St. Mary's Forane Church, Chalakudy, is one of the 10 Foranes or deaneries under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Irinjalakuda, which was set up in 1978 by the bifurcation of Thrissur Diocese. Before that, Chalakudy was a piece of Thrissur ward, the most antiquated Diocese of the Syro-Malabar Chatholic Church. Thrissur see has since been hoisted to an archdiocese, Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur, inside which comes the Irinjalakuda ward.
There are 16 wards under the Chalakudy Forane. The general population of Chalakudy, for the most part in business or administration areas, have a place with center or upper-white collar class families. Chalakudy is one of those territories in Kerala with a high grouping of Christian populace, most having a place with the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. St. Mary's Forane Church has two noteworthy dining experiences praised each year.
The Mother Mary's devour and St. Sebastian's devour. Both the galas are commended with an interest of substantial number of individuals in Chalakudy town and close-by towns. There used to be tremendous parade around the town as a piece of festivities. There will be numerous shows and projects in the town amid the blowouts. Mother Mary's Oottuthirunnaal is additionally a popular devour when favored nourishment is given to in excess of ten thousand individuals.