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KCMS Meeting   

KCMS Meeting on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting   

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting (NLF-K) on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Jesus Youth Meeting   

Jesus Youth Meeting on 17th September 2017 at 10.00am

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting   

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting on 20th  September 2017 at 10.00am

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting   

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting on 22nd and 23rd September 2017 at POC 

KTA Executive Meeting   

KTA Executive Meeting on 25th Septmeber 2017 at 11.00am

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar   

Witnesses of Mercy Seminar on 25th September 2017 at POC 

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference   

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference on 26th September 2017 at 9.30am


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NEWS HISTORY
CHAI Program

CHAI Program on 13th September 2017 at 9.30am

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Mission Conference Steering Committee Meeting

Mission Conference Steering Committee Meeting on 12th September 2017 at 1.30pm

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Individual Committee Meeting of Jubilee Mission Conference

Individual Committee Meeting of Jubilee Mission Conference on 12th September 2017 at 10.00am

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POC General Body Meeting

POC General Body Meeting on 11th September 2017 at POC (Abp. Soosapakiam, Abp. Mathew Moolakkatt, Bp. Yohanan Mar Chrisostom)

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Theology Update for POC Allumini

Theology Update for POC Allumini on 8th September 2017 at 5.00pm

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Tax Consultation Meeting

Tax Consultation Meeting on 5th September 2017 at 2.30pm

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Onam Celebration

Onam Celebration at POC (Holymass at 9.30am) 

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Bible Commission Meeting

Bible Commission Meeting on 31st August 2017 at POC ( B.P Abraham Mar Julios )

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Sunday School Award ( Mathew Nadakkal Award )

Sunday School Award ( Mathew Nadakkal Award ) on 26th August 2017 at Mavelikara

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Women's Commission Executive Meeting

Women's Commission Executive Meeting on 22nd August 2017 at POC 

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Tax Consultation Meeting

Tax Consultation Meeting on 21st August 2017 at 3.00pm

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Prolife Meeting

Prolife Meeting on 12th August 2017 at POC

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Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar on 28th August to 2nd September2017 at POC

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KCSL Meeting

KCSL Meeting on 12th August 2017 at 10.00am to 1.30pm

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PMP Training

PMP Training on 12th August 2017 at 10.00am

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Finalization Of Jubilee Program

Finalization Of Jubilee Program on 9th August 2017 at 8.30pm

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POC Jubilee Program Committee Meeting

POC Jubilee Program Committee Meeting on 9th August 2017 at 10.00am

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CHAI Meeting

CHAI Kerala and KCBC Health Commision meeting on 8th August 2017 at 10.00am to 4.00pm

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Bishops Annual Retreat

Bishops Annual Retreat from 7th August to 11th August 2017 at Mound St.Thomas Kakkanad

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Managers Meeting ( Unaided )

Managers meeting ( Unaided ) on 7th August 2017 at 2.00pm

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KCSL Meeting

KCSL Meeting on 5th August 2017 at 10.00am

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Moral Science Textbook Meeting

Moral Science Textbook Meeting Held On 3rd april 2007 at 4.30pm

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Temperance commission meeting

Temparance commission meeting Held On 1st april 2017 at 2pm to 5pm

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Witness Of Mercy Seminar

Witness Of Mercy Seminar Held On 28th march 2017 to 2nd april 2017 

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KLM Directors Meeting

KLM Directors Meeting Held On 13th march 2017 at 9.30 am

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Family Commission Pro Life State Meeting

Family Commission Pro Life State Meeting Held On 11th March 2017 at 10.00am

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KLM Meeting

KLM Meeting Held On 11th march  to 12th march 2017 at 6.00pm

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KLM Leaders Meeting

KLM Leaders Meeting held on 24th february 2017 at 10:00am

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Teachers Guild Meeting

Teachers Guild Meeting Held on 24th february 2017 at 10:30 am

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Womens Commission Meeting

Womens Commission Meeting held on 23rd february 2017 at 10:00am

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Managers Meeting

Managers Meeting Held on 22th february 2017 at 2:30 pm

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Moral Science Award

Moral Science Award Ceremony Held on 22th february 2017

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Witness Of Mercy Seminar

Witness Of Mercy Seminar Held On 19th february to 24th february 2017

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KCBC Health Commission General Body Meeting

KCBC Health Commission General Body Meeting Held on 13th february 2017

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CHAI Meeting

CHAI Meeting held on 8th february 2017 at 2:00pm

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Moral Science Textbook Meeting

Moral Science Textbook Meeting held on 7th february 2017 at 4:30pm

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CLC General Election

CLC General Election held on 25th February to 26th February 2017

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POC Golden Jubliee Celebration

POC Golden Jubliee Celebration Begins on 18th February 2017 at 10.30 AM

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Deputy Secretaries Meeting

Deputy Secretaries Meeting held on 14th February to 15th February at NBCLC Bangolore

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Temperance Commission Election Meeting

Temperance Commission Election Meeting held on february 2nd to February 3rd

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KLM General assembly

KLM General assembly held on January 28th to January 29th

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Bible Directors Meeting

Bible Directors Meeting held on 21st January 2017

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Dance Programme

Fr.Saju's Dance Programme held on 17th January 2017

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Inter church council Meeting

Inter church council Meeting held on 17th January at POC at 2.30PM

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Social service Societies directors Meeting

Social service Societies directors Meeting held on 17th january 2017

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Moral Science Meeting

Moral Science Textbook committee meeting held on 16th January

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Charistamatic Mission seminar

Charistamatic Mission seminar held on 14th January

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KRLCC Meeting

KRLCC Meeting held on 11th January 2017

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KCBC Executive Meeting

KCBC Executive Meeting held on 10th January

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Jesus ferternity Meeting

Jesus Ferternity Volunteers Training meeting held on 7th January to 8th January

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Moral Science Meeting

Moral Science Meeting held on 6th January 2017

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Women's Commission Meeting

Women's Commission Meeting held on 3rd January 2017

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Bible Kalolsavam

Bible Kalolsavam held from 30/12/2106 to 31/12/2106 

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CHAI Directors Meeting

CHAI Directors Meeting held on 15/12/2016 @ 10:00 am  More..


KCMS Meeting

KCMS Meeting held on 13/12/2016 @ 10.00 AM

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KLM Director's Meeting

KLM Director's Meeting held on 12/12/2016 @ 10.00AM

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KCSL Meeting

KCSL Meeting held on 10/12/2016 @ 10.30am to 2.00pm

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KRLCC Meeting

KRLCC Meeting held on 10.00 AM to 4.00PM

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CRI Meeting

CRI Meeting held on 9/12/2016 @ 10.00AM

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KCMS Local meeting

KCMS Local meeting held on 9/12/2016 @ 10.00 AM

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KCBC Joint meeting

KCBC Joint Meeting held on 7/12/2016 @ 10.00 AM

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KCBC Joint meeting

KCBC Joint Meeting held on 6/12/2016 @ 10.00 AM

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KCC Joint Meeting

KCC Joint Meeting held on 5/12/2016 @ 9.00am

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Vocation Commission General Body Meeting

Vocation Commission General Body Meeting held from 28/11/2016 to 3/12/2106 

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Course - Witness of Mercy Evangelical Pastoral Training on Mission

Course - Witness of Mercy Evangelical Pastoral Training on Mission held from 28/11/2016 to 30/11/2016

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Family Commission General Body Meeting

Family Commission General Body Meeting held on 25/11/2016 

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Charismatic Commission Conference

Charismatic Commission Conference held from 21/11/2016 to 23/11/2106

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Vocation Commission Meeting

Vocation Commission Meeting held from 18/11/2016 to 20/11/2016

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Charismatic Commission Directors Meeting

Charismatic Commission Directors Meeting  held on 14/11/2016

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കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷ സമാപനം - ചൈതന്യ, കോട്ടയം

കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷ സമാപനം - ചൈതന്യ, കോട്ടയം held on 12/11/2016

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KCSL Quiz Competition

KCSL Quiz Competition held from 11/11/2016 to 12/11/2016

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Charismatic Commission Christeen State Conference

Charismatic Commission Christeen State Conference held on 10/11/2016

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KCBC Commission Secreteries Meeting

KCBC Commission Secreteries Meeting held on 10/11/2016

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KCC Executive Meeting

KCC Executive Meeting held on 8/11/2016 @ 4:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Moral Science Meeting

Moral Science Meeting held on 7/11/2016 @ 4:00pm

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One Day Seminar : Year Of Mercy

One Day Seminar : Year Of Mercy held on 5/11/2016 at 9:00am

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Bible Society Executive Meeting

Bible Society Executive Meeting held on 4/11/2016 @ 2 pm

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KCSL Camp

KCSL Camp held from 4/11/2016 to 5/11/2016

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Madyanirodhana Samithi Meeting

Madyanirodhana Samithi Meeting  held on 4/11/2016 @ 10:00 am

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KRLCC Meeting

KRLCC Meeting held on 3/11/2016 at 10:30 pm

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One Day Seminar - Year of Mercy

One Day Seminar - Year of Mercy held on 15/10/2016 @ 9:00 am

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Womens Commission GB

Womens Commission GB held from 10/10/2016 to 11/10/2016 @ 10:30 am

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Catechism Teachers Resourse Team Meeting

Catechism Teachers Resourse Team Meeting held on 9/10/2016 @ 9:00 am

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KCSL State Level Sahithyolsavam

KCSL State Level Sahithyolsavam held on 8/10/2016 @ 8:30 am

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KRLCC - Family Commission Meeting

KRLCC -  Family Commission Meeting held on 7/10/2016 @ 4:00pm

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Moral Science Meeting

Moral Science Meeting held on 5/10/2016 @ 4:00pm

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CHAI Board Meeting

CHAI Board Meeting held on 3/10/2016 @ 2:30 pm,St.Peter's Hall

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Year Of MERCY Celebration

Year Of MERCY Celebration held  from 23/09/2016 to 25/09/2016

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Malayalam MoralScience Meeting

Malayalam MoralScience Meeting held on 22/09/2016 @ 4:00pm

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KLM Executive Meeting

KLM Executive Meeting held  from 16/09/2016 to 17/09/2016 @ 10:30am

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One Day Seminar : Year Of Mercy

One Day Seminar ' Year Of Mercy' on 17/9/2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm @ POC , For More Details:9895840991, 9495315990

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One Day Seminar : Year Of Mercy

One Day Seminar ' Year Of Mercy' on 3/9/2016 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm @ POC , For More Details:9895840991, 9495315990

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Feast of St.Euphrasia

Feast of St.Euphrasia on 29 August

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KCYM Former Leaders Meet

KCYM Former Leaders Meet held on 21/8/2016 @ 10:30 am

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KCBC Temperence Commission

KCBC Temperence Commission  meeting held on 12/8/2016 at 2:00pm

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Award Catechetical

Award to Catechism Teachers held on 27/8/2016 @ Karmmasadan Pastoral Center,Alappuzha

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DCMS-Justice Day

DCMS-Justice Day public meeting held on 24/8/2016

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Bible Commission Execitive & Managing Council Meeting

Bible Commission  Execitive & Managing Council Meeting held on 20/8/2016 @ St.Pauls Hall

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KLM Resource Team Meeting

KLM Resource Team Meeting held from 13/8/2016 to 14/8/2016 @ St.Pauls Hall

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KCSL-CC Meeting

KCSL-CC Meeting held on 13/8/2016 @ 10:30 am,St.Mark's Hall

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KCSL Meeting

KCSL Meeting held on 12/8/2016 @ St.Mark's Hall

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KCBC Annual Retreat

KCBC Annual Retreat held from 8/8/2016 to 12/8/2016

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KCBC Colloquium Bishops & Theologians

KCBC Colloquium Bishops & Theologians held on 8/8/2016 @ Mount St.Thomas

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Seminar - All India Association of Catholic Schools

Seminar - All India Association of Catholic Schools held from 5/8/2016 to 7/8/2016 by K.J Antony, National Secretary,AINACSB Bhavan,New Delhi

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Bible Class

Bible Class held on 3/8/2106 @ 5:30 pm, L F Auditorium

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Education Commission Meeting

Education Commission Meeting held from 29/7/2016 to 30/7/2016

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KCF Leaders Meet

KCF Leaders Meet held from 22/7/2016 to 23/7/2016

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CHAI Managerial Training

CHAI Managerial Training program @ St.Pauls Hall held from 21/7/2016 to 23/7/2016

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Bible Society General Body Meeting

Bible Society General Body Meeting held on 16/7/2016

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Bible Society Managing Council

Bible Society Managing Council meeting held from 2:30 pm to 5:00pm on 9/7/2016

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KCF working commitee

KCF working commitee meeting conducting on 3/7/2016

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PTI course inaguration

PTI course inaguration conducting on 2/7/2016

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Theological Assosciaton Meeting

Theological assosciation meeting  held on 30/06/2016 @ St.Peter's Hall 

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seminar of "AMORIS LAETITICA"

Seminar of AMORIS LAETITICA held from 24/06/2016 to 26/06/2016 @ 12:00 pm 

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Bible Class

Bible class conducting on 22/06/2016 @ L.F Audtorium

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Send Off

Send Off to Sr.Reena held on 20/06/2016 @ 3:00pm

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KLM Animators Conference Concludes

KLM Animators Conference held on 19/06/2016 @ 12:30 pm 

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KCSL ANIMATOR CONFERENCE

kcsl animator conference held on 10-06-2016 @ 7 pm ,inaugrated by archbishop ANDREWS THAZHATH

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SYRO MALABAR BISHOP

syro malabar bishop meeting held on 8/06/2016 @ 2 pm

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BIBLE CLASS INAUGRATION

bible class inaugration held by archbishop SOOSA PAKYAM

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KCBC MEETING BEGINS

kcbc meeting held on 6/06/2016 @ 10 am

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MEDIA DAY

media  day held on 5/6/2016

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SEMINAR

1 day seminar of amoris laetitia held on 4/06/16 @9 .30 am

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CHAI-BROAD MEETING

catholic health association of india ,broad meeting held on   01/06/2016  @  2 pm

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EVANGELIZATION COURSE MEETING

evangelization course meeting held on 31/05/2016 @ 4 pm

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MORAL SCIENCE AWARD

moral science award held on 27/05/2016 @ 2.30 pm ,inaugrated by archbishop ANDREWS THAZAHATH

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DIRECTORS MEETING

directors meeting held on 27/05/2016 @ 10 am

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MORAL SCIENCE TEXTBOOK COMMITEE

moral science textbook commitee held on 26-05-2016 @ 3 pm

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CARE HOMES MEETING

care homes meeting on 26-05-2016 @ 10 am

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MORAL SCIENCE

moral science textbook commitee on 21/05/2016 @ 4 pm

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KCSL EXECUTIVE MEETING

kcsl executive meeting held on 24/05/2016 @ 10.30 am

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CARE HOMES MEETING

care home meeting on 21/05/2016 @ 11 am,inaugrated by FR.ROY

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"Mugham" Media digital camp

"Mugham" Media digital camp on 21 April 2016 to 24 April 2016.Conclude at 12.30pm on 24 April 2016.

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KCBC Meeting Begins

KCBC Meeting on 6 to 8 June 2016  More..


Media Day

Media Day on 5 June 2016  More..


Bible Commission Contact Class

Bible Commission Contact Class on 14 may 2016 at 10 am  More..


KCSL Central Committee

KCSL Central Committee on 14 May 2016 at 10.30 am  More..


POC General body

POC General body on 11 May 2016 at 11 am  More..


POC Executive committee meeting

POC Executive committee meeting on 11 May 2016  More..


Jesus Fraternity

Welcome to new director & send off to Fr.Yesudas  More..


KLM Students summer camp

Students summer camp on 5 May 2016  More..


Joint Meeting of Managers and Teachers

The joint meeting of Managers and Teachers held on 30th, Dec 2015. The meeting unaniamously warned the Government against any orders contrary to the judgment of Hon. High court about the Teacher's package The meeting requested the Government to issue staff fixation order in the light of Court verdict. It was also requested to the Govt. to withdraw from lodging appeal on the judgment, failure to which there will be protest by fasting and also by strike in front of the Secretariat and at the venue of State Arts festival. Rev. Fr Jacob Palackapilly, Commission Secretary preside over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Mathew Chandrankunnel, Rev. Fr. Sacharias Illikkamuriyil, Rev.Fr. Stanly Kunnel, Mr. Joshy Vadakkan, Mr. Salu Pathalil, Mr. Xavier.M.L, Mr. Jose Antony, Mr.Benny Mathew and Ms. Jessy spoke in the meeting.   More..


Bible reading Venture-' Noorumeni'

In commemoration of the Bible month, Bible Commission, KCBC conducted a continuous Bible Reading programme, namely Noorumeny from 27th to 31st Decemeber at POC. His Grace, Most.Rev.Dr.Soosa Pakiam inaugurated the Bible Reading Endeavour. During these days Bible was read in different languages. Representatives from different parishes and Rev.Fathers and Sisters from different Congregations and members of Jesus Youth, KCYM and Charismatic Movement actively contributed in this Holy endeavour. Bible Commission and Bible Society members coordinated the programme.  More..


Award Ceremony - Sarga Prathibha Puraskar of the Bible Commission

His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Archbishop of Thiruvananthapuram (Latin) presented the 'Sarga Prathibha Puraskar' to the Novelist Mr. Sebastian Pallithod. The Jubilee Bible Ambassadors were honoured during the gathering. Rev. Fr Varghese Vallikatt Director, POC, Rev. Fr. Joshy Mayyattil, Mr. Antony Palimattom and Mr. Johnson Kanjirathinkal addressed the gathering.  More..


Silver Jubilee celebration of Bible Society

The closing ceremony of the Silver Jubilee of Bible society was conducted on 27th December 2015 at POC, Palarivattom. The Major Arch Bishop Cardinal George Alanchery inaugurated the meeting . His Grace, Most. Rev Dr.Soosa Pakiam presided over. His Excellency Mar George Punnokottil, the former Chairman delivered benedictory address. There was a Jubilee year thanks giving Holy Mass. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Chairman of KCBC Bible commission was the main celebrant. The 'Noorumeni' Bible reading was officially inaugurated. Various cultural and arts events made the celebration more colourful.  More..


Christmas Celebrations

The POC family celebrated Christmas on the 23rd of December 2015. The Christmas celebration had an ecumenical colour. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat presided over the gathering. The Christmas Message was delivered by His Excellecy Dr. Joseph Mar Gregorios Metropolitian. There was Christmas Carol Singing and other entertainment programmes. The choir from the CSI church and the Marthoma Church led the Carol singing. Rev. Fr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil, Rev. Fr. Yesudas Kodiveetil, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier coordinated the programme.  More..


Catholic Teachers' Guild Meeting

The Catholic Teachers' Guild meeting was conducted in POC on 11th December 2015. Mr. Joshy Vadackan, the State President of the Guild presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappilly, the State Director, Mr. Salu Pathalil, Mr. M. L. Xavier, Mr. C. T. Varghese, Mr. C. J. Mariyadas, Mr. Paul James, Rev. Sr. Alphy and Mrs. Jessy James spoke on the occasion.  More..


Karunya Yathra

The 'Karunya Yathra' organized by the Prolife Samithi of KCBC was inaugurated by His Eminence Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis with a 'Fag off'. The Cardinal handed over the Flag to Mr. George Xavier, President, KCBC Prolife Samithy. Felicitations were done by Cardinal Mar George Alanchery, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Mar Sebatian Adayanthrath, Chairman Prolife Samithy, Rev. Fr. Paul Madassery, Director, Prolife samathy, Mr. Sabu Jose, General Secretary, Mr. James Azchangadan, Vice President, Rev. Sr. Mercy George, Animator and Mr. Dominc Aswsalayam. Bishops of 31 Dioceses in Kerala were present on the occasion.  More..


Karunya Yathra

The 'Karunya Yathra' organized by the Prolife Samithi of KCBC was inaugurated by His Eminence Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis with a 'Fag off'. The Cardinal handed over the Flag to Mr. George Xavier, President, KCBC Prolife Samithy. Felicitations were done by Cardinal Mar George Alanchery, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Mar Sebatian Adayanthrath, Chairman Prolife Samithy, Rev. Fr. Paul Madassery, Director, Prolife samathy, Mr. Sabu Jose, General Secretary, Mr. James Azchangadan, Vice President, Rev. Sr. Mercy George, Animator and Mr. Dominc Aswsalayam. Bishops of 31 Dioceses in Kerala were present on the occasion.  More..


KCBC December Session

KCBC December session was held from December 9-11 at POC. It was presided over by His Beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. 24 agendas were discussed. 38 Bishops participated in the session. As the Church is celebrating the year of mercy, the KCBC also discussed about the same subject. Another important area of discussion was the activities in connection with 'Laudato si'. The concluding of the Year of the religious was also discussed.  More..


Inauguration of the Year Of Mercy and Joint meeting of KCBC and KCC

The year of Mercy was inaugurated on 9th December 2015 in the joint meeting of KCBC and Kerela Catholic Council. In the inaugural address His eminence Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis Catholicos advised to follow the path Mercy taught by Christ to face the increasing intolerance which trigger unrest among the people. His Excellency Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Vice Pr e s i d e n t KCB C i n h i s presidential address highlighted the need of Mercy in all Church services today. He earnestly requested the Church to help each man to open to oneself and towards each other so that everybody may enjoy God's mercy. Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Secretary General, KCBC, Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Dy. Secretary, Mr. V.C. Georgekutty and Mr. Shaji George delivered speeches. The dignitaries in the field of Charitable services irrespective of religion from various Dioceses were honoured by presenting Trophies. Mar Raphael Thattil, Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur Dioces delivered a talk on the subject 'Mercy year'. The KCC convened its annual General Body meeting in the afternoon under the presidentship of Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemins Catholicos.  More..


Blessing of the Grotto

On 8th of December the POC Community celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. We had the Solemn Holy Mass and had a Solemn Procession to the newly built Grotto of Our Lady. Grotto was blessed by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat.  More..


'Akanda Bible parayanam'

'Akanda Bible Parayanam' in POC was inaugurated by Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Kurilos, Chairman Jesus fraternity. He inaugurated by reading the first Chapter of Genesis. The complete Bible was read by the POC staff in turn and concluding ceremony was done by Rev Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Diretor POC on 22nd December by reading the last Chapter of the Book Revelation which was followed by a prayer ceremony. All the fathers, Sisters and Staff participated in the parayanam. Rev. Fr. Joshy Mayyattil, Secretary Bible Commission and the staff coordinated the reading.  More..


Logos Quiz

Logos Quiz, the joint venture of the KCBC Bible Commission and Kerela Catholic Bible Society was conducted in POC from 27to 29th November. 5,69,000 participants from 57 Doiceses, including 24 North Indian Diocese participated in the Diocesan level Mega Bible Quiz conducted on 27th September 2015. Mr.Tony Baby, Mr. Rayan George Malayil, Ms. Helena Henry, Rev. Sr. Kripa Maria, Mr. Babu Paul and Mrs. Elikutty Thomasn were selected for the final round. Mr. Tony Baby from Irinjalakuda Diocese won the Logos Prithibha Award in the telequiz. His Grace, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam distributed the awards.  More..


Samarpitha Prathibha Logos Quiz

Samarpitha Prathibha Logos Quiz was conducted in POC by the Bible Commission in connection with the year of the Consecrated. 150 Religious from 33 dioceses appeared for the quiz at POC. Rev. Sr. Anchal CSN, Rev. Sr. Kripa SH, Rev. Sr. Vineetha SABS, Rev. Sr. Betty, Rev. Sr. Angel Rose SABS and Rev. Sr. Jio Therese SABS were selected for the final Teleqiuz. Rev. Sr. Jio Therese SABS won the Samarpitha Prathiba Award 2015. His Grace, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Chairman Bible Commission distributed the Prizes.  More..


Gathering of Kerela Thologians

The gathering of Kerela Religious Thelogians was on the 19th of November 2015 at POC. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt and Rev.Dr.Mathai Kadavil OIC guided the discussions on the issue of theologizing in the socio cultural context of Kerala.  More..


Discussion on Indian Culture and politics of Intolerance

A dialogue on the topic Indian Culture and Politcs of intolerance was conducted in POC on 14th November 2015 by Social Harmony and Vigilance Commission. Re.Fr.Varghese Vallikkat presided over the meeting. He pointed out the different incidents of intolerance India. He was disturbed of what is happening in India at present. Adv.N.K. Premachandran, Adv.P.S. Radakrishnan, Dr.Paul Thelakkat presented thie views. Dr.Vincent Kundukulam moderated the sessions. Rev.Dr.Saju Kuthodiputhanpurayil, Secretary Harmony and Vigilance Commission was the organizer of the programme.  More..


One day Seminar on the Year of Mercy

A Seminar was conducted by Pastoral Training Institute on 14th November 2015 at POC. His Excellency Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath inaugurated the seminar The Bishop requested the assembly to live a life of mercy beyond religion, caste or nation and to become the sign of mercy in the midst of intolerance and terrorism today. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat presided over. Rev. Fr. Martin Odem, Rev. Dr. Jolly Karimbin, and Rev. Dr. Martin Kallinkal led the sessions. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of Studies, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappally, Rev, Fr.Vincent Pennala Ode.M and Rev.Sr. Jayamma Pattalath delivered speeches.  More..


KCBC Commission secretaries Meet

A joint meeting of 21 KCBC Commissions and the Directors of various Departments under KCBC along with various Commission Secretaries of Syro Malabar, Latin and Syro Malankara Churches was conducted on 12th November 2015. In the inaugural address His Excellency Mar Joseph Perumthottam, KCBC Vice President exhorted to open our hearts to the poor and the marginalized as well as to the broken families. He also appealed to the individual Churches to come together and to keep a special concern for the widows, singles and the Household workers. In the presidential address Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Secretary General KCBC pointed out the perverted development of Science and Technology towards profit oriented and consumerist oriented production system resulting in a non humane and merciless society. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt controlled the gathering. Rev. Dr. Paul Thelakkat presented the paper on the changing scenario of Kerala society and politics for discussion. Commission fathers actively contributed their ideas in the discussion.  More..


Ecumenical meet and celebration of Light

KCBC D i a l o g u e a n d Ecumenical Commission conducted an Ecumenical meet and celebration of Deepavali on November 10, 2015 at POC. Dr.K.X. Radakrishnan presented a paper on Tolerance in the Indian perspective and vision. At 6 pm Deepavali was celebrated by lighting the Lamps in the presence of college students and other diginitaries. His Excellency, Mar Mathew Arackal lighted the lamp. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt presided over. Adv. T. P. Ibrahim Khan, Imam Shifar Al Kausari, N.R.Menon and Rajendra Sing, Kukshesh Jain falicited the gathering. Rev.Fr.Roby Kannachira CMI led the celebration.  More..


Leadership Training programme of the Family Commission

The KCBC Family Commission and Prolife Samithy jointly conducted a State level meeting for the leaders on 4th November 2015 at POC Palarivattom. His Excellency, Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, Chairman Family Commission inaugurated the gathering. His Excellency Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil, former Chairman presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt delivered the key note address. Rev. Fr. Paul Madassery presented a paper on the Challenges and Mission of family .The official web site of Family Commission was inaugurated. Farewell was given to Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil who was the Commission secretary and Director of prolife samithy. Directors of Family commission and Prolife Samithy of 31 Dioceses participated. Mr. George Xavier and Mr. Sabu Jose delivered speeches.  More..


Vocation Commission Animators training programme.

A three day training programme for the Animators of the Vocation commission was conducted by Vocation Commission at POC Palarivattom on 22-24 October 2015. In his inaugural address, His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr.Varghese Chakkalackal, Bishop of Calicut Diocese requested to encourage vocation through life witness. His Excellency Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas, Chairman KCBC women's Commission, Rev Fr Jacob Palakkappilly, Rev. Fr. Yesudas Kodiveeetil, Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanat SDB, Sr. Sruthy MSJ and Sri. Francis Periera led the classes  More..


The KCBC and KCMS Executive Meeting

The Executive Meeting of KCMS , POC officials and CRI Local Units Executives were held on 19th October 2015 at POC Palarivattom. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikatt, POC Director welcomed the participants and Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel explained the purpose of the gathering. It was decided to have a gathering of Major superiors on 25th November at POC to discuss the KCBC & KCMS Action plan, orientation program for the ' 'Year of mercy' and for planning the closing ceremony of Year of Consecrated. It was decided to release a Souvenir also, which includes the activities and reports of KCMS and Local CRI Units.  More..


Workshop on Self Awarenes and Psycho-Spiritual Integration

A workshop on Self Awarenes and Psycho Spiritual integration was conducted in POC by the Pastoral Training Institue on 16 to 18th October, 2015. His Excellency, Mar Thomas Chakayath inaugurated the seminar. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy secretary General presided over the meeting. Rev.Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD welcomed the gathering and Rev.Sr.Rosina thanked everyone. Rev.Dr.Tomy Tharayil and Rev.Dr.Rajive Michael OCD led the sessions. Around fifty religious participated in the seminar which was a time of self discovey.  More..


Kerala Catholic Federation Leaders Meet

Kerala Catholic Federation organized a leader's meet on October 11, 2015 at POC. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalackal, Laity Commission Chairman inaugurated the meet. KCF President P.I. Laser Master presided over. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCF Spiritual Advisor Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Dr. Edward Edezhath and Mr. Antony Chadayomuri presented the current issues that require urgent attention of the laity. The meeting elected the office bearers for the next two years. Nelson J Fernandez, Thomas Nacheri, V C Georgekutty, Justin Antony, Marykutty Abraham and Devasya Kongola led the meet.  More..


Local Superiors Animation programme - 2015

The conference of Major superiors conducted an Animation programme for the Local superiors on the 10th of October 2015. "Religious as the salt of the earth and light of the world should shine and make others shine, thus spreading the grace of religious life to all those they come across"; proclaimed Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor, Assistan Director, POC inaugrating the program. Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI, KCMS President, presided over. KCBC Media Commission Secretary Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, and Rev. Fr. Titus Karikkassery OCD led the classes. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of studies POC and Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC, Secretary KCMS delivered speeches. Around seventy Religious participated in the Seminar from various Religious families in Kerala.  More..


Krals 2015- An Art Camp for Religious

An art Camp for religious was organized in Athirappally during 8-11 October in Athirampally. Its vision was to impart the spirit of Laudato Si' among the Religious artists. The religious artists from various walks of life participated in the camp. They created their own paintings. Love of Nature and Eco Spirituality were the main thrust of the Camp.  More..


Gathering of Religious Theologeans

A gathering of Religious Theologians in Kerela was conducted on 8th October 2015 at POC. 42 Theologians participated in the gathering. Rev.Fr.Thomas Manjakunnel CMI, President KCMS inaugurated the gathering. The papers presented are : Rev. Dr. Francis Pereparambil OCD, (Religious in the Kerela Church), Rev.Fr.Joy James SJ, (Religious Commitment in the changing context of the contemporary Kerela Society), Rev. Dr. Cyriac Kanichai CMI, (The Challenges in Religious Life), Rev. Dr. Jacob Naluparayil, (The dire need of Povery in religious life), Rev. Sr. Maria Anto CMC, (Religiosity of the religious).  More..


Three days workshop on "Consecrated life and its Psychological Dimensions"

The Pastoral Training Institute conducted a three days workshop on "Consecrated life and its Psychological dimensions". "The Consecrated in this world represents God's compassionate face", said His Beatitude Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, KCBC president inaugurating the seminar at POC. Pope Francis reminds that the face of the Consecrated should be filled with compassion. Pope declared the year of Consecrated as the year of Compassion too. The life, talks and interventions of Pope Francis are the pronouncements of God's compassion. The ability for complete love and forgiveness is given to the Consecrated", he continued. C a r d i n a l w i s h e d t h e Consecrated to be the face of compassionate God, witness to Church's warnings to the world and maintain a heart that accepts everyone. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General, KCBC presided over. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD Dean of Studies addressed the gathering. Rev. Dr. George Manalel led the sessions.  More..


Realese of the book, Karuna Sambannan

On 2nd October,2015 the Malayalam translation of the Encyclical letter of pope John Paul II 'Karunasampannan' was released by His Beatitude Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis in the Executive meeting of the KCBC. Arch Bishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Vice President KCBC, His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Deputy Secretary General, Dr. George Kurukkoor and Fr. Saju were present in the function.  More..


KCSL Satabdi Mahasangamam

The Satabdi Mahasangmam of KCSL was held at National Shrine Basilica of Vallarpadam under the Archdiocese of Verapoly on October 2, 2015. It was inaugurated by His Beatitiude, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. Archbishop Mar Andrews Thazhath delivered the Key note Address. His Grace, Dr. Francis Kallarackal, His Grace, Mar Joseph Perumthottam, His Excellency, Rt.Rev.Dr.Stephan Athipozhiyil, His Excellency, Dr.Joseph Mar Thomas, His Excellency, Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, His Excellency, Mar George Madathikandathil, His Excellency, Dr.Philipose Mar Stephanose, Rev. Fr.VargheseVallikkatt graced the occasion with their presence and messages. About 15000 students from 25 Dioceses of Kerela participated in the Mahasangamam. Rev. Fr. Yesudas Pazhambally, Mr. Kuriachan Puthukkattil, Mr. Joseph Anoob MS were the orgnisers of the celebration.  More..


Workshop on awareness and psycho-spiritual Integration

A workshop on awareness and psycho- Spiritual Integration was conducted by pastoral training Institute on 18to 20th October 2015. His Excellency, Mar Thomas Chakyath Inaugurate the gathering. Rev.Fr. Varghese Vallikkat presided over. Rev. Fr.Shibu Xavier ocd and Rev.Sr.Rosina CMC addressed the gathering. Rev,Dr.Tomy tharayil led the sessions. Rev.Dr.Rajive Michael was also helped the participants. Around 40 religious participated.  More..


Drama Festival

29th Drama festival was conducted in POC on 17-29th September, 2015. Twelve dramas, both social and Bible dramas were performed with a view to promote social and Biblical values. Sopansangheetham athava Kottipady Seva by Aksharakala,Trivandrum was selected as the best Drama. Kuzhiyanakal by Kollam Avishkara, Neethisagaram by Amala Kanjirappally, Narangamitayi by Malayalanadakavedy, Katha parayunna veedu by Trichur Nadakavedi were awarded “A Grade”.  More..


Regarding Tax Deduction and Evidence submission:

On 15th September 2015 a one day program for earning members of the religious congregations was conducted at POC. Mr. C.J. Romid gave necessary guidelines for 'Tax Deduction' and to maintain the account in a systematic way. He collected the necessary documents from the institutions to submit to CBDT office at Delhi.  More..


Local Superiors Animation programme - 2015

The conference of Major superiors conducted an Animation programme for the Local superiors on the 12th September 2015. "Religious are the sign of the presence of the lord today", said Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt Depurty Secretary General, KCBC inaugrating the program. Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI, KCMS President, presided over. KCBC Media Commission Secretary Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, and Rev. Fr. Prasad Theruvath OCD led the classes. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of studies POC and Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC, Secretary KCMS delivered speeches. Around seventy Religious participated in the S e m i n a r f r o m various Religious families in Kerala.  More..


KCF Meeting

The Kerala Catholic Federation held a joint conference of State leaders of Catholica Congress, KLACA and MCA at POC on 9th September 2015.Mr. P I Lazar, President of KCF presided over the Meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Dirctor, POC presented the Constitutional and practical issues faced by KCF. It was followed by a discussion under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Shri. Nelson J Fernandez, Secretary KCF, shri. V V Augutine, Shri. Shaji George, Shri. P K Jopseph, Adv. Antony Ambat, Secretary, Laity Comision and Shri. Georgekutty V C, Secretary KCC. Various important decisions with reargd to future activities were evolved through the discussion  More..


Taxation Advisory Committee

The meeting started with a prayer service led by Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel CMI. Rev. Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt welcomed the participants. Mr. L. Kuriakose, Retired Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and CA Romid CJ, who appeared before the CBDT, New Delhi on 3 September 2015 explained the case and shared the response of the CBDT. C.A. Jose Pottokkaran presented the 12A registration issue, in the meeting and described present picture of the case. Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel CMI said vote of thanks and the meeting concluded at 6 pm.  More..


Seminar on Capital punishment

A Dialogue was conducted at POC on 'Legality and morale of Capital punishment' on 13th September jointly by the Vigilance Commission of KCBC and the Loyola Institute of Peace and International Relations. Rev. Fr. Varghese vallikkat, KCBC Secretary General and Director of POC presided over the function. Dr. Rose Varghese, Vice Chancellor, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Cochin inaugurated the programme. Dr. K N Chnadrasekhara Pillai, Ex Vice Chancelllor,NUANS Cochin, Adv. A Jayasankar, Media Analyst, and Dr. Mathew Illathuparambil, Rector St. Joseph Pontifical Seminary Mangalappuzha presented papers in the subject. Rev. Saju Kuthodiputhenpurayil CST, Secretary KCBC Vigilannce Commission and Rev. Fr. Binoy Pichalakkat SJ, Director Loyoal Institute of Peace and International Relations also spoke. In the Dialogue, suggestions came for the need of changing the system of punishment in accordance with the changing culture. It was pointed out that some countries have dispensed with the Capital punishment. But it was also observed that Capital punishment become essential in rare grave cases and very cruel crimes as those cannot be encouraged any way. The suggestion of imprisonment till death also was suggested as an alternate, considering the value of life of man. The panel recommended an amendment by the Parliament in this regard.  More..


A prayer day for the protection of the earth

A prayer day for the protection of the earth was observed in POC on September 1, 2015. We had a prayer service led by. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappally and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD. All the other Fathers and Sisters and POC staff participated in the service. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt gave the final blessing.  More..


Text book Committee Meeting

The 79th text book Committee meeting was held in St. Peter's Hall, POC. In this year the preparation work of the text Books for Plus 1 and Plus 2 classes are progressing fast for which the team meets once in every week. The vision of the new serious of Text Book is to transform our students to be more humane and divine persons to build up a new society of Justice, Peace, love and harmony. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Prof. Edward Edezath, Prof. Sebastian, Miss Dona Pinheiro, Mr. Joy and Sr, Soja are involved in the publication of this moral text books.  More..


POC Onam celebration

POC Family celebrated Onam festival on 26th Aug. 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass. Followed by the Holy Mass the celebrity MAVELI was received to the programme stage with the 'Chendamelam' of the old students. POC old students and POC s t a f f m a d e t h e c u l t u r a l programme very colourful by variety of entertainment programmes. Celebration came to an end with the sumptuous 'Onam Sayda'.  More..


Taxation Advisory Committee

A meeting of the Advisory Committee held on 26th Aug was chaired by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General, KCBC. Mr. L. Kuriakose read and explained the draft prepared which is to be presented in the CBDT New Delhi on 3rd September 2015, The expert team of Mr. L. Kuriakose and CA C.J. Romid along with Adv. Romy Chacko will present in the CBDT New Delhi on 3 Sept. 2015. There was a suggestion to find a legal professional, with the consent of Adv. Jose Kannamthanam to pursue the case in another purview, in the event of an unfortunate result, if any, that may arise in this current proceedings. The meeting felicitated Rev. Dr. Antony Kariyil CMI, in his absence, the newly appointed Bishop of Mandya Diocese. Rev. Dr. Thomas Manjakunnel CMI said vote of thanks and the meeting concluded at 6.10 pm.  More..


Three day workshop on the documents of the religious Life

The Pastoral Training Institute conducted a three day workshop on the documents of religious life from 24th to 26th August, 2015. A "world without the Consecrated cannot be contemplated", said Archbishop Francis Kallarakkal inaugurating the workshop at POC. ''If this world does not have the Consecrated, then the dampness of compassion that nourishes the entire Church will dry up. The world is moving abruptly to grave worldliness and losing its faith just like the salt loses saltiness". The Archbishop also reminded that the Consecrated has the responsibility to wake this world to virtue through the love of God. Speeches were delivered by Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of Studies, Rev.Dr. George Kurukkoor, Asst Director, POC, Rev. Sr.Rosina CMC and Rev. Sr.Soja Martin MSST. Rev. Fr. Sony SSC, Rev. Fr.Jose Kotayil, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, Rev. Dr. Jacob Naaluparayil, Rev. Dr. Gregory RB, Rev. Dr. Joseph Puthenpura, Rev. Dr. Wilson Srambikkal, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt and Rev. Dr. Jose Kuriyedath led the classes.  More..


One day Seminar on Laudato Si'

A one day seminar on Laudato si' was conducted in POC on 22nd of August 2015. ''Pope Francis' second encyclical letter 'Laudato si' is an invitation for a creative response to the fellow creatures, universe, created things and the earth we live in''; stated KCBC Secretary. General Bishop Joseph Kariyil, inaugurating the one day seminar He even suggested going forward, pledging to protect our common home - Earth. Humans, nature, animals and all other living beings depend on each other. Man is not the only claimant of the world, and it is a great duty of man to protect the universe. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC presided over. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, Secretary, Media Commission and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of Studies spoke. Dr. Mary Regina, Rev. Dr. Andrews Mekattukkunnel, Dr. C. R. Neelakandan and Rev. Dr. Jose Mulangatil MCBS led the sessions.  More..


Warm Welcome to Rev. Fr. Paul Madassery

Rev. Fr. Paul Madassery took charge as KCBC Family Commission Secretary. He is the member of the Ernakulam-Ankamaly Archdiocese. He is the parishioner of the Mookkannoor St.Mary's Forane under the Ernakulam - Ankamaly archdiocese.  More..


Independence day celebration

The POC family celebrated the independence day of our nation. Rev. Fr. Yesudas Kodiveetil, Secretary, Jesus Fraternity celebrated the Holy Eucharist. Rev. Fr. Vargese Vallikkat, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil. Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil, Rev. Fr. Saju CST, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier concelebrated. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC hoisted the Flag.  More..


Consecrated Youth Meet 2015

Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KC B C i n a u g u r a t e d t h e Consecrated Youth meet organized by the Kerala Conference of Major Superiors (KCMS). He told that Consecrated are those who spread the fire of Godly love blazing in their hearts all over the world. Rev. Mother Rexia Mary, Vice president KCMS greeted the meet and Mother Caroline, Executive member KCMS delivered the Vote of thanks. Rev. Fr. Berny Varghese OFM Cap and Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt presented papers on the topics, 'The challenges and evitable ways of Consecrated life' and 'The Consecrated Face of Jesus' compassion' respectively. POC Assistant Director Rev. Dr. Joseph Kurukkoor, PTA Dean of Studies Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, KCMS Secretary Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC delivered speeches.  More..


Media Forum

"Media workers, writers and artists are the ones who have obtained God's distinct grace"; said Bishop Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril KCBC Media Commission Chairman on inaugurating the media workers, writers and artists meet held at POC, Palarivattom. ''It is writers who provide the society with right direction, light of vision and idea formation at all circles. Media workers, writers and artists should be able to identify their talents as Gods' gift and put it to good use for the community's growth in physical and creative fields''. Bishop Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril added that the Church observes media workers, writers and artists with respect and expectations. Media Commission Vice Chairman Bishop Joseph Mar Thomas and Bishop Mar Jose Puthenveetil, KCBC Deputy Secretary Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallilkkatt, Rev. Dr. Paul Thelakatt, Dr. Kurias Kumbalakuzhi, Sijo Painadath and Jolly Vadackan delivered speeches.  More..


Release of 'Divyakarunya Veedhiyil'

Based on the suggestion by the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council, a book 'Divyakarunya Veedhiyil' was prepared keeping in mind the first confession and Holy Communion of children facing mental challenges. Cardinal Mar George Alanchery handed over the book to Archbishop Francis Kallarakkal released it officially. The function was graced by Bishop Mar Matthew Arackal, Rev. Dr. Shaji Abraham Kochupurayil and KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt. The book is being published by POC with the co-operation of JPD Commissions' Care Homes and Special schools Dept. Children facing mental challenges and preparing to receive the Blessed Sacrament will find this book really as a good guide.  More..


Kerala Catholic Bible Society General Body Meet

The Annual General Body of KCBS was convened on 9th Aug 2015. The meeting was inaugurated and presided over by the Chairman Archbishop Soosa Pakiam. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara delivered felicitatory address. The General Body gave approval to various programmes of the current year of the Bible Society. In this meeting, Bishop Mar Joseph Pallickaparambil Award, instituted for the Diocese which contributes the highest membership sum, was presented to the Diocese of Cochin. Among the promoters, Mrs. Jancy Jacob (Diocese of Cochin) who collected greatest membership sum and Mrs. Jessy Cletus (Diocese of Cochin) who added maximum members to the Society during the year received cash awards from the Bishop for their excellent performance.  More..


Workshop on consecrated life and its Psychological Dimensions

A workshop on consecrated life and its Psychological Dimensions was conducted in POC on 7to 9th August 2015. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkat presided over and inaugurated the workshop. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD welcomed the gathering. Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC proposed thanks. The resource person of the workshop was Rev. Dr, George Manalel. Thirty Five sisters attended the course.  More..


The Annual Retreat of the Bishops.

The annual retreat of Kerela Catholic Bishops commenced on 5th August 8pm and ended at 1pm 9th August at Mount St.Thomas, the headquarters of the Syro-Malabar Church. Rev.Fr.Henry Pattarumadam SJ guided the retreat. He is a professor of Sacred Scripture in Biblicum, Rome. Thirty three Bishops participated in the retreat.  More..


Publication of the encyclical of Pope Francis “Laudato si”

KCBC Vi c e Pr e s i d e n t A r c h b i s h o p M a r J o s e p h Perunthottam published "Laudato Si", the second encyclical letter of Pope Francis, (Malayalam translation) by presenting it to Adv. Sebastian Paul. The event was graced by KCBC Secretary General Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Ka r i y i l , Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor, Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil and KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt. The book was translated by Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor and scrutinized by Rev.Dr.Joshy Mayyatil  More..


KCBC Theological Colloquium

"Religious extremism grows in world due to terrorism and it can be overcome only through love, patience and mutual recognition"; proclaimed KCBC Vice President, Archbishop Mar Joseph Perunthottam inaugrating the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council' and Theology Commissions' one day conference at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad; the Syro- Malabar Church's' headquarters. He added that religious extremism and terrorism do not have any place in the real essence and values of religions. The Conference instructed that the Theological scholars should frequently meet and think about the issues being faced by the society and discuss solutions. It also observed that if various religious followers are ready to act together in issues of the people then misconceptions and hatred will give way to friendship and unity. The conference observed that the Theologians are responsible for evaluating the theoretical, financial and political reasons behind religious extremism and propose the preventive measures; Prof. Hameed Chendamangaloor presented new measures for religious terrorism, in the discussion regarding the various phases of religious extremism. Adv. Sebastian Paul presented today's condition of terrorism in Kerala and Rev. Dr. Tony Neelankavil presented the answers to Christian religious extremism as well. KCBC Secretary General Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Theology Commission Chairman Bishop Abraham Mar Julios, Secretary, Rev. Dr. Mathew Kadavil and KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt spoke in the occasion. Nearly 100 people joined the conference including Kerala Catholic Bishops, selected Theology scholars and Rectors from various monasteries, Theology Professors, various commission secretaries of KCBC and Rectors from Minor Monasteries.  More..


Farewell to Rev. Fr. Josy Ponnambell

Rev. Fr. Josey Ponnambal MSFS on completion of his four year service as Secretary of KCBC Commission for Social Harmony and Vigilance was given an official farewell on 3rd August 2015. In the farewell meeting Dr. Joshua Mar Ignatius, Chairman Commission for Social Harmony and Vigilance presided over. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General, Rev. Fr. George Madathiparambil, Rev. Fr. Saju Kuthodiputhenpurayil, Fr. Jose Kottayil, other Commission Secretaries and Diocesan Directors who were present felicitated on the occasion.  More..


Seminar on the documents of Religious life.

The Pastoral Training Institute conducted workshop on the documents of Religious Life from July 31st to August 2nd 2015.His excellency, Mar Joseph Puthenveetil inaugurated the seminar. ''The Consecrated is the light of the world'; A world without the Consecrated cannot be even thought of'' said Mar Joseph Puthenveetil, inaugurating the three day workshop. . He said that the Consecrated should be a guide to goodness and holiness as well as be an encouragement to oneself and others in understanding and bringing the will of God to life. Rev.Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt ,Deputy Secretary General, KCBC presided over. Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD,Dean of Studies, Rev. Dr. Sunil Kallarakkal, Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC & Rev. Sr. Soja Martin (MSST) delivered speeches. Rev. Dr. Sunil Kallarakkal, Rev. Fr. Jose Kotayil, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, Rev. Dr. Jacob Naaluparayil, Rev. Dr. Gregory R.B., Rev. Dr. Joseph Puthenpura, Rev. Dr. Wilson Srambikkal and Rev. Dr. Jose Kuriyedath led the sessions.  More..


Homage to Dr. Abdul Kalam

Kerala Catholic Council paid homage to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's greatest former President who taught to see great dreams and told that there's no shortcut to success pointing his life as an example. He never had a hesitation to humble himself and interact with ordinary citizens even though he was like the brightest sun in scientific and technological horizon and a best national leader. Even when he busy with responsibilities He spent time with scientific geniuses and political leaders. He was available for Indian students and youth. We have not much personalities like Dr. Kalam who loved, influenced and transformed the lives of India's youth. His demise is a great loss to each Indian. Let the dreams of goodness he provided find its way to give wings to our hearts . KCBC President Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, Vice President Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthotam and Secretary General Bishop Joseph Kariyil expressed condolence and wished that his soul may find eternal peace.  More..


KCBC Catechism Teachers Award Ceremony

The Award distribution ceremony of the KCBC- 'Catechism teachers award 2015' for outstanding services rendered in the field of faith training commenced on 25July 2015 at Amaljothi college Auditorium Kanjirappally. Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, KCBC President inaugurated the function and distributed the Awards. Mar Mathew Arackal presided over. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCBC Deputy Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, the Dean of Studies of Pastoral Training Institute, Rev. Dr.Sebastine Kollemkunnel, C a t e c h i s m D i r e c t o r o f Kanjirappilly Diocese and the Award winners Mr. Kuriakose Mathew, Mr. M.T. George and Mr. Samumel spoke.  More..


Catechism Teachers's One-day Seminar

The All Kerela seminar for Catechism Teachers was conducted at Amal Jyothi Engineering College Auditorium, Kanjirappally on 25th of July 2015. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General KCBC inaugurated the seminar. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan and Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil led the sessions. Rev. Dr. Jose Kollamkunnel and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of Studies addressed the audience.  More..


KLM- Diocesan Leaders Meet

KLM Diocesan Leaders Meet was conducted in POC on 25 -26th July 2015. It was inaugurated by Mr. Eugin Gomus, the Regional Labour Commissioner of Central Labour Ministry. The leaders discussed the problems and hardship faced by the workers in the unorganized sector. Mr. Joy Gothuruth, Mr.Shaju Antony and Rev. Fr. George Thomas guided the gathering.  More..


Privacy of Individaul should be respected - Deputy Secretary General

The Central Governments stand stating that the privacy of individuals is not a fundamental right should be taken for serious studies and evaluations. The serious social issues that might be created if Government, media, other individuals and public can enter one's privacy should be evaluated. If the situation of intruding into one's freedom arises, then it ends one's autonomy. This will slowly give rise to society's and Governments' dictatorship tendency. The right democratic culture is to respect the sacredness of individual personality by society and nation and respecting the common and legal standards of the society by individuals. The personal information required for Aadhar should be essential for the society discipline and legal conditions and should respect an individuals' rightful privacy. Freedom without a limit is not only discomforting for an individual but also for the society. One leads to dictatorship and the other to anarchy.  More..


The Mid-year meeting of the Women's Commission

The mid-year meeting of the women's commission was held on 22 July in the Little Flower Hall, POC, Palarivattom. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency, Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas. His Excellency, Dr. Varghese Chakkalackal inaugurated the meeting. The speciality of the meeting was the presence of Rev. Sr. Talisha S.D the National Secretary of the CBCI Women's Council. As a part of her official visit to various regions, the Kerala Region welcomed her. During that meeting Ms. Thara Johns, Secretary presented the annual report of the year 2014 December to 2015 January and also the interim report of the year 2015 January to 2015 July. Ms. Mary Loratta ,Joint Treasurer presented the accounts.  More..


Felicitation to award winner Adv. Charly Paul

Adv. Charly Paul was felicitated for receiving the state Government Award as best Activist 2015, in the field of anti-drug activities, on july 18th 2015. Cardinal Mar George Alenchery. Mr. V. M. Sudheeran, His Excellency, Mar Remigios Inchananiyil, Justice P. K. Shamsudheen, Mr. Benny Behanan MLA, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Rev. Fr. T. J Antony, Rev. Fr. Mathew Kilukkan, Rev. Fr. Paul Karachira. Rev. Fr. George Neeneeveetil. Rev. Fr. Jacob Manarparayil, Rev. Fr. Thomas Thaithottam, Mr. T. M. Varghese, Mr. Francis Perumana. Adv. N. Radakrishnan and Mr. Prasad Kuruvila were present.  More..


Women Unorganized workers' Camp

One of the objectives of the KLM is to empower the unorganized women workers in Kerala. KLM jointly with the Women Commission of Govt. of Kerala have conducted a leadership training camp for the women leaders from different areas of Kerala. This was convened on July 17-19 at POC, Ernakulam. This camp was inaugurated by Justice Mary Joseph of Kerala High Court. The Key note address was delivered by Mrs. Rosakutty Teacher, the State Chairperson of Women's Commission. Dr. Lissy Jose, the member of the Women's Commission and Rev. Dr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Director POC also addressed. The camp dealt with many subjects like Trade union Act, Women empowerment, welfare and other social security schemes in the Kerala State, the Changing world and its challenges, etc.  More..


The Temperance Commission Half Yearly Senate meeting

The temperance commission had their half yearly senate on the 18th of July 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat inaugurated the gathering. The reports were presented in the regional level and state level. Representatives from different Diocese were present for the meeting. Rev. Fr. T. J. Antony, Secretary Temperance Commission guided the programme,  More..


Hearty welcome to Rev. Fr. Saju Kuthodiputhenpurayil

Rev. Fr. Saju Kuthodipuhen purayil CST was given warm welcome in POC on July 14th 2015. He belongs to the congregation of Little Flower. He has Doctorate in Canon Law. He serves as the Judicial Vicar at Ernakulam- Ankamaly Archdiocese. He took charge as the Secretary of Social Harmony and Vi g i l a n c e Commission. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General introduced him to the community in the assembly of all the fathers, sisters and staff.  More..


Religious Artists' Meeting

In connection with the year of the Consecrated a gathering of the religious artists was conducted in POC on 9th July 2015. It discussed about the various possibilities of promoting Christian art in the Kerela Church. A coming together of all the religious artists from the state was also proposed.  More..


37th KCYM State Semi-Annual Senate Conference

37th KCYM State Semi-Annual Senate Conference commenced on 4th July 2015. His Excellency, Joseph Pandarasseril, Chairman, Youth Commission inaugurated the conference at Palarivattom, POC. KCBC Deputy Secretary Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, addressed the assembly. The State President, Shine Antony presided over the conference. Evaluation of social-cultural-political-communal activities of Kerala's 31 dioceses done as the Kerala Catholic Youth Movement has been advancing with the study topic, “Prophesying youth and dedicated spirit” for past 6 months. Also it was decided to discuss in the Senate regarding the activities of Rashtrasevak campaign and the policies that should be considered in the coming local-self Government election. The State President informed that in the next local-self Government election there will be more preference for the youth from Catholic diocese of Kerala which will be implemented through the campaign that announces the adage 'Youth for the service of the Nation'. He also added that in the next 6 months period, significant activities for advancing the social and cultural sectors of Kerala will be put into force. State Director Fr. Matthew Jacob Thiruvalil, State General Secretary Sijo Ambat, State Vice Presidents Sanoj Shaji Joseph and Lincy Augustine and State Secretaries Hima Albin, Divya Francis, Bijo Rajan and Antochan James spoke.  More..


Inauguration of the Psychology Course 2015-16

The weekend psychology course conducted by Pastoral Training Institute commenced on the 4th of July 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC inaugurated the Course. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier Ocd Welcomed everone. Dr. Aneesh K.R. gave the Key- note Address. Mr. Asoke R proposed vote of thanks. It is a one year programme dealing with the subjects basic counseling, abnormal Psychology, Transactional analysis, NLP, Leadership and Counselling Skills etc.  More..


KCC Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee of Kerala Catholic Council was held on 20th June. The meeting demanded a system for the transparency of Election fund of Political parties so as to have a corruption free Administration. Council also demanded a joint effort to maintain Communal and Religious harmony in Kerala. The Council also wanted the people to be vigilant against all the steps to kill the Religious harmony. It requested the Govt. to take steps to make available un adulterated food. It also requested the Govt. to takes steps to solve the problems of the Farmers and the Fishermen. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, KCBC Dy. Secretary General inaugurated the meeting. Mr. V C Georgekutty, Secretary, Dr. Chacko Kelamparambil, Jt. Secretary, Dr. Antony Ambat, Secretary, Laity Commission and the Pastoral Council Secretaries of the Dioceses spoke in the meeting.  More..


Seminar on Migration

KLM is a partner organization of WIF, the national level network of labour movements under CBCI o f f i c e f o r l a b o u r. KCBC Commission for Labour & Migrants is entrusted with the activities for the pastoral & social care of migrants, specially related with the interstate migration in Kerala. A regional Seminar on Migration was conducted by WIF in POC on June 16-17. His Excellency, Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil inaugurated the seminar. Delegates from neighboring states - Karnataka and Tamilnadu, various Dioceses and Congregations along with some activists and volunteers attended. Seminar approved a seven point programmes and entrusted KLM to coordinate and animate the various ministries done by different agencies.  More..


KCSL State Animators Conference

The conference of the animators of KCSL at the State Level was conducted in POC on June 13- 14, 2015. His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath inaugurated the conference. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil and Adv. Charley Paul presented the Papers. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt and Fr. Yesudas Pazhambilly spoke.  More..


Poorva Samithi 2015

On 13th June KCSL family gathering “Poorva Samithi” was held in POC. It was the Koinonia of all the living members of the KCSL family. It was inaugurated by Justice J. M. James. Rev. Dr. Stephan Alathara, Deputy Secretary General of CCBI and Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC graced the occasion. Rev.Fr.Yesudas Pazhambally welcomed everyone.Mr.Kuriachan Puthukkatil presided over and Mr. Jose Anoob delivered vote of thanks. All the senior members of KCSL were honored during the gathering.  More..


Wednesday Evening Bible Course (2015-2016)

The Commission has started a new batch of the Wednesday Evening Course of 40 weeks (2015 10th March 2015). 113 persons attend the course. It was inaugurated on the 10 the of June. His Excellency, Mar Joseph Kallarangat inaugurated the course. The first 20 minutes of the courseare dedicated to a preliminary introduction to biblical Hebrew.  More..


KCBC Monsoon session

The Kerela Catholic Bishop's Council was held from 9-11 June 2015. It was presided over by His beatitude Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the president of KCBC. He extended a warm and cordial welcome to all the members of the House. 34 Bishops participated in the monsoon session. One of the themes of discussion was the Extremism and its repercussions in the soci- ety. Rev Dr. Vincent Kundukulam, Dr. Syriac Thomas and Adv. Kurian Kannamthanam presented paper in the subject.  More..


Publication of the Compendium of Vocation Commission

The Text Books prepared for the holistic and integral development of the students with an emphasis on their moral and spiritual formation ensuring personal growth and social commitment were well appreci- ated. English version on the documents of Ministry of Vocation in the Catholic Church, edited by Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanat and also the book named 'Deivavily prolsahanam Enthu? Engane?' was released by the Cardinal by presenting the copy to His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Arch Bishop of Changanachery and His Excellency Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Bishop of Cochin.  More..


Moral Science Text book series Published

The Moral Science text Book (Value Education) series (English) named 'Life is Beautiful' for Standard I to X was officially published on 9th June 2015 in the joint meeting of KCBC and Major S u p e r i o r s o f R e l i g i o u s Congregations. His Beatitude car- dinal Moran Mor Baselios Mar Cleemis Catholicos published the Books by presenting the copies to His Grace Rt. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Arch Bishop of Trivandurm.  More..


Celebration of Media day & Award distribution

Award). Gurupooja Puraskar was presented to Rev. Dr. Anniyil Ninan Tharakan, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nechikkat, Dr. Jancy James, Prof. P.C. Thomas and Rev. Fr. Michael Panackal. The function was concluded with an 'Instrumental fusion' organized by Master Michael Joe Francis and also a Musical Drama, 'Monks of Thiberin' by the Lumen youth. The 49th World Media day celebration and KCBC Award distribution was done on 7th June 2014 at POC Palarivattom. KCBC Media Commission Chairman Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, Bishop of Vijayapuram inaugurated the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Director POC presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Secretary Media Commission and Rev. Fr. Vipin Xavier delivered speeches. The dignitaries honoured and awarded Trophy are Shri. Varghese Angamaly (Sahitya award), Shri. Lal Jose (Madhyama Award), Rev. Dr. Chacko Puthenpurackal (Darsanika Vyjnanika award), Award). Gurupooja Puraskar was presented to Rev. Dr. Anniyil Ninan Tharakan, Rev. Fr. Joseph Nechikkat, Dr. Jancy James, Prof. P.C. Thomas and Rev. Fr. Michael Panackal. The function was concluded with an 'Instrumental fusion' organized by Master Michael Joe Francis and also a Musical Drama, 'Monks of Thiberin' by the Lumen youth.   More..


Conference of Principals of English Medium Schools

A conference of Principals of English Medium Schools and also the Working Plan meeting for 2015-2016 of Catholic Teachers' Guild was jointly held on 7th June 2015. The progamme was inaugurated by the Ex Vice Chancellor of M G University, Dr. Syriac Thomas. He insisted for the quality service of Teachers towards the formation of youth in moral values. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenius, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum Arch Diocese reminded of the responsibility to make use of the creativity of the youth. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier, Rev. Fr. Yesudas pazhampilli, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappilly, Rev. Fr. Cyriac Thundiyil, Dr. Edward Edezhath, Mr.Joshy vadakken, Mr. Salu Pathalil and Mr. M L Xavier spoke in the function.  More..


Hearty welcome to Sr. Zeeta SIC

Rev. Sr. Zeeta SIC was given welcome to POC community on 1st June 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt introduced her to the community. She belongs to the Bethany Congrigation. She took charge as the POC Financial Administrator.  More..


Hearty welcome to Sr. Soja MSST

Rev. Sr. Soja MSST was given welcome to POC community on 1st June 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt introduced her to the community. She hails from Puthenvelikara. She belongs to t h e S t . Pa u l ' s C h r u c h , Manancherykunnu. She took charge as the secretary of the Pastoral Training Institiure.  More..


Farewell to Rev. Sr. Tessy MSST and Theresa FMC

On the first of June 2015, Rev.Sr.Tessy who had been serving as the Secretary to Pastoral Training Institute and Sr. Therese as the Librarian of the POC were given a Cordial send-off. Rev.Fr.Shibu Xavier propsosed the words of welcome. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan, Rev.Sr. Rosy Edasserry and Mrs. Tersitta Cleetus felicitated. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, the Direcor of POC thanked the sisters for their meritorious service to POC and presented a Memento to both the sisters. Rev.Dr.George Kurukkoor proposed the Vote of Thanks.  More..


T axation Advisory Committee Meeting

A Meeting of the Advisory Committee for Tax issues was convened at the POC. It was chaired by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Deputy Secretary General, KCBC.The meeting started with a prayer service. Rev. Fr. Simon Pallupetta, the Legal co-ordinator for Tax related issues welcomed the members. The meeting evaluated present situation of the matter of Tax. Sri. Romid, Chartered Accountant shared the members about the matter presented before the Hon'ble Finance Minister, Sri. Arun Jaitlee. He told that, Rev. Fr. John at CBCI is introduced to the Govt. department to monitor the case. The meeting entrusted Mr. L.Kuriakose to follow up the matters at New Delhi. Mr. Romid, Chartered Accountant presented the matter related to KBT of Hospitals and Religious Institutions and the meeting discussed those matters. Adv. Jose Kannamthanam was appointed to monitor the issues from the Head Quarters of the Church.  More..


The POC General Body Meeting

The General Body meeing of the POC was held on 13th May 2015 at St. Peter's Hall. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, the commission Vice Chairman presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Commission Secretary welcomed the members. The annual report 2014 and POC commission report were presented. Mr. P. C. Varghese presented the accounts. The meeting approved all the reports. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor proposed thanks to the members.  More..


The POC Commission Executive meeting

The POC Commission Executive meeting was held at St.Peter's Hall under the presidentship of Rt.Rev.Dr.Joseph Kariyil, Commission Vice Chairman. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkat the Secretary of the Commission welcomed the members and presented the report of the former meeting of Executive Committee. Mr.P.C.Varghese, Auditor presented the accounts and the meeting passed the audit report. Rev.Dr.George Kurukkoor voted thanks.  More..


Kadhosh Fest- Kottayam Region

Kadhosh Fest- Kottayam region Religious gathering was conducted in Chethana Pastoral Center on the 9th of May 2015, as part of the year of the consecrated. His Beatitude, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, president of KCBC inaugurated the 'Kadosh Fest' Celebration of holiness. Cardinal pointed out that the religious are the greatest gift of the Church and they should spread the joy of Gospel living. The Commission for Religious Chairman Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam gave the benedictory Message. His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkat presided over the gathering and also celebrated the thanksgiving Holy mass. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, and Secretary Sr. Rosina CMC also spoke. The conference witnessed the participation of 3000 Religious. Rev. Dr. Joseph Pamblani and Dr.Scaria Zacharia led the classes on “Consecrated in the 3rd millennium: Hopes and Challenges” and “Consecrated in building up of Kerala's culture” respectively. The Khadosh Fest was led by Fr. Saju Padijarakunnel OSB and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, the dean of studies.  More..


Bible Correspondence Contact Class

A contact class was arranged on 9th May 2015 at the POC in which 84 students participated. Rev. Dr. Philip Chembakassery delivered lectures on the book of Numbers. Rev. Sisters and laity, especially the Sunday school teachers, charismatic groups and NRI's show genuine interest in this Course.  More..


Corporate Manager's Legal Training

Two days legal training for Corporate Managers was conducted in POC on May5-6, 2015. His Excellency, Dr.Samuel Mar Irenios inaugurated the programme. 38 Managers were present for the training. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palakkappally led the training.  More..


Theatre workshop

The Media Commission of KCBC and the Kerala Jesus Youth jointly organized a Theatre workshop for five days at POC from 29th April 2014 onwards. KCBC Media Commission Chairman Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, Bishop of Vijayapuram inaugurated the Workshop. The Bishop made it specific that the values go deep in the heart of man when it is presented through Media. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Arikkat, Ex Animator of Jesus Youth presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Director POC, Shri. Leo Thadeus, Workshop Director and Rev. Fr. Antony Vipin, Joint Secretary of Media Commission spoke in the meeting. The classes were led by eminent personnel like Shri. Amal Neerad, Film Director, Mr. Leo Thadeus, Film Director, Mr. Alphons Joseph, Music Director & Singer, Mr. Joseph Nellickal, Art Director, Dr. Ramesh Varma,Theatre expert, Mr. Sajeev Nambiath,Theatre trainer, Mr. V. J. Traven V,Music Director & Singer, Mr. Saji Surendranath, Theatre Expert and Shri. Thampi Asan, Chavittunadakaom.  More..


Kadhosh Fest- Kannur Region

The kadhosh Fest Kannur region was on 25th of April at Thaliparambu. His Excellency, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Cathoicos, President KCBC inaugurated the gathering.His Grace, Mar Joseph Perumthottam congratulated and thanked the Consecrated for the strong progress of the Consecrated in Thrissur area thus reinforcing family reformation. Consecrated are the example of holines and witnesses of joy, said Archbishop Mar George Njaralakkatt in his presidential address. His Excellency, Mar pandarasseriyil graced the occasion. His Excellency, Rev.Dr.Alex Vadakumthala celebrated the Holy Eucharist, thanking the Lord for the Gift of the religious. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Fr.Jaimon MCBSand KCMS President, Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI delivered speeches. Almost 1500 religious attended the conference. Dr.Joseph Pamblani and Dr.Jose Mariayadas OIC presented the topics “Consecrated in 3rd millennium: Hopes and challenges” and “Consecrated in building up Kerala's culture” respectively. Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD led the gathering.  More..


Pastoral Leadership Workshop

The Pastoral training Institute conducted a pastoral Leadership workshop for the Religious on 20th to 24th April 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC presided over and inaugurated the workshop. He reminded the Religious of the Pope Francis' exhortation in the Year of the consecrated to Rejoice and Wake up the world in order to fresh up and encourage the missionary spirit in religious. The Consecrated should nourish the Church by providing service in their various respective sectors; reminded Fr. Varghese. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor, Rev. Dr. Matthew Jacob Thiruvalil OIC, Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Sr. Tessy MSST and Sr. Antonito SBS delivered speeches. Mr.Dony Peter, International Trainer led the workshop.  More..


KLM Zonal Directors' and Directors' Meet

The meeting of the Zonal Directors was held at POC on April 13, 2015. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt inaugurated the meeting. There was an evaluation talk by Dr. Martin Patrick on central Govt. budget presentation, its priorities, allocations and preferences. It was on this basis the discussions was done and the action plan was decided. A meeting of the Diocesan directors was held on March 16 and 17 at POC, Ernakulam. The second meeting was held at POC on July 17. They selected some of the Dioceses to have special attention to form parish units and to give formation to the leaders elected from those units.  More..


Counselling Course

A thirty days counseling course was conducted in POC for preparing the counselors for schools. His Excellency, Joseph Mar Thomas inaugurated the training programme. 20 aspiring teachers participated in the programme.  More..


Departmental training for Teachers

A fifteen days training for Departmental test was held from11th to 25th April 2015 at POC. 20 teachers who are preparing for the post of HM's in the aided schools participated. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC inaugurated the training. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappally conducted the seminar.  More..


KCBC Women's Commission Executive meeting.

State level meeting of KCBC Women's Commission Executives was held at Palarivattom POC. Chairman Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas presided over the meeting. POC Director Rev.Dr.Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General, KCBC inaugurated . Mar Matthew Anikuzhikkattil, Vice Chairman Women's commission delivered the benedictory Address. Commission decided to visit the tortured tribal girls of Attapaadi. Moreover, decision was taken to organize one day hunger strike by putting on muzzle at all district headquarters across Kerala to protest against various crimes and abuses towards women in the state. Various dioceses presented the previous reports. Future activities were discussed. Prof. Thara Johns, Prof. Mary Augustine, Ms. Jain Ansil, Ms. Sincy Parel, C. Jose Maria and Rev. Fr, Wilson Ilavathunkalkoonan spoke.   More..


Managing Council of Bible Society

Managing Council of Kerala Catholic Bible Society was convened on 11th April 2015. Vice Chairman of Society, Mr.Antony Palimattom presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Joshy Mayyattil, Secretary, KCBC Bible Commission presented the Report of activities which was passed by the Council. Rev. Sr. Nima CTC presented the Income Expenditure statement of Membership fee collections for the year 2014-2015.  More..


Jesus Fraternity Executive Committee meeting

The Executive meeting of the Jesus Fraternity was held at POC on Friday April 10th 2015. There were 14 participants. His Excellency Archbishop Thomas Mar Kuriloos, Chairman Jesus Fraternity presided over the meeting. In his presidential address he thanked all the members and requested to surrender our heart and soul in this ministry. Rev.Fr.Yesudas Kodiveetil, the state Director welcomed the members and said that the role of Executive members in strengthening the local and Diocesan units are very important. They need to be in the forefront of the ministry. The members spoke about the different activities they are doing in this ministry. There was a discussion about the centers and its functioning. The members felt that it would be ideal if the inmates can learn some work like book binding, umbrella making or stabilizer assembling etc… It would be useful when they go out of the centers after completeing the period of stay. The Director was entrusted to talk with the Directors of each centre and check the possibilities of having some units of small scale industry in our centers. Rev. Fr. Joy Tharackal, former State Director delivered vote of thanks.  More..


Vigilance Commission Secretaries meeting

Vigilance Commission Secretaries meeting was held on 5th March, 2015. His Excellency Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil inaugurated the meeting. In the inaugural address the Bishop told that it is through prayer and renunciation that a Christian face evil, extremism and oppression. The Assembly condemned the merciless slaughter and tortures of the extremists in the Middle East countries. KCBC Deputy Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt presided over the Assembly. Fr. Mathew Chandrankunnel addressed the assembly and presented the theme. Fr. George Madathip a r a m b i l , Fr. Kur i a kose Mundadan and Fr. Jolly Vadakkan delivered speeches. The assembly was organized and controlled by Social Harmony and vigilance commission Secretary Fr. Josey Ponnambal.  More..


KCBC Pro-Life Ministry Executives and resource persons.

When life is brutally murdered, 'in mother's womb as well as outside', and when the weak ones are tortured by the strong, we cannot be indifferent; said KCBC Pro-Life Director Rev.Fr. Jose Kottayil, inaugurating the meeting held at POC for the KCBC Pro-Life ministry Executives and Resource persons. The meeting was arranged on the occasion of observing Global Life day on March 25 by the Catholic Church. The Samithy President George F Xavier presided over. General Secretary Sabu Jose, Sr. Mary George FCC, Adv. Jose K A , Adv. Josy Xavier Kochi, Yugesh Pulikkan Kuravilangad, Salu Abraham, James Aazhchangaadan and Martin Noonus delivered speeches. The meeting decided to conduct intense prayers in the Holy week against the violence towards life and also to donate life saving Blood in the place of bloodshed. The KCBC requested the Pro-Life Ministry to come forward for leading the KCBC proclaimation to pray and repent against the violence all over the world.   More..


Taxation Committee Meeting

Taxation Committee meeting was held in POC on March 24th 2015. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt presided over the meeting and Rev.Dr. Thomas Manjakunnel CMI welcomed the participants. Mr. Alocious Alathara presented the report of previous meeting held on 24 February 2015.Sri. Jose Kannamythanam, Advocate of High Court of Kerala presented the current situation of the case. Sri. L. Kuriakose read the order issued by the Chief commissioner of Income Tax Department in which it was stated that the TDS will not be insisted on the income of Religious people until an order of the Court is issued to deduct tax at source of income. The meeting decided to submit a petition to the CBDT before 30th March 2015. The meeting delegated Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt to present the magnitude of the matter, before the Bishop dignitaries and thereby to make arrangements to present the case before the Finance Minister, Govt. of India, Sri. Arun Jaitlee.  More..


Farewell to PTI Msc Psychology Students

On completion of the Msc psychology course, the PTI students were given a warm and prayerful sent off on 24th March 2015. It was given in the presence of all the Fathers and Sisters of the POC family. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkat presided over the ceremony. There was a prayer service, a short time of evaluation, sharing of the experiences, words of appreciation etc. The students thanked everyone and received blessings from the Fathers and Sisters. Rev.Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD, Dean of Studies and Sr.Tessy animated the function. The grand dinner put an end to the programme.  More..


Kadosh Fest -Trichur Region

The gathering of the Religious (Kadhosh Fest) of Trichur Region was celebrated on the 21st of March 2015. His Beatitude, Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis Cathoicos, President of KCBC inaugurated the gathering. ''The Consecrated are the finest gifts of the third millennium''; said Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, inaugrating the c o n f e r e n c e . A r c h b i s h o p congratulated and thanked the Consecrated for the steady progress of the Consecrated in Thrissur area and for reinforcing family reformation. ''Consecrated are the symbol of holiness and witnesses of joy. The celebration of holiness is the going back to the spirituality of the Founders. This retrospection of one's own life should lead to discernment''; said Archbishop Mar Andrews Thazhath in his presidential address. He also told that discernment should lead to retrospection. Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Chairman Religious Commission also addressed the conference. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Fr. Walter CMI and Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI, President KCMS delivered speeches. Almost 3000 Religious from Thrissur, Irinjalakkuda, Palakkad, Kotapuram and Sultanpet Dioceses attended the conference. Rev.Dr. Jimmy Poochakkatt and Dr. Mary Regina presented papers on the topics “Consecrated in 3rd millennium: Hopes and challenges” and “Consecrated in building up Kerala's culture” respectively. Rev.Br. Tom Allen, Sr. Maria FCC, Fr. Joy CMI, Sr. Jeryl SABS and Sr. Arpitha CMC participated in the discussion. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Fr. Jolly Vadakkan, Fr. Jacobi OSJ, Fr. Jose Chittilapalli CMI and Fr. Jose Paul CMI led the seminar.  More..


Pastoral Training Institute Valedictory Function

The valedictory function of ''weak end psychology'' course was conducted on 14th March 2015 at POC. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkat, Dy. Secretary General inaugurated the function. Rev.Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD proposed the words of welcome. The students shared their own experiences. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt distributed certificates to the students. Sr. Resmi proposed vote of thanks to the assembly.  More..


Three day Seminar on Theology of Body

The Pastoral Training Institute conducted a seminar on the Theology of Body from 13th to 15th of March. It was inaugurate by His Excellency Mar Thomas Chakyath. Man is called to rise towards God, the greater good, through goodness; said Bishop Mar Thomas Chakyath. What really makes a man is his ability to act upon his conviction to do what and what not to do, added Bishop Mar Thomas Chakyath in his inaugural speech. Bishop also said that the body and mind of man is indivisibly connected and that the body cannot be taken as a mere object. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor presided over. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil delivered a speech. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Mr. Alex Mathew, Sr. Jeslina and Sr. Tessy Antony MSST also delivered speeches. Rev.Dr. Gregory R.B., Rev. Fr. Martin Antony ODM, Rev.Fr. Grimbald Lanthaparambil, Rev.Dr.Wilson Srambikkal OCD, Rev. Fr. Jose Kotayil, Rev.Dr.Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil OIC led different sessions on Theology of Body.  More..


Meeting of the Sarathy Commission

The 15th annual meeting and celebration of the Sarathy commission was on 11th March 2015 at POC. It was inaugurated by His Grace, Dr.Thomas Mar Koorilos,Chairman Justice, peace and Development Commission. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency, Mar George Madathikandathil. His Excellecy, Mar Thomas Chakyath, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC, Fr.Yesudas Kodiveetil and Rev.Fr.Varghese Karippery addressed the gathering.  More..


Kadosh Fest- Trivandrum Region

Khadosh Fest- Trivandrum Region gathering of the Religious was on the 7th March 2015. His Beatitude, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos inaugurated the function. His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam presided over the meeting. His Grace, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, His Excellency, Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios, His Excellency, Dr .Samuel Mar Irenios and His Excellency Dr. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom addressed the assembly. Rev. Dr. Mayyatil and Dr. Paul Thelakkat led the remaining sessions. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General KCBC welcomed the gathering and Rev. Fr. Zacharias OCD delivered Vote of thanks. Rev. Dr. Prasad Theruvath OCD, Rev. Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD, Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC and Rev.Fr. Bovas also addressed the gathering.   More..


Kadosh Fest- Trivandrum Region

Khadosh Fest- Trivandrum Region gathering of the Religious was on the 7th March 2015. His Beatitude, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos inaugurated the function. His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam presided over the meeting. His Grace, Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, His Excellency, Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios, His Excellency, Dr .Samuel Mar Irenios and His Excellency Dr. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom addressed the assembly. Rev. Dr. Mayyatil and Dr. Paul Thelakkat led the remaining sessions. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General KCBC welcomed the gathering and Rev. Fr. Zacharias OCD delivered Vote of thanks. Rev. Dr. Prasad Theruvath OCD, Rev. Fr.Shibu Xavier OCD, Rev. Sr. Rosina CMC and Rev.Fr. Bovas also addressed the gathering.   More..


Bible Apostolate Directors' Meeting

The Diocesan Bible Apostolate Directors' meeting was held in POC on 5th March 2015. The Directors shared their ideas and visions about the Bible Apostolate. Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil guided the discussion.  More..


Central Budget & Unorganized workers: Symposium

A Budget evaluation Symposium was conducted by KLM in POC on March 15. The evaluation was presented by Dr. Martin Patrick, famous economist. Leaders from different areas especially from different Trade unions and Political parties participated.  More..


Protest on the Human Disaster

The social Harmony and vigilance Commission organized a protest meeting on the 2nd of March 2015 against the killing of innocent Christians in the Middle East. They also conducted a way of the Cross to express the solidarity and communion with the persecuted. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Dy. Secretary General KCBC, Rev. Dr. Josy Ponnambel and many other Priests and Sisters participated.  More..


General Body Meeting of Temperance Commission

General body meeting of the Temperance Commission was held on 2nd March 2014. Mar Remegius Inchananiyil, Bishop of Thamarassery, Chairman KCBC Temperance Commission inaugurated the meeting. The Chairman of State Madya virudha samithy Justice P K Shamsudheen presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Rev. Fr. T J Antony, Adv. Charley Paul, Mr. Prasad Kuruvila, Rev. Fr. Paul Karachira, Mr. Antony Jacob, Mr. K J Poulose, Mr. A D Raphael, Mr. Joykutty Lukose, Mr. James Muttikkal, Mr. Yohannan Antony, Mr. V D Raju, Mr. Thomaskutty Manakunnel and Sr. Annies Thottappilly spoke on the occasion. The best activist award was presented to Mr. Sunny Payikkat and the best Student award was presented to Mr. Serin Xavier. Diocesan awards were won by Alleppy, Manathavady, and Thamarassery Dioceses.  More..


Kadosh Fest- Ernakulam region Religious Gathering.

Kadhosh Fest- Ernakulam region Religious gathering was conducted in POC on the 28th of February 2015, as part of the year of the Consecrated. His Beatitude Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis Catholicos, President of KCBC inaugurated the 'Kadosh Fest', the Celebration of holiness. Cardinal pointed out that the religious are the rich heritage of the Church and they should spread the joy of living Gospel. The Chairman of the Commission for Religious, Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam in his presidential speech said that the religious present the pre-enjoyment of life in heaven in this world itself. He also added that it should be possible for the Religious to bring in to their life the memories of the early Christian society. Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal, Archbishop, Verapoly also addressed the audience. His Excellency, Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath celebrated the Holy Mass. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCMS President Fr. Thomas Manjakkunnel CMI and Secretary Sr. Rosina CMC also spoke. The conference was blessed with the participation of 1200 ascetics from Ernakulam- Ankamaly, Verapoly, Kochi, Allepey, Kothamangalam and Idukki Dioceses. Rev. Dr. Vincent Kundukulam and Dr. Alexander Jacob IPS presented papers on topics "Consecrated in the 3rd millennium: Hopes and Challenges" and "Consecrated in building up of Kerala's culture" respectively. Dr. Edward Edezhath, Sr. Little Teresa CMC and Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakkan presented the responses. The Seminar was led by Fr. Siju Illikkal NSP, Fr. Sijo Arikkatt OFM Capt., Fr. Francis Chaandan IMS, Fr. Devassy Chirakkal SDB, Fr. Tomy Nambiamparambil CMI, Fr. John Thalachira CMI and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, the Dean of studies.   More..


POC Staff Picnic

A picnic of the POC staff and the PTI students was organized on Tuesday 24th February. Rev. Fr.Varghese Vallikkat, Rev. Fr .Jolly Vadackan, Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil, Rev. Fr.Yesudas Kodiveetil, Rev. Fr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil, Rev. Fr.Jacob Palackappally, Rev. Fr. George Kurukkoor, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD led the team. We visited high Range of Vagamon, St.Alphonsa Nagar, Kurisumala etc. The trip started at 8 am and returned at 10.30 pm.   More..


Kadosh Fest- Kozhikode region

Kadosh Fest, the gathering of the Religious in the Kozhikode Region was on the 21st of February 2015. His Beatitude, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos inaugurated the gathering. His Excellency, Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal presided over. Mar Remigiose Inchaniyil gave the Benedictory address. Rev. Fr Shaiju Perumttikunnel MCBS welcomed the gathering and Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt said vote of thanks. Rev. Fr. Jose kottayil and Mr. Benny Punnathara led the sessions. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Rev. Dr. Thomas Manjakunnel, and Rev.Sr. Rosina CMC addressed the gathering. Around 1000 Religious participated in the gathering.  More..


Home day Celebrations

POC home day celebrations began at 9.30 am with a solemn Eucharisitic Clebration offered by His Excellency, Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Secretary General of KCBC. After the Holy Mass, Bishop Joseph Kariyil inaugurated the public meeting at 11 am. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadackan did welcome speech and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier, Dean of studies proposed vote of thanks. As a part of the celebration the chief dignitary of the meeting, Rev. Fr. Joseph Kannath, the visionary behind the center, POC was honored in the meeting. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor was also honored for his twenty five years of service to POC. The PTI students published their magazine, "Darpanam" during the celebration. The POC annual report of 2014 was released by the Bishop. The PTI students, Psychology students, Sisters and POC staff staged various programmes  More..


Jesus Fraternity- the Diocesan Director's Meet

The DiocesanDirector's meet of Jesus fraternity was held at POC on Thursday 12th February, 2015. There were 12 participants from different Dioceses. His Excellency, Thomas Mar Koorilos the Chairman of Jesus Fraternity presided over the meeting. Rev.Fr.Yesudas Kodiveettil welcomed the participants. Rev.Fr.Varghese Vallikkatt, Director of POC addressed the audience and spoke about the service of Jesus fraternity as a service beyond the boundaries of law. His Excellency, Thomas Mar Koorilos, in his presidential address reminded the audience that we need to be fruitful and to be fruitful we need to be humble and to be humble we need to live in Jesus and then there will be lasting fruit.  More..


Management training of Education Commission

The training programme for the HR Managers, General Managers, and Entrepreneurs of Educational Institutions and Hospitals were conducted at POC Palarivattom from 9 to 13 February 2015. The Education Commission Secretary of Syro-Malabar Church, Rev. Dr. George Madathiparambil inaugurated the programme. Rev. Fr Vargese Vallikat, Deputy secretary General of KCBC presided over the inaugural meeting. 48 members from various institutions in Kerala attended. The classes were led by Scholars in Civil law, Labour law, Income tax, Provident fund, ESI, Wages Act etc.  More..


Meeting of Bible society Promoters

Meeting of Bible society Promoters was convened on 7th Feb. 2014. It was decided to expedite the Membership campaign. A cash award was declared for those who collect highest number of Membership during the period from 15 to 31 of March. Accordingly Rev. Sr. Mary Treas CTC and Smt. Jancy Jacob were awarded Cash award. Mr. Antony Palimattom and Mrs. Anitha were awarded consolation prizes.   More..


Workshop on Media and Social Communication

A National level training on Media and Social Communication was conducted in POC as a joint venture of KCBC Media Commission and CBCI office for Social Communication. Rev. Fr. George Plathotam led the sessions. The representatives from other States also participated.  More..


KLM General Body Meeting & Election of Office Bearers

The Annual General Body Meeting for the year 2014 which was held at POC, Ernakulam on 25th & 26th January, 2015 was inaugurated by Mr. M. K. Premachandran M.P. Bishop Mar Jose Porunnedam, Chairman of the Labour Commission presented the Key note words. KLM State President Sri. Joy Gothuruth presided over the function. The proceedings of the meeting were held in the presence of Rev. Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil, State Director. The Annual Report and annual Accounts of the year 2014 were presented and passed unanimously. Diocesan reports and the reports of the activities of Forums were also presented. Assembly prepared the guide lines and thrusts of Diocesan as well as State level action plan for the year of 2015. New office bearers to the KLM for the years 2015-16 were elected. They are M/s Sebastian Palamparambil (President), Kureepuzha M. George (Vice President), Shaju Antony, (Vice President), Babu Thannikkott (General Secretary), Geeevarghese Kulathinal, (Treasurer) Palapoor Ravi, P. C. Kunjappan , George Ambazham, Denny Thengumpilli and K.N. Stephan Kottarathil as Secretaries. Ms. Sobha Antony and Molly Joby are the Women Forum President and General secretary respectively. National level leaders and State presidents of workers' forums are the Ex officio members of KLM State Executive Committee.  More..


Seminar on Ghar Vapasi, Religious Liberty and Challenges in India

Under the auspices of various Commissions of Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council, a seminar on the topic “Ghar Vapasi, Religious liberty and free India” was conducted at POC on 24th of January 2015. The seminar was inaugurated by Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kal l a r a c kal, Archbishop, Verapoly. Rev. Dr.Varghese Vallikkatt, Director,POC presided over. National Human Rights commission member Justice Syriac Joseph and PSC Chairman Dr. K.S. Radha krishnan led classes on topics “Religious liberty a human right: In the light of Indian Constitution” and “Religious conversion: Historical and cultural background and contemporary reality” respectively. The Panel discussion on topic “Ghar Vapasi and minority protection” was represented by Adv.P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, Dr. Sebastian Paul and Adv. Mayankutty Mather. KCBC Deputy Secretary General Rev.Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCBC Dialogue and Ecumenism Commission Secretary Rev. Fr. Robin Kannanchira CMI, KCBC Laity Commission Secretary Adv. Antony Ambat, POC Dean of Studies Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, KCBC Vigilance Commission Secretary Rev.Fr. Josy Ponnambal and KCC Secretary Mr. V.C. Georgekutty were steering the organization of the Seminar.  More..


Management Training for staff of Educational Institutions and Hospitals

A Training programme for the HR Managers, General Managers, and Entrepreneurs of Educational Institutions and Hospitals were conducted at POC Palarivattom from 19 to 23 January 2015 .The programme was inaugurated by Rev. Fr.Varghese Vallikatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC. Classes were led by Eminent scholars in Civil law, Labour law, Income tax, Provident fund, ESI, Wages Act etc. 25 delegates participated the training. Certificate and trophy were distributed to all the participants  More..


Meeting of Principals and Managers of Educational Institutions

The meeting of Principals and Managers of Educational Institutions in the South Zone was held on 17th January 2015 at Christu Jyothi Animation centre, Kottiyam. Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanly Roman, Bishop of Quilon inaugurated the meeting. In the inaugural address he expressed his concern on the tendency today to avoid the Aided Institutions, especially those run by the Minorities. He requested the Teachers to be Christian witness. The Key note address was given by the CBCI Education Commission Secretary Rev. Dr. Joseph Manippadam. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappilli. Rev. Fr. Yohannan Mulamootil, Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthenpura, Mr. Joshy Vadakken, Mr. Jose K Nelluvelil and Mr. J Mariadas, addressed the group. 200 delegates from 10 Dioceses in the Zone attended the meeting. 79  More..


Symposium of School Principals and Managers

The meeting of School Principals and Managers of Central zone was held on 16th January 2015 at Ashir Bhavan, Kacherippady. Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal, Arch Bishop of Verapoly inaugurated the symposium. In the presidential address Mar Andrews Thazhath,Chairman of KCBC Education Commission pointed out the 60 year old Teacher package as irrelevant today. It was requested to revise the Teacher student Ratio in tune with the Laws of Educational Rights of the centre. Rev. Dr. Joseph Manippadam delivered the Key note address. Rev. Fr. Vargheses Vallikkat, Director POC, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappilli, Secretary, Rev. Fr. Antoy Chillithissery, Rev. Fr. Felix Chullickal, Mr. Joshy Vadakken and Mr. M. L. Xavier spoke in the function. 250 delegates from 10 Dioceses in the central zone participated.  More..


Symposium of School Principals and Managers

The meeting of School Principals and Managers of North zone was held on 15th January 2015 at the Auditorium of Mother of God Cathedral, Kozhikode. In the inaugural address Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalackal, Bishop of Calicut Diocese condemned the existing organized agenda in our country to upset the secular values in the Education sector and also the campaign against the Minorities. He earnestly appealed all Hindus, Christians and Muslims to come forward united together to safe guard the Secular v a l u e s . M a r R e m e g i u s I n c h a n a n i y i l , B i s h o p o f Thamarassery Diocese presided over the meeting. In his presidential address he reminded of our responsibility to highlight the moral values in the Education system. Key note address was given by Rev. Dr. Joseph Manippadam, Secretary, CBCI Education Commission. Very. Rev. Msgr. Thomas Panackal, Very. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Arackal, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackapilly, Rev. Fr, shibu Kalarickal and Mr. Joshy Vadakken also addressed the group. 250 delegates from 10 Dioceses from the Malabar zone attended.  More..


KCBC Women's Commission Executive Meeting

The first Executive meeting of the Commission was held on 1st January 2015 at POC Palarivattom. The meeting was presided over by Bishop Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas, Chairman, KCBC Women's Commission. The meeting discussed about the future programmes and the appointment of the new office bearers. In the meeting it was decided to prepare and circulate questionnaire to collect feedback regarding women's reservation for the parish council. The meeting expressed its concern about the violence against women and children.  More..


Christian media Portal Discussion

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Send off - Sr. Nima

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POC Staff Outing

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Home day Celebration - POC

Silver Jubily Mass - Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt  More..


Reception of Bp. Jose Pulickal

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KLM Symposium

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Karunyavarsha padanasibiram

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Karunyavarsha padanasibiram

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"THOOLIKA"

"THOOLIKA" Literary camp for youth on 15-17 April 2016  More..


Managing Council

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Directors Meeting

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Bible Society Executive Committe

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Silver Jubilee Celebration

Silver Jubilee Celebration at St.George Church,Valacode  More..


Art Camp "VARA 2016"

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One Month Counselling Course

Certificate course in Counselling and personality Development A unique self-development and life skill programme for Students,Teachers,Priests,Sisters,Social workers,and parents.  More..


കാരുണ്യം സഭയുടെ പ്രേഷിത മുഖമാകണം

വ്യക്തികളും സമൂഹവും സഭയൊന്നാകെയും ദൈവത്തിന്റെ കരുണ വെളിപ്പെടുത്തുന്ന ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ പ്രേഷിത ദൗത്യത്തില്‍ പങ്കുചേരണമെന്ന് കെസിബിസി ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് പറഞ്ഞു. കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി പിഒസിയില്‍ നടന്നു വരുന്ന ത്രിദിന പഠന ശിബിരത്തിന്റെ ഉദ്ഘാടന സമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. അനീതിയും ദാരിദ്ര്യവും പാപവുമുള്ളിടത്ത് കാരുണ്യമായി വെളിപ്പെടുന്ന ദൈവസ്‌നേഹത്തിന്റെ പ്രഘോഷകരും പ്രേഷിതരുമാകണം ക്രൈസ്തവരെന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു. കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തകനും സെഹിയോന്‍ മിനിസ്ട്രി സ്ഥാപകനുമായ ജൂഡ്‌സണ്‍ സമ്മേളനം ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു.
ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, റവ. ഡോ. സ്റ്റാന്‍ലി മാതിരപ്പള്ളി, റവ. ഡോ. ജോഷി മയ്യാറ്റില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ജെയിംസ് ആനാപറമ്പില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ജോസഫ് തൊണ്ടിപ്പറമ്പില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ഓസി കളത്തില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ഗ്രിഗറി ആര്‍ബി, റവ. ഡോ. വില്‍സണ്‍ സ്രാമ്പിക്കല്‍ ഒ.സി.ഡി., റവ. ഫാ. പീറ്റര്‍ റ്റാജേഷ്, റവ. ഡോ. ഗ്രിംബാള്‍ഡ് ലന്തപ്പറമ്പില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. മാത്യു ജേക്കബ് തിരുവാലില്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ജേക്കബ് റോള്‍ഡന്റ് എന്നിവര്‍ ക്ലാസുകള്‍ക്കു നേതൃത്വം നല്കും. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, ഫാ. ജോളി വടക്കന്‍, സി. ആന്‍സീന, സി. ക്രിസ്റ്റീന, ഫാ. ഷിബു സേവ്യര്‍ ഒസിഡി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.   More..


കാരുണ്യത്തിന്റെ മുഖങ്ങളായി ക്രൈസ്തവര്‍ നിലകൊള്ളണം: ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ തോമസ് ചക്യത്ത്‌

പിതാവായ ദൈവത്തിന്റെ കാരുണ്യത്തിന്റെ മുഖം ഈ ലോകത്തില്‍ ക്രൈസ്തവര്‍ പ്രതിഫലിപ്പിക്കണം. പിഒസിയില്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷ പഠനശിബിരം ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തുകൊണ്ട് സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ തോമസ് ചക്യത്ത്. കരുണയും വാത്സല്യവും നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ട് ഹൃദയം കഠിനമായിക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തില്‍ കരുണയുടെ നിറുത്താത്ത പ്രവാഹമായി നാം മാറണം. അപരന്റെ മൂല്യം മനസ്സിലാക്കുന്നവരും ദൈവസ്‌നേഹത്തെപ്രതി അപരനുവേണ്ടി നിലകൊള്ളുന്നവരുമാകണം നമ്മള്‍, അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു.
ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, റവ. ഫാ. ജോളി വടക്കന്‍, റവ. ഡോ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ പുതുശ്ശേരി സി.എസ്.റ്റി, റവ. ഫാ. ഷിബു സേവ്യര്‍ ഒസിഡി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.
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റവ. ഡോ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ പുതുശ്ശേരി സിഎസ്.റ്റി. കെസിബിസി ബൈബിള്‍ കമ്മീഷന്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി

ചെറുപുഷ്പസഭാംഗമായ റവ. ഡോ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ പുതുശ്ശേരിയെ കെസിബിസി ബൈബിള്‍ കമ്മീഷന്‍ സെക്രട്ടറിയായി കേരള കത്തോലിക്കാ മെത്രാന്‍ സമിതി നിയോഗിച്ചു. കേരള കാത്തലിക് ബൈബിള്‍ സൊസൈറ്റിയുടെ സെക്രട്ടറിയായും അദ്ദേഹം സേവനം ചെയ്യും.
ഫാ. ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ എറണാകുളം-അങ്കമാലി അതിരൂപതയിലെ പുത്തന്‍പള്ളി ഇടവകാംഗമാണ്. റോമിലെ ഗ്രിഗോറിയന്‍ യൂണിവേഴ്‌സിറ്റിയില്‍ നിന്നും ബൈബിളില്‍ ഡോക്ടറേറ്റു കരസ്ഥമാക്കിയിട്ടുള്ള ഇദ്ദേഹം കേരളത്തിനകത്തും പുറത്തുമുള്ള നിരവധി സെമിനാരികളില്‍ ബൈബിള്‍ പ്രൊഫസറാണ്. വയനാട്ടില്‍ സാന്താമരിയ സൈക്കോസ്പിരിച്ച്വല്‍ സെന്ററിന്റെ സ്ഥാപക ഡയറക്ടറായി സേവനം അനുഷ്ഠിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം.   More..


റവ. ഫാ. തോംസണ്‍ പഴയചിറപീടികയില്‍ കെസിഎസ്എല്‍ സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ ഡയറക്ടര്‍

തിരുവനന്തപുരം മലങ്കര മേജര്‍ അതിരൂപതാംഗവും അഞ്ചല്‍ ഇടമുളയ്ക്കല്‍ സെന്റ് തോമസ് മലങ്കര കത്തോലിക്കാ പള്ളി വികാരിയുമായ റവ. ഫാ. തോംസണ്‍ പഴയചിറപീടികയില്‍ കെസിഎസ്എല്‍ സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ ഡയറക്ടറായി നിയമിതനായി. 2015 ഡിസംബറില്‍ പിഒസിയില്‍ കൂടിയ കെസിബിസി യോഗത്തിലാണ് നിയമനം നടന്നത്. അടൂര്‍ തിരുഹൃദയ മലങ്കര കത്തോലിക്കാ പള്ളി ഇടവകാംഗമായ ഫാ. തോംസണ്‍ എം.സി.വൈ.എം. സോണല്‍ ഡയറക്ടറുമാണ്. കേരളത്തിലെ 25 രൂപതകളിലായി 6 ലക്ഷത്തോളം അംഗങ്ങളുള്ള വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥിപ്രസ്ഥാനമായ കെസിഎസ്എല്‍ ഈയിടെയാണ് അതിന്റെ ശതാബ്ദി മഹാജൂബിലി ആഘോഷിച്ചത്.   More..


മദ്യനിരോധന നയം

നിലവില്‍ കേരള സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച് നടപ്പിലാക്കിവരുന്ന മദ്യനിരോധന നയം അട്ടിമറിക്കാന്‍ ഒരു ശക്തിയെയും അനുവദിക്കില്ലെന്ന് ആര്‍ച്ചുബിഷപ് ഡോ. സൂസൈ പാക്യം പറഞ്ഞു. പാലാരിവട്ടം പിഒസിയില്‍ കേരളത്തിലെ മുഴുവന്‍ മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ പ്രസ്ഥാനങ്ങളുടെയും നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ നടത്തിയ മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ മഹാസമ്മേളനം ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു പ്രസംഗിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു ആര്‍ച്ചുബിഷപ്. മദ്യനിരോധനത്തിലേക്ക് നയിക്കാത്ത മദ്യവര്‍ജനം വിജയിപ്പിക്കാനാവില്ല. പ്രകടന പത്രികകളിലും പ്രസ്താവനകളിലും രാഷ്ട്രീയപാര്‍ട്ടികളും മുന്നണികളും അവരുടെ മദ്യനയം പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കണം. ഒളിഞ്ഞും തെളിഞ്ഞും മദ്യത്തെ പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ഭരണസംവിധാനം വേണ്ട. മദ്യസംസ്‌കാരത്തെ പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിക്കുന്നവര്‍ അധികാരത്തില്‍ വരരുത് ആര്‍ച്ചിബിഷപ് തുടര്‍ന്നു പറഞ്ഞു.
ചടങ്ങില്‍ കേരള മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ ഏകോപനസമിതി സംസ്ഥാന ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ജസ്റ്റീസ് പി.കെ. ഷംസുദ്ദീന്‍ അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ച. കെസിബിസി മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ സമിതി സംസ്ഥാന വൈസ് ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ബിഷപ് ഡോ. ജോസഫ് കാരിക്കശ്ശേരി മുഖ്യപ്രഭാഷണം നടത്തി. മദ്യനയം പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കുന്നില്ലെങ്കില്‍ ഭവിഷത്തുകള്‍ ഉണ്ടാകുമെന്നും നിലവിലെ നയം തിരുത്താന്‍ അനുവദിക്കില്ലെന്നും ബിഷപ് പറഞ്ഞു. കെസിബിസി ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, കെസിബിസി മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ സമിതി സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി ഫാ. ടി.ജെ ആന്റണി, കേരള മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ ഏകോപന സമിതി സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി അഡ്വ. ചാര്‍ളി പോള്‍, മദ്യനിരോധന സമിതി നേതാക്കളായ ഫാ. തോമസ് തൈത്തോട്ടം, റവ. ഡോ. ജേക്കബ് മണ്ണാറപ്രായില്‍ കോര്‍ എപ്പിസ്‌കോപ്പ, ടി.എം. വര്‍ഗീസ്, ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് മുഴുത്തേറ്റ്, പ്രൊഫ. റ്റി.എം. രവീന്ദ്രന്‍, ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് പെരുമന, ഫാ. പോള്‍ കാരാച്ചിറ, പ്രൊഫ്. ഒ.ജെ. ചിന്നമ്മ, ആന്റണി ജേക്കബ്, അഡ്വ. എന്‍ രാജേന്ദ്രന്‍ എം.ഡി. റാഫേല്‍, തോമസ്‌കുട്ടി മണക്കുന്നേല്‍, സേവ്യര്‍ പള്ളിപ്പാടന്‍, പി.എച്ച്, ഷാജഹാന്‍, ജോണ്‍സണ്‍ ഇടയാന്‍ന്മുള, രാജന്‍ അമ്പൂരി, പ്രൊഫ. വിന്‍സെന്റ് മാളിയേക്കല്‍, എസ്.എസ്. മുസ്തഫ, സി.സി. സാജന്‍ തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു. കേരളത്തിലെ 31 മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ സംഘടനകള്‍ സമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു.
രാഷ്ട്രീയ പാര്‍ട്ടികളും മുന്നണികളും മദ്യനിരോധനം നയമായി പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കുക, മദ്യനിരോധനം രാഷ്ട്രീയപാര്‍ട്ടികളുടെ പ്രകടപത്രികയില്‍ ഉള്‍പ്പെടുത്തുക, പൂട്ടിയ ബാറുകള്‍ ഒരിക്കലും തുറക്കാതിരിക്കുക, ബിയര്‍-വൈന്‍ പാര്‍ലറുകള്‍ അടച്ചുപൂട്ടുക, സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ മദ്യകച്ചവടത്തില്‍ നിന്നു പിന്മാറുക എന്നീ ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ ഉന്നയിച്ചായിരുന്നു മഹാസംഗമം നടത്തിയത്. തിരുവനന്തപുരം, എറണാകുളം, കോഴിക്കാട് എന്നീ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളിലും 14 ജില്ലകളിലും സമ്മേളനങ്ങള്‍ നടത്തുവാന്‍ തീരുമാനിച്ചു.
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കാരുണ്യ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളിലൂടെ സ്‌നേഹക്കുട്ടായ്മ രൂപപ്പെടണം കര്‍ദ്ദിനാള്‍ മാര്‍ ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് ആലേഞ്ചരി

കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ ചെയ്യുന്ന ദൈവവിശ്വാസികളുടെ സ്‌നേഹക്കൂട്ടായ്മ ഈ കാലഘട്ടത്തിന്റെ ആവശ്യാമാണെന്ന് കര്‍ദ്ദിനാള്‍ മാര്‍ ജോരജ്ജ് ആലഞ്ചേരി പറഞ്ഞു. ദൈവത്തിന്റെ മുഖം സ്‌നേഹവും കരങ്ങള്‍ കാരുണ്യമാണെന്നും സമൂഹത്തിന് വ്യക്തമാക്കേണ്ടത് ഈശ്വരവിശ്വാസികളുടെ ദൗത്യമാണ്. കാണപ്പെടുന്ന സഹോദനില്‍ ദൈവത്തെ കാണുവാനും ആവശ്യമായ ആഹാരം, വസ്ത്രം, ചികിത്സ , കിടപ്പാടം എന്നിവ ഉറപ്പു വരുത്തുവാനും ഓരോ വിശ്വാസിക്കും ഉത്തരവാദിത്തമുണ്ട്. നന്ദി നിറഞ്ഞ ഹൃദയത്തോടെ അര്‍ഹതയുളള സഹോദരങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് സഹായം ചെയ്തശേഷം വേണം ആരാധനയ്ക്കായി ദേവലയങ്ങളില്‍ പോകേണ്ടത്. അന്ത്യവിധിയില്‍ അപരനെ സഹായിച്ചതിനെക്കുറിച്ച് വിലയിരുത്തലുണ്ടാകുമെന്ന ദൈവവചനം മറക്കരുതെന്നും കര്‍ദ്ദിനാള്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. മറ്റു പല യാത്രകളില്‍ നിന്നും വ്യത്യസ്തമായി തെരുവില്‍ അലയുന്നവരെ കണ്ടെത്തി, ഭവനങ്ങളിലേക്ക് കൊണ്ടു പോകുന്ന കാരുണ്യയാത്ര മാതൃകാപരമാണെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു. കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ആവിഷ്‌കരിച്ച കാരുണ്യ കേരള സന്ദേശ മധ്യമേഖലയാത്ര എറണാകുളം കച്ചേരിപ്പടി ഹൗസ് ഓഫ് പ്രൊവിഡന്‍സില്‍ വച്ച് ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്ത് സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം.
കാരുണ്യ ഹൃദയമുളള മനുഷ്യരില്‍ ദൈവത്തിന്റെ സജീവ സാന്നിദ്ധ്യമുണ്ടെന്ന് അധ്യക്ഷപ്രസംഗത്തില്‍ ആര്‍ച്ച് ബിഷപ്പ് ഡോ. ഫ്രാന്‍സീസ് കല്ലറയ്ക്കല്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. വിശ്വാസിക്ക് അപരനെ അവഗണിക്കാന്‍ കഴിയില്ല. കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷാചരണം അയല്‍ക്കാരെ സ്‌നേഹിക്കാന്‍ ഇടവരുത്തണമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു.
കൊച്ചി നഗരത്തില്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്ന നൂറോളം ജീവകാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തകരേയും പ്രസ്ഥാനങ്ങളേയും ആദരിച്ചു. കെസിബിസി ഡപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗ്ഗീസ് വളളിക്കാട്ട്, കെസിബിസി പ്രൊ-ലൈഫ് സമിതി ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ഫാ. പോള്‍ മാടശ്ശേരി, പ്രസിഡന്റ് ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യര്‍, ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി സാബുജോസ്, കെ.ജെ പീറ്റര്‍ തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.
എറണാകുളം-അങ്കമാലി അതിരൂപത, വരാപ്പുഴ അതിരൂപത, കോതമംഗലം, മൂവാറ്റുപുഴ, ഇടുക്കി എന്നീ രൂപതാതിര്‍ത്തികള്‍ക്കുളളിലെ മുന്നൂറോളം ജീവകാരുണ്യ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുന്നതാണ്. വഴിയോരങ്ങളില്‍ കണ്ടെത്തുന്ന അഗതികളെ സംരക്ഷണകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളില്‍ എത്തിക്കുവാന്‍ യാത്രാ സംഘത്തോടൊപ്പം മൊബൈല്‍ ബാത്ത്, മെഡിക്കല്‍ ടീം എന്നിവയും അനുഗമിക്കുന്നു. വൈദീകര്‍, സന്ന്യസ്തര്‍, അല്മായ പ്രേഷിതര്‍ എന്നിവരടങ്ങിയ യാത്രാ സമിതിയില്‍ മുപ്പതോളം സാമൂഹ്യ പ്രവര്‍ത്തകര്‍ ഉണ്ട്. വൈകുന്നേരങ്ങളില്‍ കാരുണ്യ സംഗമങ്ങളും സംഘടിപ്പിക്കുന്നു.
ഫാ. പോള്‍ മാടശ്ശേരി (ഡയറക്ടര്‍), ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യര്‍ (ക്യാപ്റ്റന്‍) സാബു ജോസ ്(ചീഫ് കോ ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍), ബ്രദര്‍ മാവുരൂസ് മാളിയേക്കല്‍ (ജനറല്‍ കണ്‍വീനര്‍), സിസ്റ്റര്‍ മേരി ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് (ആനിമേറ്റര്‍)കെ ജെ പീറ്റര്‍, ടോമി ദിവ്യരക്ഷാലയം, അഡ്വ. ജോസി സേവ്യര്‍, യുഗേഷ് പുളിക്കന്‍, ഡോ. ആലീസ് ജോസഫ് (വൈസ് ക്യാപ്റ്റന്‍മാര്‍). ഡൊമിനിക് ആശ്വാസാലയം, സാധു ഇട്ടിയവര, മാത്തപ്പന്‍ ലൗ ഹോം, വി.സി രാജു, ഷാജിപീറ്റര്‍, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ ലിറ്റില്‍ തെരേസ് സിഎംസി (കോ ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍മാര്‍) എന്നിവരടങ്ങുന്ന സമിതിയാണ് കാരുണ്യ കേരള സന്ദേശയാത്രയ്ക്ക് നേതൃത്വം നല്‍കുന്നത്.
ഫെബ്രുവരി 26-ാം തീയതി 3.30ന് തൊടുപുഴ മൈലുകൊമ്പ് ദിവ്യരക്ഷാലയത്തില്‍ നടത്തുന്ന കാരുണ്യസംഗമത്തില്‍ കോതമംഗലം രൂപതാധ്യക്ഷന്‍ മാര്‍ ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് മടത്തികണ്ടവും 27-ാം തീയതി ഇടുക്കി കരിമ്പന്‍ ബിഷപ്പ് ഹൗസില്‍ നടക്കുന്ന കാരുണ്യ പ്രവര്‍ത്തക സംഗമത്തില്‍ ഇടുക്കി രൂപതാധ്യക്ഷന്‍ മാര്‍ മാത്യു ആനിക്കുഴിക്കാട്ടിലും മുഖ്യ പ്രഭാഷണം നടത്തുകയും കാരുണ്യ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളെ ആദരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യും. അടുത്ത പത്തുമാസം കൊണ്ട് കേരളത്തിലെ എല്ലാ ജില്ലകളിലെയും കാരുണ്യ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുമെന്ന് പ്രൊ-ലൈഫ് സമിതി ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ഫാ. പോള്‍ മാടശ്ശേരി അറിയിച്ചു.
ഫോട്ടോ മാറ്റര്‍ കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ആവിഷ്‌കരിച്ച കാരുണ്യ കേരള സന്ദേശ മധ്യമേഖലയാത്ര കര്‍ദ്ദിനാള്‍ മാര്‍ ജോരജ്ജ് ആലഞ്ചേരി ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്യുന്നു. സിസ്റ്റര്‍ മേരി ജോര്‍ജ്ജ്, ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യര്‍, ആര്‍ച്ച് ബിഷപ്പ് റവ. ഡോ. ഫ്രാന്‍സീസ് കല്ലറയ്ക്കല്‍, ഫാ. വര്‍ഗ്ഗീസ് വളളിക്കാട്ട്, പീറ്റര്‍ കെ. ജെ, ഫാ പോള്‍ മാടശ്ശേരി, ജെയിംസ് ആഴ്ചങ്ങാടന്‍, സാബുജോസ് എന്നിവര്‍ സമീപം.  More..


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മദ്യവര്‍ജനമാണ് നയം എന്ന് പറയുന്നത് ജനവഞ്ചനയും കാപട്യവുമാണെന്ന് കെസിബിസി മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ സമിതി സംസ്ഥാന ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ റെമജിയോസ് ഇഞ്ചനാനിയില്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. ജനഹിതാനുസരണമുള്ള മദ്യനയമാണ് ജനനന്മയ്ക്കുവേണ്ടിയും നാടിന്റെ വികസനത്തിനുവേണ്ടിയും നിലകൊള്ളുന്നവര്‍ പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കേണ്ടത്. മദ്യവര്‍ജനം എന്നത് ഒരു നയമല്ല. അത് ഓരോ വ്യക്തിയും വ്യക്തിപരമായി എടുക്കേണ്ട തീരുമാനമാണ്. മദ്യനിയന്ത്രണവും മദ്യനിരോധന നടപടികളുമാണ് സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റെ ഭാഗത്തു നിന്നുണ്ടാകേണ്ടത്. യു.ഡി.എഫ് സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റേത് ഘട്ടംഘട്ടമായ സമ്പൂര്‍ണ മദ്യനിരോധനം എന്ന നയമാണ്. ഈ നയം തുടരുമോ ഇല്ലയോ എന്നാണ് രാഷ്ട്രീയ പ്രസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ വ്യക്തമാക്കേണ്ടത്. മദ്യനയത്തില്‍ അവ്യക്തതപാടില്ല. അടച്ച ബാറുകള്‍ തുറക്കുവാന്‍ തക്ക നയങ്ങള്‍ ഇനി ആവിഷ്‌കരിക്കപ്പെടുമൊ എന്നാണ് വ്യക്തമാക്കപ്പെടേണ്ടത്.
കേരളത്തിലെ പൊതുസമൂഹം സന്തോഷത്തോടെ സ്വീകരിച്ച മദ്യനയത്തിന്റെ സദ്ഫലങ്ങള്‍ അനുഭവിച്ചു തുടങ്ങിയ ഈ സമൂഹത്തെ വീണ്ടും മദ്യരാജാക്കന്‍മാര്‍ക്ക് തീറെഴുതാന്‍ അനുവദിക്കില്ല. മദ്യവര്‍ജനം എന്ന കാപട്യം പൊതു സമൂഹം തിരിച്ചറിയുന്നുണ്ട്. മദ്യവ്യവസായികളുടെ താത്പര്യമല്ല ജനപക്ഷ, ജനക്ഷേമകരമായ നയമാണ് സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ നടപ്പാക്കേണ്ടത്. നയം ആവിഷ്‌കരിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ അത് ജനഹിതം പ്രതിഫലിപ്പിക്കുന്നതാണോ എന്ന് തിരിച്ചറിയേണ്ടതുണ്ട്. ബാറു ഉടമകള്‍ക്കു വേണ്ടി മദ്യനയം അട്ടിമറിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന സാഹചര്യം ഉണ്ടായാല്‍ ശക്തമായ സമരപ്രക്ഷോഭങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് കെസിബിസി മദ്യവിരുദ്ധ സമിതി നേതൃത്വം നല്കും.
കെസിബിസി മദ്യവിരുദ്ധസമിതി കെസിബിസിയുടെ കാഴ്ചപ്പാട് ഇടതു-വലതുപക്ഷ നേതാക്കളെ അറിയിക്കും. പ്രകടപത്രികകളില്‍ എല്ലാ പാര്‍ട്ടികളും മദ്യനയം പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കണം. മദ്യരഹിത സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ നന്മകള്‍ ജനങ്ങളിലെത്തിക്കാന്‍ പരിപാടികള്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിക്കാനും സമിതി തീരുമാനിച്ചു. പത്രസമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ കെസിബിസി ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ റവ. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, സമിതി ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി ഫാ. റ്റി.ജെ. ആന്റണി, പ്രോഗ്രാം സെക്രട്ടറിമാരായ അഡ്വ. ചാര്‍ളി പോള്‍, പ്രസാദ് കുരുവിള എന്നിവരും പങ്കെടുത്തു.  More..


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സ്വര്‍ഗീയജീവിതത്തിന്റെ മുന്നാസ്വാദനമായി സമര്‍പ്പിതജീവിതത്തെ കാണേണ്ടതുണ്ടെന്നു കെസിബിസി ിലീജിയസ് കമ്മീഷന്‍ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ആര്‍ച്ച്ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ ജോസഫ് പെരുന്തോട്ടം. കെസിബിസിയും കെസി എംഎസും സംയുക്തമായി പാലാരിവട്ടം പിഒസിയില്‍ നടത്തിയ സമര്‍പ്പിതവര്‍ഷ സമാപന സമ്മേളനം ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്യുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം.
സ്‌നേഹം തന്നെയായ ദൈവത്തിന്റെ മാതൃ, പിതൃഭാവങ്ങള്‍ സമര്‍പ്പിതജീവിതത്തില്‍ ആവിഷ്‌കരിക്കപ്പെ ടേണ്ടതുണ്ട്. ദൈവസാമിപ്യം കൂടുതല്‍ സ്വായത്തമാക്കി ദൈവിക രഹസ്യങ്ങളെ ആഴത്തില്‍ അനുഷ്ഠി ക്കുകയെന്നതു സമര്‍പ്പിതര്‍ ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ ഭാഗമാക്കണം. ഏകാന്തതയിലും സാമൂഹ്യജീവിതത്തിലും ദൈവികരഹസ്യങ്ങളെ തിരിച്ചറിയാനാവണം. മറ്റുള്ളവരില്‍ ഉത്ഥിതനായ മിശിഹായുടെ മുഖം കാണാനാ വുന്നതാണു സമര്‍പ്പിതജീവിതത്തിന്റെ സൗന്ദര്യം. സഭയുടെ വിശുദ്ധി അതിന്റെ പൂര്‍ണതയില്‍ ഉള്‍ക്കൊ ള്ളാനുള്ള വിളി സ്വീകരിച്ചവരാണു സമര്‍പ്പിതര്‍. കരുണയാണ് ഈ വിളിയുടെ കാതല്‍ എന്നും ആര്‍ച്ചു ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ പെരുന്തോട്ടം ഓര്‍മിപ്പിച്ചു.
ദൈവാനുഭവം ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ ലഹരിയായി അനുഭവിക്കുന്നവരും, എല്ലാ മനുഷ്യരിലും വസിക്കുന്നത് ഒരേ ഈശ്വര ചൈതന്യമാണെന്ന് തിരിച്ചറിയുന്നവരുമാണ് സന്ന്യസ്തരെന്നും ഈ തിരിച്ചറിവാണ് ഭാരതീയ മാനവീകതയുടെ അടിസ്ഥാനമായി വര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നതെന്നും മുഖ്യസന്ദേശം നല്കിയ സ്വാമി അദ്ധ്യാത്മാനന്ദ സരസ്വതി പറഞ്ഞു.
കെസിബിസി ഡപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ റവ. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. കെസിഎംഎസ് പ്രസിഡന്റ് ഫാ. തോമസ് മഞ്ഞക്കുന്നേല്‍, കെസിബിസി ഇന്റര്‍ റിലീജിയസ് കമ്മീഷന്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി ഫാ. റോബി കണ്ണന്‍ചിറ, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ റെക്‌സിയ മേരി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.
ബിഷപ് മാര്‍ റാഫേല്‍ തട്ടില്‍, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ റെജി അഗസ്റ്റിന്‍, റവ. ഡോ. പ്രസാദ് തെരുവത്ത് ഒസിഡി എന്നിവര്‍ വിവിധ സെഷനുകള്‍ നയിച്ചു. കെസിബിസി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ബിഷപ് ഡോ. ജോസഫ് കരിയില്‍ കൃതജ്ഞതാബലിയര്‍പ്പിച്ചു സന്ദേശം നല്‍കി.   More..


കേരള കാത്തലിക് ഫെഡറേഷന്‍

അധികാരവും സമ്പത്തും കുറച്ചുപേരില്‍ മാത്രം കേന്ദ്രീകരിക്കുന്ന അവസ്ഥയ്ക്ക് മാറ്റമുണ്ടാകണമെന്ന് കെസിബിസി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ബിഷപ് ഡോ. ജോസഫ് കരിയില്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. കേരള കാത്തലിക് ഫെഡറേഷന്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച ത്രിദിന പരിപാടിയായ കേരള പഠനശിബിരത്തിന്റെ സമാപനസമ്മേളനം ഉദ് ഘാടനം ചെയ്ത് പ്രസംഗിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. സമ്പന്നര്‍ സമ്പന്നരായും ദുര്‍ബലര്‍ ദുര്‍ബ ലരായും ദരിദ്രരായും ഇന്നും നിലനില്കുന്നു. സമ്പത്തിന്റെ നീതിപൂര്‍വകമായ വിതരണം ഉറപ്പുവരുത്തു ന്നതില്‍ ഇന്നുള്ള സംവിധാനങ്ങള്‍ ഫലപ്രദമല്ല. കര്‍ഷകരും മത്സ്യബന്ധനമുള്‍പ്പെടെയുള്ള പരമ്പരാഗത തൊഴിലാളികളും പാടേ അവഗണിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന സാമൂഹ്യക്രമമാണ് നിലവിലുള്ളത്. ഈ വ്യവസ്ഥിതി മാറേണ്ടത് ആവശ്യമാണ്. സമൂഹത്തിലെ അധഃസ്ഥിതരെയും പിന്നോക്ക വിഭാഗങ്ങളെയും കൂടി കണക്കി ലെടുത്തുള്ള വികസനമാണ് ഉണ്ടാകേണ്ടത്. ജനാധിപത്യ പ്രക്രിയകൊണ്ട് ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നത് അതാണ് അദ്ദേഹം കൂട്ടിച്ചേര്‍ത്തു. ഏറ്റവും ദുര്‍ബലനെ പ്രഥമ പരിഗണനയില്‍ കൊണ്ടുവരുന്ന അന്ത്യോദയ നയ മാണ് നിയമനിര്‍മാണനിര്‍വഹണ, നീതി പീഠങ്ങളില്‍ നടക്കേണ്ടത്. സമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ കെസിഎഫ് പ്രസി ഡന്റ് ഷാജി ജോര്‍ജ് അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, മോന്‍സന്‍ കെ. മാത്യു, പ്രൊഫ. ജോസുകുട്ടി ഒഴുകയില്‍, പി.കെ. ജോസഫ്, മൈക്കിള്‍ പി. ജോണ്‍, അഡ്വ. ലാലു ജോണ്‍, വി.സി. ജോര്‍ജുകുട്ടി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു. സാമൂഹ്യമാറ്റം-മലയാള സാഹിത്യവും കലയും സംസ്‌കാരവും എന്ന വിഷയത്തെപ്പറ്റി റവ. ഡോ. പോള്‍ തേലക്കാട്ട,് ഡോ. എം.ബി. മനോജ്, ജിജോ ജോണ്‍ പുത്തേഴത്ത്, വി.ജി. തമ്പി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. സമൂഹവും രാഷ്ട്രീയ പ്രക്രിയയും എന്ന വിഷയ ത്തെപ്പറ്റി ഫാ. സേവ്യര്‍ കുടിയാംശ്ശേരി, കെ. വേണു, ഡോ. എം.പി. മത്തായി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. മൂന്നു ദിവസം നീണ്ടുനിന്ന പഠനശിബിരത്തില്‍ കേരളത്തിലെ 31 കത്തോലിക്കാ രൂപത യില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള പ്രതിനിധികളാണ് പങ്കെടുത്തത്. പരിപാടികള്‍ക്ക് അഡ്വ. വത്സാ ജോണ്‍, പ്രഷീലാ ബാബു, വിവി. അഗസ്റ്റിന്‍, ആന്റണിനെറോണ എന്നിവര്‍ നേതൃത്വം നല്കി.   More..


കേരള കാത്തലിക് ഫെഡറേഷന്‍

കാലഘട്ടത്തിന്റെ അടയാളങ്ങള്‍ വായിച്ചറിഞ്ഞുള്ള ഒരു വികസന മാതൃകയ്ക്ക് പ്രവാചക സ്വരമാകാന്‍ സഭയ്ക്ക് കഴിയണമെന്ന് കെസിബിസി അല്മായ കമ്മീഷന്‍ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ബിഷപ് ഡോ. വര്‍ഗീസ് ചക്കാലയ്ക്കല്‍ പ്രസ്താവിച്ചു. ചക്രവാളങ്ങള്‍ ചുരുങ്ങുന്ന ഒരു കാലഘട്ടത്തിലാണ് നാം ഇന്ന് ജീവിക്കുന്നത്. വ്യക്തികളും ഗ്രൂപ്പുകളും രാഷ്ട്രീയ പാര്‍ട്ടികളും മതങ്ങളുമെല്ലാം തങ്ങളിലേക്കു തന്നെ ചുരുങ്ങുന്നു. ദരിദ്രരുടെയും പാര്‍ശ്വവത്കരിക്കപ്പെട്ടവരുടെയും കാര്യം അവഗണിക്കപ്പെടുന്നുവെന്നും ബിഷപ് തുടര്‍ന്നു പറഞ്ഞു. കേരള കത്തോലിക്കാസഭയുടെ അല്മായ സംഘടനയായ കേരള കാത്തലിക് ഫെഡറേഷന്‍ സംഘടിപ്പിക്കുന്ന സ്റ്റേറ്റ് ഓഫ് ഗ്രോത്ത് കേരള പഠനശിബിരം ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു പ്രസംഗിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. മനുഷ്യനായിരിക്കണം വികസനത്തിന്റെ ലക്ഷ്യവും മാര്‍ഗവുമെന്നും മതേതരത്വവും ജനാധിപത്യവും ഉറപ്പിക്കുന്ന വികസനമാണ് വേണ്ടതെന്നും ബിഷപ് പറഞ്ഞു. സമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ കെസിഎഫ് പ്രസിഡന്റ് ഷാജി ജോര്‍ജ് അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. റവ. ഫാ. ജോസ് കോട്ടയില്‍, മോന്‍സന്‍ മാത്യു, പ്രൊഫ. ജോസുകുട്ടി ഒഴുകയില്‍, വി.സി. ജോര്‍ജുകുട്ടി, അഡ്വ. ലാലു ജോണ്‍, സെലിന്‍ സിജോ, പ്രഷീലാ ബാബു, അഡ്വ വത്സാജോണ്‍, മൈക്കിള്‍ പി. ജോണ്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.
കെസിബിസി ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറിയും സംഘാടകസമിതി ചെയര്‍മാനുമായ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് പതാക ഉയര്‍ത്തി. ‘കേരളവികസനവും യാഥാര്‍ത്ഥ്യവും’ എന്ന വിഷയത്തെ ആസ്പദമാക്കി നാലാം ധനകാര്യകമ്മീഷന്‍ ചെയര്‍മാന്‍ ഡോ. എം.എ. ഉമ്മന്‍ മുഖ്യപ്രഭാഷണം നടത്തി. സി.പി.എം. എറണാകുളം ജില്ലാ സെക്രട്ടറി ഡീന്‍ കുര്യാക്കോസ്്, കേരള ജെസ്യൂട്ട് പ്രൊവിന്‍ഷ്യല്‍, റവ. ഫാ. എം.കെ. ജോര്‍ജ് എസ്.ജെ., ഹിന്ദു എക്കണോമിക് ഫോറം പ്രസിഡന്റ് പ്രദീപ് വി.എസ്. എന്നിവര്‍ ഈ വിഷയത്തോട് പ്രതികരിച്ചു സംസാരിച്ചു.
കെസിഎഫിന്റെ 20-ാം വാര്‍ഷിക ആഘോഷങ്ങള്‍ കെസിബിസി പ്രസിഡന്റ് കര്‍ദിനാള്‍ ബസേലിയോസ് ക്ലീമിസ് കതോലിക്കാബാവ ഇന്ന് രാവിലെ (6.2.2016) 8.30-ന് ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്യും. കേരള മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ഉമ്മന്‍ചാണ്ടി മുഖ്യ അതിഥിയായിരിക്കും. കേരളത്തിലെ 31 രൂപതയില്‍ നിന്നുള്ള പ്രതിനിധികളാണ് പഠന ശിബിരത്തില്‍ പങ്കെടുക്കുന്നത്. വിദ്യാഭ്യാസം, ശാസ്ത്രം, ആരോഗ്യം, ജനശ്ശാസ്ത്രം, വ്യവസായം, കൃഷി, മത്സ്യമേഖല, അടിസ്ഥാനമേഖല, സ്ത്രീകള്‍, കുടുംബം, തൊഴില്‍മേഖല, കുടിയേറ്റം, വികേന്ദ്രീയകൃത ആസു ത്രണം, പരിസ്ഥിതി, പൊതുധനകാര്യം, പൊതുനയം എന്നി വിഷയങ്ങളില്‍ പ്രഗത്ഭര്‍ പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവ തരിപ്പിക്കും. സമ്മേളനത്തിന് വിവി. അഗസ്റ്റിന്‍, ആന്റണി നെറോണ, പി.കെ. ജോസഫ്, അഡ്വ. ബിജു പറയ നിലം, അഡ്വ. ഷെറി ജെ. തോമസ്, തോമസ് ചെറിയാന്‍, അഡ്വ. ആന്റണി അമ്പാട്ട് തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ നേതൃത്വം നല്കി.
വികസനവും ഏറ്റവും ബലഹീനരായവര്‍ക്കുവേണ്ടിയുള്ള കരുതലും ഒന്നിച്ചു പോകുന്ന നിലപാടാണ വേണ്ടതെന്ന് കേരള മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ശ്രീ. ഉമ്മന്‍ചാണ്ടി. കേരളം പോലെ വികസനസാധ്യതയുള്ള വേറെ പ്രദേശങ്ങള്‍ ലോകത്തില്ല. കാലാവസ്ഥ, മനുഷ്യസമ്പത്ത്, ബുദ്ധിവൈഭവം എന്നിവകൊണ്ട് സമ്പ ന്നമാണ് കേരളം. ലോകം എല്ലാ രംഗത്തും വലിയ കുതിപ്പു നടത്തുമ്പോള്‍ അതിനോടു ചേര്‍ന്നു മാത്രമേ കേരളത്തിനും പോകോനാവൂ എന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി അഭിപ്രായപ്പെട്ടു.കേരള കാത്തലിക് ഫെഡറേ ഷന്റെ ഇരൂപതാം വാര്‍ഷികത്തോടനുബന്ധിച്ച് പിഒസിയില്‍ വച്ചു നടക്കുന്ന വികസന സെമിനാറില്‍ പങ്കെടുത്തു സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. വികസനത്തോടും യന്ത്രവത്കരണത്തോടും തൊഴി ലിനോടുമുള്ള ഒരു മനോഭാവമാറ്റം ഇന്ന് കേരളത്തില്‍ ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നത് വളര്‍ച്ചയ്ക്ക് പറ്റിയ സാഹ ചര്യമാണ്. പണം ഇല്ലാതിരുന്ന കാലത്താണ് നെടുമ്പാശ്ശേരി വിമാനത്താവളത്തിന് തുടക്കും കുറിച്ചത്. ദീര്‍ഘവീക്ഷണവും ഇച്ഛാശക്തിയുംകൊണ്ട് എന്തും നേടാമെന്നതിന് അതു തെളിവാണ്. ജനങ്ങളുടെ പ്രത്യേകിച്ച്, ഇന്ത്യയ്ക്ക് അകത്തും പുറത്തുമുളള കേരളീയരുടെ സഹായം വികസനകാര്യ ത്തില്‍ ഏറെ സഹായകരമായി. അനാവശ്യ തര്‍ക്കങ്ങളും വിവാദങ്ങളും ഒഴിവാക്കി ശരിയായ വിമര്‍ശന ത്തിലൂടെ സത്യം കണ്ടെത്താനും ആരുചെയ്യുന്നുമെന്നു നോക്കാതെ എന്തു ചെയ്യുന്നുവെന്നു നോക്കി പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കാനും തയ്യാറായങ്കിലേ പുരോഗതികൈവരിക്കാനാവൂകയുള്ളൂ. വികസനത്തിനുവേണ്ടി പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നതിനോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ പാവപ്പെട്ടവരുടെയും ആലംബഹീനരുടെയും മാനസീകമായ വെല്ലുവിളികള്‍ നേരിടുന്നവരുടെയും കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ പരിഹരിക്കുവാന്‍ ഗവണ്‍മെന്റുകള്‍ സന്നദ്ധമാകണമെന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം കൂട്ടിച്ചേര്‍ത്തു. അതിലേക്ക് കേരളത്തില്‍ ആശ്രയപദ്ധതിയും കുടുംബശ്രീയിലുള്ള പ്രവര്‍ത്തന ങ്ങളും തദ്ദേശസ്വയംഭരണസ്ഥാപനങ്ങളിലൂടെ നടപ്പാക്കി പാവപ്പെട്ടവന് എല്ലാസഹായവും എത്തിക്കുന്ന തിന് ഉള്ള പരിശ്രമം തുടര്‍ന്നും നടത്തുമെന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു. സ്‌പെഷ്യല്‍ സ്‌കൂളുകള്‍ക്ക് എയ്ഡഡ് പദവി നല്കിയത് ഇതിന് ഉദാഹരണമായി അദ്ദേഹം ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടി. അടിസ്ഥാന ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ വര്‍ധിപ്പി ക്കുകയെന്നത് പുരോഗതിക്ക് ആവശ്യമാണ്. അവസരങ്ങള്‍ സൃഷ ്ടിച്ചാല്‍ വന്‍ വിജയം നേടുവാന്‍ നമ്മുടെ യുവജനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് കഴിയും. കക്ഷിരാഷ്ട്രീയ ഭേദമെന്യേ ഐക്യത്തോടെ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുകയാണ് എറ്റവും ആവശ്യം അദ്ദേഹം അഭിപ്രായപ്പെട്ടു. കര്‍ദിനാള്‍ ബസേലിയോസ് ക്ലീമിസ് കാതോലിക്കാബാവ, ആര്‍ച്ച് ബിഷപ്പ് ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് കല്ലറക്കല്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ അനുഗ്രഹപ്രഭാഷണങ്ങള്‍ നടത്തി.
സമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ കെസിഎഫ് പ്രസിഡന്റ് ഷാജി ജോര്‍ജ് അധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ഫാ. ജോസ്‌കോട്ട യില്‍, ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, മോന്‍സന്‍ മാത്യു, പ്രൊഫ. ജോസുകുട്ടി ഒഴുകയില്‍, അഡ്വ. ലാലുജോണ്‍, വി.വി. അഗസ്റ്റിന്‍, വി.സി. ജോര്‍ജുകുട്ടി, പി.കെ ജോസഫ്, ആന്റണി നെറോണ, പ്രൊഫ. ജേക്കബ് എം.എബ്രാ ഹം, പി.ഐ. ലാസര്‍ മാസ്റ്റര്‍, അഡ്വ. ആന്റി എം. അമ്പാട്ട്, അഡ്വ. ബുജു പറനിലം, സെലിന്‍ സിജോ,നെല്‍സണ്‍ കോച്ചേരി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.
സാമൂഹ്യമേഖലകളും മാനവ വികസനവും എന്ന വിഷയത്തില്‍ പ്രൊഫ. പി.കെ. രവീന്ദ്രന്‍, ഡോ. സെബാസ്റ്റിന്‍ പോള്‍, ഡോ. ബാബു ജോസഫ് കെ. ഡോ. ഷീന ഷുക്കൂര്‍ എന്നിവരും ഉല്പാദനമേഖലയും അടിസ്ഥാനമേ ഖലയും എന്ന വിഷയത്തില്‍ ഡോ. എസ്. ഹരിലാല്‍, റവ. ഡോ. അന്റോണിറ്റോ പോള്‍ എന്നിവരും പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. ഡോ. കെ.എം. ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് മോഡറേറ്ററായിരുന്നു. സ്ത്രീകളും കുടുംബവും വികസനവും എന്ന വിഷയത്തില്‍ ഡോ. പൂര്‍ണിമ നാരായണന്‍ പ്രബന്ധം അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. ഫാ. ജേക്കബ് പാലക്കാപ്പിള്ളി മോഡറേറ്ററായിരുന്നു. തൊഴില്‍മേഖല, കുടിയേറ്റം, വികേന്ദ്രീകൃത ആസൂത്രണം എന്ന വിഷയത്തില്‍ ഡോ. മാര്‍ട്ടിന്‍ പാട്രിക്, അഡ്വ.തമ്പാന്‍ തോമസ്, ഫാ. സാബു മലയില്‍ എസ്.ജെ. എന്നി വരും പരിസ്ഥിതി, സുസ്ഥിര വികസനം എന്ന വിഷയത്തില്‍ അഡ്വ. ജോയ്‌സ് ജോര്‍ജ് എം.പി, മുരളീധരന്‍ എസ്, ജീവന്‍ ജോബ് തോമസ്, ഡോ. ഷാജു തോമസ് എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവതരിപ്പിച്ചു. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗ്ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് മോഡറേറ്ററായിരുന്നു.  More..


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വിഷയത്തെക്കുറിച്ച് പിഒസിയില്‍ നടന്ന ചര്‍ച്ചാസമ്മേളനം കെസിബിസി ഡപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ റവ. ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു. രാഷ്ട്രിയപ്പാര്‍ട്ടികളും സര്‍ക്കാരുകളും വ്യക്തികളുടെ അവകാശങ്ങള്‍ നിഷേധിക്കുന്ന സ്ഥിതി ഉണ്ടാവരുത്. നീതിനിഷേധം ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടാന്‍ സമുദായ സംഘടനകള്‍ക്ക് ചുമതലയും അവകാശവുമുണ്ട്. എന്നാല്‍ കക്ഷിരാഷ്ട്രിയത്തില്‍ നേരിട്ടുള്ള ഇടപെടലുകള്‍ മത സംഘടനകള്‍ക്ക് ഭൂഷണമല്ല. രാഷ്ട്രിയത്തില്‍ ധാര്‍മികതയുടെയും മൂല്യങ്ങളുടെയും ആശയങ്ങള്‍ നല്‍കാനും സാമൂഹ്യനിര്‍മിതിയില്‍ ക്രിയാത്മകമായ ഇടപെടലുകള്‍ നടത്താനും മത, സമുദായ സംഘടനകള്‍ക്കു സാധിക്കും. സങ്കുചിതമായ താത്പര്യങ്ങളേക്കാള്‍ രാഷ്ട്രത്തിന്റെയും സമൂഹത്തിന്റെയും പൊതുവായ ക്ഷേമമാണ് മതങ്ങളും സമുദായ സംഘടനകളും ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കേണ്ടതെന്നും ഫാ. വള്ളിക്കാട്ട് പറഞ്ഞു.
കെസിബിസി ഐക്യ ജാഗ്രതാകമ്മീഷനും കെസിബിസി സെക്രട്ടറിയേറ്റും സംയുക്തമായി സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച ചര്‍ച്ചാസമ്മേളനത്തില്‍ രാഷ്ട്രീയ നിരീക്ഷകന്‍ പി. പി. ജെയിംസ് വിഷയാവതരണം നടത്തി. രാഷ്ട്രിയപ്പാര്‍ട്ടികള്‍ ജനാധിപത്യക്രമത്തിന്റെ മുഖമാണെന്ന് അദ്ദേഹം അഭിപ്രായപ്പെട്ടു. രാഷ്ട്രിയപ്പാര്‍ട്ടികള്‍ക്കുണ്ടാവുന്ന അപചയം ജനാധിപത്യത്തിനുണ്ടാകുന്ന അപചയമാണ്. പാര്‍ട്ടികളില്‍ ജനങ്ങള്‍ക്കു വിശ്വാസം നഷ്ടപ്പെടുന്ന സ്ഥിതി ഇന്നുണ്ടെന്നതു വസ്തുതയാണ്. ഈ അവസ്ഥയ്ക്കു മാറ്റമുണ്ടാകാന്‍ ജനാധിപത്യ, മതേതര ആദര്‍ശങ്ങളില്‍ അടിയുറച്ചു നീങ്ങാന്‍ രാഷ്ട്രിയപ്പാര്‍ട്ടികള്‍ തയാറാവണമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു. ഒരു സമൂഹത്തെയും അടിച്ചമര്‍ത്താനാവില്ലെന്നും എല്ലാ സമൂഹങ്ങളെയും സംരക്ഷിക്കാനുള്ള ബാധ്യത ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ജനാധിപത്യത്തിനുണ്ടെന്നും ചര്‍ച്ചയില്‍ പങ്കെടുത്ത പ്രഫ. കെ. വി. തോമസ് എം.പി പറഞ്ഞു.
രാഷ്ട്രിയപ്പാര്‍ട്ടികള്‍ മതത്തിന്റെ ആഭ്യന്തരകാര്യങ്ങളില്‍ ഇടപെടാന്‍ പാടില്ലെന്നും മത, സമുദായ സംഘടനകള്‍ക്കു രാഷ്ട്രിയത്തില്‍ അഭിപ്രായം പറയാമെങ്കിലും രാഷ്ട്രിയത്തെ നിയന്ത്രിക്കാന്‍ ശ്രമിക്കരുതെന്നും സി.പി.എം ജില്ലാ സെക്രട്ടറി പി. രാജീവ് പറഞ്ഞു.
ജനങ്ങളുടെ വികസനവും സമാധാനവും പരപ്‌സര പൂരകമാണെന്നും സമാധാനത്തിനു തുരങ്കം വയ്ക്കുന്ന യാതൊന്നും ബിജെപിയുടെ ഭാഗത്തുനിന്ന് ഉണ്ടാവില്ലെന്നും ഇതിനു വിരുദ്ധമായ പ്രചാരവേലകളില്‍ കഴമ്പില്ലെന്നും ബി.ജെ.പി. സംസ്ഥാന ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി കെ. സുരേന്ദ്രന്‍ പറഞ്ഞു.
റവ. ഡോ. വിന്‍സെന്റ് കുണ്ടുകുളം മോഡറേറ്ററായിരുന്നു. ജാതീയമായും വര്‍ഗീയമായും ചിന്തിക്കുന്ന അവസ്ഥ ജനങ്ങളില്‍ വര്‍ധിച്ചുവരുന്നതിന്റെ അടിസ്ഥാനം സാമ്പത്തികമാണ്. ജാതി സംവരണത്തേക്കാള്‍ സാമ്പത്തികമായി പിന്നോക്കം നില്‍ക്കുന്ന എല്ലാ പൗരന്മാര്‍ക്കും സംവരണം നടപ്പാകുന്ന സ്ഥിതിയുണ്ടായാല്‍ ഇത്തരം ഇത്തരം വിഭാഗീയതയ്ക്ക് ഒരളവുവരെ പരിഹാരമാകുമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം അഭിപ്രായപ്പെട്ടു.
മനുഷ്യന്റെ തുല്യത ഉയര്‍ത്തിപ്പിടിക്കുന്ന രാഷ്ട്രിയദര്‍ശനം ഇല്ലാത്തതിനാലാണു വര്‍ഗീയ രാഷ്ട്രിയം ശക്തിപ്രാപിക്കുന്നതെന്നു റവ. ഡോ. പോള്‍ തേലക്കാട്ട് ചര്‍ച്ചകള്‍ വിലയിരുത്തി അഭിപ്രായപ്പെട്ടു.
കെസിബിസി ഐക്യ ജാഗ്രതാ കമ്മീഷന്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി റവ. ഫാ. സാജു കുത്തോടിപുത്തന്‍പുരയില്‍ CST, കെസിസി സെക്രട്ടറി വി.സി. ജോര്‍ജുകുട്ടി എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.   More..


കാത്തലിക് ഹെല്‍ത്ത് അസോസിയേഷന്‍ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ (ചായ്) കേരള ഘടകം സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച സിനര്‍ജി - 2016 ത്രിദിന ദേശീയ ശില്പശാല

കുറഞ്ഞ ചെലവില്‍ മികച്ച ചികിത്സയും രോഗീസുരക്ഷയും ഉറപ്പുവരുത്താന്‍ കേരളത്തിലെ കത്തോലിക്കാ ആശുപത്രികള്‍ പ്രതിജ്ഞാബദ്ധമാണെന്നും കുറഞ്ഞ ചെലവില്‍ ചികിത്സ ലഭ്യമാക്കാന്‍ കത്തോലിക്കാ ആശുപത്രികളുടെ നിലനില്പ് അനുപേക്ഷണീയമാണെന്നും കാത്തലിക് ഹെല്‍ത്ത് അസോസിയേഷന്‍ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ (ചായ്) കേരള ഘടകം സംഘടിപ്പിച്ച സിനര്‍ജി - 2016 ത്രിദിന ദേശീയ ശില്പശാല ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്ത് സംസാരിച്ച ബിഷപ്പ് ജോസഫ് കാരിക്കാശ്ശേരി വ്യക്തമാക്കി. കേരളത്തിലെ കത്തോലിക്കാ ആശുപത്രികള്‍ ഒരുമിച്ച് മുന്നേറി സാധാരണക്കാരന് മികച്ച ചികിത്സ ലഭ്യമാക്കണമെന്നും കേരളത്തിന്റെ ആരോഗ്യനിലവാരം ഉയര്‍ത്തണമെന്നും അധ്യക്ഷപ്രസംഗത്തില്‍ ചായ് നാഷണല്‍ വൈസ് പ്രസിഡന്റും ലിസി ഹോസ്പിറ്റല്‍ ഡയറക്ടറുമായ ഫാ. തോമസ് വൈക്കത്തുപറമ്പില്‍ ഓര്‍മ്മിപ്പിച്ചു.
കെ.സി.ബി.സി. ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗീസ് വള്ളിക്കാട്ട്, രാജീവ് ഗുപ്ത, ബി.ജി. മേനോന്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ സംസാരിച്ചു. ചായ് കേരള സെക്രട്ടറി ഫാ. ഷൈജു തോപ്പില്‍ സ്വാഗതവും എക്‌സിക്യൂട്ടീവ് ഡയറക്ടറും പ്രോഗ്രാം കോര്‍ഡിനേറ്ററുമായ ഫാ. സൈമണ്‍ പള്ളുപ്പേട്ട നന്ദിയും പറഞ്ഞു.
മൂന്നുദിവസത്തെ ശില്പശാലയില്‍ ഡോ. സന്‍ജീവ് സിംഗ്, ഡോ. ശശാങ്ക്, നമിത, അപര്‍ണ ദേവഗിരി, നിനദ് ഗാഡ്ഗില്‍, ഡോ. അനൂപ് വാര്യര്‍, സി.എസ്. രാമകൃഷ്ണന്‍, ഹരിദാസ് മേനോന്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ വിവിധ വിഷയങ്ങളെക്കുറിച്ച് പ്രബന്ധങ്ങള്‍ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുകയും ക്ലാസ്സുകള്‍ നടത്തുകയും ചെയ്യും.
കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളിലൂടെ ദൈവമഹത്വവും മനുഷ്യസ്‌നേഹവും പ്രകടമാകുന്നുവെന്ന് കൊച്ചി രൂപതാധ്യക്ഷനും കെസിബിസി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറലുമായ ബിഷപ്പ് ഡോ. ജോസഫ് കരിയില്‍ പറഞ്ഞു. മനുഷ്യസ്‌നേഹത്താല്‍ പ്രേരിതരായി സര്‍ക്കാരിന്റേയോ മറ്റ് ഏജന്‍സികളുടേയോ സഹായങ്ങള്‍ ഒന്നുമില്ലാതെതന്നെ മഹനീയ കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ കാഴ്ച വയ്ക്കുന്ന നൂറു കണക്കിന് വ്യക്തികളും കാരുണ്യ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങളും ജാതി മതഭേദമെന്യേ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിച്ചുവരുന്നത് കേരളത്തിന്റെ സവിശേഷ നന്മയാണ്. ദൈവത്തില്‍ വിശ്വസിക്കുന്നവര്‍ കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങളിലൂടെ അപരനെ സ്‌നേഹിച്ചും സഹായിച്ചും സഹകരിച്ചും ദൈവസ്‌നേഹം പ്രകടമാക്കണം. സഹോദരനില്‍ ദൈവത്തെ കാണുവാനാണ് മതങ്ങള്‍ മനുഷ്യരെ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്നതെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു. കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ആവിഷ്‌കരിച്ച കേരള കാരുണ്യ സന്ദേശ തീരദേശയാത്ര ഫോര്‍ട്ട് കൊച്ചി കൊത്തലെംഗോ ചാരിറ്റി സെന്ററില്‍ വച്ച് ഉദഘാടനം ചെയ്ത് സംസാരിക്കുകയായിരുന്നു അദ്ദേഹം. കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി പ്രസിഡന്റ് ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യറിനും ജനറല്‍ കണ്‍വീനര്‍ ബ്രദര്‍ മാവുരൂസ് മാളിയേക്കലിനും ഫ്‌ളാഗ് കൈമാറികൊണ്ട് അദ്ദേഹം ഉദ്ഘാടനം നിര്‍വഹിച്ചു.
കെസിബിസി ഡപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗ്ഗീസ് വളളിക്കാട്ട് അദ്ധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ചു. കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ഫാ. പോള്‍ മാടശ്ശേരി ആമുഖ പ്രസംഗം നടത്തി, ചീഫ് കോ- ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍ സാബുജോസ്, പ്രസിഡന്റ് ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യര്‍, വൈസ് ക്യാപ്റ്റന്‍ അഡ്വ. ജോസി സേവ്യര്‍, ജനറല്‍ കണ്‍വീനര്‍ ബ്രദര്‍ മാവുരൂസ് മാളിയേക്കല്‍, തദേവൂസ് ആന്റണി, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ മേരി ജോര്‍ജ്ജ്, യുഗേഷ് പുളിക്കന്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു. ചീഫ് കോ -ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍ സാബു ജോസ്, കോ-ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍മാരായ ജൂഡ്‌സണ്‍ എം.എക്‌സ്, ഡൊമിനിക് ആശ്വാസാലയം, പീറ്റര്‍ കെ ജെ, വി. റോണ റിവേര, ഉമ്മച്ചന്‍ ചക്കുപുരക്കല്‍ എന്നിവര്‍ കാരുണ്യസന്ദേശയാത്രയ്ക്ക് നേതൃത്വം നല്‍കുന്നു.
വഴിയോരങ്ങളില്‍ കണ്ടെത്തുന്ന അനാഥരായ സഹോദരങ്ങളെ കുളിപ്പിച്ച് പുതുവസ്ത്രങ്ങള്‍ ധരിപ്പിച്ച് സംരക്ഷണ കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളില്‍ എത്തിക്കുവാന്‍ ജൂഡ്‌സണ്‍ എം എക്‌സിന്റെ നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ സെഹിയോന്‍ പ്രേഷിതസംഘത്തിന്റെ മൊബൈല്‍ ബാത്ത് ടീം, അടിയന്തിര സാഹചര്യത്തില്‍ അര്‍ഹതയുളളവരെ ചികിത്സാകേന്ദ്രങ്ങളില്‍ എത്തിക്കുവാന്‍ ഓച്ചംതുരുത്ത് റോസറി ഫെല്ലോഷിപ്പിന്റെ ഡയറക്ടര്‍ പീറ്റര്‍ കെജെയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ ആമ്പുലന്‍സ്് മെഡിക്കല്‍ ടീം എന്നിവരും കാരുണ്യ യാത്രാ സംഘത്തോടൊപ്പം അനുഗമിക്കുന്നു.
ആവശ്യമുളളവര്‍ക്ക് നല്‍കാന്‍ ഭക്ഷണം, വസ്ത്രം, കുടിവെളളം എന്നിവയും കാരുണ്യവാഹനത്തില്‍ ഉണ്ട്. ജാതി മതഭേദമെന്യേ, ജീവകാരുണ്യപ്രസ്ഥാനങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുകയും പ്രവര്‍ത്തകരെ ആദരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു. “ദൈവത്തിന്റെ മുഖം സ്‌നേഹവും കരം കാരുണ്യവുമാണ”്എന്നതാണ് ഈ യാത്രയുടെ മുഖ്യ സന്ദേശമെന്ന് ചീഫ് കോ -ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍ സാബു ജോസ് അറിയിച്ചു. 11 ഘട്ടങ്ങളിലായി 14 ജില്ലകളിലെ 31 രൂപതാതിര്‍ത്തിക്കുളളിലെ വിവിധ കാരുണ്യ സ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുന്നു. മുന്നു ദിവസത്തെ തീരദേശ യാത്രയില്‍ അമ്പതോളം കാരുണ്യസ്ഥാപനങ്ങള്‍ സന്ദര്‍ശിക്കുന്നു.   More..


സ്ഥാപനവത്ക്കരിക്കപ്പെടാത്ത കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ സഭയും സമൂഹവും ആദരിക്കണം

പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതിയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തില്‍ നടക്കുന്ന കാരുണ്യ കേരളയാത്രയുടെ സംസ്ഥാനതലനേതൃസമ്മേളനം പിഒസിയില്‍ കെസിബിസി ഡെപ്യൂട്ടി സെക്രട്ടറി ജനറല്‍ റവ ഫാ. വര്‍ഗ്ഗീസ് വളളിക്കാട്ട് ഉദ്ഘാടനം ചെയ്തു. ദൈവത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം നാടെന്ന് വിശേഷിപ്പിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന കേരളത്തില്‍ സ്ഥാപനവത്ക്കരിക്കപ്പെടാത്ത നിരവധി ജീവകാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തന പദ്ധതികളും വ്യക്തികളും ഉണ്ടെന്നും അത് സഭയുടെയും സമൂഹത്തിന്റെയും ആദരവ് അര്‍ഹിക്കുന്നുവെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു.
ദൈവാനുഭവത്തിന്റെയും സനാതനമൂല്യങ്ങളുടെയും പരസ്‌നേഹത്താല്‍ പ്രചോദിതരായി നൂറുകണക്കിന് വ്യക്തികളും കുടുംബങ്ങളും ജാതിമതഭേദമെന്യേ കാരുണ്യപ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ നടത്തുന്നത് വലിയൊരു മാതൃകയാണ്. സര്‍ക്കാര്‍ സംവിധനങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് എത്തിപ്പെടാനും പദ്ധതികള്‍ ആവിഷ്‌ക്കരിക്കാനും കഴിയാത്ത മേഖലകളില്‍ കാരുണ്യത്തിന്റെ കൈത്തിരികള്‍ കത്തിക്കുന്നവരെ കണ്ടെത്തി ആദരിക്കാനും കഴിയുന്നതുപോലെ അവര്‍ക്ക് സഹായങ്ങള്‍ എത്തിക്കാനും കാരുണ്യ കേരളയാത്രയിലൂടെ പരിശ്രമിക്കണമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം ആഹ്വാനം ചെയ്തു. അപരന്റെ ആവശ്യങ്ങള്‍ അന്വേഷിക്കാനും അറിയുവാനും അത് മനസ്സിലാക്കി പരിഹരിക്കാനുമുളള അവസരമായി കാരുണ്യവര്‍ഷാചരണം മാറണമെന്നും അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞു.
കാരുണ്യ കേരളയാത്ര വഴി കാരുണ്യത്തിന്റെ സുവിശേഷം പ്രസംഗിക്കപ്പെടുമെന്ന് അദ്ധ്യക്ഷത വഹിച്ച കെസിബിസി പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ഡയറക്ടര്‍ ഫാ പോള്‍ മാടേശ്ശരി പറഞ്ഞു. കാരുണ്യകേരളയാത്രയുടെ ക്യാപ്റ്റന്‍ ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ് സേവ്യര്‍, ചീഫ് കോ-ഓര്‍ഡിനേറ്റര്‍ സാബുജോസ്, പ്രൊലൈഫ് സമിതി ഭാരവാഹികളായ സിസ്റ്റര്‍ മേരി ജോര്‍ജ്ജ് എഫ്‌സിസി, ജെയിംസ് ആഴ്ചങ്ങാടന്‍, അഡ്വ. ജോസി സേവ്യര്‍, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ പ്രതിഭ എസ് ഡി, യുഗേഷ് പുളിക്കന്‍, സിസ്റ്റര്‍ ഡാനി ജോണ്‍ സിഎംസി, റോണ റിബേറോ, കെ ജെ പീറ്റര്‍, ഡൊമിനിക് ആശ്വാസാലയം, ടോമി മാത്യു തൊടുപുഴ, ജൂഡ്‌സണ്‍ തോപ്പുംപടി തുടങ്ങിയവര്‍ പ്രസംഗിച്ചു.   More..


Symposium

Symposium of Kerala development and common strike.It was conducted at POC Palarivattom,10.00AM  More..


Debate

A Debate on the topic A role of political parties and religious organization in the democracy.A debate will be conducted on January 30,2.30PM at the POC.All are welcome.  More..


Evangelii Gaudium One-day Seminar

Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal [Chairman, KCBC laity commission) inaugurated the one-day seminar on Evangelii Gaudium, the first apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] presided over. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Adv, Jose Vithayathil and Adv. Anton;. Ambatt spoke. Rev. Fr, Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. Mathew Jacob f hiruvalil QIC, Rev. Dr. Gaspe: Kadaviparambil and Rev. Dr. Mathew Illathuparambil led the classes. The seminar commenced at 10:00am and concluded at 4:00pm. Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal solemnly released the Malayalam translation of Evangeliium Gaudium [Suviseshathinte Santhosham], the first encyclical exhortation of Pope Francis, by handing it over to Adv. Jose Vithayathil. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur, Adv. Antony Ambatt and Mr. Alocious A.J. felicitated.  More..


Evangelii Gaudium Three-day Seminar

Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil (Secretary General, KCBC] inaugurated the first three-day seminar on Evangelii Gaudium, the first apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General) presided over. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD and Mr. Don Bosco spoke. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil QIC, Rev. Dr. Joseph Thondiparambil, Rev. Dr. Chacko Puthenpurackal, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Rev. Fr. Varghese Karippery, Rev. Dr. Martin Kallungal, Rev. Dr. Prasad Theruvat. OCD and Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil led the classes. The seminar commenced on 10 January an. came to an end on 12 January.   More..


KCBC Women's Commission Executive Meeting

KCBC Women's Commission Executive meeting was held at St. Peter's Hall in POC. The meeting was presided over by His Excellency Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas (Chairman, KCBC Women’s Commission]. The meeting discussed the Zonal / KCBC level programmes for the current year. In order to facilitate the activities of the commission, KCBC appointed Rev. Fr. Wilson Elavathunkal Koonan (Director, Thrissur Zone] as its spiritual director. Besides, KCBC suggested three Women's Forum presidents from different Rites (Mrs. Delcy Lukose, Sr. Jose Maria CSST, Dr. Jibi Geevarghese respectively from Syro-Malabar, Latin and Syro-Malankara rites] as the Ex-Officio members in the post of Joint Secretaries. For the validation of this purpose the meeting decided to make proper amendments in the code (Rules and Regulations] of the KCBC Women’s Commission. Apart from the Chairman and the Executive Secretary, Msgr. Thomas Panackal (Director, Malabar Zone], Rev. Fr. Wilson Koonan (Director, Thrissur Zone], Mrs, Cincy Parel (Treasurer), Mrs. Mary Loretta (Joint Treasurer], Prof. Elizabeth Mathew (Thrissur Zonal Secretary], Dr. JibiGeevarughese and Sr. Jose Maria CSST(Ex-Officio members] attended the meeting.  More..


Evangelii Gaudium Three-day Seminar

Abraham Mar Julios (Chairman, KCBC Theology commission] inaugurated the three-day seminar on Evangelii Gaudium, the first apostolic letter of Pope Francis. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] presided over. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD and Mr. James Kaloor spoke. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil OIC, Rev. Dr. Joseph Thondiparambil, Rev. Dr. Chacko Puthenpurackal, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Rev. Fr. Varghese Karippery, Rev. Dr. Martin Kallungal, Rev. Dr. Jose Puthiyedath, Rev. Dr. Prasad Theruvath OCD and Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil took sessions on various topics. The seminar commenced on 17 January and came to an end on 19 January.   More..


Pro-life Resource Person's Training

It is a one-year training for the resource persons of the KCBC Pro-life Movement. There were 50 participants from different parts of Kerala. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] inaugurated the course. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Mr. George F. Xavier took classes on the topics 'Whatis Prolife?' and 'Catholic Church's teachingon life'.  More..


POC Community One day Outing

A joint picnic of the POC Staff and the PTI Students was organized on Monday, 20 January. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur and Rev. Dr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil lead the picnic team. The main picnic spots were Thattekad, Edamalayar Dam, and Paniyeli. The trip set off at 8.30am and returned at 10.30pm.  More..


Kerala Labour Movement (KLM) Annual State Assembly

The Annual General Assembly of KLM was held on 25 - 26 January at Little Flower Auditorium in POC. Dr. Christi Fernandes [Former secretary to the president of India] inaugurated the official function- Mr. Joy Gothuruth (State President] presided over. Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil [State Director) gave the introductory speech, Mr. Joseph Jude (National President, Workers India Federation), Mr. Shaju Antony (KLM State General Secretary), Mr. Geevarghese Kulathinal [Treasurer), Mr. Mathai Maruthoor [Vice President), Mr. Sebastian Palamparambil [Vice President), Mr. Babu Thannikot [UTA convenor) and Ms. Pearly Benny (Women Forum President) spoke on the occasion. The Assembly remembered Rev. Msgr. Thomas Thalachira, the founder director of Kerala Labour Movement. The annual report and accounts 2013 were pre- sented in the meeting and passed after discussions. The diocesan reporting, action plans and group discussions were also held in the assembly. The assembly felicitated Fr. Antony Valiyaveetil (KLM Zonal Director) for his valuable and dedicated service as the Director of KLM Kochi diocese 110 delegates from 25 Diocesan units participated in the two-day assembly.  More..


KCBC Media Commission Director's Meet

His Excellency Rt Rev. Dr, Sebastian Thekethecheril (Chairman, KCBC Media Commission) inaugurated the Media Director's Meet. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General) presided over. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken (KCBC Media Commission Secretary) and Dr. Abraham Joseph delivered the speeches on the occasion. Rev. Fr. William Nellickal, the Head of the Malayalam Department in Vatican Radio led the sessions.   More..


Catholic Engineering and Medical College Managers Meet

A meeting of the managers of Catholic Engineering and Medical Colleges was held on 31 January at POC under the Chairmanship of Rt. Rev. Dr. Mar Andrews Thazhath (Chairman, KCBC Commission for Education). The meeting was very cordial. The Chairman thanked the former members of the Commission for their tireless service. He made it clear to all the participants that our service in this field is to witness Jesus and not for any other mo- tives. Also he insisted that our attitude towards the society must be what Christ expects from us. Adv. Jose Kannanthanam, Mr. P.J. Ignatius and Rev. Fr. Antony Kariyil CML Fr. Jacob S. Palackappilly, Secretary of the commission shared their views and expressed their will to help those who wish to get their assistance. All the participants engaged in fruitful discussions and the meeting ended with a thanksgivingprayer.   More..


Bible Apostolate Directors' Meeting

The Diocesan Bible Apostolate Directors meeting was on 31 January 2014. His grace, Archbishop Soosa Pakiam [Chairman, KCBC Bible commission) presided over. Fr.Joshy Mayyattil shared the experiences, ideas and visions regarding Bible Apostolate. This meeting helps the directors to engage more actively and fruitfully in the ministry of the Word of God in their respective dioceses. Now all the directors are members of the Board of Trustees of KCBC Bible Commission since the Bible Commission has been registered as a religious Trust.  More..


Managers of Catholic Nursing Colleges Meeting

The KCBC Commission for Education convened a meeting of the Managers of Catholic Nursing Colleges on 31 January at POC. The participants shared their challenges in the field. The policy of the Government with regard to the Medical and Nursing education changing with the change of Governments is causing severe damages to the admission process and administration. After fruitful discussions the meeting ended with a prayer. The chairman Mar Andrews Thazhath, Dr. Stephen Alathara and the Secretary Fr. Jacob S. Palakapilly spoke on the occassion.  More..


Joint Syndicate Meeting & ICYM Election

The Joint Syndicate meeting of KCYM began at 11.30am in POC on 1 February. In preparation to the Joint Syndicate, the newly elected leaders along with Fr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil QIC (State Director], gathered in POC and started their new mission and the first secretariat with an evening adoration dedicated for the newly elected leaders, KCYM members, directors and animators on 31 January. His Excellency Mar Joseph Pandarasseril (KCBC Youth Commission Chairman] inaugurated the meeting. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, (Deputy Secretary General, KCBC and Director, POC] addressed the syndicate members and the newly elected leaders reminding their duty to become a unifying element in the Catholic Church in Kerala. Adv. Antony Ambatt, the first president of KCYM, congratulated both the newly elected leaders and the ex-officio members. After finaliz-ingthe action plan for the year 2014, the new ICYM representatives were elected according to the guidelines and statutes of both KCYM and ICYM. The newly elected ICYM representatives: (1) Jemcy, Cochi, (2] Jinson, Changanachery  More..


Catholic Corporate School Managers Meet

A meeting of the Catholic Corporate School Managers was d on 3 February at POC. Rt. Rev. Mar Andrews Thazhath (Chairman, KCBC Commission for Education) presided over. Corporate Managers of all the Catholic dioceses and congregans were present. Rev. Fr. Jose Karivelickal introduced the issues for discussions. Participants appreciated the Commission for its timely interventions and actions. An ad-hod committee was formed to form an association of Managers of Catholic aided schools. Dr. Stephen Alathara & Secretary Fr. Jacob S. Palakappilly shared their views. The meeting ended with a prayer.  More..


Diocesan Catechetical Directors' Meet

A meeting of the Diocesan Catechetical Directors was held at St. Peter's Hall in POC. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara [Deputy Secretary General KCBC) presided over. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD (Dean of Studies, Pastoral Training Institute] welcomed the gathering. It was decided to collect the nominations of KCBC Awards for catechism teachers. The meeting fixed the Award presentation day to be in July 2014. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken extended the vote of thanks.   More..


ICA-XVIII Annual General Body Meeting

The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Catechetical Association was held at Little Flower Auditorium, POC. The Association President, Rev. Dr. Gilbert Choondal SDB, pre-sided over. Archbishop Dominic Jala (Archbishop of Shillong) delivered the keynote address. Rev. Dr. Babu Chirayath (Secretary], Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General), Rev. Dr. Sebastian (Tamilnadu Bishop's Conference Catechetical Commission Secretary], Rev. Fr. Paulson Simethy and Rev. Fr. Xavier Kochuparambil rendered the speeches. The meeting discussed the theme "Liturgy and Catechesis." Rev. Dr. Herve Morrisette, CSC (Liturgical Catechesis in Pastoral Perspective], Rev. Dr. Michael G. (Play in Liturgy: An Effective Faith Formative Method in Liturgy], Rev. Dr. Joseph Lionel (Homily as Catechesis, Gaudium Evangelii in perspective), Rev. Dr. Gilbert Choondal SDB (Catechesis in the Context of New Roman Missal), Rev. Dr. Jose Puthiyedath (Liturgical Catechesis in the Syro-Malabar Rite) and Rev. Dr. Jerome Vallabaraj, SDB (Youth Liturgy and Catechesis) presented the papers. The meeting which began on 5 February at 7.30am ended on 7 February at l:00pm.  More..


The World Consecrated Day and the Golden Jubilee of CRI

KCMS celebrated the World Consecrated Day and the Golden Jubilee of CRI. Shri. Siva S waroopananda Swami from Advaida Ashram Aluva inaugurated the celebration. In his inaugural address he stressed that man is created for the union with God. Rev. Dr. Francis Kodiyan (President, KCMS) presided over. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara challenged the Religious to recognize their power and role in the church. The inaugural session continued with the session led by Rev. Fr. V.M, Thomas SDB [National President, CPJJ. In the afternoon Fr. RobyKannamchira CMI took class on the significance of inter-reJigious dialogue in the context of Kerala.  More..


KCYM Directors & Animators Meet

The first Directors and Animators meet of the year 2014 was held in POC on 14 February, Archbishop Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara [Head of the eparchy of Faridabad, was the special guest of the gathering. A good number of directors and ani-mators participated in this meeting and finalized the yearly action plan proposed and approved by the Joint Syndicate conducted on 1 February at POC. The Director of POC, Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara was a special invitee for this meeting and KCYM congratulated him for his new appointment as the Deputy Secretary of CBCI. The secretariat members, directors and animators expressed their gratitude for his wholehearted support, strengthening the smooth functioning of the movement.  More..


One-day Seminar Theology of the Body

Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara [KCBC Deputy Secretary General] inaugurated the one-day seminar on Theology of the Body. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, (Secretary, KCBC Family commission) presided over. Rev. Dr. Antony Chundelikkattu led the sessions on Theology of the Body' by Pope John Paul II on family, marriage, person and life. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier Shibu Chemparappilliyil were also present.   More..


People Management Policy (PMP) Discussion

The discussion meetingforthe implementation of People Management Policy was held in POC on 20 February. KLM State president, Mr. Joy Gothuruth presided over. Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil (KLM State Director] and Mr. Joseph Jude [WIF General Secretary) led the discussions. KLM Executive members, HRexperts and Resource Persons attended the meeting.  More..


POC Home Day Celebrations

The POC Home Day Celebrations began at 9.30 am with a solemn Mass, offered by Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara [Director, POC]. Later Bishop Joseph Kariyil (Secretary General, KCBC), inaugurated the public meeting at 11 am. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (Director, POC] presided over. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD (Dean of Studies, Pastoral Training Institute), Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur (General Editor, POC Publications] and Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken (Secretary, Media Commission) delivered the speeches on the occasion. PTI Students, Rev. Sisters and POC Staff staged various programmes. Bishop Joseph Kariyil distributed the prizes.   More..


KCBC Media Awards

The Honourable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof. K.V. Thomas, inaugurated the Media Award Ceremony 2013 of KCBC Media Commission. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekethecheril (Chairman, KCBC Media Commission) presided over. The Literary Award was presented to Mr. Martin Eresseril, Media Award to Mr. Lijo Jose Pallissery, Yuva Prathibha Award to Mr. Joseph Nellickal, Vynjanika Award to Dr. George Thayyil and the Samskrithi Puraskar to the noted singer Mr. K.G. Markose. Besides these Awards Rev. Fr. G. Chediyath, Rev. Fr. Antony Elavumkudy, Mr. John Kachiramattam, Mr. Thomas Berly Kurisingal and Sister Mary Jain S.D. were honoured with Gurupooja. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, Fr. Vibin Antony delivered speeches on the occasion. Students from S.H. College, Chalakudy performed various cultural programmes.  More..


Annual Retreat for MSc Psychology Students

Sr. Tessy Antony MSST and MSc Psychology students participated in an annual retreat at Sehion Retreat Centre, Attapadi. The retreat began on Sunday, 23 February and concluded on 28 February, Friday at 10:00 am. Rev. Fr.Binoy and team led the retreat.  More..


CML Managing Council Meet

A Meeting of CML Managing Council was held at Mother Teresa Auditorium in POC. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] inaugurated the meeting. The State President Mr. Jose Michael Puthiya-parambil presided over. The state managing committee reports and accounts were presented. The meeting also approved and audited the reports. Rev. Fr. Mathew Mulayolil (Director, CML), Rev. Fr. Mathew Puthiyath, Rev. Sr. Lisa SKD, Mr, Benny Muthanatt and Mr. Luke Alex spoke on the occasion. The officials for the Cherupushpa Mission League for the year 2014-17 were elected. The New Office Bearers are: Director - Rev. Fr. Joby Poochukandathil (Kottayam Archdiocese], Vice Directors -Rev. Fr. Jijo George Bhagyodayam [Punalur Diocese] and Rev. Sr. Dona FCC (Pala Diocese], President - Mr. Benny Muthanatt [Pala Diocese], Vice President - Smt. Lilly Paulose Vazhikudilil [Thalassery Archdiocese], Secretary - Mr. Binu Mangoottam, Joint Secretary - Salu Thyparambil [Mananthavady], 200 members tookpart in the Managing Council Meet.  More..


KLM Diocesan Leaders meet

KLM diocesan Leaders meet was held on 8,9 March in POC. Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakkumthala, the Bishop of Kannur Diocese, inaugurated the meeting. KLM State President, Mr. Joy Gothuruth presided over. KCBC Deputy Secretary General, Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara gave the keynote address. Mr. Joseph Jude (WIF National President], Mr. Shaju Antony [State General Secretary), Mr. Sebastian Palamparambil (Vice president), Ms. Pearly Benny (Women's Forum President) and Ms. Sherin Babu spoke on the occasion. The meeting unanimously passed a resolution for resolving the issues faced by the unorganized workers in the State.  More..


KLM Diocesan Directors Meet

The meeting of KLM Diocesan directors was held on March 1213 in POC. Rev. Fr. Xavier Pinto, National Director Apostleship of Sea (AOS) of CBCI, inaugurated it. Mr. Joy Gothuruth, (KLM State President) presided over. Mr. Joseph Jude (WIF National President) gave the felicitation address. Rev. Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil (State Director) welcomed the gathering and Mr. Shaju Antony (State General Secretary) proposed the vote of thanks. The KLM diocesan reporting and action plan discussions were held in the presence of Bishop Mar. Jose Porunnedom (Chairman, KCBC Labour Commission). The KLM directors from 17 dioceses were present for the two-days meeting.  More..


Pro-life Resource Persons’ Training

There was a Pro-life resource person's training in POCon 15, March. The main theme was 'Life' in the Holy Bible. Rev. Dr, Joshy Mayyattil led the seminar. Mr. George F. Xavier explained the activities of Pro-life, Fifty delegates attended the course. Fr. Jose Kottayil conducted the prayer.  More..


Pastoral Training Institute valedictory Function

Mar Thomas Chakiath, Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, inaugurated the valedictory function of the various courses of the Pastoral Training Institute for the academic year 2013-2014. His Excellency also distributed the certificates to the candidates of various courses. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (Deputy Secretary General, KCBC) presided over. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD [Dean of Studies, Pastoral Training Institute) delivered the welcome address. Rev. Sr. Tessy Antony MSST, Ms. Jisna Mary, Mr. Johny Jacob, Sr. Reetha Nisha, Ms. Tinu Rockey presented the annual reports. Rev. Sr. Mary Thomas SMdC proposed the vote of thanks.  More..


Temperance Commission

Leaders Training and Meeting of diocesan directors was held on 24 March in POC, Palarivattom. 80 members participated. Mrs. Lidda Jacob IAS and Rev. Fr. Devassy Pandallookkaranled the sessions. It helped our leaders to equip themselves in the activities for a drug free society and church.  More..


Family Apostolate Director s Meeting

Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath, the Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese and KCBC Family Commission Chairman presided over. Rev. Fr. Mathew Periyappuram led the prayer. Fr. ]ose Kottayil delivered the welcome address and presented the report. The directors stressed on the importance of the KCBC Family Commission. The following suggestions were made: (1) Conduct Directors' Meet once in a year [probably in October). [2) Organize 4 meeting in a year [3) Launch a Website. (4) Make use of the assistance of the Joint Secretaries. (5) A Think Tank for Family Commission [6) The Secretary must visitthe dioceses and evaluate the activities. The Meeting expressed thanks to Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil, the ex-chairman. Rev. Dr. Stepher Alathara and Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayail spoke. Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath presented a memento to Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil.   More..


KCBC Laity Commission One-day Seminar

KCBC Laity Commission organized a one-day Seminar on 29 March to discuss the contemporary issues affectingthe common people of Kerala like the Kasturi Rangan Report, the Coastal Regulation Zone, the Dalit Christian issues etc. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal, (Chairman, KCBC Laity Commission] inaugurated the one-day seminar held in POC. Rev. Dr.Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] chaired the inaugural session. Adv. Antony M. Ambat (Secretary, Laity Commission) welcomed the gathering of delegates. Mr. P.I. Lazar [President, Kerala Catholic Federation) felicitated. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kochupurackal [The veteran leader, High Range Protection Samithy), Mr. Shaji George [President, Kerala Latin Catholic Association) and Mr. Shibu Joseph (General Secretary, Dalit Christian Mahajana Sabha (DCMS)) presented the papers. Mr. K.M. Philip (President, Malankara Catholic Association), Rev. Fr. William Rajan (Secretary, KRLCBE Laity Commission), Mr. James Elavunkal (President, DCMS) moderated the sessions. Fr. Jose Kottayil (Secretary, KCBC Family Commission) moderated a general discussion held after the presentation of the main subjects. Rev. Fr. Francis Xavier Thannikaparambil, Mr. Devassia Kongala, Mr. Sebastian Vadassery and Mr. Jose Anjiparambil spoke. Mr. Nelson Fernandez (General Secretary, KCF) proposed the vote of thanks.  More..


Seminar on ‘Indian Viewpoint on Family’

Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkat, Chairman of KCBC Dialogue and Ecumenism Commission opined that society should strive united to destroy the evil powers that cause havoc to the stability of our families. He was addressing the inaugural meeting of the seminar on 'Indian Viewpoint on Family' organised by KCBC Dialogue & Ecumenism Commission. The influence of the Western culture has brought forth certain sinful practices. Same sex marriages and live-in relationships are some of the evils that have been incorporated into our social system. To overthrow these pernicious practices, fierce studies and actions should be taken. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General) presided over. Swami Sivaswaroopananda (Secretary Advaitasramam Aluva), Imam Sulaiman Maulavi (Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungallur), Rev. Dr. Augustine Kalleli and Kervinder Singh were others who presented the various outlooks of a family, based on different religions. Fr. Roby Kannanchira CMI (Secretary, KCBC Dialogue & Ecumenism Commission), Rev. Fr. Cherian Karukaparambil (Joint Secretary, KCBC Dialogue & Ecumenism Commission) and Rev. Fr. Joseph Sugun Leon (Joint Secretary, KCBC Dialogue & Ecumenism Commission) also spoke in the function. Representatives from 16 Dioceses were present.  More..


KCBC Womens' Commission General Body Meeting

The General Body Meeting of the KCBC Womens ' Commission was held on 29 March at St. Mark's Hall in POC. Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (Vice Chairman, KCBC Womens' Commission) inaugurated the meeting. The gathering was presided over by Bishop Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas (Chairman, KCBC Womens' Commission). Prof. Dr. Thara Johns, (Secretary, KCBC Womens' Commission), welcomed the gathering. Msgr. Thomas Panakkal, Rev. Fr. Wilson Elavuthinkal, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vilayil, Rev. Dr. James Punnaplackal and Ms. Jane Ancil felicitated. The members honoured the newly appointed CCBI Deputy Secretary General Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara. Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal released the Address Directory by handing over a copy to Smt. Leelamma Jacob. The Annual report 2013 and the interim report 2014 were presented by the Secretary and was unanimously passed by the members. Ms. Loreta (Joint Treasurer, KCBC Womens' Commission) presented the annual budget. Ms. Cincy Parel (Treasurer, KCBC Womens' Commission) proposed the vote of thanks. 52 members from 18 Dioceses participated in the program.  More..


Rev. Sr. Bindu Antony ASSA Farewell

Rev. Sr. Bindu Antony ASSA who had been serving as the secretary, KCMS was given a cordial send-off. The meeting took place at St. Peter's Hall in POC with a prayer led by Sr. Theresa FMC. Ms. Tersita Cleetus welcomed the guests. Rev. Sr. Tomsina DM Felicitated. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (Director, POC) thanked Sr. Bindu for her services and presented her a memento, wishing her all the best for her future endeavours. Mr. Alocious delivered the vote of thanks.  More..


Evangelii Gaudium Three-day Seminar

Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General) inaugurated the three-day seminar on Evangelii Gaudium, the first apostolic letter by Pope Francis. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD presided over. Mr. Bernard N.J. and Rev. Sr. Agnet Mary spoke. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil OIC, Rev. Dr. Chacko Puthenpurckal, Rev. Dr. Jimmy Poochakat, Rev. Dr. George Danavelil, Rev. Dr. Mathew Illathuparamil, Rev. Fr. Antony Sijan, Rev. Fr. Joseph Pudussery SVD, Rev. Dr. Prasad Theruvath OCD and Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil delivered sessions on various topics. The seminar commenced on 4 April and came to an end on 6 April.   More..


Jerusalem Pilgrimage Meeting

A meeting of the pilgrims partaking in the Jerusalem pilgrimage organized by KCBC Bible Commission was held from 10:00am to l:00pm in St. Paul's Hall, POC. 50 individuals participated in the gathering. Rev.Fr.Joshy Mayyattil presided over.  More..


Inter-Religious Dialogue

Inaugurating the seminar on Per-spectiro of St. John XXIII & St. John Paul II on inter-religious dialogue. Prof. M. K. Sanoo, commented on their views, aims and thoughts. He also added that the Inter-religious dialogue, which John XXIII began in the church, was effectively extended in to solving political and world problems by his successor, St. John Paul II. Inter-Religious Dialogue can be accomplished only when varied opinions in culture and equality are merged. In his presidential address Dr. K.S. Radhakrishnan pointed out that dialogue is the path to search for truth. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara presided over the function. Rev. Dr, Paul Thelakkat, Rev. Dr. Zaharias Paranilam voiced their opinions on this topic. Rev. Fr. Roby Kannachira CMI (KCBC Dialogue & Ecumenism Commission Secretary) and John Paul also addressed the gathering.   More..


KCYM Secretariat Meeting

A Secretariat meeting and a Syndicate cum advisory council meeting were conducted in POC on 27 April, to evaluate the programs of the last three months and to plan out the upcoming events.Rev.Dr.Mathew Thiruvalil OIC, guided the discussions.  More..


Media Commission Art Programme - Summer Fiesta

An Art camp for the children who are interested in drawing and art was conducted during the summer holidays. Renowned writer Mr. Sippy Pallipuram inaugurated the Art Camp for Students organized by the KCBC Media Commission on 28 April atthe Little Flower Auditorium in POC. Director Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara presided over. Fr. Roy Anil SJ, Fr. Eby Edassery and Fr. Paul Kattookaran who are professionally qualified in the field helped in the training. They were given training in different areas of drawing. Painting, color- ing, Cartoon etc. 30 participants from differentparts attended the camp.  More..


KCF Executive Committee Meeting

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the Kerala Catholic Federation [KCF] was held at 10.30 am on 29 April in POC to discuss the follow up action to be taken on the deliberations of the one-day seminar held on 29 March. KCF President Mr. P.I. Lazar presided over. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara (KCBC Deputy Secretary General] and Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (Family Commission Secretary) addressed the meeting. The Committee decided to conduct three sub-regional follow-up seminars in June 2014 at three centres, namely at Calicut, Thrissur and Trivandrum. The Regional seminars will be sponsored by three sui iuris Churches namely Calicut will be sponsored by the Latin Church, Kottayam will be sponsored by the Syro-Malabar Church and Trivandrum will be sponsored by the Syro-Malankara Church. Mr. Nelson Fernandez (KCF General Secretary] proposed the vote of thanks and the meeting came to a close by 1.00pm.  More..


Sr.Amrutha SIC,The new Financial Administrator of POC

Sr. Amrutha SIC took charge as financial Administrator of POC on 30 May 2014. Sr. Amrutha was given a warm reception under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, Director of POC.  More..


The POC Executive Meeting

The POC Executive Committee Meeting was held at 10:00 am in St. Peter's Hall, POC under the presidentship of Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis Catholicos, the Commission Chairman. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, the Secretary of the Commission, welcomed the members and presented the report. Mr. P.C. Varghese, Auditor, presented the Accounts and the meeting passed the audit report. The meeting was concluded with the prayer led by Rev. Sr. Janet FCC.   More..


The POC General Body Meeting

The General Body meeting of POC was held in St. Peter's Hall, POC at 11:00 am. Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Commission Chairman presided over. The meeting commenced with the prayer led by Ms. Lissy Varghese, the Executive Committee Member of POC. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, the Commission Secretary, welcomed the members. The presentation of the annual Report 2013 the POC Commission Report followed. Mr. P.C. Varghese presented the accounts. The meeting approved both the report and the audit report. After the discussion, Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur thanked the members. Representatives from 30 dioceses of Kerala, KCBC Commission Secretaries and State Directors of various Departments participated.   More..


Pro-life Resource Person's Training

Pro-life Resource Person's Training was conducted in POC on May 17. The programme as usual started with the Holy Mass. Celebrant: Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD. Fr. T. J. Antony and Adv. Charley Paul took classes on alcoholism and how it affects the life and the family.  More..


Media Commission Writer's Forum

Thoolika, a camp organised to promote the young writers, was held in POC from 19-21 May. Dr. Paul Thelekkatt, Prof. V.G. Thamby, Sebastian Pallithode, Sippy Pallippuram, John Paul [Script writer], Prof. Thomas Mathew were some of the faculties who guided the sessions. Around 40 youth attended the camp, which was conducted during the summer holidays.  More..


Media Commission Digital camp Mugham

This year the media commission organised a digital camp Mugham for the religious. The camp was arranged in the Malankara Social Service Centre in Trivandrum. 35 religious sisters and 10 priests attended the training, which was really a new opening to the new media. Rev. Bishop Samuel Mar Irenius [Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum Malankara Archdiocese] inaugurated the camp. Fr. Bovas Melloot [Media Director, Trivandrum Archdiocese] was the coordinator of the camp.  More..


Rev.Sr. Jenet FCC Farewell Rev. Sr. Jenet FCC

Rev. Sr. Jenet FCC who had been serving as the Financial Administrator of POC was given a cordial send-off. The meeting took place in St. Peter's Hall, POC with a prayer led by Ms. Blessy Thomas, Ms. Neethu Prince and Ms. Rose Deleema. Mr. Alocious A.J. welcomed the guests. Rev. Sr. Lucy SKD felicitated. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, the Director of POC, thanked Sr. Jenet for her services and presented her a memento, wishing her all the best for her future endeavours. Mr. Antony Chadayamury delivered the vote of thanks.  More..


KCBC-KCMS Joint Meeting

A joint meeting of the bishops, generals and provincials of the Kerala Catholic Church was held in Mother Teresa Auditorium, POC. Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel CMI [President, KCMS) welcomed the gathering. Special welcome and greetings were accorded to the new members of the joint meeting - Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala and Bishop Peter Abir Antonysamy. His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the President of the KCBC, presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jose Kuriyedath CMI presented the outcomes and findings of the study on the 'Impact of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council in Kerala'. Rev. Dr. Mathai Kadavil QIC and Rev. Sr. Smitha S.D. jointly presented the 'Guidelines for the celebration of the Year of Religious' envisioned by His Holiness Pope Francis. The presentations were followed by discussions. The members stood in silence and paid prayerful tribute to late His Eminence Simon Cardinal Lourdsamy, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, who was called to eternal rest on 2 June 2014. 36 bishops including Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church, Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Church, Archbishop Soosa Pakiam, President of Kerala Latin Church and 3 75 major superiors were present.  More..


Meeting of Aided School Managers and representatives

Another meeting of Aided School Managers and representatives of Catholic Teachers Guild was held on 3rd June 2014. The Chairman of Education Commission was the president of the meeting. Vice Chairman His Excellency Dr. Samuel Mar Irenioswas also present at the meeting.The matters related to the staff fixation, appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff, approval for the appointment of Special teachers were dicussed during this meeting.  More..


KCBC Monsoon Session

The Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council's Monsoon session was held from 3-5 June in POC. It was presided over by His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the President of KCBC. He extended a warm and cordial welcome to all the members of the house. Felicitations and greetings were accorded to Bishop Peter Abir Antonysamy and Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala, the new members to the Council meeting. The KCBC meeting discussed the 20 agendas and 39 bishops participated in the meeting.  More..


Farewell to Fr. Stephen Alathara

A farewell meeting was conducted on 8 June to pay tribute to Rev. Fr. Stephen Alathara, the outgoing Deputy Secretary General, who was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) and the Director of the CCBI Secretariat in Bangalore. He served the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council from 20 February 2007 to 9 June 2014 as the Deputy Secretary General, Spokesperson and Director of the Pastoral Orientation Centre. Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis, the President of the KCBC, gratefully acknowledged the meritorious and valuable services rendered by him to the Church in Kerala, especially as the spokesperson of the Council. As a token of gratitude and appreciation the Cardinal presented him a memento.  More..


Rev, Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt,Deputy Secretary General of KCBC & Director of POC

Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt of Tiruvalla Archdiocese took charge as the new Deputy Secretary General of KCBC and Director of POC. Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara, the former deputy secretary general handed over the respective official documents to the new Deputy Secretary General. Bishop Joseph Kariyil, the Secretary General of KCBC was present in the function. He has been serving as the director of Diocesan Catechism Centre, Sameeksha in the Archdiocese of Thiruvalla. He also served as the Director of the Social Service Society in the Archdiocese of Thiruvalla,  More..


Bible Class Inauguration

Wednesday Evening Bible Course (2014-2015] His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam (Chairman of Bible Commission) inaugurated the a new batch of the Wednesday Evening Course of 40 weeks (11 June 2014 11 March 2015] conducted in POC on 11 June. 132 persons are attending the course. The first 20 minutes are dedicated to a preliminary introduction to biblical Hebrew. The resource persons and the subjects are the following: Rev. Dr. J. Thondiparambil (Leviticus & Jesus' invitation to God's original plan for Family], Rev. Fr. G. Ollattupurath OCD (Minor Prophets], Rev. Dr. T. Marottiparambil OCD (John), Rev. Dr. J. Mayyattil (The Psalter, Family in the Wisdom Books, Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Evangelii Gaudium), Rev. Dr. Stanley Mathirappilly (Widowhood and Barrenness in the Bible), Rev. Dr. Jimmy Poochakkattu (Old age & Family in the Bible), Rev. Dr. Jomon Nalpathilchira (Institution of Marriage and related customs in the Bible, Family & Financial management in the Bible), Rev. Dr. Jose Puthiyedath (Prayer & Family in the Bible), Rev. Dr. Chacko Puthenpurackal (Family & Relations in the Bible), Rev. Dr. Jacob Chanikkuzhy (Parents & Children in the Bible), Rev. Dr. J. Achandy (The Acts of the Apostles), Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (Extra Ordinary Synod on Family, 'Home churches' in the Acts and the Epistles).   More..


KCSL State Executive Meeting

Idukki MP Joyce George inaugurated the KCSL State Executive meeting. Mr. Kuriachan Puthukkattil (State President, KCSL) and Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackappilly presided over. Rev. Fr. Yesudas Pazhampilly (General Director, KCSL) gave the Keynote address. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Director, POC & Deputy secretary General, KCBC) addressed the gathering. Rev Dr. Thomas Padiath introduced the book 'Sevananirathamaya Sabha' for the Study Circle. Bishop Joseph Karikkesseril awarded the Chevalier P. T. Thomas Award to Mr. Shaiju P. P. from the Diocese of Irinjalakuda and the Best Animator Award to Sr. Rani Jose FCC from the Diocese of Pala. Mr. Jose Anoop welcomed the gathering. Mr. Sabu Thankachan proposed the vote of thanks. Mr. Mathewkutty Kutnapilly spoke.   More..


Pro-life Study Class

Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy secretary General of KCBC) inaugurated the 2nd Part of the one and a half year Prolife Diploma Course conducted by the KCBC Prolife Commission. He highlighted the indiscrimination of sex, the importance of prolife and said this message should reach outto everyone in the society. George F. Xavier Valiyaveedu (General Secretary), Sabu Jose (PRO), Yugesh, Thomas Pulikkan (Secretary), Dr. Varghesse Ookan, Rev. Sr. Amrutha SIC felicitated the meeting.  More..


CHAI Zonal Meeting

CHAI Kerala organized Ernakulam zonal meeting on 21 June at POC. There were a total of 3 5 participates from 21 institutions. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy Secretary General of KCBC) inaugurated the meeting. Fr. Simon Pallupetta (Executive Director), Fr. Sunil Chiriankandath, Fr. Shaiju Thoppil (Zonal Coordinator), Fr. Paul (Asst. Director, Lissie Hospital) participated in the meeting.  More..


MUGHAM-Camp

Auxiliary Bishop Dr. Samuel Mar Irenious inaugurated the camp MUGHAM organized by the KCBC Media Commission. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken (KCBC Media Commission Secretary) and Fr. Bowas Mathew (Media Commission Director, Syro- Malankara Trivandrum) spoke. The training was held in Shrothus Training Centre, Trivandrum, for the consecrated interested in photography, videography, editing, social networking and mobile apps etc. ADGP T. P. Selkumar, Vijaykumar (Film editor], B. Jayachandran, Vinu V. John, Leenus, Sunnykutty Abraham, Jacob George, V. K. Adharsh, Harish Namboodiri, Dr. Alexander Jacob, Dr. Abraham Joseph and Fr.Bowas Mathewtookthe sessions.   More..


KCBC Ecology Commission Meeting

The KCBC Ecology Commission meeting took place on 2 July at 3:00pm to 5:00pm in POC. Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mar Julios, Chairman of the KCBC Theology commission presided over. Rev. Fr. Mathai Kadavil QIC welcomed the gathering. A warm and cordial welcome was given to the newly elected members. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, (Director, POC & Deputy secretary General, KCBC} and to Rev. Fr. George Vettikattil (Secretary, KCBC JPD Commission). Later on the meeting discussed on communicating the Church' stand with regard to the implementation of the Kasturi Rangan report by the new government. It also decided to conduct a meeting with experts in environmental topics in the month of August. The meeting decided to implement the decisions and ideas developed by the Ecology Commission with the help of the various KCBC Commissions. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt proposed the vote of thanks.  More..


Anti-alcohol Council

Bishop Joseph Karakkassery presided over. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Director, POC & Deputy secretary General, KCBC), Justice P. K. Shamsuddin, Rev. Fr. George Nereveettil, Mr. T. M. Varghese, Mr. Irbal Valiyaveettil, Eloor Gopinath, Mr. Francis Perumana and Ms. Arundhati Vijayan spoke. There were more than 100 participants including the leaders and members of more than 30 anti-alcoholic organisations. The council decided to conduct local events in all districts aimed at educating people about the treatment and prevention of alcoholism.  More..


Catholic Teachers Organization Meeting

Rt. Rev. Dr. Mar Andrews Thazhath (Chairman, KCBC Commission for Education) inaugurated the state activities of the Catholic Teachers Organization. The state representative for the Catholic Teachers Guild was elected. The following members were elected; Mr. Joshi Vadakken (Archdiocese of Trichur) as the State President Mr. Salu Pathalil (Malankara Archdiocese of Trivandrum) as the General Secretary and Mr. Xavier M. L. [Archdiocese of VerapolyJ as the Treasurer. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Director, POC £ Deputy secretary General, KCBC), Rev. Fr. Mathew Chandrankunnel, Msgr. Thomas Panackal, Rev. Fr. Jacob Palackapally and Mr. Joshy Vaddaken spoke.  More..


KCBC Media Directors Meeting

The KCBC Media Commission conducted the Media Directors gathering in POC on 7 July 2014. Media Commission Chairman, Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekethecheril inaugurated the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese VaUikkatt, the Director of POC, presided over. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken and Rev. Fr. Vibin Xavier felicitated. Rev. Fr. George Plathottam, CBCI Media Commission Secretary, facilitated the sessions.  More..


Meeting of Managers and Principles of Autonomous Colleges

The meeting of Managers and Principals of the Autonomous Colleges were held on 7th July, 2014. The Vice Chairman of Education Commission His Excellency Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios presided over the meeting. On 8th July, 2014 a meeting of the Principals and Managers of English Medium Schools were convened and Chairman His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath presided over the meeting. It was decided in the meeting to conduct Moral Science Classes in all Schools by using the books published by POC and the examinationto be conducted in all the schools with the question paperprepared by the KCBC Commission for Education.  More..


Meeting of Managers and Principles of Autonomous Colleges

The meeting of Managers and Principals of the Autonomous Colleges were held on 7th July, 2014. The Vice Chairman of Education Commission His Excellency Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios presided over the meeting. On 8th July, 2014 a meeting of the Principals and Managers of English Medium Schools were convened and Chairman His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath presided over the meeting. It was decided in the meeting to conduct Moral Science Classes in all Schools by using the books published by POC and the examinationto be conducted in all the schools with the question paperprepared by the KCBC Commission for Education.  More..


The Kerala Catholic Teachers Guild

The Kerala Catholic Teachers Guild was officially inaugurated on 8"1 July 2014 by His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath. On the same day, the first Central Committee and office bearers were elected and assumed office. The election was conducted by the Chairman of the Commission.   More..


Kerala Catholic Bible Society Executive Meeting

The Kerala Catholic Bible Society Executive Meeting was held on July 8 from l:30pm to 4:45pm. Mr. Antony Palimattom (Vice Chairman, KCBS] presided over. Rev. Dr. Joshi Mayyattil delivered the welcome address. The meeting passed the report presented by Mr. Jismon Thudiyanplackal (Joint Secretary, KCBS) and the accounts presented by Sr. Nima CTC. The treasurer presented the budget for the coming year. Discussions were held regarding the Jubilee year. The monthly program schedule for December 2014 to December 2015 was prepared. Mr. Sabu Jose was nominated as the conveyer of the Editorial Board of 'Jubilee Smaranika'. Mr. Sijo Pynadath and Mr. Mathew Plathottam were nominated as committee members. The Society office-bearers will also be members of the committee. Ms. Kochuthresia proposed the vote of thanks.  More..


Psychology Course Inauguration

The Pastoral Training Institute Inaugurated the Basic Psychology and Counselling Course on 12th July 2014. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Director of POC and Deputy secretary General of KCBC inaugurated the meeting. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkor, Assistant Director of POC presided over. Fr. ShibuXavier OCD and Mr. Elias felicitated.   More..


Text Book Committee Meeting

The 68th Text Book Committee meeting was held in St. Peters Hall, POC at 6:00pm. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Director, POC & Deputy secretary General, KCBC] presided over. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD (Dean of Studies, Pastoral Training Institute], Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (Secretary, Family Commission)Rev. Dr. George Kurukkor, Assistant Director of POC presided over.  More..


Pro-life

Mar Thomas ChakMayath inaugurated the special assembly of Prolife Diploma Course, organized by the Prolife Samithy at POC Rev Fr. Jose Kottayil (President, Prolife Samithy) highlighted on the point that the government should understand and respond toad assault against human life and should always stand for human life and values. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy Secretary General, KCBC), Rev. Fr. Varghese Pulickan (General Secretary], George F. Xavier Valiyaireedu, Mr, Sabu |ose, Yugesh, Thomas Pulikkan, Dr. Varghese Ookan and Rev. Sr. Amrutha SIC fefidtafedthe meeting.  More..


CHAI Kerala SYNERGY 2014

CHAI Kerala organized Synergy 2014 from 23 - 24 July at POC, Cochin. The theme for the year was 'current issues in the catholic health ministry' in which advocates from FRICL took classes. His Excellency, Dr. Joseph Karrikkassery [KCBC Health Commission, Vice Chairman) inaugurated the meeting. A committee under the chairmanship of the President of CHAI Kerala was formed for the common purchase of items to CHAI member institutions. The committee included officials from 10 leading hospitals under CHAI Kerala.  More..


KCBC Women's Commission Half-yearly One-day Seminar

The half-yearly one-day Seminar of the KCBC Women's Commission began at 10 am on 28 July in POC. Prof. Dr. Thara Johns, the Secretary of Women's Commission welcomed the gathering. Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, the Secretary General of KCBC inaugurated the seminar. His Excellency emphasized on the need for securing women's position in different arenas like home, church and the society. Ms. Lida Jacob IAS spoke on 'the Role of Christian Women in the Formation of the New Society'. Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas, the Chairman of KCBC Women's Commission presided over. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Director of POC, felicitated. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Secretary of Family Commission and Rev. Fr. Wilson Elavathinkal Koonan, Spiritual Advisor of Women's Commission were present. It was decided to submit the KCBC Women's Commission Logo designed by Rev. Fr. Wilson Elavathinkal Koonan for approval from KCBC. Ms. Cincy Parel, the Treasurer of Women's Commission proposed the vote of thanks. 54 members from 22 dioceses in Kerala participated. 18 dioceses submitted their reports. The seminar ended at 3 pm.  More..


Bible Apostolate Directors' Meeting

The Diocesan Bible Apostolate Directors met was held on 31 July in POC. Fr. Joshi Mayyattil in the presidentship of His grace Archbishop Soosa Pakiam (Chairman, KCBC Bible commission] shared the experiences, ideas and visions regarding Bible Apostolate and tookimportant decisions. The meetinghelped the directors to engage more actively and fruitfully in the ministry of the Word of God in their respective dioceses.  More..


Catechism Teachers One-day Seminar

The all Kerala seminar for Catechism teachers was conducted in the Samanya Pastoral Center at Patom, Trivandrum on 2 August 2014. His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Archbishop of Trivandrum inaugurated the Seminar. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Director of POC presided over. Rev. Fr. Bovas and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD addressed the audience. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil led the sessions.  More..


KCBC Catechism Teachers Award Ceremony

KCBC Catechism Teachers Award was distributed on 2 August 2014.The Award distribution ceremony was conducted at Samanya Pastoral Centre, Pattom, Trivandrum. Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, KCBC President inaugurated the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, KCBC Deputy Secretary General, presided over. Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, the Dean of Studies at Pastoral Training Institute, Rev. Fr. Thomas Mulakumpurath, Catechism Director of Trivandrum Archdiocese and the Award winners Mr. C.D. Varkey, Mr. Y. Samuel and Dr. Abraham George spoke.  More..


KCBC Theological Colloquium

A Colloquium of the KCBC with the major seminary and minor seminary rectors, faculty presidents, representatives of the teaching staff of major seminaries and institutes and the KCBC Commission Secretaries was held at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad on 5 August 2014. KCBC Secretary General, Bishop Joseph Kariyil welcomed the gathering. KCBC Vice-President, Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam presided over. The Colloquium discussed the theme: Towards a Theological and Pastoral Response to the Sects in Kerala Catholic Church'. Rev. Dr. Jose Kuriyedath CMI (Towards a Pastoral Response to the Sects in the Kerala Catholic Church] and Rev. Dr. Jacob Prasad (Towards a Theological Response to the Sects in Kerala Catholic Church) presented the papers. Rev. Dr. Mathai Kadavil, Secretary of Theological commission, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatthe deputy Secretary General of KCBC and Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Secretary of Family Commission addressed the Assembly.   More..


Annnual Retreat of the Bishops

The annual retreat of Kerala Catholic Bishops commenced on 5 August at 8 pm and ended at 1 pm on 9 August at Mount St. Thomas, the headquarters of the Syro-Malabar Church. Rev. Dr. Anil Dev IMS from the Order of the Indian Missionary Society of Varanasi Province led the retreat.  More..


Releasing Ceremony of the "Instrumentum Laboris of the upcoming Synod of the family.

The Malayalam Translation of the Instrumentum Laboris of the upcoming Synod of the family 'The Pastoral Challenges in the context of Evangalization' was released by the Vice-President of KCBC, Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam by giving a copy to Adv.Charly Paul. Cardinal Mar George Alenchery and Secretaty General of KCBC bishop Joseph Kariyil, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil and Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor participated.  More..


Vocation Promoters Four-days Workshop

The KCBC Vocation Commission Chairman, bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel, inaugurated the four-days workshop for the vocation promoters on 8 August. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Director of POC presided over. Rev. Fr. Raju sdb, Secretary Vocation Commission, Rev. Sr. Sruthy Jose MSJ and Sr. Celine Thennat addressed the assembly.  More..


Justice day Celebration

The Commission for SC/ST/BC conducted the Justice day Celebration in POC on 23 August. KCBC Vice President, His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam, inaugurated the meeting. The state president, Mr. James Elavunkal presided over. His Excellency, Rt Rev. Dr. Selvister Ponnumuthan addressed the audience. Adv. Abraham Pattiyani gave the Keynote Address. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, KCBC Deputy secretary General, Rev. Fr. Joseph Kuttikkatil, Secretary, Commission for SC/ST/BC, Dr. Sebastian Paul, Mr. Shibu Joseph, Mr. C.C. Kungukochu, Mr. J. J. Abraham and Mr. P. 0. Pathrose addressed the Audience.  More..


Independence Day Celebration

The POC family celebrated the Independence Day of our Nation. Rev. Fr. Yesudas Kodiveetil celebrated the Holy Eucharist, concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Jose kottayil. Rev. Fr. George Kurukkoor, Rev. Fr. Joshy Mayyatil and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD. Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor hoisted the Flag.  More..


Prayer day for Peace

The Social Harmony and Vigilance Commission conducted a Prayer day for Peace in POC on 23 August. The Social Harmony and Vigilance Commission Chairman Bishop Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios and Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Selvister Ponnumuthan guided and addressed the Assembly. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC voiced the Keynote. Rev. Dr. Stephan Alathara, Deputy Secretary General of CBCI, Rev. Dr. George Kurukkoor, Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil, Rev. Fr. Jose Ponnambel, Secretary Social Harmony and Vigilance Commission, and Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD, dean of Studies addressed the assembly.   More..


CHAI, Kerala Office Inauguration

The renovated office of the CHAI, Kerala in POC, was blessed and inaugurated by His Excellency Mar Jacob Manathodth, Chairman of Health Commission on 30 August. Rev. Fr. Sunil Chiraankandath, Secretary of Health Commission, Rev. Fr. Simon Palluppetta, Executive Director CHAI, Kerala, Rev. Fr. Shaiju Thoppil, Treasurer, Rev. Fr. Thomas Vaikkath and Mr. Joltin Rappai were present.  More..


Dr.Mathew Thiruvalil is felicitated

Dr.Mathew Jacob Thiruvalil QIC, the Secretary KCBC Youth Commission and the state Director of KCYM is elelced and appointed as one Continental Director and Chaplain of MIJARC ASIA. It is the international movement of Catholic Agricultural and rural Youth. On 3 Septeember, 2014, the POC community felicitated him in his new mission with MIJARC ASIA.  More..


ITI Management Meeting

The Meeting of the Catholic ITI Managements, Kerala was conducted in POC on 3 September. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat (Deputy Secretary General, KCBC]. Rev. Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil (Secretary, Labour Commission), Rev. Bro. Joy Kakkat CST (Chairman, Skip) and Rev. Bro. Mathew K. Thomas (President, ITI Kerala) addressed the Assembly.  More..


General Body Meeting of CITIMA

General Body of the CITIMA consists of all the Managers and principals of the Industrial Training Institutes in Kerala. The last General body meeting after the Registration of the Association was held at POC on 3 September. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy General Secretary of KCBC) inaugurated the Assembly. Bro K.T. Mathew (President) presided over the function. The proceedings of the general body were held in the presence of Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil (Secretary, KCBC Labour Commission). The Report which described about the beginning, development and the procedures taken for the State Registration of the new association was presented by Fr. Betson Thukkuparambil (General Secretary), St. Mary ITI, Palakkad during the meeting. The secretary presented the report and was passed unanimously. The bye-law was approved. The election was done to elect the office bearers. There was a dissemination programme of the People Management Policy that is promulgated by the KCBC. The general body elected the following members to be the office bearers. The Chairman and the secretary of the Labour Commission will be the Patron and the Director respectively and at present Mar Jose Porunnedam (Bishop of Mananthavadi) is the Patron and Fr. George Thomas Nirappukalayil (Archdiocese of Trichur) is the Director. The KLM president, Mr. Joy Gothuruth will also be the ex-officio.  More..


KCBC Women's Commission Second Executive Meeting

The second executive meeting of the KCBC Women's Commission was held in POC on 6 September from 10:30am to l:00pm. The meeting focused on the forthcoming three-days leaders training camp with the theme 'Joy of the Gospel' to be conducted from 2-4 October. 8 members from the panel attended the meeting. Prof. Dr.TharaJohns,the Executive Secretary presided over.  More..


Workshop on the Labour laws

A workshop on the labour Laws was conducted in POC by the Education Commission on 11-12 September in association with the Kerala Catholic Teachers Guild. The inaugural function was presided over by Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Deputy Secretary General of KCBC and Inaugurated by the honourable Justice C.K. Abdul Raheem. Rev. Fr. Jacob Palakkapally, Guild State Director, Mr. Salu Pathalil and Mr. M. L. Xavier also addressed the gathering.  More..


Joint Meeting of KCBC, KCMS and POC Executive

The Joint Meeting of the KCBC, KCMS and POC Executive Committee meetings were held in POC on 16 September. KCBC President, His Eminence Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos presided over. His Grace Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam, His Grace Most Rev. Dr Francis Kallarackal, Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Mar Pauly Kannookadan, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, the Director of POC and Rev. Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel, president of KCMS were present. Selected members from CMI General and CMC general were special invitees in this meeting.   More..


Singles Convention

An All Kerala Convention for single women conducted at POC, on the theme "Singles' role in family renewal" from 18-21 September. 55 persons attended the seminar. Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarackal inaugurated the convention. Fr. Varghese Vallikkattu, Fr. Jose Kottayil, Fr. Yesudas Kodiveettil, Rev. Dr. Jose Kochuparambil, Fr. James Kakkuzhy, Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Fr. Abraham Pallivathikkal S.J., Dr. Edward Edezhathu, Adv. Vimala Binu, C.C. Alicekutty and Mary Maleparampil presented the papers. Participants selected their field of special interest of service: Family visits, work with alcoholics, preaching, counselling. They gathered together and planned the future programmes and activities.  More..


KCMS Executive Meeting

The meeting of KCMS & POC Director and Staff was held on 13 October at POC. It was decided to inaugurate the 'Year of the Consecrated' on 9 December during the KCC meeting at POC. Decided to invite all the Major superiors for the inaugural function. The celebration of the consecrated year will be in four Zones; Trivandrum, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Calicut. The zonal level programs will be in the month of January, February and March 2015. A one-day program for CRI Unit Executives was scheduled for 15 November. Selected members for the KCC meeting decided to have the Executive meeting on 15 November atthe Secretariat.  More..


KCSL Central Council

KCSL special central council was conducted at POC on 14 October. It was presided over by Sri Kuriyachen Puthukattil (State President). Rev. Fr. Yesudas Pazhampally (State Director) welcomed the gathering. Sri Jose Anoop M.S (General Organizer) presented the report. The details of the 'Centenary Sahitholsav' were discussed during the council. It is also decided to conduct the centenary music Competition. Sri Sabu Thankachan (General Treasurer) extended the vote of thanks.  More..


Prolife Samithy Leaders Meeting (REFRIGERATION OF FETUS, IMMORALITY)

Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (President, Prolife Samithy) inaugu-rated the KCBC Prolife Samithy Leaders Gathering. George Xavier (General Secretary] presided over the meeting. Sabu Jose (PRO), Yugesh Thomas Pulikkan (Secretary), Dr. Secretary Varghesse Ookan, Rev Sr. Amritha SIC, Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (KCBC Deputy secretary General) felicitated the gathering.   More..


Historical Protest Rally

The Catholic Teachers Guild had made a 'Historical Protest Rally' on 15th October, 2014 at Thiruvananthapuram, regarding different Educational issues. The Aided School Managers and teachers were present for the rally and dharna at Thiruvananthapuram, in front of the Kerala Legislative Assembly. His Grace Mar Andrews Thazhath inaugurated the Rally and Dharnaand His GraceArchbishop SoosaPakiam addressed the gathering. 3000 teachers from all parts of Kerala participated in the function.   More..


Two-day study class on Blessed Chavara

Two-day study class on Blessed Chavara's Contributions to the Kerala Society', was held on 21st and 22nd October 2014 at Kottayamfor the representatives of all the dioceses and arranged a pilgrimage to Mannanam.  More..


Rosary Devotion

The POC family celebrated the Month of October with special devotion to Mother Mary with special celebrations during the last ten-days with a grand finale on 31 October. The POC members were divided into groups (Viyanny, Alphonsa, Little Flower and Assisi) and were incharge of the celebrations each day. On 31 October the rosary was held with a procession with lighting and decorations all along the way. A special intercessory prayer for all the members of POC was held in the chapel.  More..


Prolife Samithy

Prolife conducted an urgent meeting in consideration of central government's determination of indiscriminate abortion up to 6th months. The Samithy stated it's against human life and that from the moment of conception itself that human life has started. The meeting was presided over by Fr. Jose Kottayil. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy Secretary General, KCBC) delivered a detailed speech on the subject. George Xaviour, PRO Sabu Jose, Yugesh Thomas Pulikkan (Secretary), Dr Varghesse Ookan and Rev Sis. Amritha SIC felicitated the meeting.   More..


Meeting of KCBC Commission Secretaries

The meeting of committee secretaries was held on 13 November at POC. Archbishop Mar Joseph Perinthottam (KCBC vice president) presided over the function. He complimented the unity of the individual rites like Latin, Syro Malabar, and Syro Malankara working in harmony, leading the Church in Kerala. Bishop Joseph Kariyil (Secretary General, KCBC) exalted the beauty of the church in its integrity and exhorted to keep away any thoughts of division. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken, Rev. Dr. George Kurukkur, Rev. Fr. Yesudas Pazhambilly and Rev. Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD felicitated.  More..


KCBC Pro-life Samithy

A Dharna of the KCBC Prolife Samithy was held on 15 November at Pipeline Junction, Palarivattom. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat (Deputy Secretary General KCBC) presided over the meeting. This meeting was in connection with the Government's move to introduce a law in favour of abortion and mercy Killing. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (President of Prolife Samithy), Mr. George Xavier, Mr. Sabu Jose, Mr. Yugesh, Mr. Thomas Pulikkan, Dr. Varghese Ookan, Rev. Sr. Amritha SIC felicitated the meeting.  More..


Executive committee meeting of the Kerala Catholic Council

Executive committee meeting of the Kerala Catholic Council was held on 15 November at POC. The meeting was presided over by Rev.Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (Deputy Secretary General of KCBC). The first item in the agenda was about the upcoming general body meeting. It was decided to have the general body meeting on 9 December from 9:30 to 4:00 PM at POC, Palarivattom. The main agenda of the proposed meeting was the official inauguration of the 'Year of Consecrated'. It was decided to conduct an election for the new office bearers of the Kerala Catholic council in the forthcoming general body.  More..


Mass Media Day Celebration and KCBC Drama Competition Award Distribution

The 48 Mass Media Day celebrations was held in POC, Cochin. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekethecheril (Chairman, KCBC Media Commission) inaugurated the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat (Deputy Secretary General KCBC) presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jolly Vadakken (KCBC Media Commission Secretary), Rev. Fr. Vibin Xavier (KCBC Media Commission Joint Secretary) spoke. Sri Lal Jose (Film Director)  More..


State Counselling Camp

The State Counselling Camp organised by the Temperance Commission was held in POC from 21-22 November. Councillors are really the need of the hour. The Samithy gave an opportunity for the councillors from the dioceses and also to those who are helping in De-Addiction centres to think according to the time and to be effective in their ministry. The 155 participants included people from all religions.  More..


Logos Quiz 2014

State Level Logos Quiz 2014 was held in POC on 29 November. 5,52,000 participants from 34 dioceses took part in the diocesan level mega bible quiz conducted on 26 September. 541 candidates appeared for the written exam conducted in POC. The final rounds for 10 persons from each age group followed. After the grand finale tele-quiz the Logos Prathibha was awarded with the Palackal Thoma Malpan Memorial Cash Award and trophy.  More..


Silver Jubilee year of KCBS

Justice Kurian Joseph inaugurated the Silver Jubilee year of KCBS on 29 November. His Beatitude Cardinal George Alencherry delivered the keynote address. His Grace Archbishop Soosa Pakiam presided over. Mar George Punnakkottil delivered the benedictory speech. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt felicitated the meeting. Jubilee Bible Mission Project was inaugurated. The persons who came forward to support the mission were declared as 'Jubilee Bible Mission Ambassadors'. Dr. Joshy Mayyattil (Secretary, KCBS) and Mr. Antony Palimattom [Vice Chairman, KCBS) addressed the gathering. Jubilee year will come to an end on 7 December 2015.  More..


Inauguration of 'Year of Consecrated' and Kerala Catholic Council Meeting

The inauguration of 'Year of Consecrated' and Catholic Council Meeting was held in POC on 9 December. The Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alenchery inaugurated the meeting. Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis [KCBC President] presided over the meeting. Archbishop Joseph Perumthottam [KCBC Vice President), Most. Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakim, Dr.Joseph Kariyil [KCBC Secretary General], Rev.Fr. Thomas Manjakunnel (KCMS President), and Dr. Mary Regina [KCC joint secretary) facilitated the meeting. Dr. Varghese Malpan led the sessions. Rev Sr. Maria Anto CMC, Rev. Fr. Koshi Chirakarrot and Dr. Edward Edezhath made their responses.  More..


KCBC December Session

The KCBC December Session was held from December 9-11 at POC. In this session the issues connected with the Madhav Gadgil and Kastoori Rangan reports about Western Ghats were discussed. The council observed that the recommendations of the Government were impractical and not viable. The Council also discussed about the request of His Eminence, Oswarld Cardinal Gracias on Roman Curia reorganisation and decided that each individual Bishops sent their suggestions. The council also discussed about the Celebration of the "Year of the Consecrated in Kerala".  More..


Vocation Commission

Vocation Commission inaugurated the 'Year of the Religious' in POC on the 12 December. Mar Joseph Puthenveetil inaugurated the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (KCBC Deputy Secretary General), Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanat SDB, Rev. Fr. Sebastian, Rev. Sr. Celine Thennat, Rev. Sr. Sruthyjose MSJ addressed the assembly.  More..


KCSL Central Council Meeting

KCSL conducted their central council meeting at POC on 13 December. Mr. Kuriachen [State President] headed the meeting. Rev. Fr. Yesudas Pazhmbilly proposed the welcome address. The council congratulated the dioceses for sending 1700 students. There was briefing about the State Kalolsav by Rev.Fr. Mathew Varuvelil [Director Changanassery Unit). Mr. Mathukkuty was elected as the convenor of the centenary celebration of KCSL. Mr. Manoj George (Changanassery), Mr. Soyi K. K. (Ernakulam-Ankamaly) and Rev. Sr. Nikhila (Vijayapuram) were elected as state executive members.  More..


Seminar on 'Redemptoris Custos'

The Silver Jubilee of the document RC by John Paul II was celebrated in POC on 13 December. Bishop Joseph Karikkassery (Bishop of Kottapuram) inaugurated the one-day seminar. Mar Jose Puthenveettil (Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese) presided over. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt (KCBC Deputy Secretary General], Fr. Sunil Kallarackal (Privincial, O.S.J), Fr. Shibu Xavier OCD (Dean of Studies, PTI), Fr. Sebastian Jachobi, Fr. Jose Kottayil, Dr. Jimmy Poochakkatt,Mr. Joy Gothurath addressed the gathering.   More..


Christmas Celebrations

The POC family celebrated Christmas on 20 December. There was a solemn Eucharistic celebration led by Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt. Cultural programmes were held. Christmas carols were sung and gifts were exchanged. The event filled everyone heart with the joy of Christmas.  More..


Temperance Movement State Level Coordination Committee Meeting

The meeting of the state level coordination committee of the temperance movement was conducted in POC on 23 December. Temperance Commission Vice Chairman inaugurated the gathering. Justice P. K. Shamsudeen presided over the gathering. Rev. Fr. T. J. Antony [Secretary) gave the keynote address. Adv. Charli Paul, Rev. Fr. Jacob, Mannaraprayil Kor Episcopa, Mr. Francis Perumana, Mr. Prasad Kuruvila, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Vattaparambil, Rev. Fr. Antony Arackal, Fr. Alex P. Umman, Mr. Antony Jacob, T. M. Varghese, Mr. Johnson Pattathil, P. H. Shajahan, Hamilton Charlce, Rev. Fr. Paul Karachira, Dr. Jacob, M. D. Rapheal, Stella Josy, Fr. Varghese Muzhuthettu, V. P. Jose and Mr. Mathew Joseph Moozhayil addressed the gathering.  More..


10th Bible Kalolsav

The 10th KCBC Bible Kalaolsav was conducted in Marian Engineering College Trivandrum from 27-28 December. Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam (KCBC Bible Commission Chairman] inaugurated the Bible Kalolsav. Rev. Dr. Joshy Mayyatil (Bible Commission Secretary) presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr. Netto, Rev. Fr. George Paul, Rev. Fr. Kristle Rozario, Rev. Fr. Michael Albeeno, Mr. Frederic T. Pereira addressed the gathering. Around three thousand artists from 31 dioceses participated in the Kalolsav.  More..


Closing Ceremony of Bible Kalolsav

The concluding ceremony of the 'Bible Kalolsav' was on 28 December. His Excellency Dr. Vincent Samuel inaugurated the meeting. Rev. Fr. Jose Kottayil (Family Commission Secretary) presided over the gathering. Dr. Vincent Samuel awarded the trophy to winners. Mr. Sildas and Rev. Fr. Albeno also addressed the gathering.  More..