At the northern tip of the Archdiocese of Agra lies St. Mary’s Church with its borders touching the ecclesiastical territories of Delhi and Meerut. Even in the initial das of its growth and development, NOIDA being an industrial city, attracted thousands of people because of the many job opportunities, residential amenities and clean pollution-free environment, apart from the proximity to the capital city of Delhi.
Among the early migrants were a few Catholics who longed for the services fo a priest. When Fr. Augustine Kuriappally, the ten Parish Priest of Trilokpuri Parish in Delhi offered his services, the seeds of St. Mary’s Parish were sown in January 1983. Even though the Priests from Delhi took care of te pastoral needs fo the few Catholics, Noida remained ‘no one’s child’ without any clear indication as to which diocese it belonged to.
The adoption process however was initiated in early 1984 when Fr. Johnson Chiriyankandath, the then Parish Priest of Bulandshahar, of the Archdiocese of Agra started visiting Noida and finally took charge of the new parish from Fr. Cyrillo Rodrigues of Trilokpuri, Mayur Vihar Parish on August 23, 1986. Thus Noida, the ‘no one’s child’ became part of Agra Archdiocese. The foundation stone of te present beautiful and majestic Church in Sector 34 was laid by Most Rev. Cecil DeSa, the Archbishop o Agra on August 15, 1991 and exactly after two years, th same was dedicated to our Lord at a majestic ceremony on August 15, 1993.
The advent of TOR Fathers in January 1997 added a new dimension to the pastoral care of the faithful. Under the dynamic leadership of Fr.Mathew Kumblumoottil (1994-1999) who succeeded Fr. Johnson, the parish grew into a vibrant community. Fr. Joe Thkkattil, Fr. Ignatius Miranda and r. Mathew Thundiyil have served the parish with singular devotion.