About US

About US

Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum has its headquarters and the major function in the area called Thiruvananthapuram or Trivnadrum. It is the capital city of Kerala, the southernmost state in India. As far as the boundary is concerned, the Archdiocese is bounded on the north by the Diocese of Quilon, on the east by the Neyyatinkara Diocese, on the west by the Arabian Sea and on the south by the Diocese of Kottar. At present, the Archdiocese of Trivandrum spreads over a total area of 686 sq.kms contained in the civil division named revenue taluks of Chirayinkil and Trivandrum together with the erstwhile Padruado region of Neyyattinkara Taluk in the State of Kerala and a small portion of 8 coastal parishes in the District of Kanyakumari in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu.


Diocese erected on : 1st July 1937 Through the Bull ‘In Ora Malabarica’ of Holiness Pius XI

Became Archdiocese on : June 03, 2004

Total Area : About 843 sq. Miles

Language Spoken : Malayalam. Some use Tamil, English

Total Population in the area : 22,14,516

Catholic population : 2, 88,545

Patron : St. Theresa of the Child Jesus

Archdiocesan Day : October 1

Cathedral Parish : St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Palayam

Community Day : First Sunday of December

Foranes/ Vicariates : 9

Parishes : 90

Quasi Parishes : 31

Mass Centers : 34

Diocesan Priests : 153

Religious Priests : 161

Religious Men Houses : 16

Religious Brothers : 07

Religious Women : 684

Religious Women Houses : 56

Major Seminarians : 78

Minor seminarians : 74

The principal lay Associations are:

Confraternities(Combria Sabha), Legion of Mary, Jesus Youth, Charismatic Movement, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM), LCYM, Kerala Latin Catholic Association (KLCA), KLCWA, Dalith Catholic Maha Sabha (DCMS), Cherupushpam, Mission League, Sodality, Little Way Association, Carmelite Third Order, Different forums of Advocates, Doctors, Officers, labourers, Migrants, Fishermen, Fish vending Women

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