Family Apostolate

Family Apostolate

The Family Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Changanacherry was established in May 1973 by Archbishop Antony Padiyara. Rev. Fr. Thomas Vettuvelikunnel was appointed as its first Director. One of the main contributions of this Movement, i.e. the marriage preparation course was stalied at the time of the second Director Rev. Fr. Jose Alenchery.

 

 

 

 

The main focuses of the family apostolate are:

  1.  Family Renovation Programmes
  2.  Marriage Preparation Course

  3.  Family Counseling

  4.  Life Guidance Course

  5. Pre- marital Counseling 

  6. Promotion of Responsible Parenthood

  7.  Kudumba Jyothis Publication

  8. Vivaha Sahaya Padhathy

  9. Mathru Jyothis

  10.  PithruVedi

  11. Homey Life Institute

  12.  Marriage Bureau

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Jose Mukalel Director 9447030814, 0481-2424476

Kudumba Jyothi (Monthly)

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Joseph Elanjimattom Chief Editor 9633711990

Pithru Vedi

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER

Mathru Vedi

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER

CANA- National Centre for Family Life Promotion

E-mail: canaismf@sancharnet.in

Website:CANA

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 CANA- National Centre for Family Life Promotion,Thuruthy 2321142, 2321143
2 Rev. Fr. Thomas Kochuthara Director 9895871386
3 Rev. Fr.. Thomas Kainikara Bursar 9447751276
Youth Apostolate

Yuvadeepti

Yuvadeepti-KCYM is the youth apostalate of the Archeparchy of Changanacherry. Yuvadeepti is a part of KCYM - Kerala Catholic Youth Movement, which is affiliated to ICYM - Indian Catholic Youth Movement. As the name suggests Yuvadeepti is national wide catholic youth organisation which is aiming at the integral development of every youth. The word "Yuvadeepti" comes from two words "Yuva" & "Deepthi". "Yuva" means youth and "Deepthi" means light. Therefore Yuvadeepthi is to give the light of Jesus to our youth!

The Youth Apostolate -YUVADEEPTI- of the Archeparchy of Changanacherry was established on 3rd December 1972. The founder of this Organization is His Grace Mar Joseph Powathil and the movement was inaugurated by Mar. Antony Padiyara at Kallarackal HalI, S. B.College Changanacherry. The main aim of the movement is to enlighten the world in Christ, the Light of The World. Its motto is: Change the world through your parish. The means to achieve this goal are prayer, study, formation, action and reformation.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Yuvadeepti 0481- 2426552, 0481-2411817
2 Rev. Fr. Jacob Chakkathara Director 944868180
3 Rev. Sr. Rosmy George S.H Animator

Catholic Students’ Movement (CSM)

The Catholic Students Movement (CSM) stands for the overall development of the students through its various activities. It strives for the spiritual and value based development of all the students. Faculty members in the institutions and students from various departments serve as office bearers. Students are sent for state level leadership and spiritual camps. A three-day annual retreat is conducted every year by the SB college for the catholic students and moral classes for the non-catholic students. The SB college unit has a unique programme of providing free noon-meal to the poor students. Fund for this programme is collected through generous contributions by teachers and students. Visit to old age homes and centres for mentally retarded are arranged. The SB unit conducts an intercollegiate quiz competition in memory of former Principal Fr. Mathew Pulikkaparambil.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Martin Mudanthangilil Regional Co-ordinator 9447596997
Apostolate for Children

Cherupushpa Mission League (CML)

The Cherupushpa Mission League is an indigenous lay missionary organization, established on 3rd October 1947 at Bharananganam, in the diocese of Palai (Then diocese of Changanacherry) Kerala, S. India. Bharananganam is a pilgrim centre, where pilgrims from all over India, come in flocks to pray at the tomb of St. Sr. Alphonsa.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Cherupushpa mission League(CML) 8547438858
2 Rev. Dr. Cherian Karukaparampil Director 9745421320

Vocation Bureau

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Sebastian Valiaparampil Director 9497100039

Holy Childhood Society

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Joseph Kayamkulathusserry Director 9496803216

Kerala Catholic Students’ League (KCSL)

The Kerala Catholic Students League is a training forum for Catholic Students in Schools. Inspired formation of its members as faithful christians and loyal citizens under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference. It functions under the education commission of the KCBC and the CBCI. Although the membership is restricted to catolics, its services are extended to all irrespective of caste and creed, and its cooperates with all men of good will.

KCSL stands unique in many respects, viz., it is the first student organization in the world. It is an association whose founders are students. It is a league of leaders and friends from students, teachers, priests and eminent members of society. It is an association for the students but it awards a teacher annually based on a statewise selection.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Kerala Catholic Students league(KCSL) 0481-2411816
2 Rev. Fr. Mathew Varuvelil Director 9446124879
Special Apostolates

Kudumbakoottayma

Official Bulletin :Sathyadarsanam

Website:Sathyadarsanamala

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Kudumbakoottayma 0481-2410029
2 Rev. Fr Savio manattu Director 9497327143
3 Tomy Antony Kaithakalam Program Co-ordinator 9961369380
4 K.C Antony Kizhakeveettil Chief Editor 9495570806

Renewal Retreats-Zehion Retreat Centre

Zehion Retreat Centre is an enterprise of Archeparchy of Changanassery. We cater to the needs of the diocese by providing state of art resident facility for the inmates. We provide facility for training programmes Camps and Retreats of Varied types.

Kunnamthanam Zehion Retreat center opens a new world for you to reach god almighty. We request Catholics to join for the Viswasanubhavadhyanam and parishudha abhishekam. The hospitality of Zehion retreat center is well handled by the sisters of FDSHJ. They dedicate their time for the wellbeing of the devotees. They make it a point to provide all the help and support to those who need.

The auspicious period of our sacred congregation stepping to its third millennium, the Archeparchy of changanassery whole heartedly welcomes to share the wonderful experiences of retreat, of holy congregation and also of Vishudha Qurbana of zehion retreat centre which is situated in Kunnanthanam

For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[ Thessalonians 4:3 Through inside purity only a person and society can attain secureness is the basic foundation and belief of the starting of The Zehion, it is the time to celebrate the great jubilee of The Jesus.

The vision and mission of this retreat centre is to renovate the life through deep meditation for the monks, nuns, priests and the related society. We arrange meditation for the spiritual renovation of the members from different departments of the Archeparchy. We have arrangements for people and for group who want to pray and meditate in solace. There is facility for the monks and nuns who wants to conduct monthly retreat.

Every month the family apostolate of the Archeparchy of changnacherry directly conduct couple retreat for the renovation and bondage of the family.

And also we arrange retreat for kids and youngsters.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Mathew Thanniath. Co-ordinator 9446903631

Pastoral Care for Migrants (Pravasi)

The department, Pravasi Apostolate was constituted by Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam in view of maintaining contact with all our faithful living outside the Archeparchial territorial circumscription and attending their pastoral needs together with social welfare of all pravasis, pravasi returnees and pravasi parents (especially who are aged and severely sick), and formation for the aspirants abroad with the help of Government NORKA (Non Resident Keralite's Affairs).

Website:pastoralcare

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Francis Puthenpurackal Director 9447156384

Vayojanavedy

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Thomas Plaparampil Director 9447598175

Bible Convention

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Thomas Plaparampil Co-ordinator 9447598175

Jeevakarunyanidhi Trust (2004)

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Jeevakarunyanidhi Trust 0481 2410400
2 Very Rev. Dr. Joseph Mundakathil President 9447506593
3 Rev. Fr. Gregory Onamkulam Secretary 9496213051
4 V. Rev. Fr. Philip Thayil Treasurer 9961874186
5 Mr. Saji Mathichiparampil Jt. Secretary
6 Mr. Mathew Jose Tharakanparampil
7 Mr. Raj Thomas Madapatt
8 Mr. Joseph Thomas (Jiji) Kottackal
9 Rev. Sr. Annette Chalangady SABS
10 Mrs. Annakkutty Sebastian, Koottummel
11 Prof. Salimma Mathew, Thattazham

S.K. Jubilee Trust (2011)

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 S.K Jubilee Trust 0481 -2410400
2 Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kunnath Chairman
3 Mr. Raju Joseph Kunnath Vice Chairman
4 Rev. Dr. Joseph Mundakathil Managing Trustee 9447506593
5 Rev. Fr. Gregory Onamkulam Secretary 9496213051
6 Rev. Fr. Philip Thayil Treasurer 9961874186
7 Rev. Fr. Antony Kattoopara
8 Dr. Kuruvila Joseph Trustee
9 Prof. Rajan K. Amboory Trustee
10 Mr. Saji Mathichiparampil Trustee