MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE (M.P.C) Ph : +91 9895137734 , 0484 2393739

Departments working at ashirbhavan

  • Commission for Catechetics Ph : +91 0484 2390 463
    With the aim of strengthening the faith of its members and thus to make them true witness to the Gospel values, the Archdiocese gives top-most importance to the field of Catechetics. To facilitate in this great mission, the Archdiocese has a full time Catechetical Department with a priest director and a resource team of 40 members About 35380 young students from standard I to XIII undergo training in faith formation in 136 Catechetical units of the Archdiocese. To train and help them in their efforts of maturing their faith 2878 teachers which consists of 108 brothers 244 sisters 851 laymen 1675 laywomen render their valuable services every year. The classes of one to two hours duration are held on Sundays, usually in morning after the Holy Mass, in each Catechetical Unit. The classes are conducted for 10 months a year from June to March that end with Annual assessment exams. The Catechetical Department of the Archdiocese helps the Catechetical Units providing them with test books, audio-visual media, leaflets, training camps, seminars, retreats and other extra curricular activities to effect the integral growth of each individual.

  • Commission for Family


    • To inculcate the value and dignity of life,
    • To prepare the young people for the marriage and family life
    • To help to strengthen the bond of married couples and their family life
    • To prepare the parents to help their married sons and daughters for a good family life
    • To be at the service of the families
    • To activate the parish life basically through family units
    • To promote lay leadership and good Christian living
    • To empower the women
    • To care the sick and the aged
    • To help to find solution for personal and family problems

    To achieve these above mentioned objectives, the Ministry of Family Commission conducts the following programmes.

    Activities commission under family commission.
    MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE (M.P.C) Ph : +91 9895 137734, 0484 2393739

    The most popular activity of the Family Commission is the Marriage Preparation Course. This programme is conducted twice in a month.  Since Ernakulam is becoming a like a metropolitan city, participants for the MPC hails from all the Diocese of Kerala. This course is mandatory for those who think to get married.  This course is therefore residential and intensive.This course begins on Friday morning and ends on Sunday evening at 5.00 p.m. We encourage the participants to participate the course with their would be’s and the certificates  are given for those who complete the three days course.There is also two hours class for the parents of the participants in order to have a good family life for their children.


    MATHRUVEDHI – (Programme for the Mothers)

    PITHRUVEDHI - (Fathers’ Meet)

    JEEVOTHSAVAM (Pro-life Ministry)

    SAYAMPRABHA – (Programme for aged)




    Office: Ashirbhavan- Kochi- 682 018
    Director: Rev. Fr. Antony Arakkal 9745512033
    Phone: 0484 4010358

    Directorate board members
    Rev. Fr. George Kurupath
    Rev. Fr. Joseph Biju Thattarassery
    Mr. Joby Thomas
    Mr. Mathew Linchen Roy
    Mr. Roy Palayathil
    Animator: Rev. Sr. Annie Xavier C.T.C
    Office Secretary: Mr. Manuel Poduthor – 9995538292
    Forane Committees: 8 Forane Committees
    Forane Director & 9 Committee Members
    Total Family Units: 2100

  • Commission for Youth Ph: +91 9037 361947
    Youth commission is aiming at the integral development of Youth of Verapoly Archdiocese,realising the socio - cultural facts of todays' society .Commission facilitates the youth to actively participate in the process of creating a better society which leads to Kingdom of God.

  • Commission for Media
  • Commission for Liturgy
  • Commission for Bible