News & Events

Junior sisters took vows

Forty-Seven Junior sisters of CHF, took their vows for one more year at Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady on 03.06.2017. Superior General Rev. Mother Udaya accepted the vows. After their retreat at Attappady they were gathered together at Mannuthy on 22.06.2017

Decennial celebration of Holy Family Lay Association

The decennial celebration of Holy Family Lay Association of our Congregation was inaugurated by our Superior General Rev. Mother Udaya on 22.06.2017 at Family Renewal Centre Kuzhikkattusserry.

Reception for newly professed sisters at Generalate

The newly professed 29 sisters from various CHF Provinces including one sister (Sr. Juliana Atter Ablor) from Ghana, Africa were given a grand reception at Generalate on 02.09.2017. After the reception they were taken to FATRI Velur, for two-month course. Sr. Juliana Atter Ablor is the first vocation from Africa and she reached Mannuthy on 02.09.2017

Gathering of sisters working in the field of Health

Gathering of all our sisters working in the field of Health was conducted on 17.09.2017 at Holy Family Generalate, Mannuthy. During this occasion Rev. Dr. Jijo Mullakkara, the Ass. Director of Jubilee Mission Hospital Thrissur, was the resource person.

Hoisting the Flag

Today marked the beginning of the feast of our Blessed Mariam Thresia. Msgr. Anto Thachil, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda hoisted the flag.

On the First Day of Nine Days Novena

Lighting the lamp by Msgr. Anto Thachil, Vicar General Diocese of Irinjalakuda, Sr. Dr. Pushpa CHF , General Convener of celebration committee, Rev. Fr Jose Kavungal, Promotor ...

On the Third Day of Nine Days Novena of Blessed Mariam Thressia

Rev Fr Mathew Kuttikottayil, Chancellor of the Archdiocese, Thrissur celebrating the the Holy Eucharist on the Third Day of Novena of Blessed Mariam Thresia.

On the Fourth Day of Nine Days Novena of Blessed Mariam Thresia

On the Fourth Day of Novena of Blessed Mariam Thresia was presided by Rev Fr Aljo Kuttikad, Director, JIM Offset , Palakkad.

Tertian ship first batch 2018. Ekanthabhavan Pariyaram

13 of our Sisters entered into the Tertianship Course, duration of three months, at Ekanthabhavan Priyaram

New Green Pastures are opened for CHF

Four of our Sisters (Sr Ruby Joseph (s) Leader, Sr Betty Louis (J), Sr Sudha Rose (N), Sr Reena (MM)) started their selfless service in South Sudan on 21 June 2018. They are working in Mary Help hospital

Passed the report by 7/7

The Theological Commission on the study of our Mother Foundress passed the report by 7/7. Let us thank God for this great gift.

Mother Udaya Meets His Holiness Pope Francis

Our dear mother Udaya got the opportunity to meet His Holiness Pope Francis in Person and to participate in the Holy Mass at Santa Martha. On this occasion Mother asked the blessings for the entire CHF. Sr Vinaya (MM) was also with her.

Congratulations & Best wishes

Thirty two newly professed CHF Sisters were felicitated in our Generalate on 15th November 2018. Hearty Congratulations and Best wishes to our Dear Sisters.

Golden Jubilee Greetings

Golden Jubilee of our 25 Sisters were celebrated at our Generalate on 24 November 2018. His Excellency Mar Pauly Kannookadan , Bishop of Irinjalakuda Eparchy was the Main Celebrant

Blessed Mariam Thresia Novena 2019

‘Novena’ to Blessed Mariam Thresia began today at the MMT & JV Pilgrim Centre, Kuzhikkattussery. The Flag hoisting was done by Rev. Fr. Jose Kavungal.

MMT Feast 2019

We celebrated feast of Blessed Mariam Thresia on June 8, 2019

FATRI AWARD 2019

FATRI, VELUR II TRICHUR ARCHEPARCHIAL AWARD 2019 II 20 MAY 2019 II MEDIA CATHOLICA

Golden Jubilee Year of Holy Family Generalate

Today we celebrated the beginning of the Golden Jubilee Year of Holy Family Generalate, Mannuthy which was started functioning on September 30, 1969.

IGNOU Centre at FATRI, Velur.

Today was the official inauguration of the IGNOU Centre at FATRI, Velur.

Formators’ Meet

Formators’ Meet was held at Holy Family Generalate on 27, 28, & 29 October 2019. 57 members were present.

Silver Jubilee of Bishop Tony Neelankavil

Today we celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination of Bishop Tony Neelankavil.

Theology course in Spirituality Centre, Puthenchira

2019 January 2 Junior Sisters in the Juniorate course had gone to Spirituality Centre, Puthenchira to participate in the theology course which we start for the first time.

Retreat

A retreat, to give training to a group of our sisters began today at Ekantha Bhavan, Poovathingal. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kochumuttam CMI is Preacher.

“Koottayma 2019”

12/01/2019 Today there was a gathering “Koottayma 2019” (9.30 am – 3.30 pm) of our most elderly sisters from the beginning to 1962. There were 72 sisters and some others who accompanied them.

General Plenary council

The fourth General Plenary council (18/1 -20/1/2019) was conducted in the Generalate.

Today we conducted the general level Holy Family Lay Association Meeting in the Generalate. 130 members were present.

“CHF Koottayma 2019”

The Fourth batch of "CHF Koottayma 2019" was held (1973 - 1979). 109 members were present. All together four “CHF Koottayma 2019” gatherings were conducted during this year.

Superiors’ course 2019

Superiors’ course (2/4 – 10/4/2019) of this year began today for 154 sisters.

Temporary Profession

Today 81 Junior sisters made their temporary profession at FATRI Velur.

Silver Jubilee

We celebrated the Silver Jubilee of our sisters in the Congregation at Velur.

Birthday of our Mother Foundress!

Birthday of our Mother Foundress! There was a grand celebration under the leadership of the Parish Priest at Puthenchira Forane Church. Many of our sisters participated in it.

ACGC & FAC

2019 June 11 The new batch of Courses were started in FATRI, Velur

One year prayer

2019 June 11 The new group sisters started their one year prayer program at Ekanthabhavan, Pariyaram.

Sr. Aurelia, expired

2019 June 15 Rev. Sr. Aurelia, expired. She is the daughter of the niece of St. Mariam Thresia

Family Renewal Centre at Bangalore

2019 June 19 Blessing and the laying of the foundation stone for the new Family Renewal Centre at Bangalore, Blessing of the stone was done by Rev. Fr. Syriac Madathil CMI and the laying of the foundation stone by General Councilors Sr. Annie Kuriakose, Sr. Bhavya, Sr. Maris Stella and Sr. Resmi the superior of the Holy Family Bhavan Bangalore.

Announcement of the Canonization

2019 July 1 Pope Francis has formally announced the canonization of our Mother, Bl. Mariam Thresia and decreed that the canonization will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday Oct. 13, 2019.

Tertionship Course

1 July 2019 The new batch (11 sisters) of Tertionship Course of 3 months was started at Pariyaram, Ekantha Bhavan.

Gratitude to God for the decision of raising Mother Mariam Thresia to the Sainthood.

05.07.2019 Mar Pauly Kannookadan, Bishop of Irinjalakuda, Arch Bhishop George Panikulam and the priests of Irinjalakuda diocese gathered together at the MMT & JV Pilgrim Centre, Kuzikattussery and offered Holy Mass, as a token of our gratitude to God for the decision of raising Mother Mariam Thresia to the Sainthood.

FATRI

FATRI, Annual General body meeting was conducted.

General Plenary meeting

2019 July 11 An extra ordinary General Plenary meeting was held at the Holy Family Generalate to discuss the Canonization program of Mother Mariam Thresia.

The first meeting to discuss the Canonization program

2019 July 19 The first meeting to discuss the Canonization program of Mother Mariam Thresia was held at the Bishop’s House, Irinjalakuda under the leadership of Bp. Pauly Kannookadan, The CHF General Council, Vicar Generals and the Chancellor of the diocese of Irinjalkuda were present in the meeting.

The 154th birthday and the 55th year of demise of Ven. Fr. Joseph Vithayathil!

2019 July 23 The 154th birthday and the 55th year of demise of Ven. Fr. Joseph Vithayathil! A large number of faithful, sisters, priests, etc were participated in the Holy Mass.

The Golden Jubilee of the Holy Family Generalate was celebrated.

15.08.2019 The Golden Jubilee of the Holy Family Generalate was celebrated. Mar Tony Neelankavil, the Auxiliary Bishop of Thrissur was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass. Two hundred sisters including the former Superior Generals, Superiors of the convents under the Generalate, present provincial Councils, etc participated in the celebration. The history of the Generalate (50 yrs) was written by Sr. Suguna (p) was released on the same day.

‘‘Education Meet – 2019’’

24.08.2019 ‘‘Education Meet – 2019’’ of the CHF was conducted at the Holy Family Generalate.

The first class relics of St. Mariam Thresia were gifted to the bishops

29.08.2019 The first class relics of our Mother, St. Mariam Thresia were gifted to all the bishops in the Syro - Malabar Synod which was going on at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad.

CHF Theological Institute at Puthenchira

09.09.2019 CHF Theological Institute at Puthenchira obtained the temporary affiliation of the Pontifical Institute of Theology & Philosophy, Aluva, for three years from the KCBC President.

Press Meet was held at the Bishop’s House, Thrissur

26.09.2019 In connection with the Canonization of the Bl. Mother Mariam Thresia, a Press Meet was held at the Bishop’s House, Thrissur. More than 60 Media Agencies were present. Superior General Mother Udaya, described the charitable activities of CHF in connection with the Canonization and the General Councilor Sr. Anniee Kuriakose extended the Vote of Thanks.

Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi has expressed happiness

30.09.2019 Honorable Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi has expressed happiness that and an Indian , Mother Mariam Thresia will be declared as a saint, during ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (Heart’s Voice), his monthly radio program. He told that she had founded the congregation on May 14, 1914 to impart Christian values to the families.

‘Vigil’ of the Canonization

12.10.2019 Celebrated the ‘Vigil’ of the Canonization in the Basilica of Mother Mary, Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome from 4 to 5 p.m. on 12th Oct. 2019. All the Syro - Malabar bishops from all over the world who had come for the Ad –Limina Visit were present. The church was filled with Priests, sisters and the people from different nations.

Canonization Day

On 13 October 2019, at 10.30 a.m. Pope Francis Celebrated Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square and presided over the canonization. The ceremony began with the reading of brief biography of the five persons to be canonized by Cardinal Giovani Angelo Becciu, the prefect of the congregation for the cause of saints, who then requested Pope to declare them Saints. Then the Sistine Choir led the singing of litany of saints after which Pope Francis read the solemn formula of canonization.

Thanks Giving Mass was held at ‘Basilica of Saint Anasthasia’, Rome

14.10.2019 Thanks Giving Mass was held at ‘Basilica of Saint Anasthasia’, Rome at 10.30 a.m. on 14.10.2019. The main celebrant was Cardinal George Alencherry. Many Syro – Malabar Bishops and priests were present. There were around 700 people including sisters and laity and the lunch was arranged in the church premises for all the participants.

One day program for the Physically challenged people

08.11.2019 One day program for the Physically challenged people was held at Kuzhikattussery. Holy Mass, Table Fellowship and Special talks were arranged for them.

Fifty hour adoration

09.11.2019 Fifty hour adoration for the successes of the canonization programs was started at Kuzhikkattussery, MMT & JV pilgrim Centre. A three day program was held at HF Generalate for the Golden Jubiliarians of this year.

Golden Jubilee of our sisters

13.11.2019 Golden Jubilee of our 31 sisters was Celebrated at Kuzhikkattussery. The Holy Mass was offered by Mar Stephen Chirapanath

“CHF Koottayma”

13.11.2019 “CHF Koottayma” – Gathering of all the CHF Sisters was conducted at Centenary Hall, Kuzhikkattussery.

The Vestition and First Profession of our CHF Sisters!

14.11.2019 The Vestition and First Profession of our CHF Sisters! Thirty Eight Sisters professed their vows during the Solemn Mass held at the Centenary Hall, Kuzhikattussery. Mar Pauly Kannokaden, Bishop of Irinjalakuda was the main celebrant.

“Akhanda Prardhana Yanjam”

15.11.19 “Akhanda Prardhana Yanjam” was held at the Pilgrim Centre, Kuzhikkattussery for the success of the national Celbration on 16.11.2019.

National Celebration and Thanksgiving of the Canonization!

16.11.2019 The day of National Celebration and Thanksgiving of the Canonization! The national Level celebration and the public meeting were inaugurated by His Eminence Oswald Gracias, the CBCI President. Inauguration of the Public Meeting was soon after the Holy Mass led by Cardinal George Alenchery at 2 p.m. Three cardinals, thirty Bishops and 300 priests and around 30000 people were present for the celebration.

Jubilee celebration of the Arokiamatha Metric higher Secondary School, Pollachi.

19.11.2019 Rev. Mother Udaya delivered the presidential address during the Jubilee celebration of the Arokiamatha Metric higher Secondary School, Pollachi.

Demise of Rev. Dr. Jose Irimpen

29.11.2019 The sad demise of Rev. Dr. Jose Irimpen, the former Vicar General & the present FA director of the diocese of Irinjalakuda. He was a benefactor and well wishes of CHF

FATRI Velur

05.12.2019 An evaluation of the Family Apostolate activity of CHF was held at FATRI, Velur.

Home Mission at Mamood Parish, Changanassery

21.12.2019 Our Junior sisters could conduct a Home Mission at Mamood Parish, Changanassery, during their Canonical Juniorate. It was very successful and the Parish Priests came here to express their gratitude

Visited our sisters serving in South Sudan

04.01.2020 Vicar General Sr. Pushpa and General Councilor Sr. Bhavya went to Sudan to visit our sisters serving there.

The fifth General Plenary Council

17.02.2020 The fifth General Plenary Council Meeting was held on January 17,18,19 at Holy Family Generalate.