for Catechesis

One of the primary tasks of the Church, catechesis – the Church has always looked on catechesis as a sacred duty and an inalienable right (CT 14) – tries to fulfil the command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe all that he had commanded (Mt 28:19-20). Catechesis is an education of children, young people and adults in the faith and is teaching of Christian doctrine in an organic and systematic way to bring them into the fullness of Christian life. It has the twofold objective of maturing the initial faith and of educating the true disciple of Christ by means of a deeper and more systematic knowledge of the person and the message of our Lord Jesus Christ (CT 19). We aim that catechesis should strengthen our younger generation in their Christian as well as in Syro-Malabar identity. Our Children today must be formed to live in a world which largely ignores God or encourages indifferentism. They are trained in a context which demands scientific explanations for their knowledge and experiences. To hold on in this world … we need a catechesis which trains the young people and adults of our communities to remain clear and consistent in their faith, to affirm serenely their Christian and Catholic identity, to ‘see him who is invisible’(Heb. 11:27) and to adhere so firmly to the absoluteness of God that they can be witnesses to Him in a materialistic civilization that denies Him. (CT 57)

Commission Chairman: Rev Vargheese Puthenpurackal
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Vice ChairmanFr Jobin Perumpalathussery (Vice chairman)
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