Manjummel Church - Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church - Mass and Confession timings - Manjummel palli - Varapuzha diocese - St PIUS Xth Manjummel province

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church is commonly known as Manjummel Church ( Manjummel Palli) . It in Archdiocese of Verapoly ( Varapuzha , Roman Catholic Latin rite) under the pastoral administration of St PIUS Xth Manjummel province . It was blessed on December 1892 and is one of the century-old churches in Kerala.

In the year 2015 the church celebrated its 150th Anniversary and 125th Darsana Thirunal. Church Feast days are from Dec 2 to Dec 16. Three smaller nearby parishes such as Fathima Matha Church, Muttar, St. Joseph's Church, Eloor and St. Sebastian's Shrine, Eloor are the substations of Manjummel Church.

Beautiful Altar of Manjummel church
In the Year of Mercy December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016 from December 13, 2015 all the Holy Doors in Cathedrals and designated churches throughout the world opened to pilgrims. Pope Francis had announced an opportunity for Catholics to obtain a plenary indulgence during the Year of Mercy by passing through a designated Holy Door of Mercy during this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. Manjummel church is designated as one of such churches..

Manjummel church Contact Telephone Number : 0484-2541733

Manjummel IC Church Mass timings

  1. Sunday : 6:00 AM , 7:30 AM Sunday School Mass , 9:00 AM , 4:30 PM ( Latin / Malayalam )
  2. Monday : 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM
  3. Tuesday : 6:00 AM, 5:30 PM , 6:00 PM St Antony's Novena , 6:30 PM Eucharistic Adoration
  4. Wednesday : 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM
  5. Thursday : 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM , 7:30 AM St Pious X Novena
  6. Friday : 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM
  7. Saturday : 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM , 7:30 AM Novena to Mother of Perpetual help
  8. First Friday : 6:00 AM, 5:30 PM

Manjummel Amalolbhavamatha (Immaculate Conception) Church Confession timings
On Saturdays Before / After Holymass at 6:00Am and 7:00Am
No confessions heard on Sundays. In emergency please approach the Priest at the Monastery.
On Mon to Friday, you can request the priest for hearing confession after Holy mass.

Please note: If you are in an emergency to receive the Sacrament of Confession, please contact the resident Priest at any Church. Also, in most of the Churches Confessions can be done on request either before or after the daily Holy Mass.

Manjummel church Eucharistic adoration chapel

There is a Eucharistic Adoration center called "Karunya Koodaram" attached to the church, there visitors can offer silent prayers from 8:00 AM till 8:00PM. The perpetual adoration chapel was blessed on June 5th 2016 following the feast of Corpus Christi.

Carmel Retreat Centre  ( CRC )
Manjummel Dhyana Kendram
( CRC - Carmelite Retreat Centre)
Kerala's first retreat centre CRC is in Manjummel . The Carmel Retreat Centre known as CRC  was started in 1967  by the St Pius X Province of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites of Manjummel  for boosting the spiritual growth of the people. Retreats for different age groups, priests, nuns, school children, youth, professionals are being conducted here. It was also known as Carmel Retreat cum Workers' Centre (CRWC). Read more on Upcoming retreats at Manjummel CRC

Statue of Meditating Jesus in CRC

CRC Telephone numbers : 
Carmel Retreat Centre (CRC)
Manjummel Ernakulam 683 501

Manjummel CRC Phone number: 0484 2556156, 2551682, 9633939739

Manjummel CRC contact email address :

CRC Manjummel Website:

Saints of Manjummel Fr. Zacharias OCD and Fr Aurelian
Blessed Fr. Zacharias OCD

Fr Aurelian : He was declared Venerable on March 26, 1999

Tombs of Blessed saints
Manjummel Church is also a Pilgrim centre. Tombs of Blessed Fr. Zacharias OCD ( 1887 - 1957 )and Servant of God Fr Aurelian (Venerable Aurelian of the Blessed Sacrament June 2, 1887 – Nov. 16, 1963) are inside the church. Lots of people visit this church to offer prayers. both of these saint were missionaries from Spain.

Mother Mary's Grotto at Manjummel church
Manjummel church Grotto

The Manjummel church Grotto was renovated and redesigned in 2016. It was blessed on July  2016.

Feast days of Manjummel church
Manjummel church or Immaculate conception church is dedicated to St Mary (Mother of Jesus Christ). Manjummel Parish celebrates feast days ( Darsana thirunal ) from December 2 to 16 of every year. There will be a grand procession on evening of Dec 7th, in which thousands of people participate and offer their prayers.

Feast Celebration 2015

Feast day celebration

Carmelite Museum Manjummel Church
Carmelites played an important role in expansion of catholic church in state of kerala. A Carmelite museum was set up in Manjummel, which explains the history of carmelites and their mission life.
Carmelite Museum

Here is Manjummel province website :

How to reach Manjummel church
Nearest Railway stations: Ernakulam North, Aluva , Ernakulam South
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport Nedumbassery
The road distance between South Kalamassery ( CUSAT Jn ) and Manjummel Church is 4 kms (2.00 miles)

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