Joseph Cardinal Parecattil Renewal centre is the Pastoral nerve-centre of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. Major departments and associations of the Archdiocese function from this centre. Besides departments and associations conduct programmes such as Retreats, Bible Courses, Courses on Liturgy and other spiritual topics.
This centre is the brain child of late Joseph Cardinal Parecattil who guided the Archdiocese, reading the signs of the time and needs of the people. Jesus' teaching "Behold, I make everything new" (Rev.21.5), and" I have come that they might have life, and they might have it more abundantly "(Jn.10.10), by which He promises life in abundance to everybody coupled with the teachings of Second Vatican Council that it is the wo/man to be saved and the wo/mankind to be renewed , inspired Cardinal Parecattil in establishing a "Renewal Centre" for saving and renewing the wo/man and wo/mankind.