In the beginning the Mariapuram church was a substation of St. Francis Xavier’s Church in Aluva. It was Rev. Msgr. Fr. Augustine Mavely who built this Church at shore of river Periyar.
On the 13th April 1955, Rev. Dr. Joseph Attipetti blessed the new church which was a fulfilment of the dreams of many Catholics of the Muthirapadam. At the time of Fr. Maveli many Carmelite priest who also came from Thottumukham sacred heart monastery to render service in the newly established church at Muthirapadam.
Following the blessing of the newly built church there was Holy Mass on every Sundays and in the year 1995 the Archdiocesan curia officially granted permission to celebrate Holy Mass on all Sundays and feast days also to conduct the Way of the Cross.
The presence of Augustinians at Mariapuram
The Augustinians have a great impact and influence in the spiritual and cultural formation of Mariapuram. With the coming of the Augustinian friars since 28th May 1993 the daily mass began in his church. The coming of Augustinian priests was an opening of a new chapter in the faith formation of mariapuram parish. Rev. Fr. Jacob Mullassery the first Augustinian who became the first to be the Priest in charge of the parish.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Cornelius Elenjikkal who has always show a special interest gave all his support to finish construction presbytery also helped to build new church and blessed it on 8th December 1998. It was a reminiscent moment when this church was officially declared to be independent parish on 11th February in 2000. Fr. Jacob Mullassery became the first parish priest,
Mary Queen Help of Christians Church also called the Swargarani Palli belong the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The parish is consists about 270 families. The parish has a vibrant parish council and an active central committee who helps and plans the activities of parish. Vincent de paul, Legion of Mary, St. Marys Marna fund, Matha Mangalya Vivaha fund Navadarshan educational fund, Mathru vedi, Pithruvedi are the other organizations working in the parish. The parish has a well reputes catechism department who secured first place under 300 level catechism centres in the archdiocese in the year 2011-2012.