Sisters of Mercy of Holy Cross

Holy Cross Convent, Vettilapara

Purpose:
Pastoral ministry (family visits, faith formation and assistance in liturgical functions); Social work including the tribal’s of the area, nursery school and a tailoring centre on a small scale.

Socio-cultural background of the place:
People are migrants from the southern districts of Kerala especially from Kottayam and Palai. Their main occupation is agriculture. They came to this place in search of fertile land and better economic status. It is a Multi religious community. People are hard working, prayerful and speak Malayalam.

Community and apostolate:
Apostolate: Education, Health Centre, Socio-Pastoral, Farm

At present there are 6 members in the community. The sisters teach in the school which is upgraded to CBSE School. They have homeopathy dispensary. They actively take part in all the parish activities and animate different associations of the parish like Holy Childhood, Mission league, KCYM, Vincent De Paul society, Catholic Women’s Council etc.