Associations

Associations

 

1. St. Vincent de Paul Society (1947, 1954)

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 V. Rev. Fr. Mathew Vellanickal Spiritual Adviser  

 

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.

 

2. Secular Franciscan Order

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr.Jomon Ashamparambil OFM Cap Director 0481-2420921

 

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.

 

3. Legion of Mary 

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Jojo Puthuvelil Chaplain 944673103

     

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.

 

4. St. Joseph’s Priests Provident Fund    Association

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 V. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mundakathil President 9447506593
2 Rev. Fr. Mathew Odalany Secretary 9447962880

   

5. All Kerala Catholic Congress (AKCC)

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Francis Karuvelil Spiritual Advisor  9446124879

 

6. Ecclesial Association of Social  Animators

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
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  

 

7. Catholic Teachers’ Guild

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. Tony Chethipuzha. Chaplain 947480121

 

8. Catholic Nurses' Guild

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Rev. Fr. James P. Kunnath Chaplain 0481-2421797

 

9. Eastern Theological Association of India

 

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

 

10. Eastern Catholic Association

 

SL. NO. FULL NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Eastern Catholic Association   0481-2421162
2 Rev. Dr. Jose Kochuparampil. Director 9447359521

 

11. Madya Virudha Samithy

 

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