His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the father and head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, blessed the newly constructed building for Minor Seminary at Mullanikkadu – Attarikam, Omalloor and dedicated it to the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta on 1 June 2012. Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom (Bishop of Pathanamthitta), Most Rev. Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios (Bishop of Mavelikara), Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios (Bishop of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia) concelebrated in the ceremony.
For last two years, St. Thomas Minor Seminary was temporarily functioning at Cappuchin Ashram, Mundukottackal. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Ambasseril was the first Rector of the Seminary. Rev. Fr. Varghese Kuthineth took charge as the new Rector of the Minor Seminary on 1 June 2012. Thykoottathil Rt. Rev. Samuel Ramban and Fr. John Kambara are the Spiritual Fathers. Msgr. Jose Chamakalayil, Msgr. Chacko Thadathil, Fr. Varghese Kaithon, Fr. Abraham Vavolimeppurath, Mr. Mathew Korattickal, Mr. Shaji Puthenpeedika were given the responsibility of the construction works of the Seminary. First four batches of the seminarians are staying and studying in the Minor Seminary.
The construction of the new Cathedral and Bishop’s House are progressing. The blessing of both will be done together with the Re-Union day celebrations.