ASSUMPTION MONASTERY CHURCH
Neeleeswaram, Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly
CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITIES ( CLC )
The first Parish unit of the CLC in Kerala got instituted at this shrine in 1905. Rev. Fr. James (Jas) Menachery who is still in our sweet memories was the founder director. Now CLC have three wings: Junior, Senior and Professional. The sodality Movement in parish has now attained great strength and its vigour portends greater growth in the years to come. The energetic campaigns being conducted by the movement in matters of contemporary spiritual, economic, educational, and cultural importance has earned for the C.L.C. today a place in the f orefront of Catholic Organisations.ST. JOSEPH'S MARANANANTHARA SAHAYA FUND
This is an association of parishioners formed to render aid to each other in case of death in the family of the members. Each member contributes a certain amount per month (there is also life membership with a lump sum payment) towards a common fund. From the accrued fund and its interest, an amount is made available to the deceased's family to meet the funeral expenses.
It is an organization set up to mould the religious life of the growing children and instill wisdom and Christian values in them so that they grow up as useful for the family, the Church, the society and God. Almost all the children of the parish are members of this association.
The members gather together and share their spiritual endeavours and pray for the welfare of all. Various age-groups have various sections such as Christeen, Jesus Youth etc. They conduct One-day Retreat every month in which eminent personalities participate and lead the rites.
VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The Neeleeswaram unit of this international organisation was formed in 1947 by Mar Joseph Kundukulam (then Asst. Vicar). The most significant contribution of this unit was the dispensary that has now become San Jos Parish Hospital. Besides the members of this organization have ever been Pius Organisations of Pavaratty Parish
More than 200 mothers of the Parish get together once in a month and share their love among themselves. Besides, conscientization sessions are held to help the members be better mothers. Through their activities in various fields, the proper welfare of the Christian homes is envisaged.
LEGION OF MARY
Long 50 years have passed since the unit of Legion of Mary got instituted here. The members grow in piety and loyalty to Blessed Virgin Mary. They help others by visiting the sick, the poor and the afflicted.
The working class are the members of CLA (Catholic Labour Association). Although the workers perform in various fields, they intend to convey the proper Christian spirit wherever they are. The Association has came up with Insurance Schemes for the members.
The St.Franciscan Organisation for the laity was founded in 1966, as a follow-up of the Annual Retreat led by the Fransiscans. The members share fraternity and love with the others especially by savings for matrimonial expenses, services to the lepers etc.
The boys of this Association help to perform the rites and rituals. The members grow in proper Christian spirit to be models to their colleagues.
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