Church program to felicitate big families

November 15, 2011 by  
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Church program to felicitate big familiesKerala, November 15, 2011: The Catholic Church in Kerala has launched a state-wide program to felicitate families with five or four children.

The program ‘Jeevasamridhi’ is aimed at promoting big families and will felicitate 5,000 families across 30 dioceses in the state.

The program was inaugurated by Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry at the Chavara Cultural Centre in Kochi on Monday.

Members of large families from across Ernakulam and nearby areas were felicitated at the function.

Public meetings have been arranged in seven regions in Kerala.

Couples who have completed 40 years of marital life and who have five or more children will be felicitated by the church along with couples who got married after 1990 and have four children.

Directors of family apostolate who have been instrumental in promoting family life and its values will also be presented with citations during the programme.

The next phase of ‘Jeevasamridhi’ will be the felicitation of large families in other religions in association with the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council’s Ecumenical and Dialogue Commission, said Fr. Jose Kottayil, program director.

– times of india

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