God wishes family to be the heaven on earth. He gave form to the first family with the intention of making it a paradise/heaven. He wished the primordial couples to be in His presence and to participate in His life and mission. This is the dream of God about each and every family.
The power of evil that destroyed the first parent’s life in the Garden of Eden, continues its strong influence to turn our families away from God. Our families confront lot of struggles and problems in fulfilling the responsibilities according to the teachings of the Holy Bible, especially in the present society which is characterized by the dictatorship of relativism and dangers in the social, cultural, scientific, political and economic and communication spheres. Relativism makes people to stay away from the Church, leading them to an immoral life and a broken relationship with God and fellow-beings. It destructs family bonds and leads to the loss of values and lack of faith within the family.
It is the primary duty of every one to take necessary steps to save our families from the dangers of the time. Family Apostolate, through its different departments, aims at the renewal of families on the parish and diocesan levels. It intends to make families heaven on earth. Family Apostolate was started in the Diocese of Palai in 1977. The preparation for the Bishops' Synod in Rome (1980) accelerated the activities of the apostolate. As a result, programme such as seminars on family related subjects, marriage preparation course, life guidance course were conducted on parish levels.
Marriage preparation course is a series of classes that both members of an engaged couple participate in prior to the celebration of their marriage that involves canonical, theological, spiritual and practical areas of Christian marriage. The course offers practical information on how to achieve personal, couple and family goals. Marriage preparation can help couples enhance their strengths, clarify expectations, identify areas needing change, learn and practice communication and conflict resolution skills, and develop more emotional and sexual intimacy.
"So they are no longer two,but one.Therefore what god has joined together let man not separate"
Family Apostolate Eparchy of PALAICall To Action
Family Apostolate co-ordinates and animates various programme through its departments for the psycho-social and spiritual empowerment of the families at the parish and diocesan levels
Pithruvedhi is the pious association of the married men of the diocese. It aims at the betterment of the family and Church through the fulfilment of the responsibilities attached to fatherhood
Mathruvedhi is the pious organization of married women of the diocese. It aims at the integral growth of women and betterment of families by raising them in a life deep routed in Christian faith.
This is the diocesan matrimonial site. It is linked to the Syro-Malabar Matrimonial network. It helps the youth to find out their life partner in accordance with the tradition and spiritual heritage of the Syro-Malabar Church.
This movement supports all kinds of activities for the safety and protection of human life through classes and many programme. It gives awareness on various challenges existing in the society against life
Home Mission aims at the renewal and sanctification of families of the diocese. It intends the psycho-social and spiritual empowerment of the families at the parish level
Madona Institute of Home Life aims at the integral growth of young ladies providing them training on various disciplines of life. The training helps the participants to prepare themselves for a better married life
Our Office Hours
Monday - Saturday
9.30 am - 12.30 pm
1.30 pm - 4.45 pm
The Office is closed on all Sundays and Public holidays
Shalom Pastoral Centre, Opposite Bishop's House Palai Kottayam
+91 8547150049, 0482-2210049