CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES / WARD MEETINGS)
below to see the list of volunteers of Koodara Yogams:
VOLUNTEERS OF SACRED HEART KOODARA YOGAMS
VOLUNTEERS OF ST. MARY'S KOODARA YOGAMS
Koodara Yogam is the area level gathering of parishioners for prayer,
discussion, and socialization for the betterment of the parishioners and parish
with the participation of parish priest.
Koodara Yogam helps to structure the parish in area level with maximum
participation of all the parishioners.
It is a community outreach program of the parish where priests and sisters can
meet with parishioners in small groups for prayer, discussion and mingling.
It will give opportunity to clarify any concerns of the parishioners on church
in general and parish activities.
It will help to discuss current issues and develop new action plans for the
Half an hour prayer for adults in Malayalam and for children in English using
approved prayer book.
Awareness presentations and discussions on topics like Church, Liturgy,
Community, Youth, and Social issues.
Koodara yogam level support to parish activities like parish day, feast
procession arrangement, adoration, collection, entertainments, communication
network, Christmas Carol, and Bible Quiz Competition.
Selection of representatives to parish council, and to various pious
associations and ministries of the parish as area coordinators.
With the initiative or approval of the vicar parish, boundaries of Koodara
Yogams will be decided considering the residence of parishioners.
Parish level coordinators will help the parish priest in organizing Koodara
Yogams and coordinating their activities in parish level.
Each Koodara Yogam will select a coordinator, secretary, treasurer and children
prayer coordinator as office bearers.
Representatives shall be selected for parish council, pious associations like
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Legion of Mary, and ministries for different ages,
and various other bodies of the parish like prayer group, and agape (social
If food arrangement for the Koodara Yogam is by way of potluck, a food
coordinator shall also be selected.
The term of office bearers will be one year.
Each Koodara Yogam will select a patron saint and the Koodara Yogam will be
known by that saint’s name.
portable statue of the patron saint will be bought.
The coordinator will make sure that Koodara Yogams are held on a regular basis
like once a month or at least once in two months, or as decided by the vicar.
The hosting family will fix a date and time for Koodara Yogam that is convenient
for the vicar.
The coordinator and the hosting family will invite all the member families of
the Koodara Yogams for the upcoming Koodara Yogam.
If potluck system is followed for food, the food coordinator will assign
families for their food item to bring.
The children coordinator will invite all the children and youth for the Koodara
The coordinator and hosting family shall make sure that the Koodara Yogam prayer
books and statue of the patron saint are brought to the house the upcoming
gathering on time.
The hosting family will setup separate rooms for adult gathering and children
gathering with Holy Bible, Candle, statue or picture of patron saint, and enough
Koodara Yogam will start with half-hour prayer separate for adults in Malayalam
and for children and youth in English.
Priest, sister, or the coordinator will lead the prayer. Sister or youth
coordinator will lead the prayers for children and youth.
Lady of the family will do the first reading during prayer service.
After the prayers, a combined meeting of all including children and youth will
The head of the hosting family will welcome all to the gathering.
Secretary will present report of the previous meeting.
Treasurer will present any account updates.
Vicar will make any update from the parish.
The coordinator will mark the attendance of families present and introduce any
topic related to the Koodara Yogam.
Presentation of any topic related to church, community, children formation, or
social issues will be presented by person assigned for that followed by
Celebration of birthday, wedding anniversary, and achievements of the Koodara
Entertainments if any of children present.
Any of the member families will host the next meeting and take the prayer books
and statue of the patron saint to their house for the next gathering.
Thanks by the coordinator of the Koodara Yogam.
Food blessing and agape meal.
Only approved prayer books shall be used for Koodara Yogams.
Koodara Yogams shall buy enough prayer books for the active participation of
If food is provided by host family, the food shall be simple and affordable for
all member families.
Alcohol shall not be provided during Koodara Yogam gathering.
Children and youth shall have enough involvement and participation.