Eparchy Of Idukki


Pastoral Care

The Diocese aims at forming the faithful according to the mind of Christ. Pastoral care is extended not only in the parishes but also in the schools, colleges, hospitals, and other institutions. 

Helath care, educational service and social work are extended to all the people of the diocese irrespective of any socio religious differences. The people at large are appreciative of the selfless work of the Church for the development of the whole area. 

Pastoral care is systematically organized in the diocese via family units. The family units (Kudumba Koottayma) are small groups of catholic families (almost 30 families) in a parish. The members gather at regular intervals to study and discuss the Holy Bible, to pray, and to plan various works of charity in the community. An essential characteristic of the group is Christian fellowship. The leadership in family units is entrusted primarily to lay people. 

In parishes there are parish councils constituted according to the norms of the Particular Law to help the parish priest in pastoral administration. 

The apex body is the pastoral council comprising the representatives of lay persons, religious, and of various associations. They gather twice in a year to discuss and evaluate matters of diocesan interest. They give their valuable counsel in all matters discussed.