Indian Catholic Communities
There are three active Catholic Indian communities within our Diocese, Tamil Speaking, a Roman Rite and a Syro-Malabar Rite.
The Syro-Malabar Rite has an Indian Catholic Mass on a weekly basis at 4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Clifton, Virginia. The Syro-Malabar Community is led by spiritual director, Father Justin Puthussery.
The Tamil Community celebrates Mass at St. Thomas á Beckett, on the second Sunday of every month. They recite the Rosary beginning at 3:30 p.m., Mass follows at 4:00 p.m. and a reception concludes each monthly celebration from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.