Catechism - Mission & Vision

Guarding the deposit of faith is the mission which the Lord entrusted to his Church, and which she fulfils in every age. The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, which was opened 30 years ago by Pope John XXIII had as its intention and purpose to highlight the Church's apostolic and pastoral mission, and by making the truth of the Gospel shine forth to lead all people to seek and receive Christ's love which surpasses all knowledge.

The principal task entrusted to the Council by Pope John XXIII was to guard and present better the precious deposit of Christian doctrine in order to make it more accessible to the Christian faithful and to all people of good will. For this reason the Council was not first of all to condemn the errors of the time, but above all to strive calmly to show the strength and beauty of the doctrine of the faith. "Illumined by the light of this Council", the Pope said, "the Church . . . will become greater in spiritual riches and gaining the strength of new energies therefrom, she will look to the future without fear . . . Our duty is to dedicate ourselves with an earnest will and without fear to that work which our era demands of us, thus pursuing the path which the Church has followed for 20 centuries.

Leading our children to Jesus is the responsibility of the parish community. Man is both body and soul. The nourishment of soul is the nourishment of personality at wider perspectives. That is why Jesus said, "man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Mt. 4, 4).

Catechism is an education of moral values for the children. It includes the teaching of the doctrine in a systematic way, came throgh the generations, St. Thomas the apostle and our loving Jesus Christ. It is the duty of the parents to send their children for catechism classes. Catechism is a tool which helps children to know the values and morals in life, enhance their faith formation and find their way into the world in the right path

We at the St. Alphonsa church are teaching our children the basics of catechism which were followed from the time of St. Thomas. We have 173 children learning the basics of our beautiful religion. We have catechism classes on every Sunday from 08:15 AM to 09:25 AM followed by the Holy Qurbana.

Catechism Staff with Fr. George Chirakalpurayidam & Fr. Thomas Paingottu.


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