De Paul Care Centre Thalassery
|Patron||St. Vincent De Paul|
|Address||Vincentian House, Near Ayurveda Hospital, Thiruvangadu P.O., Thalassery, 670 103, Kerala, India.|
01. Fr. Aryankalayil Kuriakose - Superior & Director, De Paul Care Centre
02. Bro. Padickapparambil George - Regent
01. De Paul Care Centre (2015) - Tel: 0490 2535337
HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES
It was the mind of the Provincial Synaxis of the Marymatha province in 2009, that charitable activities for the poor should be given more emphasis. When the Provincial Superior invited suggestions from the Family Gathering regarding the orientation that the Province should have in starting new activities, it was pointed out that we are not doing enough for the poor and hence more emphasis should be given to charitable activities. The decision to start a care centre for the poor was the concretization of these ideas. In the month of December 2011, news papers presented the opinion that elevation of Malabar Cancer Care Centre to Regional Cancer Care Centre, is highly beneficial to the people of Malabar. Around this time the Marymatha Province was deliberating on starting a De Paul Cancer Care Centre for the poor patients. Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Aryankalayil, made a preliminary study on the feasibility of the project in Thalassery area and brought it to the notice of both the General and Provincial administrations. Rev. Fr. Provincial presented this project to the members for consensus and the majority opinion was to go for its implementation to which the provincial council gave its consent.
On 10th April 2012, Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Aryankalayil was appointed to execute the project. Having understood the nature of the ministry, Mar George Valiamattam, Archbishop of Tellicherry gave permission for the centre along with a Vincentian House. Meanwhile we purchased a plot of 78 cents of land and a two storied house in Thiruvangadu, Thalasserry near the Regional Cancer Care Centre. Later the house was converted into the Vincentian House. Fr. Kuriakose Aryankalyail supervised the construction of the centre. On 29th September 2012, Archbishop George Valiamattam blessed the Vincentian House and on 4th March 2013 Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Parappuram, the Superior General laid the foundation stone for De Paul Care Centre and the Centre is inaugurated in May 2015.