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CLC General Election   

CLC General Election held on 25th February to 26th February 2017

Witness Of Mercy Seminar   

Witness Of Mercy Seminar Held On 19th february to 24th february 2017

Moral Science Award   

Moral Science Award Ceremony Held on 22th february 2017

Managers Meeting   

Managers Meeting Held on 22th february 2017 at 2:30 pm

Womens Commission Meeting   

Womens Commission Meeting held on 23rd february 2017 at 10:00am

Teachers Guild Meeting   

Teachers Guild Meeting Held on 24th february 2017 at 10:30 am

KLM Leaders Meeting   

KLM Leaders Meeting held on 24th february 2017 at 10:00am

KCF Leaders Meeting   

KCF Leaders Meeting Held On 10th march  to 11th march 2017

KLM Meeting   

KLM Meeting Held On 11th march  to 12th march 2017 at 6.00pm

Family Commission Pro Life State Meeting   

Family Commission Pro Life State Meeting Held On 11th March 2017 at 10.00am

KLM Directors Meeting   

KLM Directors Meeting Held On 13th march 2017 at 9.30 am

Witness Of Mercy Seminar   

Witness Of Mercy Seminar Held On 20th march 2017 to 26th march 2017 at 5.00pm






The Pastoral Training Institute is the training department of the Pastoral Orientation Centre, the Secretariat of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council (KCBC). The Institute coordinates various training programmes organised by the POC. It offers diverse courses, seminars and other programmes for laity, religious and priests. The goal of the courses offered by the PTI is to provide an orientation as well as integral formation to faithful to deepen their faith and handing on the faith in an effective way in their local context. The PTI offers a platform for the faithful from there ritual Churches to come together, discuss, study and imbibe the magisterium of the Church there by enthusiastically involve in the various apostolic ministries of the Church.
1.1. Two Years Residential Theology and Psychology Course:

It is an integrated course in Psychology, Sacred Scripture, Theology, Spirituality, Catechetics, Personality Development, Leadership, Communicative English, Computer and Liturgical Music. The Institute has tied up with University of Madras to provide the students a postgraduate degree in phycology. A certificate course in counseling included in the course would equip the participants to be good counsellors. Apart from the same; the students are awarded Diploma in Religious Studies by the theological faculty of KCBC.

This course is open to lay people, religious brothers and sisters from all dioceses across Kerala. Graduates within the age limit of 17 and 25 are eligible to enroll for this two years course; laypersons however are given preference in admission. 

1.2. One year Pastoral Theology Diploma Course for Religious:
This Course is designed for the religious sisters of various congregations. The course offers advanced sessions in Sacred Scripture, Catechetics, Theology of Women, Second Vatican Council Documents and the Doctrines of the Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, Spirituality, Post- Conciliar Documents, Church History, Religious Life, Pastoral Communication and Media Education, Church and Other Religions, Introduction to Professional Counseling and Kerala Church’s Pastoral Ministries. Only religious sisters are admitted to this course. The students who successfully complete the course would be awarded a Diploma by the Theological Faculty of the POC.
1.3. “Aspirant’s” Theology Diploma Course: 
Pastoral Training Institute conducts one-year basic course on Pastoral Theology for aspirants of religious life. The classes are on Wednesdays of every week. The participants are introduced to theology, bible, Church history and Church documents, psychology, religious life etc. Qualified professors from St. Joseph’s Pontifical Institute, Aluva, staff professors of the POC and professors from other seminaries are the resource persons.
1.4. Psycho-Pastoral Course on Personality Development and Mental Health: 

The Pastoral Training Institute organizes a Psycho-Pastoral Course on Personality Development and Mental Health. This course is open to all the people without considering their religious belief. This is a weekly course conducted on every Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm. The objective of the course is to foster the mental health of the participants by providing a proper self-understanding and to enable them to help others around them. 

The course content includes introduction to psychology and counseling, psychological needs of women and men at different stages of their growth and life situation, personality development, psychotherapies, Crisis management, TA etc.… Qualified Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists – Counselors, experts of each subject are taking classes.