Pious Associations for Children (PAC)
The Pious Associations for Children was inaugurated in October 2018 through an announcement in the Bishop’s circular and thereafter introduced the animators for St. Alphonsa Cathedral. The Pious Associations had begun with a vision for children “to become mature adults of faith and Godly Character” and includes all children from JK till Grade 8.
There are 3 associations under PAC:-
1. ‘Jesus Kids’ is a Pious Association targeting children in JK and SK and introduces the love of Jesus to children and helps them to love Him.
2. ‘The Holy Childhood Association’ is for the grades, 1-3 students. The main purposes of the Holy Childhood Association are to encourage prayer and to grow together in Je- sus with sacrifice and sharing.
3. ‘Cherupushpa Mission League’ (CML), for grades 4-8, are geared to foster the missionary spirit, develop personality, and to promote vocation.
Every First Saturday, The Pious Association members have a Holy mass at 9:15 am followed by class and activities. The special adoration at 12-12:30 pm is led under the spiritual guidance and leadership of our Vicar & Assistant Vicar and Pious Association Director, Sr. Jes- lin CMC, along with animators and leaders.
For the spiritual enrichment of the kids, they actively take part in retreats, cultural activities of the parish, and liturgical events. With the help of spiritual leaders and animators, children also host different activities and retreats for other parishes.