St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral Parish is venturing to take up a few welfare schemes to ensure the security of the poor and welfare of the needy. These welfare schemes are labeled under the package "THE TOUCH" (SPARSHAM). Thus our mission aims at a ‘Step by step’ approach to bring equality, well being, wisdom and enlightenment for all".
- TOUCH OF SHELTER
- TOUCH OF LIGHT
- TOUCH OF ONENESS
- TOUCH OF CARE
- TOUCH OF LIFE
- TOUCH OF CLEANLINESS
- TOUCH OF GUIDANCE
- TOUCH OF COUNSELLING
The Touch unfolds the following programmes.
TOUCH OF SHELTER: There are families who do not have enough space to lie down and sleep and a few of them stand in corners during rainy nights. To these people who have land but are so poor to build a house themselves, we intend to extend our sheltering hands to them.
TOUCH OF LIGHT:Education dispels darkness. Students financially backward but promising and desirous of going for higher studies are provided with the necessary guidance and financial support.
TOUCH OF ONENESS: A marriage fund is instituted for giving support to deserving girls for their bright and prosperous future.
TOUCH OF CARE: Regional Cancer Centre has introduced a welfare scheme by name – Cancer Care for Life. Our assistance in this scheme is to pay the membership fee for enrolment into the policy for the poor who are eligible for this benefit. This scheme also aims at meeting the exorbitant medical expenses related to Kidney/Heart diseases.
TOUCH OF LIFE: Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM) of the Cathedral draws the attention of the people by forming a Blood Donors Forum for the purpose of donating blood to “SAVE LIFE”.
TOUCH OF CLEANLINESS: Accumulation of waste and its resultant effects not only vitiates urban and rural areas but also afferent to our God. Hence we join hands with JMS Biotech to manage our waste at the source level itself in a scientific manner converting them into organic manure, thereby facilitating organic farming.
TOUCH OF GUIDANCE: Gives information and guidance about all Government/ Semi Government Programmes to the needy goad them to make better use of these facilities.
TOUCH OF COUNSELLING: To lend a patient ear to alleviate the grieved and tensed.
TOUCH OF FELLOWSHIP: We intend to adopt a mission parish to deepen their faith and to bring them into the main stream of life.