Ujjain diocese is spread out in three civil districts, Ujjain, Shajapur and Rajgarh, which constitute the diocese of Ujjain The diocese of Ujjain was erected an Exarchate by Pope Paul VI by the Apostolic Decree ‘Apostolicum Munus’ on July 29, 1968. It was entrusted with MST for mission work. Very Rev. Fr John Perumattam, the first Director General of MST was appointed its first Apostolic Exarch. On 26th February 1977 Pope Paul VI by the Apostolic Constitution ‘Quo Divino Consilio’ raised the Exarchate to the status of a diocese and Mar John Perumattam was installed its first bishop. In conformity with the Canon 210.1 of CCEO Mar John Perumattam retired from the office after serving the diocese
The Missionary Society of St Thomas the Apostle (MST) is a missionary venture of the Syro-Malabar Church. The main thrust of the MST is to foster and promote missionary activities of the Church.Forty five years down the road, the Society has come a long way in the missionary activities in India and abroad. Today MST has 322 priest members witnessing the Gospel in eleven different countries in five continents. The Society has over 100 candidates under five stages of formation in its own centers of formation manned by well qualified and experienced teams of formators.
MST is a Society of Apostolic Life with an exclusively missionary charism, whose sole goal is to spread the Kingdom of God through witness and apostolic involvement. Drawing spiritual enthusiasm from St Thomas, the Apostle of India and her patron, MST is committed to take up missionary responsibilities anywhere in the world through collective apostolate.
St. Thomas, the Apostle of India, is the patron of the Missionary Society: "The Missionary Society of St Thomas the Apostle (MST) is named after
The founder of MST is the missionary and visionary Bp Sebastian Vayalil, the former Bishop of Palai. MST was born on February 22, 1968 as an organized We, sons of St ..