Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Parakkel, a priest of the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla is appointed the Finance Officer of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church as per CCEO c 89§2. He was serving as the Rector of Infant Mary Minor Seminary, Tiruvalla.
Rev. Fr. Thomas Parakkel assumed charge taking the oath of office in front of His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos at the Catholicate Chapel, Pattom, at 8 a.m. on 8 April 2012. Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Curia Bishop was present during the simple function. Major Arhcbishop-Catholicos felicitated him and imparted his blessings to the new Finance Officer. Rev. Fr. Prabeesh George, House Administrator, Rev. Sisters and other inmates of the Catholicate Centre were also present. Rev. Fr.Thomas expressed his gratitude to His Beatitude the Catholicos, Curia Bishop and to those who were present. Fr. Thomas Parakkel succeeds Very Rev. Fr. Jose Kizhkkedom who completed his term of office as the first Finance Officer of the Major Archiepiscpal Curia. His Beatitude the Catholicos also expressed the profound gratitude of the church to Rev. Fr. Jose Kizhakedam.
Rev. Fr.Thomas Parakkel was born on 2 December 1974. After completing Pre-Degree Course at SB college Chaganacherry, he joined the Infant Mary Minor Seminary, Tiruvalla. On completing the Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology from St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary Trivandrum, he was ordained priest on 29 December 2000. He served several parishes such as Vandamedu, Chettukuzhy, Manthipara, Rajakandam, Kavanthy, Kochukamakshi,and Vengal. He obtained a doctorate in Oriental Canon Law from Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome on 15 March 2010. Besides English, and Malayalam, he knows Italian, German, Syriac and Latin.