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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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Mar James Kalachery
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Rev. Dr. James Kalacherry (20 April 1892 – 27 October 1949) was an Indian educationalist and bishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, taking charge of the Diocese of Changanassery. Kalacherry was born on 20 April 1892 in Kainakary. He was ordained priest at the age of 27 on 19 April 1919, and as Rev Dr James Kalacherry, served as Lecturer in Logic at St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala. In 1927, he was appointed Bishop of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese church), India. On 19 May 1930 Bishop Kalacherry presided over the ceremony when Sister Alphonsa joined the Franciscan Clarist Congregation at St. Mary’s Forane Church Bharananganam. Sister Alphonsa was canonised as Indias first female Catholic saint on 9 November 2008. In 1933, he founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) in the mission church at Mallappally. Bishop Kalacherry also founded the Catholic Action group of the diocese. In 1945, he campaigned against the move by C. P. Ramaswami Iyer, the then Diwan of Travancore, to nationalise all schools. Bishop Kalacherry founded Assumption College, in central Travancore on 12 August 1949, providing tertiary education for women. He died in office at the age of 57 on 27 October 1949.

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