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KCMS Meeting   

KCMS Meeting on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting   

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting (NLF-K) on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Jesus Youth Meeting   

Jesus Youth Meeting on 17th September 2017 at 10.00am

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting   

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting on 20th  September 2017 at 10.00am

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting   

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting on 22nd and 23rd September 2017 at POC 

KTA Executive Meeting   

KTA Executive Meeting on 25th Septmeber 2017 at 11.00am

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar   

Witnesses of Mercy Seminar on 25th September 2017 at POC 

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference   

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference on 26th September 2017 at 9.30am


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His Excellency Mar Mathew Arackal
His Excellency Mar Mathew Arackal
Bishop's House,Kanjirappally
Bishop's House, Kanjirappally - 686 507
04828-202441, 202665
bishoparakal@hotmail.com

  Birth  10-12-- YY -
 
  Ordination
 13-03-1971
 
   Feast  21-09-- YY -
 

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Bishop Mar Mathew Arackal was born on 10th December 1944 at Erumely. Completing his schooling at St. Thomas High School, Erumely, he joined St. Thomas Minor Seminary, Changanacherry. After his studies there, he was sent to St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor for Philosophical and theological Studies. On 13th March 1971 he was ordained priest by Mar Anthony Padiyara. He served as the assistant vicar at Amboori Church from 1971-1974, when he was also the Director of Samaritan Hospital, Amboori and estate manager of the Archeparchy of Changanassery. He is credited with the recognition for the establishment of the first Labour Co-Operative Society in Kerala. In 1974 he was appointed assistant procurator of the Archeparchy of Changanacherry. When the eparchy of Kanjirapally was erected in 1977, he was appointed vicar of Peerumedu and Murinjapuzha. In 1980 he started the Peerumed Development Society which has become one of the most outstanding NGO in the country, serving as its Founder and Executive Director till 2001. He was also the parish priest at Elappara from 1991- 2001 when he was elected bishop. Fr. Mathew Arackal took lead in the starting of the Kallivayalil Pappan Memorial Charitable Trust (KPMC Trust) with a view of gainful employment. Establishment of High Range Medical Centre (HRMC), Sahyadri Ayurvedic Pharmaceuticals with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), two major residential training centers for rural development with research wings having lab facilities in Bio Technology and Eco Farming are his other achievements. After the resignation of Mar Mathew Vattakuzhy he was appointed Bishop of Kanjirapally on 23rd December 2000. The official announcement was made on 19th January 2001. His Episcopal Consecration took place on 9th February 2001 at St. Dominicís Cathedral, Kanjirapally and on the same day he took charge of the office. Bishop Arackal hold several key positions in prestigious institutions. Some of these are: Chairman Kerala Social Services Forum (KSSF), Chairman KCBC Commission of Justice, Peace and Development, Co-Chairman Jeevan Telecasting Corporation Ltd., Bishop representative of functional Vocational Training Forum (FVTF), Member of CBCI commission for Scheduled Caste, Tribes and Backward Classes, Advisor of the Planning Commission, Govt. of India; Secretary to the Indian Red Cross Society of Idukki District Branch, Member of the Governing Body of Continuing Education Cell, Kerala State; Kerala State Farming Corporation, the Task Force for participatory Planning, State Council for Education, Research and Training, Watershed Development and Management Evaluation Team. He is the only Representative from Asia and Africa to the International Delegate Assembly of Naturland, Germany.

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