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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

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Diocese of Irinjalakuda

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    5
  • Engineering College:
    1
  • High Schools:
    5
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    3
  • Lower Primary Schools:
    17
  • Nursing College:
    1
  • Parallel Colleges (Quasi-Colleges):
    7
  • Teacher:
    2
  • Technical institutes:
    10
  • Unaided schools:
    4
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    6

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Creches:
    3
  • Dispensaries:
    2
  • Home for aged:
    13
  • Home for the Handicapped:
    5
  • Hospitals:
    10
  • Hostels:
    11
  • Orphanages:
    20
  • Social service centers:
    38

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Altar Boys Associations:
    Father Clement Chirayath
  • Apex Voluntary Agency for Rural Development:
    Father Liju Paul Parambath
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Father Jolly Vadakkan
  • Catholic Labor Association:
    Father Johnson Manadan
  • Catholic Mothers Union:
    Father Jos Maliekal
  • Catholic Movement:
    Father Joby Pozheliparambil
  • Catholic Teachers Guild:
    Father Joy Paliekara
  • Catholic Youth Movement:
    Father Wilson Eluvathingal Koonan
  • Charismatic Renewal Movement:
    Father John Kavalakkatt (Jr)
  • Cherupushpa Mission League:
    Father Plojan Kannampuzha
  • Christian Life Communities:
    Father Andrews Chethalan
  • Communication Media:
    Father Anto Chungath
  • Family Apostolete:
    Father: Jose Malieckal
  • Franciscan Association:
    Father Thomas Puthoor
  • Holy Childhood:
    Father Jose Pullooparambil
  • Hospital Association:
    Father Joy Kadambatt
  • Jail Ministry:
    Father Joy Tharackel
  • Jesus Youth:
    Father Anto Chungath
  • Justice Forum:
    Father Sebastian Kanjilassery
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Father Nixon Chackolia
  • Legion of Mary:
    Father Sebastian Panjikaren
  • Liturgical Commission:
    Father Pauly Kannookadan
  • Prohibition Movement:
    Father Varghese Konthuruthy
  • Propagation of Faith:
    Father Joby Pozheliparambil
  • Social Action Forum:
    Father Jos Palatty
  • St.Vincent De Paul Society:
    Father .Denson Nareparambil
  • Vocation Promoter:
    Father Clement Chirayath
  • Women:
    Father Jos Maliekal

Social Communications

  • Darshan Communications, Irinjalakuda Audio studio
  • Printing presses:
    8
  • Publications:
    Irinjalakuda diocesan Bulletin Kerala Sabha

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