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INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

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A summary of activities of Agape Centre and Good Samaritan Centre at Cherpunkal.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Fr. Abraham Mutholath is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Kottayam now serving as the pastor of Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Syro-Malabar Forane Parish in Chicago and hospital chaplain at Community First Medical Center. He was the former director of Kottayam Social Service Society who initiated developmental approach with the starting of self-help groups and agricultural festival of the groups. He also introduced Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program in Kerala state. Inspired by the impact of his service in social service, he has committed his life to provide support for the less fortunate in the society through his hard labor in the United States since 2000. In 2001, he established Agape Movement, a not for profit and tax-exempt corporation to promote and support philanthropic programs through his earnings and public support. At the advice of his friends and family, he established “Fr. Abraham Mutholath Foundation” in 2020, as part of his Sacerdotal Ruby Jubilee Celebration, in the state of IL in the U.S. to continue his legacy.

This foundation was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 17, 2020 with Fr. Abraham Mutholath, Jacob Mutholam and Bijo Karakkatt as the initial incorporators. Its official inauguration by Mar Jacob Angadiath, Bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago was held on December 19, 2020 at Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Forane Parish during the Sacerdotal Ruby Jubilee Celebrations of Fr. Abraham Mutholath. Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese Mar Joy Alappatt inaugurated the website of the foundation immediately after the inauguration of the foundation.

Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation Inauguration
Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath inaugurating the "Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation" at Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Church Chicago on December 19, 2020.

Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation Websight Inauguration
Bishop Mar Joy Alappatt inaugurating the websight of "Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation" on December 19, 2020 at Chicago Sacred Heart Knanaya Catholic Church.

FOUNDATION PROGRAMS

Continuation of the social service, especially projects for the differently abled, at Mutholath Nagar Cherpunkal run by Kottayam Social Service Society and the Archdiocese of Kottayam.

Promotion of Social Workers through Samaritan Award and field worker awards.

Encouragement of Self-help groups, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) of the vulnerable in the society, village farmers, and social service field workers.

Support to Catholic Missions and their charitable activities.

Publication of books on Social Service.

THE INSTITUTIONS DONATED BY THE FOUNDER

Fr. Abraham Mutholath, the founder, has donated the following social service institutions along with land to Kottayam Social Service Society of the Archdiocese of Kottayam through Agape Movement he established in the United States in 2001. The source of donation was mainly through his service in the hospitals as chaplain and in the parishes as pastor.

1. Agape Bhavan (Centre) inaugurated on January 2, 2006 for the training and income generation programs of the physically and mentally challenged and for the meeting and employment of self-help groups.
2. Good Samaritan Centre inaugurated on August 21, 2011 for the training of blind-deaf and state level training of CBR staff. It also serves as a career training center for youth.
3. Mutholath Auditorium inaugurated on February 14, 2017 to generate income for the sustenance of the programs for the differently abled.
4. Impact Centre inaugurated on December 13, 2020 as a residential institution for the training camps in Good Samaritan Centre.

Fr. Abraham Mutholath also contributed to construct five churches in the Diocese of Miao in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India.

1 St. Peter & Paul Church at Khagam Mossnag
2 St. Jude Church at Diyun
3 A 36 feet high statue of Jesus in front of Christ the Light Cathedral, Miao
4 St. Don Bosco church at Longding
5. Tezu Parish in memory of Frs. Krick & Boury in Koraliang Village
6. St. Joseph Church at Hassi Russa

RELEVANT WEBSITES

Mutholath Family

Mutholath Auditorium

Agape Movement

Kottayam Social Service Society

Knanayology

Knanaya Region

Wikipedia (Mutholath)