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‘SACRAMENTO KNANAYA CATHOLIC CONGRESS (SKCC) is a unified group of Catholics belong to the Knanaya Catholic Community residing in greater Sacramento area of the State of California, USA. Its purpose is to facilitate communication, cooperation and integration among the members of the local Knanaya Catholic Community and to celebrate and showcase the Knanaya culture, values and traditions to the future generations'.


The desire of Sacramento Knanaya community to establish a Knanaya Association in greater Sacramento area was approved by Knanaya Catholic Congress of North America (KCCNA) National Council meeting that was held in Los Angeles, CA on November 10, 2018.  The official inauguration of SKCC took place on February 16, 2019 in Sacramento. SKCC is the 21st unit under KCCNA. SKCC is registered with California Secretary of state as a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes. The specific purpose of SKCC is to provide a forum for Knanaya Catholics residing in greater Sacramento area to preserve and foster their religious, educational, literary, and artistic heritage and to preserve the endogenous nature of the Knanaya Community. SKCC got 501 (C) 3 status approval from Internal Revenue Service (IRS). SKCC also got tax exempt status from California Franchise Tax Board and Charity Registration Number from California Attorney General’s Office.  There are 48 registered families in SKCC. Knanaya Catholic Women's Forum of Sacramento (KCWFS) is established under SKCC and its inauguration took place on February 16, 2019. Knanaya Catholic Youth League of Sacramento (KCYLS) is established on November 16, 2019. KCWFS and KCYLS are sub-organizations under SKCC. 

SKCC Office Bearers for the Years 2019-2020: Extended by SKCC GB for another year-until 12.31.2021

Executive Board Members

President:               Benny Illikattil

Vice-President:       Leelamma Mattathil

Secretary:               Cyril Thadathil

Joint Secretary:      Abraham (Jais) Kalapurayil

Treasurer:               Jobin Marangattil

Other Office Bearers:

National Council Representative: Thampi Chamakalayil

Ward 1 Representatives:                Suraj Kallattil & Philip Kalapurayil

Ward 2 Representative:                  Sreeja Kannothara 

Ward 3 Representatives:                Shibu Kudilil & Thomas Elakattu

Auditor:                                             Syril Puthenpurayil

Spiritual Director:                            Fr. Abraham Kalarickal








       Benny Illikattil            Leelamma Mattathil             Cyril Thadathil               Jais Kalapurayil          Jobin Marangattil

SKCC Constitution and Bylaws Link 


KCWFS Constitution and Bylaws Link 


KCYLS Constitution and Bylaws Link 



October 2020 Edition:


January 2020 Edition



September 2019 Edition


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SKCC Inauguration February 16, 2019
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