An integrated Family Development project from the Diocese of Irinjalakuda.
18th April 2010! An unforgettable day inscribed in golden letters in the annals of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda, a red letter day when the retiring Bishop Mar James Pazhayattil, the pastor who led the flock for over three decades, consecrated and installed Mar Pauly Kannookadan as the new Bishop and took over the governance of the Eparchy on the same day. The pious grandeur of this significant event was enhanced by the inauguration of “Bless A Home Charitable Trust” by His Grace Dr. Francis Kallarakal, Archbishop of Veropoly.
Charity in the distinctive mark of Chrisitianity, the history of Christianity in steeped in the history of charity. The social vision and mission of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda in reflected in the pastoral motto of the newly consecrated Bishop Mar Pauly Kannookadan “As you did it to the least one, you did it to me”(Mt. 25:40)
“Bless A Home Charitable Trust” is a gesture of this philanthropic vision of the Diocese. The main concern of this Trust in alleviation of poverty and liberation of the downtrodden. Our target people are the poor and marginalized families in our society. The Trust in an integrated family development programme, a participatory one in which the partner families, selected on the basis of specific criteria, are guided to self-reliance through sustainable support. It co-ordinates and governs the social, medical, educational and economic upliftment of all the under privileged people, irrespective of caste, creed, color and sex. The focus of attention will always be the integral development of the families. The selected families should open a savings bank account, the monthly assistance, Rs. 1000 will be disbursed to the Bank and this help will continue for a period of five years. The Church is entrusted with the care of the poor and hence it is the prime duty of the Church to serve the poor and the marginalized with the help of generous people. May God bless all the partners and benefactors of “Bless A Home Charitable Trust”