Mathru Jyothi

When a child becomes the victim of sexual abuse, it is always a tragedy and a serious tragedy. But even more so when it involves the Church. It is more tragic because that person, first of all, represents the Church and, for the young child, represents God. And so many times, we know, psychologically, the child cannot make the difference between seeing that coming from God and the Church. And we must be honest that sometimes the accusation that these cases have not been handled in a way that has been effective—in a way that has been just, must be admitted. —Archbishop Gregory Aymond

Mathru Jyothi is a ministry of the mothers with Mother Mary as the model of our faith, family and community life. The ministry strives to nurture and enhance the talents and help each other in achieving their potential.

Mission & Objectives

In order to achieve the above, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago has a Safe Environment Program that implements Training, Screening, Background Checks and other procedures that are designed to reduce the risk of sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Every parish, school and Diocesan agency has the program and each is responsible for program implementation and continuation.

Our Objectives include :

  • Promote spiritual faith among fellow women and family.
  • Participate actively in spiritual/social activities of the church.
  • Organize programs for the mothers of our parish on topics relevant to women and family.
  • Oranize charity activities.