Ministrial Service

Ministrial Service

The Helpers of Mount Rosary serve the community through the following activities:

CATECHESIS AND FAITH FORMATION AND HUMAN VALUE EDUCATION:

We help to strengthen the faith life of people in the parishes through teaching of Christian doctrine, preparing and assisting in the proper conducting of the Eucharistic and liturgical services in the parish communities, training and giving guidance, as well as participating in Small Christian Community activities and proclaiming Jesus values through group meetings, where people of all denominations come together.

NON-FORMAL EDUCATION:

The Sisters, Helpers of Mount Rosary, have not chosen the apostolate of formal education. That is because there are many other congregations doing such work. However, our sisters do supportive work for children’s education, by running homes for children, or by taking care of the education of school drop-outs; we also have non-formal education programmes, where we gather groups of village men and women and arrange educational programmes, which are immediately relevant or useful to their economic growth, or health or value based life. Therefore, we organize courses in agriculture and animal husbandry; we also have training progrmmes in the prevention of diseases and health promotion. Our Founder is very particular that we, Helpers of Mount Rosary, should not get engaged in formal education , because then a sister will be occupied with school work for more than eight hours a day and she will have no time for the apostolate of the poor and the needy in the villages. Of course, we sisters, because of this approach, are devoid of a regular salary or income for our livelihood. To work among the village people is important, which very few sisters do in our villages and the Founder says, for our livelihood we depend on the Providence of God and the charity of people of goodwill. It will not be wanting, he says.

FAMILY ENRICHMENT AND MORAL GUIDANCE:

We visit village families of all communities to offer support, encouragement and advise them on various issues, also taking special note of the aged, lonely and disabled and awakening in the family members the responsibilities of taking care of them. This work is done at Mount Rosary Institution also for the aged and lonely, who have no one to take care of them.

VILLAGE UPLIFTMENT:

To have concern and love for the poorest in the villages who are agricultural labourers or marginal farmers, with various activities of agricultural and animal husbandry and health, and also to promote among them the concept of saving through credit unions.

COLLABORATING WITH DIOCESAN WORKS OF CHARITY:

: To work in collaboration with diocesan institutions similar to Mount Rosary and witness charity works of our Lord Jesus Christ.

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION OF THE SISTERS:

Instead of establishing big convent buildings, we reside in convents which are similar in structure to village homes where the sisters are working with the people; we are even prepared to live in rented homes, when the mission of the sisters is not permanent but time-bound.

All the above activities are possible when the Sisters, Helpers of Mount Rosary strive daily to be a little more like Christ, through the reflection of daily Word of God and get strengthened to live the word through participation and receiving of the Eucharist.

Helpers of,

Mount Rosary Alangar

THE SISTERS HELPERS OF MOUNT ROSARY ARE CALLED TO BE WITNESS TO THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS AND INSPIRING EXAMPLES OF CHRISTIANS AND NON-CHRISTIANS AS WELL OF SELF GIVING LOVE FOR EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY TO THE SERVICE OF CHRIST, IN HIS MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY THE POOR, THE NEEDY, AND SICK, TO CATECHIZE, AND EDUCATE, IN PASTORAL AND SOCAL ACTIVITES.