November 3, 2018

KCC Muscat (Oman)

History

Knanaya Catholic Congress of Oman is an organization of Knanaya Catholics in Oman. As an oil rich country, Oman attracted many Indians including knananites to find a better living. The spirit of knanaya unity and the thirst for togetherness led to the formation of knanaya association in Oman (KCC-Oman) on 7th October 1993. It is a non-profitable organization of approximately 500 people consisting of two hundred Knanaya Catholic families and 100 bachelors spreading all over Oman. There is an independent KCC unit in Salalah which is a unique place in Oman around 1000 km away from Muscat. Over the years, Knananites have become an integral part of the Omani society and active members of the Catholic Church. KCC-Oman conducts regular prayer meetings at the  premise of St.Peter & Paul Church at Ruwi on the first Friday of every month. It also maintains a charity fund and has contributed generously to the needs of our diocese on various occasions. K.M.Jose, Kunnamkuzkel was the first president of KCC-Oman. Later Mr. M.M. John, Mr.Mathew Abraham Makil, Mr. P.T. Jose,Parasseril, Mr. Tomy Mathew Kalladanthiyil, Mr. Shibu Punnose, James Mekkattel, Dr. E. A. Thomas, Mr. Tomy Pulpra and Josekutty John and Joshy Abraham were elected as the presidents successively. The following people were the honorable secretaries of KCC-Oman: Mr. Gigimon Kuzhivelil, P.C. Thomas Poothara,, K.C.Jose Kavanal, Tomy Mathew Kalladanthiyil, George Thomas, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Molly Peter, Mr. Joshy Abraham, Mr. Shantu K. Joseph , Joseph Chalamadam, Sally Jose, Shaji K Joseph and V.K. Mathew and Siju Abraham. KCC-Oman acknowledges with a sense of pride the visit of honorable Bishops like Mar. Mathew Moolakkattu, the Arch Bishop of Kottayam, Mar. –Abraham Viruthikulangara, the Arch Bishop of Nagpur, Mar. Joseph Pandarasseril, the auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam, Mar. George Palliparambil, Bishop of Miao, which nurtured and strengthened our spiritual growth and the unity of our community. KCC-Oman celebrated its silver Jubilee on 26th January 2018 and His Excellency Mar. George Palliparambil, Bishop of Miao, Arunachal Pradesh and His Excellency Mar Paul Hinder, the vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia were the chief quests for the event.   Finally, the hoisting of the knanaya website (www.knanayacatholicoman.org) is a fulfillment of an ever cherished dream since the commencement of the association. KCC-Oman has been an integral part of KCCME and has contributed much since its foundation. Mr. Mathew Abraham Makkil had served as its chairman. Presently Mr. Josekutty John is the vice- chairman and the unit president Mr. Joshy Abraham and P.K. Thankachan are its committee members from Oman.

Office Bearers

Mr. JOSHY ABRAHAM THARAYIL

PRESIDENT

Mr. Pratheep Jose Chozhamakkil

VICE PRESIDENT

Mr. Siju Mathew Puliyanthottiyil

SECRETARY

Mr. Shaju Joseph Panangattu Tharayil

TREASURER

Mr. JOSEKUTTY JOHN PERUKUNNEL

KCCME VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. P K THANKACHAN

COORDINATOR

Mr. Mathew Abraham

KCCME EX CHAIRMAN