination                    : Rome

Celebrant                                   : Archbishop G. Sigismondi

Episcopal Ordination                 : 1973, May1

Golden Jubilee of Ordination     : 2005, Dec. 22

Retirement                                 : 2007

 

FAMILY DETAILS

 

Father                                        : Kuriappan (Late)

Mother                                       : Rosa (Late)

Brother                                      : 1- Mathew (Late)

Sisters                                        : 6 – Annamma, Achamma (Rosa), Mariakutty, Thresiamma (Late), Lilly and Lucy.

Present Home Address              : Thoomkuzhy House, Thiruvambady, 673603

 

EDUCATIONAL DETAILS

 

L. P                                            : St. Thomas L.P School, Vilakkumadam

H.S                                            : St. Mary’s H.S, Barananganam

PDC                                           : Changanassery Petty Seminary

Canon Law & Civil Law            : Lateran University, Rome        1957 – 1961

MA English                               : Fordam University, USA         1968 

                                                 

 

 

MINISTRY DETAILS

 

Secretary to Mar Sebastian Valloppilly &

Chancellor of Diocese of Thalassery                                            1962  - 1966

Spiritual Father – Minor Seminary, Thalassery                            1966  - 1967

Rector – Minor Seminary, Thalassery                                          1967  -1973

 

EPISCOPAL MINISTRY

 

Bishop of Mananthavady 01.05.1973 – 07.06.1995

 

Nomination                                : 1973, March 1                        

Episcopal Ordination                 : 1973, May 1

Place of Ordination                    : Mananthavady

Celebrant                                   : Joseph Cardinal Pareckattil

 

Bishop of Thamarassery 28.07.1995 – 18.12.1996

 

Nomination                                : 1995, June 7

Installation                                 : 1995, July 28

Place                                          : Thiruvampady

Celebrant                                   : Major Archbishop Antony Card, Padiyara

 

Metropolitan Archbishop of Thissur 15.02.1997 – 18.03.2007

 

Nomination                                : 18.12.1996

Installation                                 : 15.02.1997

Place                                          : Lourdes Cathedral, Thrissur

Celebrant                                   : Archbishop Cardinal Varkey Vithayahtil

 

Syro-Malabar Synodal /SMBC Offices

 

Vadavathoor Seminary Commission              : Chairman

Permanent Synod                                           : Member

Superior Tribunal                                          : President

Liturgy Commission                                      : Chairman

 

KCBC Offices

KCBC Media Commission                             : Chairman

 

CBCI Offices

 

CBCI                                                             : Vice President      2000-2006  

Caritas                                                           : Chairman             2000-2006  

 

 

Jeevan Telecasting Corporation                 : Chairman             1999-2007

Christian Chair University of Calicut         : Chief Patron        1997-2007

 

Important Institutions

 

MANANTHAVADY

 

 

1.              Pastoral Center                           -1975

2.              WSSS                                        - 1974

3.              Boy’s Town                               - 1975

4.              Minor Seminary                         - 1976

5.              Society of Kristudasis                - 1977

 

THAMARASSERY

 

1.           Yesundhi

2.           Thamarassery Cathedral Work Started

3.           Good           Shepherd Priest Home

 

THRISSUR

 

1.            Mary Matha Major Seminary 

2.            Jyoti Engineering College, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Mahajubilee BEd College and Teachers Training College

3.            CBCI General Assembly at Thrissur

4.            Best Citizen Award

5.            Palayur Church Renovation

6.            Kundukulam Memorial Research Centre

7.            Rehabilitation Centre for Aids Patients

 

AWARDS RECEIVED

 

Rashtra Retna in 2007

 

 

 

Present Address

 

St. Mary’s Minor Seminary

Madona Nagar, Thrissur – 680 005

Ph: 0487 2444488, 2444444, 9447733477

E Mail: jacobthoomkuzhy@gmail.com

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