Sisters of The Destitute St Joseph Province Changanasserry

Address:Sisters of The Destitute St Joseph Province,Chethipuzha Kurisummood Po,Changanasserry,Kottayam Dist.Kerala


Jurisdiction:Changasserry,Kanjirappally,Pala,Thakalai,Belthangady,Ootty,Hosur,Madras,Vellore dioceses in India.

St Joseph Province erected in 1985. Provincial house is at chethipuzha Changansserry Kottayam District.  


PerpetuallyProfessed Temporarily Professed Deceased Total




 In Kerala Tamilnadu Karnataka Africa- Tansania Latin America
      26      12        3         3         1


Provincial Team 2021-24


Mother DeepthiJose               Sr Seline Jose                          Sr Merrit                                     Sr Lilly Jose                                 Sr Roseline Elevanal                  Sr Anu Rose                                           Sr AncyJose      

Provincial Superior               Vicar Provincial                           Councillor -Medical                   Councillor -Finance                     Councillor -Education                 Councillor -Social                                     Auditor


            Apostolates :  

              Parish Ministry : Province do service in 45 parishes.Catecheism,Pious animation,Family unit animation,   Home mission, Liturgical assistance are main services.

             Social Apostolate:

                      Family wefare programmes,Community development centres-3

                                      Elderly care-Old age home-2,Terminal care  centres-3,

                                     Rehabilitation centers- For mentally sick-2,Differently abled-1

                                     Care of the Destitute  children: Childrens Home-3,

             Healing Ministry:




                  Nursery-4,                  School  -1 


       Focus Area of the Province

     Province give  special attention to the differently abled.Changanasserry Diocease entrusted the home established for the physically handicapped in 1973 to hand of SD. It was a new mission in our destitute service.Diocease entrusted the ownership and administrator to our hands later.

In 2000, a multi rehabilitation  training centre for multirehabilitation Therapy started in the initiatve  and foresight of Sr Mariella and Mother Petite Therese SD. No we focus on treatment,care, rehabilitation all kinds of disabled persons especially children. This centre is recognized by rehabilitation council of India. 


  • MercyHome Chethipuzha-Care home for Differently abled
  • Anugraha Special Scool Perambur- Special School
  • St Thomas Rehabilitation Centre Kumily- Therapy centre
  • St Joseph Rehabilitation centre Alapuzha-Therapy centre