Family Units

Family Units

The parish is divided into 12 units, each consisting of 40 families on an average. The units meet once a month to pray, to study and to socialize. The election of the office bearers for the period 2020-2022 was conducted on May 2nd, 2020. The names of the office bearers are given below.

Family Unit Office Bearers 2020 - 2022

Family Apostolate

Family Ministries

Ministries for the Unmarried.
  • Marriage Preparation Course.
  • Pre-marital Counseling.
  • Pre-marital Assistance.
Ministries for the Married.
  • Marriage Enrichment programs.
  • Wedding Jubilee Celebration.
  • Family Associations.
    •  Mathruvedhi
    • Pithruvedhi
  • Family Counselling.
  • Observing
    • Family Day
    • Mothers Day
    • Fathers Day
  • Ministries for Pioneers and Seniors.
Jubilee Celebration


Marriage Preparation Course

This three-day mandatory course is given to candidates of marriage who propose to marry in the near future. This course is an immediate preparation for the candidates in all aspects of marriage and family life. A team of teachers present their topics and prepare the candidates to make this serious commitment in their life. Given in five centers (Scarborough, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Halifax) 195 youths took advantage of the course in 2019.

Paricipants of November 2019 course
Pious Associations

Mission League

Children celebrate the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle and of St. Theresa of Child Jesus. They help missionaries through their prayers and donations.

Jesus Kids

Kids dress up as Saints to show their Catholic faith and respect.

Altar Servers

When serving the Mass alter servers dress themselves with ‘kotheena’ (a full size cassok like dress) andĀ  ‘soonara’ (waist band).

Knights of Colombus

Catholic men buliding a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what Knights do every day.

Santarts & Social, Welfare activities

Santarts

Started in January 2020, St.Thomas Arts otherwise known as Santarts is intended to enable the beneficiaries to develop their talents. The following are the main sections of Santarts.

  • Santarts Malayalam Academy
  • Santarts Musical Academy: classes are given in Keyboard, Guitar and Violin. Santarts Academy principal is Mrs.Shyla Thomas
  • Band: Under the leadership of Jaison George, Santarts band is formed by a group of parish members who were trained to play musical accompaniments.
  • Church Choir: Coordinator Jibin Paulose.
  • Santarts Club of Performing Arts.
Youth Ministry

SMYM International

President: Joshua Devassy
Vice President: Bettina George
General Secretary: Reshma Raju
Secretary: Jibin Poulose
Treasurer: Jerin Johnson
Councillors: Ansen Anto & Anju Augustine
Youth Team Animator: Santhosh Thomas
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020

SMYM (Junior team)

President: Rachel PariappadanĀ 
Vice president: Charly John
Treasurer: Sarah Mathew
Grade 12 Council members: Christina Kannampuzha & Judith Joshy
Secretary: Mabel Mechery
Joint Secretary: Theres Joshy
Date: Sunday, December 8,2019

Jesus Youth

Coordinator : Nithin Vadakkayil Jolly
Assistant Coordinator: Ashly Kalloor Joseph
Elders: Tony Chirayilkalam & Jithin K Jos