St.Mary Queen of peace Basilica, the first church of Syro- Malankara Catholic Church is situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram City. Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios was enthroned as the Head of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Hierarchy here in the year 1933. This is the only church which was originally a Movie Theatre. This is the only Basilica of the Malankara Catholic Church And the only basilica dedicated in the name of Queen of Peace. This pilgrim church is open from 6.00 am to 9.30 pm for visit and prayer.
During the period of 2012-2014 Basilica community disbursed the following amount to the poor and needy through different schemes. Our various charity activities come under the general Head �Basilica Charities�.
Basilica Medical Aid - Rs.2,800,00/-
Basilica Mangalya Nidhi � Rs.12,00,000/-
Basilica Vidyanidhi � Rs.3,90000/-
MCYM Basilica unit undertook various charity works during this period.
1. Visited Bonakkad Estate and distributed food materials worth 1 lakh rupees.
2. Easter kits- food materials worth 1.5 lakh rupees distributed among the parish communities of Pappala and Vembayam missions.
3. Visited Killi �Daiva Paripalana Bhavan� and Chaka Old Age Home and distributed food and other materials.
4. Visit of Kottoor village- Visited Houses, conducted free medical camp and distributed study materials for the children.
5. Onam kit distribution at Rajaji Nagar.Prayer Groups
Our prayer groups visit different destitute Homes on special occasions and disburse sizable amount there.Other Pious Organisation of the Basilica
M C A, Mathrusangamam, Legion of Mary and Vincent De Paul Society members regularly undertake various charity works in the form of education scholarships, medical aid, housing projects, destitute homes visit etc.Special Projects of Basilica
1. �Haritha Idavaka�- Green Parish- intended to promote vegetable cultivation at all the families of Basilica.
2. �Suchitha Idavaka�- Clean Parish- Waste disposal projects at all the families- facilitating the installation of Bio-gas plant in every family.
3. Basilica Voice : Basilica News Bulletins publishing Bi-monthly.Some of our programs which gained wide range of appreciation and applause
1. Honouring of the 108 Ambulance Staff.
2. �Santhidoothu�- Christmas Carol competition- Many parishes belong to different Christian denominations participate.
3. �Akanda Sampurna Bible Vayana� We conducted this programme in the year 2013- Bible reading started from Genesis Chapter I continued uninterruptedly -day and night- till finishing the last chapter of the Book of Revelation.
4. �Mar Ivanios Smrithi Sangamam� Get together conducted, at the Basilica, of Priests, Nuns and laity who had the Blessing to live in the lifetime of Archbishop Mar Ivanios.
5. Samoohavivaham� Conducted the marriage of 7 girls from poor families Rs 1 lakh each and dress were donated.
6. Inter Religious Assembly
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