KUDUMBA KOOTTAYMA The official name of the KudumbaKoottayma in Thalassery Archdiocese is FAMILY RENEWAL UNITS IN THALASSERY (FRUITS). Archbishop Mar George Njaralakatt formed a new department for KudumbaKootayma and appointed Fr. Mathew Asariparambil as Director and entrusted him to form and establish KudumbaKoottayma in the diocese immediately. After various discussions with priests, lay leaders, heads of the departments and curia members, the Archbishop issued a pastoral letter to all the parishes to form the family units before October 30th . All the Parish Priests worked sincerely and Units were formed according to the directions given by the FRUITS departments. A Unit is comprised of 20 families with 5 office bearers (President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer and Convenor) and representatives of each organization in the Parish. In the month of November training programme for unit leaders was arranged in 16 foranecenters. On 1st December 2018 KudumbaKoottayma was officially inaugurated in the diocese by Archbishop Mar George Njaralakatt during the Holy Mass and public meeting held at Chemperi. Prayer book, Bylaw manual and Report book were distributed to every family for the smooth functioning of the Koottayma.