Our Chaplains

Rev. Dr. Frederick Eluvathingal, Chaplain to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Community in Adelaide, South Australia belongs to the Archdiocese of Thrissur. Ordained in 1982 by Archbishop Joseph Kundukulam he has been in active ministry in varying apostolate of the church. He holds MTh from Pune, LSS from Rome and DSS from Jerusalem. He has been a pastor in parishes, professor in Seminaries, and director of various associations and commissions in the Archdiocese of Thrissur. He has also served the Kerala church as secretary to the Bible commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC). He has been involved in revising a Malayalam translation of the Bible and the publication of a Malayalam Bible Encyclopaedia.

As professor and student of the Bible Fr. Fredy is proficient in different languages, ancient as well as modern, Indian as well as European. He considers it a rare privilege to have done research towards doctorate in Scripture in Jerusalem itself. Fr Fredy Eluvathingal began leading Adelaide’s Syro-Malabar community of over 275 families after arriving in Adelaide in 2013. The Syro-Malabar community had doubled over the past five years.

The Current Address of Fr. Fredy is, 40A Hilltop Ave., Felixstow, SA 5070, Australia.
Telephone: (off) 08 8210 8129; 08 8337 2012; mob 0418 630 088
E-mail: feluvathingal@gmail.com


Father Biju John Chulayillaplackal has arrived in Adelaide to serve the growing Syro-Malabar community for the next four years. The 41-year-old priest from the Eparchy of Kanjirapally, arrived on 29th October. Community representatives and representatives of the Archdiocese of Adelaide welcomed him at the airport. He will be chaplain to St Euphrasia Syro-Malabar Mission Adelaide north (northern region of the Syro-Malabar mission in Adelaide). He is the second chaplain for the Syro-Malabar community.
Fr Biju said relocating to Australia until 2019 was very welcome as he enjoyed travelling. He has travelled to Kuwait, Dubai, and Qatar as a Human Resources trainer for teachers. Fr Biju will celebrate his 14th year of ordination later this month and has a long list of tertiary and post-graduate degrees in sociology, economics, philosophy and education. He has served in many parishes as Vicar and assistant Vicar and as a teacher in numerous educational institutions, including the Amal Jyothi College of Engineering and the diocesan minor seminary.

Fr Biju was 16 when he joined the minor seminary. He said his vocation stemmed from a childhood taught by clergy and religious women and a family devoted to the Catholic Church. His 96-year-old grandmother still walks 2kms each day to recite the rosary at Church. “When I was studying at school, the priests and sisters were there as teachers; it was a school run by the church and that’s where I had a great deal of contact with the church and the priests and sisters and so after school I decided to join the seminary.” The Syro-Malabar mission in Adelaide welcomes Fr Biju whole heartedly and prays God's blessings on all his activities and apostolate.

The Current Address of Fr. Biju is, 40A Hilltop Ave., Felixstow, SA 5070, Australia.
Mobile: 0498 006 226 or 0470 151 749
E-mail: bijuachan@rediffmail.com

News/ Events

  • First Friday Adoration: There will be a two-hour-adoration of the blessed sacrament (with the blessed sacrament exposed) at Thebarton after Holy Mass every first Friday of the month, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. It ends with benediction. There will also be a priest available for confessions.
  • Malayalam Holy Mass Schedule:
    • Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri at 06:00 pm and Saturday at 08:30 am in Queen of Angels’ Church, 116 Kintore Street (141 South Road), Thebarton, SA 5031.
    • All Sundays at 06:30pm - St. Bernadette's Church, 2 Walsh Ave, St Marys, SA 5042
    • All Sundays at 04:30pm - Queen of Angels’ Church, 116 Kintore Street (141 South Road), Thebarton, SA 5031.
    • Northern region: Please visit: www.euphrasia.info