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Diocese of Thanjavur

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Familiy apostolates:
    1
  • Homes for the disabled:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    3
  • Hospitals, clinics and dispensaries:
    14
  • Hostels for youths:
    3
  • Orphanages:
    44
  • Socio-economic centers:
    30
  • Youth centers:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Communities:
    Director: Father Anthonyraj
  • Catholic Charismatic Commission:
    Director: Father S.J.M. Vianney
  • Commission for Bible:
    Director: Sister Mercy
  • Commission for Ecumenism, Dialogue & Communication:
    Director: Father Jerome
  • Commission for Family and Women:
    Director: Sister Julie, FBS
  • Commission for Laity:
    Director: Father Jerome
  • Commission for Liturgy, Catechetics and Evangelization:
    Director: Father Arockiadoss
  • Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Backward Castes:
    Director: Father Arockiasamy M.
  • Commission for Youth and Labor:
    Director: Father Susaimanickam

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Franciscan Third Order
  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Dominic Savio Siruvar and Sirumiar mandram
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society

Social Communications

  • Besides these two magazines, there are also other publications in the diocese:
    These include Deiva Saptham (Voice of God), a monthly publication from the Diocesan Charismatic Centre, Urimai Vazhvu published by the Thanjavur Multipurpose Social Service Society, and pamphlets and booklets published by Oli Nilayam (House of Light}, a Catholic enquiry center at Thanjavur.
  • Diocesan website:
    www.tanjorediocese.org
  • Father Jerome is in charge of the Social communication commission
  • The diocese publishes two monthly magazines:
    one in English, Vailankanni Calling, and another in the local language Tamil, Vailankanni Kuraloli (Voice of Vailankanni), to propagate devotion to Our Lady of Health, Vailankanni
  • The diocese runs a Social Communications Center, called Kalaikadal

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Industrial Training Centers:
    3
  • Secondary Schools:
    13
  • Matriculation Schools:
    8
  • Middle Schools:
    39
  • Teacher Training Institutes:
    2
  • Post Secondary:
    13
  • Primary Schools:
    41

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