Agape Bhavan

Agape Centre (Bhavan) is the first institution that Fr. Abraham Mutholath, the founder of "Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation” donated to Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS), the social service organization of the Archeparchy of Kottayam. This is his gift to God while celebrating his Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee on December 21, 2005. The Agape Centre serves as a regional centre, a meeting and training centre for Self Help Groups, and a vocational training and rehabilitation institute for the differently abled. Fr. Abraham Mutholath laid the foundation stone for Agape Centre on December 28, 2002. A classroom was constructed for the initial functioning of the institution and inaugurated on January 10, 2003. A Day Care Center for the mentally and physically disabled children was started on August 16, 2004. Transportation is arranged to bring 26 students from their homes and to drop them back in the evenings. Considering the need for more rooms, the second stage of construction was started on June 30, 2005. The blessing and inauguration of the completed building of Agape Bhavan was held, along with Silver Jubilee of the priestly ordination of Fr. Abraham Mutholath, on January 2, 2006. Fr. Mutholath handed over the 39 cents of land along with Agape Centre to KSSS during this function. Agape Bhavan ensures training and treatment of the differently abled, gives awareness to their parents, offers vocational training and job opportunities for the physically and mentally challenged and the members of local self-help groups.

Good Samaritan Centre

Good Samaritan Resource Centre is an Ability Development Resource Centre administered by Kottayam Social Service Society (KSSS) of the Archeparchy of Kottayam. It functions as the State Learning Centre for the Rehabilitation of Deafblind Persons with disabilities in general. Its services focus on the integral development of persons with disabilities so that they enjoy a life of dignity in society. The centre also serves as vocation training center for youth who get employment after their training. Fr. Abraham Mutholath donated 1.62 acres of land for this project at the highway side at Cherpunkal and donated half of the construction cost of the building. The foundation stone for the Good Samaritan Centre was laid on August 15, 2010. The building construction was completed within one year and was blessed on August 21, 2011. KSSS worked with Sense International India and DFID – Global Poverty Action Fund, UK in 2011 for the training of Deafblind persons in the society to make the Good Samaritan Centre as a resource and state level training centre for the Deafblind. Their goal was to create an understanding of deafblindness as a ‘unique’ disability and to provide services to Deafblind children and adults, so that their rights of equal opportunity and full participation is achieved. KSSS started DDU-GKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya – Grameen Kaushalya Yojana) program at Good Samaritan Centre sanctioned by The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Its objective is providing skill training and ensure job placement to the rural population in the age group of 18-45 years. This residential and nonresidential project started in June 2018 with 60 students.

Mutholath Auditorium

Mutholath Auditorium is an air conditioned and beautifully designed auditorium available for the use of banquets, public meetings, conferences, and similar gatherings. It has sufficient parking and an open lower level for additional use. Its seating capacity in the main hall is 650. It is wheelchair accessible. The construction of the auditorium adjacent to the Good Samaritan Centre was started in September 2014. Major Archbishop of the Syro Malabar Church Mar George Cardinal Alencherry blessed and inaugurated this auditorium on 14th February 2017. Fr. Abraham Mutholath donated the full construction cost and bought land up to the bank of Meenachil river for parking. This air conditioned and beautifully furnished auditorium is used by the public for wedding banquets and conventions. The availability of an auditorium at Cherpunkal serves for public gatherings of KSSS activities and the income generated by renting the building for public needs is a source of support and sustainability for the Samaritan Centre.

Impact Centre

The Impact Centre was constructed to meet the demand for rooms for camps and requests from those who reserve Mutholath auditorium for residential rooms for few days while they make wedding arrangements. Fr. Abraham Mutholath offered to contribute to the construction of Impact Centre on the occasion of his Ruby Jubilee (40th anniversary) of the priestly ordination. The purpose of the Impact Centre are: • A lodging facility for the training camps in Good Samaritan Centre for the disabled and their trainers at the state or national level. • A lodging facility for social service and pastoral programs. • A venue for the residential programs of other organizations. • Rooms for those who book Mutholath Auditorium for weddings or other events. • Air-conditioned rooms with food and transportation services for Keralites coming from abroad for a few days or weeks. • A source of income for the CBR programs at Mutholath Nagar.


Churches donated by Fr. Abraham Mutholath

Fr. Abraham Mutholath contributed to construct six 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.

St. Peter & Paul Church at Khagam Mossnag

St. Peter & Paul Church at Khagam Mossnag, the first church that Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored in Arunachal Pradesh, India.

St. Jude Church at Diyun

Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored St. Jude Church at Diyun and a dispensary there.

Statue of Jesus at Miao Cathedral

Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored a 36 feet tall statue of Jesus in front of Christ the Light Cathedral, Miao that was consecrated on May 2, 2010.

St. Don Bosco Church at Longding

Another church Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored was St. John Bosco Church at Longding.

Martyrs Church in Tezu

Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored Tezu Parish church in memory of the missionary martyrs Frs. Krick & Boury in Koraliang Village.

St. Joseph Church at Hassi Russa.

Fr. Abraham Mutholath sponsored St. Joseph Church at Hassi Russa in the diocese of Miao.


Encouragement of social workers through awards


Agape Award was given to Joy and Shyla Chemmachel and Jose and Mary Pinarkyil, Chicago at the inaugural ceremony of Agape Centre at Cherpunkal on January 2, 2006. They were honored for their philanthropic donations for the housing aid in Kerala.


The Good Samaritan Award is given to outstanding social workers in India who have made significant and selfless contributions to social work. The award comprises a sum of Rs 50,000, a memento, and a certificate of honor. The aim of the Good Samaritan Award is to encourage, promote, and help individuals who perform exceptional humanitarian work in India. The first award was given to Mercy Mathew on January 29, 2012. The second award was given to P.U. Thomas on June 16, 2013. Padmashree Sudha Varghese received the award on June 15, 2014. Annie Joseph accepted the next award on February 14, 2017.


The Fr. Abraham Mutholath Foundation offers cash awards with mementos for the best social service societies in Kerala every year. This is organized by Kerala Social Service Forum of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Kerala. The winners are: (1) Welfare Services Ernakulam (WSE), Diocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly (2020-21) (2) Kottapuram Integrated Development Society (KIDS), Diocese of Kottapuram (2021-22) (3) Shreyas Bathery, Diocese of Sultan Bathery (2022-23) Fr. Abraham Mutholathu Foundation also offers cash awards with mementos every year for the best farmer, best social worker, and self-help group. Kottayam Social Service Society of the Archdiocese of Kottayam is organizing these and hands over the awards during Chaithanya Karshika Mela. Chaithanya Karshikamela 2021 December 28 - 31 (1) The best self-help group: Brothers Sauhrudavedi, Kaduthuruthy. (2) Best office bearer of the self-help groups: Lissy Lukose, Kaippuzha and Raju K., Monippally. Chaithanya Karshikamela 2022 November 22 - 27 (1) Best Dairy Farmer: Pradeep Kumar, Kurichithanam, Kottayam (2) The best self-help group: Krupa Sauhrudvedi, Arunoottimangalam & Eezhumanikkatt Men Self-help group, Ettumanoor

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