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Archdiocese of Tellicherry

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    12
  • Home for the handicapped:
    2
  • Home for the mentally retarded:
    8
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitutes:
    15
  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Hostels:
    17
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    24
  • Orphanages:
    17
  • Rehabilitation centres:
    5
  • Retreat centres:
    2
  • Retreat centres:
    5
  • Social work centres:
    4

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Alpha Institute For Theology & Science (AITS):
    Director: Father Thomas Kochukarottu
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joseph Pamplaniyil
  • Department of Catechism:
    Director: Father Dr. Thomas Melvettam
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father James Puthennadayil
  • Indian Farmers' Movement (INFAM):
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Ottaplackal
  • Mission League:
    In-Charge: Father Mathew Mulayolil
    Corporate Manager: James Chellamkottu
  • Tellicherry Social Service Society:
    Director: Father Mani Melvettam
  • Youth Ministry:
    In-Charge: Father Sebastian Mandapathil

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • All Kerala Catholic Congress:
    Director: Father Sebastin Joseph Kanjirakkattu
  • Kerala Catholic Bishops' Conference-- Madhyavirudha Samithi:
    Director: Father Thomas Thythottam
  • Mathruvedi:
    Director: Father James Puthennadayil
  • Pithruvedi:
    Director: Father Sebastian Palakuzhy
  • Society of St. Vincent De Paul

Social Communications

  • Media Center - Jubilee Communications, Social and Cultural Communication Centre, Archdiocesan Mass Media Apostolate:
    Director: Father Jaison Anickathottahil

    Address: Sandesabhavan,
    Tellicherry-670 101, Kannur, Kerala, India
    Phone: +91 490, 2341058
    Mobile: 9447682864
    Fax: +91 490 2341412
    Email: [email protected]
  • Printing press:
    1
  • Publication Monthly:
    Thalassery Archdiocesan Bulletin

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    7
  • Higher Secondary Schools - Students:
    758
  • Nurseries:
    106
  • Nurseries - Students:
    2,560
  • Schools of Nursing:
    3
  • Schools of Nursing - Students:
    170
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    31
  • Upper Primary Schools - Students:
    7200
  • Colleges :
    10
  • Colleges - Students:
    1000
  • High Schools:
    25
  • High Schools - Students:
    2,561
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    75
  • Lower Primary Schools - Students:
    27,050
  • Schools and Educational Institurions in Tellicherry Archdiocese:
    265
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    3
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    100
  • Technical Schools:
    8
  • Technical Schools - Students:
    2200
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