Institutions of Archdiocese
The following are the main institutions of the Archdiocese.
- Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre – Vellayambalam
- Kristu Jayanti Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre – Kovalam
- Jubilee Memorial Hospital – Palayam
- Louis Catholic Hostel
- St Vincent Minor Seminary
- Marian Engineering College
- St Josephs High School
Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre – Vellayambalam
The Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre is widely made use of for conducting retreats, prayer meetings, seminars, training programmes, conscientization programmes, conventions for Priests, Religious, Catechists, Catechism teachers, Members of Pious Association, School Teachers, Doctors, Lawyers, Social Workers, Youth students, etc. We have also another Animation centre, situated near the International Tourist Centre - Kovalam, constructed for the same purpose as mentioned above. Besides we have a Theological Centre within the Archdiocesan Seminary campus itself to conduct short-term courses on Theology, Bible, Liturgy, Catechism, etc, mainly for the Laity.
Kristu Jayanti Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre – Kovalam
The Kristu Jayanti Jubilee Memorial Animation Centre situated near the International Tourist Centre - Kovalam, constructed for different animation programmes of the Archdiocese.
Jubilee Memorial Hospital – Palayam
Jubilee Memorial Hospital and Health Centre is the only health care centre owned and managed by this Archdiocese. It provides treatment and relief to many economically backward people. Under its auspicies, free medical camps are conducted in several rural areas of this Archdiocese.
Louis Catholic Hostel
Louis Catholic Hostel, a renowned Hostel for students at the University level provides a congenial atmosphere for higher studies and spiritual growth. Steps are being taken to start two residential schools for boys and girls. Brilliant, talented but economically backward students are identified and brought to these centres and provided with all facilities to study and to develop their talents in the best way possible. Thus in future the Archdiocese will have a large number of young people who will be capable of climbing even the highest ladder of society.
St Vincent Minor Seminary
This Archdiocese does not have a Major Seminary for itself. Seminarians are sent to various Major Seminaries around India; the majority being sent to St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye, owned by the Kerala Region (Latin) Archbishops' Council. The Archdiocesan Minor Seminary, St. Vincent's Seminary, is the principal centre of formation where 82 students in 3 different groups are trained to discern their vocation and further strengthened to follow it up.
Marian Engineering College
The College is being managed by the Trivandrum Social Service Society, through a Governing Body and an Advisory Board consisting of Educationalists and Professionals. This Institution was established in June 2001 under the self financing scheme of the Government of Kerala and is under the control of the Trivandrum Latin Catholic Arch Diocese. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Soosa Pakiam, the Arch Bishop of Trivandrum is the Patron of the college.
St Josephs High School
St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School had its meticulous beginning in the year 1857 by the Carmelite Missionaries. It was recognized in 1905 through a Government declaration by the then Divan Shri Madhava Rao. After the Carmelites and Salesians, Jesuits took over the golden reign of the institution. Now the school is under the auspicious management of the Arch Diocese of Thiruvananthapuram.