Divine Mercy Fellowship, is a Community of catholic families in Cochin City. The Ministry is dedicated to help believers to open more and more to the Holy Spirit through a deeper commitment of their lives to Jesus by experiencing Him as their Personal Savior. The fellowship thrives to live the Gospel through their love, service and proclamation of good news of salvation. The Fellowship provides opportunity to gather together in worship and prayer to become more Christo-centric in our lives and actions, while teaching and treasuring the holiness of the Catholic Church. Divine mercy Fellowship ministers to revive the spirit of faith & live the Gospel. The Fellowship, born out of the catholic charismatic renewal, strives to grow authentically in the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christian discipleship while focusing on the goal of evangelizing Cochin City with regular retreats and weekly prayer services in different areas of the city. The Ministry began in December 2002.It had its beginning as a small fellowship of prayer and worship, meeting every Thursday evening at the hall of OCD House, at Cemetery Junction, Chittoor. In 2008,The fellowship relocated to the Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Basilica, Ernakulam to accommodate the growing number of believers. The group meets every Thursday at 7 pm in the Parish Hall of the Basilica to worship the Lord. The service starts with the Rosary followed by Praise & Worship with lively Music and ends with sharing of Word of GOD by the Director Mr. Elvis Kottooran. The Ministry with its goal for proclaiming Christ aims at evangelizing Cochin City by introducing Jesus Christ as the Personal Saviour of each & every Person.
Divine Mercy Fellowship works with a vision of evangelization, particularly the city of Cochin. At Divine Mercy Fellowship, we emphasize on the Merciful Love of Jesus. It is our aim to spread the Good News that His mercy is greater than our sins. The Ministry with its Core Team of Followers strives to bring others also to share this Life & Joy of Jesus Christ.
Mr. Elvis Kottooran, a Jesus Youth ministry leader spearheads the fellowship. With a clear vision about His deeper call, he left his job and business for the cause of Gospel to become a full time worker for the Lord. He leads the community and hosts prayer service every Thursday at St. Mary's Basilica Parish Hall at Ernakulum. As part of the ministry, he travels both in India & abroad to give retreats in English & Malayalam. In addition, he also shares the Word through retreats in professional colleges and schools. He collaborates with Jesus Youth Fraternity. Under his leadership, the ministry conducts retreats every month in close rapport with CST Fathers, at their premises in Thrikkakara. He is an active member of Pro- Life movement and promotes sanctity of life and family. His wife Priya is also equally active with him in the ministry. Blessed with fourteen children -Elriya, Joanna, Chris, Suzanna, Rozeena Ivan and Isabella and 7 little angels called back to heaven, Mr. Elvis resides in Cochin City.
Rev. Fr. Jose Puthiyedath, is the Spiritual Pastor of the community. He oversees the ministry and provides guidance & pastoral care to the Fellowship. Fr. Jose had his higher education from Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, and has a Doctorate in Theology with specialization in Catechesis to his credit. He has served as the Director of Catechism Department Renewal Centre (1995-97), Chancellor - Archbishop’s House Ernakulam (1997-01), and Director of Bible Apostolate. He is presently serving as the Vicar of St. Mary's Basilica, Ernakulum.