ST.MARY’S
ORTHODOX VALIYAPALLY PRAKKANAM

SPRITUAL ORGANISATIONS

PRAYER GROUPS (PRARTHANA YOGAMS)

Prayer Groups(Prarthana Yogams) are group of 20 – 30 families belonging to a certain geographical area of the church. The members of the family get together on Sundays after the Holy Mass for prayer in a home on rotation basis. Gents, ladies and or children can represent their family. At least one member from each family is expected to participate in the yogam. Each Prarthana Yogam has representation in the Managing Committee. Further each Prarthana Yogam will has a Secretary elected from among themselves to co-ordinate the functions of the group. There is a central unit for the Parish as a whole to co-ordinate the groups with an elected General Secretary and President .

There are 12 prarthana yogams in the church. The name of the groups are

1. St. Johns Prarthanayogam
2. Mar. Baselious Prarthanayogam
3. St. Thomas Prarthanayogam
4. Mar. Bahanan Prarthanayogam
5. St. Mathews Prarthanayogam
6. Mar. Gregorious Prarthanayogam
7. St. George Prarthanayogam
8. Mar. Divannasious Prarthanayogam
9. St. Peters Prarthanayogam
10. St. Stephens Prarthanayogam
11. St. James Prarthanayogam
12. St. Paul’s Prarthanayogam

PRAYER GROUP (PRARTHANA YOGAM GENERAL SECRETARY) : SRI. O.JOSE, CHERIYATHU,JOSE VILLA

Marthamariyam Samajams

Marthmariyam Samajams are prayer groups exclusively for women of the church. There are 5 units of samajams functioning in the church based on geographic area. Each unit meets on Saturday afternoons in homes for Prayer meetings on rotation basis. Each unit has elected Secretaries. There is a centralization at Parish level with president, General Secretary and Joint Secretary. Once in 3 months a joint meeting of the groups is held in the church so as to enable all the members to interact. In addition to the usual prayer meetings on Saturdays, they conduct prayer on Friday mornings(Fiday prayer) Further the Madhyabhagam unit is conducting Wednesday prayer also. 3 days convention is also arranged by them during December.
The five units of Marthamariam Samajam are 1. Pallibhagam Samajam 2. Madhyabhagam Samajam 3. Vadakkemala Samajam 4 Padinjarekkara Samajam 5. Padinjaremala Samajam

MARTHAMARIAM SAMAJAM GENERAL SECRETARY : SMT. LEELAMMA MATHEW MANNILMEMURIYIL


Youth Movement

There are 25 members in the unit. The youth league members assist the Managing Committee in various activities related to the church especially the Christmas Carol collection.

YOUTH MOVEMENT GENERAL SECRETARY: SRI. JOSE VARGHESE, KIZHAKKEDATHU


Sunday School

There are 100 students studying in the Sunday School. A team of 15 members is engaged in teaching them. A unit of O.V.B.S. is functioning under the auspicious of Sunday School.

SUNDAY SCHOOL HEAD MASTER: SRI. THOMAS JOHN, VAITHARAYIL


Bala/Balika Samajam

A unit of Bala/Balika samajam is also functioning in the parish.

Suvishesha Sangam


Suvishesha Sangam is an organization to co-ordinate the functioning of all spiritual organizations of the parish. It has a managing committee with President, Vice-president and General Secretary

SUVISHESHA SANGAM VICE PRESIDENT : SRI. O.JOSE, CHERIYATHU ,JOSE VILLA

SUVISHESHA SANGAM GENERAL SECRETARY : SRI. PRASAD MATHEW, MEPPURATHU

Charity Fund

The church maintains a charity fund to help the needy members.

CHURCH SERVICE TIMINGS :

Sunday Holy Mass : 7.30 A.M. Week Days Qurbana : 7 A.M. ( on request of members) Evening Prayer : 5.30 P.M.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ST.MARY’S ORTHODOX CHURCH PRAKKANAM. DESIGNED BY JOBY JOSE, JOSE VILLA