St. Monica’s Day & Annual Meeting were held on 8th September 2018 at kanakkary, Ettumanoor.
Kerala has witnessed unprecedented deluge during the month of August. This catastrophic event affected lakhs of lives, livelihood and costed more than 3 billion. People from all over the world came together and became the part of miraculous rise of the state.
CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese has extended its hands in this adverse time in many ways to the people of Kerala. Institutions and Churches were opened as relief camps, many volunteers participated in the relief programmes and now we are focusing on Post-Flood Rehabilitation program.
Lenten Retreat 2018
Special Lenten retreat for the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese clergies was held on 5th March, 2018 at Manganam Christavashram from 09:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The session was led by Very Rev. T O Oommen.
On this special day, the 7th year anniversary of Bishop consecration of our Moderator and Bishop Most. Rev. Thomas K Oommen was celebrated. Bishop and Kochamma were honored with shawl and bouquet by Very Rev. T M John and Rev. Susheel Simon.
Youth in protest against Social Injustice
CSI Madhya Kerala Diocesan Youth movement conducted a protest rally from CSI Diocese office to Gandhi Square, Kottayam in protest against the brutal mob lynching of the tribal youth Madhu in Attappadi. Rev. Shibu P.L. (Youth movement General Secretary), Rev. Samuel Oommen, Rev. Joby Varghese Joy and Mr. Siljo Stephen (Working president) spoke. Many Clergy, Church workers and Youths across the diocese attended the same.
Dedicated Church, Mission Center and Chapel in Odisha mission
The C.S.I Odisha mission Center, St. James chapel and newly built Church of the Odisha mission field of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese was dedicated on 14th February, 2018 by CSI Moderator and our Bishop Most. Rev. Thomas. K. Oommen in the presence of clergy and laity.
The site for the mission center along with an old building was donated by Mr. George Ittyerah of Chengannur, which was renovated as the mission house and chapel in Satighat with the help of donations from the CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese Almaya fellowship and many believers across the diocese.
With the financial help from the CSI Holy Trinity Malayalam Congregation Chennai, our first village church in Odisha mission was built in Kumbhipada and was dedicated in the presence of a great crowd of villagers. Holy Communion service was conducted in Malayalam, Hindi and Odiya languages and over 500 believers from different villages in Odisha attended the service.