The Archdiocesan centenary memorial pastoral centre at kacheripady, Ernakulam occupies a prominent place among the institutions of the archdiocese of verapoly. Ashirbhavan named by its founder late Archbishop Cornelius Elanjikal literally means ‘ The House of Blessing ’ .The Foundation stone blessed by His Holiness Pope John Paul II on February 7, 1986 was laid by His Grace Archbishop Cornelius Elanjikal on April 18, 1988. The Formal blessing and inauguration was conducted on May 1, 1990. The Administrative block was blessed by His Grace Archbishop Daniel Acharuparambil on 19th December 2001.

Major commissions and associations of the archdiocese are function from this centre. The centre conduct various programmes such as leadership training programmes , Teachers training programme, Marriage preparation courses, Retreat for priest and religious, and various socio-cultural seminars and conferences.

Even though Ashirbhavan situated in the middle of cochin metro city, its calm and eco-friendly atmosphere is a real blessing. Ashirbavan has AC and Non AC conference halls and rooms with modern communication facilities for conducting socio-cultural programmes. it provides homely food and accommodation. Besides Ashirbhavan has provided with a good parking facility.

 In the Ashirbhavan Campus

  • St.Joseph Church, Ashirbhavan
  • St.Joseph Convent CTC, Ashirbhavan

Departments working at Ashirbhavan

  • Commission for Catechetics
  • Commission for Family
  • Commission for Youth
  • Commission for Media
  • Commission for Liturgy
  • Commission for Bible

Other Offices:

  • BCC Directorate
  • St. Vincent De Paul
  • Franciscan III Order
  • CLC
  • KCSL
  • Legion of Mary
  • Viswas Marriage Bureau
  • Charismatic Renewal
  • Jeevadeepti

Regular Programmes Conducted At Ashirbhavan:

  • Archdiocesan Commissions Progrommes
  • Theological Classes for Aspirants and Postulants
  • Marriage Prepration Cources
  • Leadership Training Programmes
  • Annual Retreat for Priests
  • Recollection for Sisters
  • Navadarsan Educational Programmes