Vocation Commission
 
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Bp. Vincent Samuel
Chairman

Bp. Samuel Mar Irenios
Vice Chairman

Abp. Joseph Perumthottom
Vice Chairman

Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanatt SDB
Secretary

Fr. Sebastian Jacobi OSJ
Joint Secretary

Rev. Fr. Joseph Poovathumtharayil
Joint Secretary


DEPARTMENT OFFICE BEARERS
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Fr. Joby Poochakandathil
Director
Cherupusha Mission League

Benny Mathew Muthanatt
President
Cherupusha Mission League

Binu M.C.
Secretary
Cherupusha Mission League


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VOCATION COMMISSION

The KCBC Vocation Commission stands to foster and to co-ordinate all the Vocation Pastoral activities of the KCBC. It is thet organ which works also as a liaison between the various organs in the vocation promotion scenario. It inspires, stimulates, co-ordinates, regulates and supplements the work of promoting vocations in Kerala.

Kerala Vocation Service Centre (KVSC) is the Secretariat of the KCBC Vocation Commission and the Directorate of the Kerala Vocation Directors’ Conference. This organization was established on October 4th in  1970 at Bharananganam with the objective of promoting religious vocations in Kerala by creating awareness among Children, Youth and Parents

   

We believe

We believe that we need committed people to work selflessly for the betterment of the society and above all for the realization of the Kingdom of God. To this end, our Commission shall promote all vocations in the Catholic Church and help Dioceses, Congregations and other Societies of consecrated lives to inspire, identify, train and bring to maturity people who are willing to commit their entire lives to Christ and His Kingdom.

Office Bearers: KCBC Vocation Commission

  1. Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel  -           Chairman
  2. Dr.Yoohannon Mar Chrysostom        -Member
  3. Mar Jacob Murickan               -           Member
  4. Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanattu SDB        Secretary

Our Mentor and Co ordinator : Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkatt, the Deputy Secretary General of KCBC.

Office Bearers: Kerala Vocation Service Centre (KVSC)

  1. Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel              -           Chairman
  2. Rev. Dr. Thomas (KCMS President)  -           Vice Chairman
  3. Rev. Fr. Raju Chakkanattu SDB        -           Director
  4. Rev. Sr. Sruthi Jose MSJ                    -           Secretary
  5. Rev. Sr. Celin Thennatt AO               -           Office Secretary

 

Registration as a Trust

As demanded by the KCBC, the KCBC Vocation Commission has been registered as a Religious Trust under the Pala Registration Office of Kerala with the Chairman, Members, the POC Director and the Secretary of the Commission as members of the Trust.

Training and Animation Programme

This year the emphasis was on two sectors of our ministry. One was on co ordination of regions, and the other, on the creation and dissemination of vocation resources. We conducted two Animation programmes for the Sisters with 50 participants in the closed number package. The first programme was held at  Renewal Centre, Kaloor, while the second was held at POC, Ernakulam. The first programme was conducted from the 29th to the 31st of August 2015 and the second from the 25th of November to the 27th of Novemberr 2015. On the 28th of August we conducted a combined training programme for male and female vocation promoters on ‘social media and its usage for the ministry’. We were privileged to have the presence of Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas and Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakkal in the training programme to give orientation talks. Others who animated sessions were: Fr. Raju Chakkanattu SDB, Fr. Jose Kizhakkayil, Fr. Shaji Abraham Kochupura MCBS, Mr. Francis Pereira, Sr. Sherin Maria CHF, Sr. Sruthijose MSJ, Fr. Jacob Palakappilly, Fr. VagheseVallikkattu and Fr. Yesudas.

Regional and Diocesan Vocation Boards

The KCBC decision to constitute Regional Vocation Boards and Diocesan Vocation Boards are already worked out as the regions are already meeting and animation programmes are on the way. Various animation and training programme are being held at various regional localities with elite and reliable resource persons for the cause.

We were visiting various Dioceses and trying to find out how different ways of being in vocation animation could be coordinated through the Diocesan Vocation Boards.

The Commission is now concentrating on all efforts to open up the minds everyone so that Vocation Animation could become not one of the activities of the Dioceses or Congregations but the soul of every activity. This might open the mental horizons in such a way that all are encouraged in their own vocations especially those for consecrated lives. The Commission is also concentrating on the ideological foundations of common vocation animation so that all might be more actively involved in such an important task.

Annual General Body Meeting

The Annual General Body was held at POC on 3rd January  2015. It was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel, Chairman, KCBC Vocation Commission. The welcome was given by Fr. Raju Chakkanattu SDB, the Secretary of the KCBC Vocation Commission. Felicitations during the inaugural meeting were given by Fr. Varghese Vallikkattu, Director, POC & the Deputy Secretary General of KCBC, Fr. Shaji Abrham Kochupura MCBS and by  Fr. Sebastian Jacob the Joint Secretaries of the Vocation commission.

During this meeting Rev. Sr. Sruthi Jose MSJ was re-elected as the Secretary of the KVSC.

New executives elected to the KVSC team are: Fr. Tony  Kuzhuppillil CSsR, Fr. Prince Pazhampilly OSJ, Sr. Lima Antony SDCC, Sr. Jyothis, Sr. Sneha Job SJ, Sr. Rosmin Paikattu S.H, Sr. Jinu Augustin SAS and  Sr. Molly SCJM.

Executive Meeting

On 3rd January 2015, the First Executive body meeting was held immediately after the General body meeting introducing the new Executives to others and making known the privileges and duties of each and all. On 17-2-2015, the Executive body met together at Bharanganam to discuss about ‘Vocation day’ celebration and ‘Drama Competition’. The group discussed about the creation of a resource team for the animation of the regions as well. In this meeting a worthy send-off along with distribution memento was given to each Executive who had completed three years of office.

On 9th August 2015, a group of three persons of the Executive body who had been formed into a subcommittee to discuss and finalize the Drama competition met together at POC and evaluated the progress of the preparations.

Regionl Visits

The KVSC team was able to visit the various Generalates, Provincialates and Regional houses of various Congregations and also Bishop Houses in the Trivandrum and Malabar regions. 18 houses in the Trivandrum region were visited from 9th to 12th of February 2015 and a total of 40 houses of the Malabar regions were visited from 15th to 20th of March 2015.

Regional Board Meeting

The following are the details about the Regional Board meetings.

Trivandrum Region: Meeting was held on 28/2/15. It was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel, Chairman, and KCBC Vocation Commission. Venue was Srothas, Pattam. Election of 7 executives was done. As the regional Coordinator and Secretary could not continue on account of transfer, another meeting was held on 15/10/15 for the process of Election. Accordingly the new Regional board consists of Fr. Varghese Mukulmpurath, Sr. Kripa SIC, Sr. Lissy, Sr. Tesmin SCV, Sr. RanittThekkemuriyil DM, Sr. Kochuthresia INSC, Br. Bruno Malayil, Fr. Dennis, and Fr. George Thomas OIC.

Malabar Region: Date of meeting was 24 /3 / 15. Venue was PMOC Kozhikode. Keynote address was given by Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Panackal, Vicar General, Diocese of Kozhikode. Elected members are Fr. Paul Kodannoor, Sr. Udaya CMC, Sr. Maria Seena A.C, Sr. Lisa Alex SKD, Fr. Vimal Francis, Sunny Thottappilly OFM Cap. and Br. Binoi Lukose.

Ernakulam Region: Date of meeting was 13/8/15. Venue was Renewal Centre, Kaloor. The meeting was presided over by Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel. Newly elected Regional executives were 8. Second meeting was held on 16/10/15. Regional Executive body members are Fr. Benny Neeliyara SDB, Sr. Alphonsa Varghese FIS, Mr. SajiArckal, Mr. JoysonPuthussery,Ms. Marykutty John, Ms. Remya K.V and Ms. Ann Therese CMC.

Thrissur Region: Date of meeting was 15/9/15. Venue was DBCLC. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Dr. George Kompara, Vicar General of Thrissur Diocese. Total elected executives were 7. They are Fr. Koonamplakal, Sr. Joicy CMC, Sr. Pushpa Simon SND, Sr. Jean Maria SABS, Sr. Vinaya CSS, Sr. Bindhu Vincent, Sr. Rose Jose MSI and Fr. Joshi Antony Kombarakkaran OSST.

Kottayam Region: Date of meeting was 16/19/15. Venue was St. Stanislaus Seminary Kottyam. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Msgr. Sebastian Poovathinkal, Vicar General,Vijayapuram Diocese. Newly elected members were 11. The members are Fr. Biby Tharayil, Sr. Sophy Mathew SDS, Fr. Stephan J. Vettuvelil, Fr. Sebastian Valiaprambil, Sr. Tomy SJC, Sr. Saiby A.O, Sr. Blessy OSS, Fr. Joseph Saji Poovathinkal, Sr. Bincy FCC, Fr. BijuVallarkattil OSB and Sr. Nisha V. John.

Financial Status

Opening Balance                                             :           4,93,205/-

Income

Seminar income                                    :           1,80,200/-

Contribution Received                         :           5,24,000/-

Book Stall income                                :           67,722/-

Interest Received                                 :           59,000/-

Expected income from the

distribution of resources                                 :           2,42,000/-

 

Expenses

Seminar Expenses                                 :           2,24,050/-

Travelling Expenses                              :           1,94,697/-

Salary and Allowances                         :           99,000/-

Printing and Stationery                                    :           2,13,271/-

Website                                                 :           4,500/-

Postage                                                 :           13,686/-

Telephone                                             :           21,404/-

Resource materials from authors          :           1,42,000/-

Bank charges                                        :           3,368/-

Gift and Donation                                :           2,200/-

Vehicle                                                 :           5,62,731/-

Resources handed over to the 5 Regions

as part of investment in the regions worth      :           1,56,250/-

We underscore that only the major heads are placed here. All our accounts are audited by Mr. P. V. Chacko & Company, Shenoi Road, Ernakulam annually and submitted before the KCBC Vocation commission.

Conclusion

Vocation Pastoral ministry is to be very much at the heart of the Catholic Church as a whole. There are also tendencies to force-in sectarian thoughts which hamper the dynamic universality of the Church. Hence we need to remind ourselves that we are all one, all engaged in the ministry of one  and the only Lord and for His Kingdom. Hence we need to find out ways and means of collaboration and sharing rather than be in Sectors and separation.

As we are decentralized into regions for better collaboration and in-depth apostolate in this ministry, we have requested every region to do the SWOT analysis of their ministry in their own region and propose new answers for the newer questions on vocation ministry in the Church.

The KCBC Vocation Commission believes that we have the responsibility of facilitating everyone to grow in their own vocations, particularly in consecrated life. We are willing to have network with everyone, in the spirit of the Lord,  all who are approved and recognized by the KCBC and work for the betterment of Catholic Vocations - Priesthood, Religious and other forms of consecrated lives.

With great pleasure I acknowledge and thank our Chairman Rt. Rev. Dr. Vincent Samuel for his full support and orientation for all the programmes we have conducted throughout this past one year, in capacity of the Chairman of the Commission. I am grateful to the other members of the Commission Dr. Yoohannon Mar Chrysostom and Mar Jacob Murickan for walking close to us and mentoring us. We extend our gratitude also to all the the Archbishops and Bishops who embrace with their heart the Vocation Pastoral ministry.

I place my heartfelt thanks to the Executive members and especially to the Secretaries - Sr. Sruthi Jose MSJ and Sr.Celine Thennatt AO for the selfless service rendered to the Commission. Our congratulations and best wishes to all the regional office bearers whose efforts take the ministry of the Commission to new boundaries. I also acknowledge the fact that each of the five regions is provided with vocation resources worth Rs. 31,250/- thus making more available for the ministry. Praying for abundant vocations to the consecrated life and invoking the kind blessings of the Lord up on all the Bishops, Priests, Religious and all consecrated.

I remain,

Fr. Raju Chakkanattu sdb

Secretary, KCBC Vocation Commission.

CHERUPUSHPA MISSION LEAGUE

 Cherupushpa Mission League (CML) is an indigenous pious organization, for both catholic Children and Elders, founded in 1947 at Bharananganam  in Kerala. CML aims to enhance mission sprit among laity, especially among Children and enable them to participate effectively in the missionary activities of the Catholic Church. It functions with the objectives of promotion of vocations and the development of one’s personality. 

CML STATE SECRETARIAT

Director of CML is Rev Fr. Joby  Puchookandathil . Vice Directors are Rev. Fr. Jijo Bhagiodayam and Sr. Dona FCC. Mr. Benny Muthanattu is the President. Mr. Binu Mankoottathil is the Secretary and Mr. Shino Thomas Molothu, Organiser.

STATE LEVEL PROGRAMME YEAR INAUGURATION

            CML programme year 2015-16 was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Mathew Madappallikkunnel, Vicar General of the Diocese of Mananthavady at Meenangady on 7th June 2015

             State President Mr. Benny Muthanattu hoisted the flag and the State Director Rev. Fr. Joby Puchukandathil delivered the welcome speech. Mr. Binoy Pallipparambil (National Gen.Secratary), Mr. Thomas Eranattu, Rev. Fr. Jojo Changanamthundathil (Director, Diocese of Mananthavady), Mr. Joy Meppadam (President, Diocese of Mananthavady), Fr. Jaison Kuzhikandathil (Mekhala Director), Mr. Aneesh Manjaliyil (Mekhala President) and Mr. Jose Kallaraykkal felicitated function

            Mr. Jose Puthiyaparambil led a class on the topic ‘CML and the Leadership’.

HONOURED THE VICE DIRECTORS IN THE ‘YEAR OF CONSECRATED’

            On 6th June 2015 CML honored the consecrated lives of the Dioceses of Thalassery and Idukki.  Bishop Mar. George Njaralakattu inaugurated the meeting held at Thalassery.

            The honouring ceremony conducted by Diocese of Idukki was inaugurated by the CML National Secretary Rev. Fr. James Punnaplackal. Rev. Fr. Joseph Kochukunnel, Director and Rev. Fr. Mathew Arayathial distributed the Mementos.

            The honouring function of the Diocese of Palai was held on 11 June Saturday at Bharananganam. State Director Rev. Fr. Joby Puchukandathil inaugurated the formal function.

            The honouring ceremony of Vice Directors of the Diocese of Chaganachery and Kannur Region was held on 28 June 2015. Rev. Fr. Joseph Mundakathil inaugurated the ceremony at Changanachery.

            Kannur Region meeting was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Jose Parambettu (Director, Sreepuram Pastoral Centre). Regional Director Mr. Bineesh Mankottil and Fr. Jose Parambeth distributed the Mementoes.

            At Mananthavady, the Vice Director's honouring meet was held on 11th July Saturday. Rev. Fr. Vincent Muttummel inaugurated the formal function and distributed Mementoes to the Vice Directors

            Vice Directors' meet was held on 1st  August 2015 in the Diocese of Kothamangalam. State Director Rev. Fr. Joby Puchukandathil inaugurated the ceremony.

 In the Diocese of Thamarassery, Rev. Fr. Joby Puchukandathil, CML State Director, inaugurated the formal function and the meeting on 2nd August 2015

            On 27th August 2015, the Vice Directors from the Arch Diocese of  Kottayam was honoured. The ceremony was inaugurated by Mar Mathew Moolekkattu, Arch Bishop of Kottayam. The Diocese of Vijayapuram also conducted honouring ceremony in co ordination with the State Director Rev. Fr. Joby Puchookandathil and the other officials of CML State Committee.

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

            State Executive Meetings were held on 06th June 2015 at Meenangadi and on 28th July 2015 at Kottayam Cathedral and discussed the various programmes which are to be executed. The previous programmes were evaluated in the meetings.

COMMEMORATION OF MAR THOMAS THARAYIL

          All the State Executive members gathered along with Bishop Mar Kuriakose Kunnassery,   Arch Bishop Emiritus of Kottyam, and conducted a prayer at the tomb of Mar Thomas Tharayil on 25th July 2015

ADORATION

          The State Executive members gathered at the Adoration Chapel at Kottayam and held an adoration which was lead by the CML State Director Rev. Fr. Joby Puchukandathil. Executive members gathered along with Bishop Mar. Joseph Pandarassery, Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam and discussed the future programmes  of CML.

KUNJETTAN  AWARD

            Mr. Santhosh T, Christeen of the Diocese of Kottayam, has won the the Kunjettan  Award  August 2015. The Award was conferred based on the analysis and evaluation of the services of Mr. Santhosh for the Society and the Catholic community.

ELECTION AND CAMP OF THE DIOCESE OF VIJAYAPURAM

          CML Vijayapuram Diocesean level camp and election was held on 1st and 2nd of August 2015 at Vijayapuram Pastoral Centre.

 MEMORIAL DAY OF KUNJETTTAN on August 9th

            The memorial day of Kunjettan (Founder  Leader of CML) was observed in Chemmalamatton Parish of Pala. The function was inaugurated by Mr. U.V. Jose, District Collector of  Kottayam.

The State Committee had sent a letter to each and every Parishes of all the Dioceses in the Kerala to convey the importance of the  celebration of the Day and to invite them for the  programme of  Comemoration of Kunjettan

MEMORIAL DAY OF FR. MALIPPARAMBIL

            The memorial day of  Rev. Fr. Malipparambil (Founder Director) celebrated on 6th September 2015 at Cherupushpam Church, Arpookara. The event was inaugurated by Mar. Joseph Powathil, Arch Bishop Emiritus of Changanassery.  Fr. Maliparambibl Award was presented to Rev. Fr.  Thomas Thythottathil.

STATE CAMP

          CML State Camp was held at Pastoral Centre, Kottayam on 10th and 11th May 2015. There was active participation of representatives from the various Dioceses in this programme.

MISSION VILLAGE VISIT

            In association with all Dioceses, Zones and Parishes we visit the misssion villages and provide help to the needy.

LEADERSHIP CAMPS & VOCATION CAMPS

            To increase the leadership quality among the CML members, Leadership camps are conducted. So also Camps and Seminars are conducted for the missionaries and for the vocation promotion.

STATE MANAGING COMMITTEE

            To co ordinate and discuss the State level programmes, two State Managing committee meetings were held. One on 11th May 2015 at Kottayam and the other on 10th August 2015 at Palai.

*OTHER MAJOR ACTIVITIES

# Conducting street plays against drugs, awareness programmes, poster exhibition on various social issues, collage making competitions, Mission Village visits, helps by money and prayer, work camps in Mission Villages, scholarships and awards.

# Pain and palliative care, financial support for the needy especially for the marriage of girls.

# Viyani Day- honouring the parish Priests on that special occasion.

# Vocation seminars, camps, financial help for the seminaries, prayer and adorations conducted with the special intention for vocation promotion.

# Literary workshops, Art and Literature Seminars.

# Altar Ministry meetings

Fr Joby Puchookandathil

Director CML

CREDIT AND DEBITS UNTILL 31ST MARCH 2015

 

Asset

2512

 

FD KUNJETTAN

410000

410000

FD MALIPPARAMBIL

210000

210000

SB

12479

10319

M C FEES

50650

 

PROGRAMME FUND

96350

 

ADVANCE

29727

29727

OFFERINGS

64060

 

PUBLISHING

37150

21540

BANK INTREST

37840

 

TRAVEL &FOOD EXPENSE OF EXECUTIVE

 

46670

POST AND PHONE

 

11536

PRINT AND STATIONARY

 

21615

MANAGING COMMITTEE AND CAMP

 

10090

KALOTSAVAM

 

76725

MALIPPARAMBIL ENDOWMENT

 

15730

KUNJETTAN  ENDOWMENT

 

25550

WESITE

 

3600

DIOCESE VISIT

 

6046

OFFICE EXPENSE

 

1650

REGIONAL MEET

 

3530

 

TOTAL

 

 

BALANCE

46440

GTL

950768

950768

 
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