On May 11th, 2014 Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath ,the Bishop of Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago, elevated St Alphonsa Church to a Forane Church and Fr. Mathew Elayadathmadam Varkey MSFS was elevated to Forane vicar(proto-presbyter).
Affiliate Churches Under St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Forane Catholic Church:
Raleigh/Durham, NC- Lourdes Matha Syro- Malabar Parish – http://www.lourdesmatha.org/
Louisville, KY – Divine Mercy Syro-Malabar Mission – http://louisvillesyromalabar.webs.com/
Nashville, TN – Blessed Mother Theresa Syro-Malabar Mission – http://syromalabarnashville.org/