Catechism


Director : Rev.Fr.Alex Puthettu,

St. James Church,

  Valiyavilai, Mankarai P.O.

K.K.Dist-629 157

Contact No : 9047508203

E.Mail : manukailasam@gmail.com

HISTORY:

The Greek word catechesis means 'instruction by word of mouth'. It is basic Christian religious education of children and adult converts to Christianity. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church "Catechesis is an 'education in the faith' of Children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view of initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life" .


AIM OF CATECHISM:

Catechesis aims at making the candidates to encounter Jesus Christ, the Truth, the Life and the Way (Jn 14,6). Catechetical classes do not aim at mere imparting of some knowledge about God; rather it should help the students to have a deep, intimate and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It should be a means to encounter Jesus in their lives. In his apostolic letter 'Catechism Today', Saint Pope John Paul II enumerates that the vision/ aim of catechesis is to help the faithful to believe and practice the faith that Jesus is the Son of God and to build up the mystical body of Christ, i.e., the Church. Catechesis aims at, Christ being formed in the faithful. St. Paul's words provides correct vision about the aim of catechism: "My children, I am going through the pain of giving birth to you all over again, until Christ is formed in you" (Gal 4,9).


MOTTO :

"Be Alive to God" (Gal. 2/19)


VISION :

We envisage to motivate our young ones to Learn, Love, Live and Proclaim Jesus, the Lord and God in and through the Church as Syro-Malabar Catholics.


OUR MISSION:

  To prepare persons to live authentic Catholic lives in a culture that is increasingly diverse, complex and challenging.

  To teach to carry on the Treasury of Faith and Tradition of the SyroMalabar Church

  To form spiritually, morally, emotionally, socially, mature disciples of the Lord

  To help persons to live a counter-cultural life of witnessing.


Along with the above tasks, the Faith Formation Department also aims at fulfilling the following tasks of catechesis:


  Knowledge of Faith

Liturgical Education

Teaching how to pray

      Education of Family/Community life

Missionary initiation

   Vocation promotion/discernment





 

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