Social Welfare Programmes
The Congregation is involved in different social welfare services such as mother and child health programmes, public health works, dairy farm, crush, tailoring schools, TB and leprosy rehabilitation centers, Self help groups, boarding houses, hostels for working women and college students, special school for mentally challenged childr- en, mentally ill Women in the streets, schools and boarding for tribal children etc. The aged and the destitute are brought to our old age homes and provide care with love and compassion. We have homes for poor and orphan children. They are given basic and professional education. We also respond in a timely manner, to the emergency need of the people such as Tsunami or similar natural calamity relief works. We make use of such ministries to reach out to the people and to foster interfaith relationship and dialogue.
In order to improve the financial condition small Co-Operative Societies are formed among the villagers and small saving schemes are introduced among them. We promote family counselling and pastoral counseling. The lonely and left out aged people are visited in their homes and given loving care and support.
Health Care Mission is one of the important apostolates of the Congregation. Our apostolate among the sick and dying is to bring Jesus and his healing touch closer to them. The poor and the destitute are looked after with preference. For the dying we give special attention. We follow strictly medical ethics and the teachings of the Church in our healing ministry. We have the palliative care units for caring the dying.
We run hospitals, School of Nursing, College of Nursing, and dispensaries.
Medical Camps are conducted in villages. Health awareness programmes are conducted by hospital staff for pro-life and to prevent spread of AIDS. Health and sanitation clinics are conducted and make the people aware of such matters. We visit the houses of poor sick patients and help them for hospitalization or necessary treatment.