Associations

St. Vincent de Paul Society (1947, 1954)

Conferences of Men(223), Women(5,), Junior (31), Youth (17).

 

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need, addressing social and material needs in all its many forms. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 to help impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society's founding was Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, a French lawyer.

 

The Society took Saint Vincent de Paul as its patron under the influence of Sister Rosalie Rendu, D.C. Sister Rosalie (who was herself beatified in November 1999 by Pope John Paul II) was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and was well known for her work with people in the slums of Paris. She guided Frédéric and his companions in their approach towards those in need.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is part of the Vincentian Family which also includes the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian priests and brothers, also founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Daughters of Charity, Ladies of Charity (organization of lay women who help the poor, founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Sisters of Charity in the Setonian tradition, and several others, including some religious groups that are part of the Anglican Communion, like the Company of Mission Priests.

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul came to Mumbai in 1862, when the Conference of Our Lady of Hope, Bhuleshwar, was established by Fr. Leo Meurin, S.J. (later Bishop Meurin of Bombay) in the Cathedral there. With the closure of the Cathedral in 1942, the Conference was transferred to the Church of Our Lady of Health, Cavel. The second Conference, the Conference of St. Teresa, Girgaum was established in 1862 in Mumbai by Fr. Meurin. Early in 1863 he established four more conferences in Mumbai, namely, the Conferences of St. Peter, Bandra, St. Joseph, Umerkhadi, Our Lady of Victories, Mahim and St. Anne, Mazagaon. St Vincent De Paul Society is very active in the southern part of India especially in Kerala. The Archeparchy of Changanacherry is playing an important role in St Vincent De Paul Society works. The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need, addressing social and material needs in all its many forms. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 to help impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society's founding was Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, a French lawyer.

The Society took Saint Vincent de Paul as its patron under the influence of Sister Rosalie Rendu, D.C. Sister Rosalie (who was herself beatified in November 1999 by Pope John Paul II) was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and was well known for her work with people in the slums of Paris. She guided Frédéric and his companions in their approach towards those in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is part of the Vincentian Family which also includes the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian priests and brothers, also founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Daughters of Charity, Ladies of Charity (organization of lay women who help the poor, founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Sisters of Charity in the Setonian tradition, and several others, including some religious groups that are part of the Anglican Communion, like the Company of Mission Priests.The Society of St. Vincent de Paul came to Mumbai in 1862, when the Conference of Our Lady of Hope, Bhuleshwar, was established by Fr. Leo Meurin, S.J. (later Bishop Meurin of Bombay) in the Cathedral there. With the closure of the Cathedral in 1942, the Conference was transferred to the Church of Our Lady of Health, Cavel. The second Conference, the Conference of St. Teresa, Girgaum was established in 1862 in Mumbai by Fr. Meurin. Early in 1863 he established four more conferences in Mumbai, namely, the Conferences of St. Peter, Bandra, St. Joseph, Umerkhadi, Our Lady of Victories, Mahim and St. Anne, Mazagaon. St Vincent De Paul Society is very active in the southern part of India especially in Kerala. The Archeparchy of Changanacherry is playing an important role in St Vincent De Paul Society works.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 V. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vellanickal Spiritual Adviser
Secular Franciscan Order

The Secular Franciscan Order (Latin: Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, postnominal abbreviation O.F.S.; also called the Third Order Secular) is a community of Catholic men and women in the world who seek to pattern their lives after Jesus in the spirit of Francis of Assisi. Secular Franciscans are tertiaries, or members of the Third Order of Saint Francis founded by Francis of Assisi 800 years ago. Originally known as the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, the Order is open to any Catholic not bound by religious vows to another religious order and is made up of both the laity (men and women non-clergy) and secular clergy (deacons, priests, and bishops).

 

Although Secular Franciscans make a public profession and are consecrated, they are not bound by public vows as are religious living in community. The Third Order Regular (TOR), which grew out of the Third Order Secular, do make religious vows and live in community. Because the Order belongs to the spiritual family of the Franciscans, the Holy See has entrusted its pastoral care and spiritual assistance to the Franciscan First Order (Order of Friars Minor, Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, and Order of Friars Minor Conventual) and Franciscan Third Order Regular (TOR), which belong to the same spiritual family.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr.Jomon Ashamparambil OFM Cap Director 0481-2420921
Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary (Latin: Legio Mariae) is an international association of the faithful of the Catholic Church who serve the Church on a voluntary basis.

 

   It was founded in Dublin, Ireland, as a Roman Catholic Marian Movement by a lay man Br. Frank Duff. Today between active and auxiliary (praying) members there are over 10 million members worldwide making it the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. Membership is highest in South Korea, Philippines, Brazil, Argentina and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These countries have between 250,000 and 500,000 members each. To be in the Legion of Mary, one must be a lay catholic. Active members serve God under the banner of Mary by practicing the Corporal and spiritual Works of Mercy (see chapter 33 of the Legion of Mary Handbook.). The main apostolate of the Legion consists in activities directed towards Catholics and non-Catholics encouraging them in their faith or inviting them to become Catholic. This is done through encouraging them in prayer, attending Mass and learning more about the Catholic faith. The members of the Legion are primarily engaged in the performance of the Spiritual Works of Mercy rather than works of material aid.

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr. Jojo Puthuvelil Chaplain 944673103
St. Joseph’s Priests Provident Fund Association

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mundakathil President 9447506593
2 Rev. Fr. Mathew Odalany Secretary 9447962880
All Kerala Catholic Congress (AKCC)

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr. Francis Karuvelil Spiritual Advisor 9446124879
Ecclesial Association of Social Animators

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Ecclesial Association of Social Animators 0481- 578192
2 Bishop William Giaquinta, Rome (1965) Founder
3 Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Vellanickal Co-Founder and Director in India
4 Sri. K. P. Varghese Kayyalaparampil National Major Brother
Catholic Teachers’ Guild

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr. Tony Chethipuzha. Chaplain 947480121
Catholic Nurses' Guild

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr. James P. Kunnath Chaplain 0481-2421797
Eastern Theological Association of India

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Eastern Theological Association of India 0481 - 2421891
2 Rev. Dr. Jose Kochuparampil. 9447359521
Eastern Catholic Association

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Eastern Catholic Association 0481-2421162
2 Rev. Dr. Jose Kochuparampil. Director 9447359521
Madya Virudha Samithy

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION PHONE
1 Rev. Fr. George Kappammoottil. Director 9447778093