MINISTRIES

Madre de deus church, vettucaud

PARISH COUNCIL

Parish council members
2015 January to 2016 December

Name

Designation

Telephone No.

Fr. Nicholas T

President

9447893149

Fr.Wingston
Fr.Alex
Soloman J.

Vice President

9349497788

Adv. Fredy Fernandez

Secretary

9400900594

Shaji S. D’Cruz

Co-Ordinator

9847308597

Johnson N.

Finance Convr.

9495666697

Joseph Miranda

Pastoral M.Convr.

9497161684

Paulton A.

Education Convr.

9446514346

Stephen B.

T.S.S. Convr.

9446100478

Christhudas O.

Joint Secretary

9745055619

Sr. Supr. Majestia

Member

9495876223

Moses

Member

9656388752

Jain Paul

Member

8086954131

Jessy Andrew

Member

9495493104

Anitha Sujan

Member

9744560267

Berthilomiya

Member

9020167152

Antony O.

Member

7558978704

Daliya Aloysious

Member

9447884287

Agnes Stephen

Member

2502354

Mervin

Member

9633436956

FINANCE COUNCIL

Name

Phone No.

Fr. Nicholas T.

9447893149

Johnson. N

9495666607

Boban Fernandez

9447046252

Martin Joseph

9447111454

Aneesh Rockey

9661476194

EDUCATION MINISTRY

The ministry aims

1.The educational development of the parishioners.

2. Conducting the activities to improve the academic level of the student studying in St.Marys HSS ,Vettucaud

3.Infra Structure development of the school

The general body at the parish level consists of 41 member representatives of the 41 BCC units. Convener represents the ministry in the Parish Council .

Activities during the last 6 months (from January-2015 to June -2015)

PASTORAL MINISTRY

The pastoral services are managed by ministry consisting of 41 member representatives of the 41 BCC units. Convener represents the ministry in the Parish Council. Under this ministry come Liturgy, Bible, Catechism, Vocation, Evangelization, Family Apostolate, Pious Associations, Ecumenism and Dialogue

TSSS

The Vision and Mission of TSSS is. “Creation of a just society based on love, peace, truth, and justice” is our Vision. “Empowerment of marginalized communities towards sustainable and participatory development process” is our Mission.

Activities of Vettucuad Parish Social Service Society working under the Trivandrum Social Service Society.

All those who come to Vettucaud Pilgrim Centre suffering from different diseases are given help, according to the decision of the Parish Council, without any discrimination of caste and creed.  For the marriage of poor girls help is provided.  With the Corporation of the Trivandrum Corporation assistance is given to build houses.

S.H.G women’s self help group.  In the Vettucaud Parish there are 20 groups.  They meet in the evening of Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  During the meeting they take part in: Prayer, welcoming the participants, readings of report, taking attendance and presenting the accounts.  They also discuss reports in the newspaper and other media, education, etc.

Each group deposits Rs 25/- or 50/- in the Syndicate or SBT Bank and from these deposits loans are made available to the members.

Besides, the members take loans to do business eg. Making and selling pickles, soap, surf, lotion, rosary, clothes, vegetables, rice, bakery items, wine, fish, dry fish etc.

They also engage themselves in charitable activities. Visiting the sick in the hospitals and praying for them, visiting houses, visiting berieved families, taking part in burials, helping the poor families etc.

BASIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES

Ideology and formation of Basic Christian Communities(BCC) in Trivandrum Arch Diocese Guiding Principle

“From now on ‘aggiornamento’ will signify for us a wisely undertaken quest for a deeper understanding of the spirit of the Council and the faithful application of the norms it has-happily and prayerfully provided” (Pope Paul VI)

The Basic Christian Communities(BCC) of the vettucaud parish assembles at least once two weeks in one of the houses for the meeting. A unit consist of families from 30 to 40 in number. The programme of the meeting consist of prayer, reading, sharing of word, discussion based on the reading, discussion on various activities in parish .