When Fr. Abraham Mutholath, the vicar general and director of St. Pope Pius X Knanaya Catholic Mission, moved to Chicago on February 15, 2003, Fr. Baby Kattiyankel who was in Los Angeles doing CPE Course was assigned as the director-in-charge of the mission. He served the mission until Mar Jacob Angadiath appointed Fr. Thomas Animoottil as the director of St. Pope Pious X Mission, Los Angeles in 2003.