Fr. Silvichan Dominic, CFIC

Pastor, Margaree Family of Catholic Churches

My dear fellow Christians.  Greetings of peace and love in the name of Jesus Christ.

St. Paul says in his letter to the 1 Corinthians 9:22-23, “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel that I may share in its blessings. (23)
I strongly believe that this is the very reason I am here as your pastor. I look forward to getting to know each one of you as we journey together in faith. I thank you all for your warm welcome.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you:
My name is Silvichan Dominic (Silvan). I was born on 27th May 1979 in the Province of Kerala, India and was ordained April 5, 2008.  I speak Malayalam. I learned English, which is a new language to me, when I was in the seminary.  I came to Canada in 2013. I worked in three parishes in Edmonton, Alberta and spent five years as pastor of St. Michael’s Parish in Leduc, Alberta. 

My parents, MD Dominic and Mary, are farmers. They farm rubber trees, cocoa, coffee, clove, black pepper, banana, cows, goats and chicken.
I am the youngest in a family of three children.  I have an older brother, Moncy, who works as a taxi driver and helps my father and mother on the farm. He is married and has two sons and one daughter.  My sister Lincy, is the middle child, is married and has three daughters.

I belong to a religious order “The Sons of the Immaculate Conception “. The Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC) is a religious Congregation of Pontifical Right. In 1857, Luigi Maria Monti, a consecrated laymen and a brother, founded small communities throughout the region of Rome, Italy where men served in hospitals and as traveling nurses to scattered, impoverished farmers of the area.  In 1882 they expanded their mission and founded orphanages with attached schools.

Eventually the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC) was established within the Church as a Congregation of Religious Brothers and Priests dedicated to the care and medical assistance of the sick and to the shelter and education of needy young people. Today members of this Congregation include brothers, priests, doctors, pharmacists, teachers, lab technicians and nurses. The CFIC is present in over twenty countries all around the world including Italy, Argentina, Albania, Poland, France Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, India, Cameroon, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, D.R. of Congo, Ivory Coast, the Philippines, South Korea, Vietnam, where their facilities work alongside existing agencies and other religious orders in places such as leper colonies, institutes for the handicapped, community centers for the mentally ill, shelters for families and children in need, secondary schools, Colleges, assistance for homeless and street children, inhabitants of squatter settlements, hospital facilities and counseling for the sick. 

We take the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. We own nothing personally except our God, and our salaries go for our mission all over the world.

Here in North America, the Congregation serves parishes in Canada – Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, as well as parishes in Columbus, Ohio; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Merida – Mexico.   

In Christ, Fr Silvichan Dominic