Family Counselling

MPC - Marriage Preparation Course

Marriage preparation course is conducted by Family Apostolate of Archdiocese of Trivandrum twice a month at Jubilee Memorial Animation Center, Vellayamabalam and another at Thoothoor Forane Centre exclusively for the members of Thoothoor Vicariate.

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RC Matrimony

A unique matrimonial portal RC Matrimonial to find ideal life partner. This initiative of Ministry of Family Apostolate is planned in a very cost effective way to search for a life partner to establish a Christian family. It is now undertaken by KRLCC connecting to 12 Latin Dioceses of Kerala, Syro-Malabar Church and Syro – Malankara Church.

Matrimonial Centre: Trivandrum – Bureau office Vellayambalam
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Counselling Courses

Counselling courses are conducted by Ministry of Family Apostolate. The Courses are affiliated to State Recourses Centres (SRC), Govt of Kerala. There are two courses conducted 1) Certificate Course in Counselling Psychology (6 month program, from June to December) 2) Diploma in Counselling Psychology ( One Year, June to May ). Those who are interested to participate can register in advance at the Ministry office.

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Counselling Centre and Family Helpline

We have counselling centers at Vellayambalam family office as well as in all the forane centres to help the family. In case of emergency we have helpline numbers 9400101044. There are counselling center links.

Outreach Programs

Prolife Programme

Prolife movement is a ministry within the Family Apostolate to promote and protect human life with dignity. There are various programmes , seminars and discussions conducted to promote this cause.

Eleeshwa Retreat

Ministry of Family Apostolate gives medical, psychological & spiritual care to the pregnant ladies who partakes in the mission of God’s creation. The aim of this retreat is to give awareness to the pregnant ladies and their families to prepare themselves in order to receive the child happily. The program includes a class of gynaec , psychologist, spiritual class and culminating with adoration and solemn blessing.

Forums of Family Ministry

  • Marian Singles
  • Widows Forum
  • Family for Christ (Couple for Christ)
  • Anti – Dowry Movement
  • Mothers’ Forum / Fathers’ Forum
  • Pagal Veedu : A places where elderly people come together during the day, spending their time with prayer, fun and sharing.
  • Counsellors’ Forum


It is a parish level family accompaniment program by Family Apostolate. The ministry of Family Apostolate has the one day accompaniment program in parish which include training for the BCC unit family conveners, married couples, counselling service and bureau service etc.

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