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Archdiocese of Changanacherry

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boarding house for street children
  • De-addiction centers:
    4
  • Dispensaries:
    3
  • Homes for the disabled:
    2
  • Homes for the mentally disabled:
    19
  • Hospices:
    6
  • Hospitals:
    19
  • Mental health-care centers:
    18
  • Orphanages:
    2
  • Youth hostels:
    41

Major Archdiocesan Centers, Associations, Offices -Courses

  • Career Guidance Centre, Changanassery (Bishop Lavigne Centre)
  • Catholic Students
  • Dalit Catholic Youth League
  • Prayer Fraternity Group
  • Youth Bible College
  • Youth Training Programme
  • Yuvadeepti Typing Institute

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • CANA: Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family:
    Phone: (91) 481-423641
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Website: www.cana-johnpaulinstitute.org
  • Marthoma Vidyanikethan (1990):
    Higher Institute of Religious Science for Laity (HIRS)
    Phone: (91) 481-421891
    E-mail: [email protected]
  • Missionary Orientation Centre (MOC) (1972):
    Address: Paurastya Vidyanikethan (Institute of Religious Studies for Sisters)

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Professional colleges:
    6
  • Colleges:
    6
  • Higher secondary schools:
    28
  • Boarding schools for boys:
    7
  • Boarding schools for girls:
    11
  • High schools:
    38
  • Pre-primary schools:
    139
  • Total number of Catholic students:
    6,453
  • Total number of students in Catholic educational institutions in the archdiocese:
    35,927

Major Archdiocesan Centers, Associations, Offices -Apostolate for Children

  • Cherupushpa Mission League
  • Holy Childhood Society
  • Kerala Catholic Students

Major Archdiocesan Centers, Associations, Offices -Family Apostolate (1973)

  • Dalith Catholic Vanitha Samithi
  • Home Life Institute
  • Jyothis Counselling Centre
  • Kudumba Jyothis (Monthly)
  • Kudumba Jyothis Publications
  • Marriage Preparation Course
  • Mathru Jyothis (1980)
  • Pithru Vedi (1983)
  • Vayojana Vedi (1980)
  • Vivaha Sahaya Nidhi

Major Archdiocesan Centers, Associations, Offices -Other Associations

  • All Kerala Catholic Congress (1928)
  • Catholic Nurses Guild
  • Catholic Teachers
  • Dalit Catholic Mahajana Sabha (1955)
  • Eastern Catholic Association
  • Eastern Theological Association of India (1997)
  • Ecclesial Association of the Social Animators
  • Franciscan Almaya Sabha
  • Legion of Mary (1940, 1955)
  • Madhya Virudha Samithy
  • Sacerdotal Secular Institute of Apostolic Sodales
  • St Vincent de Paul Society (1947, 1954)

Major Archdiocesan Centers, Associations, Offices -Youth Apostolate (1972)

  • Yuvadeepti (1972)

Social Communications

  • Catholic publishing houses and publications in the archdiocese

Social Communications -Rashtra Deepika Publications

  • Business Deepika
  • Children
  • Deepika Daily
  • Deepika Weekly
  • Karshakan
  • Kuttikalude Deepika
  • Rashtradeepika
  • Rashtradeepika Cinema
  • Sthreedhanam

Social Communications-Other Publications and Publishing Houses

  • Bible Bhashyam (Vadavathoor)
  • Carmel Publishing House
  • Christian Orient
  • Dukrana
  • HIRS Publications
  • Karmalakusumam (CMI)
  • Kathiroli (Sandesanilayam)
  • Kudumba Jyothis (Family Apostolate)
  • Kudumba Jyothis Publishing
  • Madhyathan (Official Organ)
  • Oruma (Chass)
  • Prathibha
  • Sasthrapadham (SET)
  • Sathyadarsanamala (Vidyanikethan)
  • Sneha Sena (SJ)
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