• The Holy Synod of the Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, has canonically elected, having received the Prior Pontifical assent, Fr. Peter Kochupurackal (56) present Judicial Vicar and Chancellor of the Syro Malabar Eparchy of Palghat, to the Office of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Palghat, Kerala. He is being assigned the titular see of Lares. Fr. Peter Kochupurackal was born on 29 May 1964 at Marangoly in the Eparchy of Palai. He joined St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Kallepully, Palghat in 1981. He had his studies of Philosophy and Theology at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva. He was ordained priest on 19 December 1990. He did his MCL at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore (1993-1995). His Licentiate and Doctoral studies were in Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (2000-2007). At present he is the Judicial Vicar of Eparchial Tribunal (01.07.2007), Chancellor, Eparchy of Palghat (01.10.2013-), and from 10.12.2016 onward he is the Syncellus for seminarians and consecrated persons.
  • Bishop's House, Palakkad
  • St. Raphael's Cathedral, Palakkad

Family Apostolate


Venue: Yuva kshetra, Ezhakkad, Palakkad .
Contact Person: Fr. Director, Family Apostolate Tel: 0091 4912515277, or Mob: +91 98478 38732
N.B: very course begins at 9.30 am and ends on the date given at 3.00p.m.
(Parents Class begins at 9.15am on the Last day)
Dates for 2020
January. 6,7,8,9
February 3, 4,5,6
March & April 30, 31, 1, 2
May 4, 5, 6,7
June 1,2 3,4
July 6,7,8,9
August 3,4,5,6
September 7,8,9,10
October 5,6,7,8
November 2,3,4,5
December 7,8,9,10
Inquiry via E-mail: diopgt@gmail.com
* Candidates are requested to bring a passport size photo for the Certificate, and the letter from the Parish Priest
* Please meet your Parish Priest or call the diocesan office for exact dates of the course
Director, Family Apostolate