Department of Catechism (SUVARA)
Pastoral Centre, PB No 22
Kanjirapally – 686507
+91 4828 205666
The department of Catechesis (Suvara) coordinates all the activities of faith formation of the children in the Eparchy. This department is headed by the director who is assisted by a team of priests, religious and lay people. The eparchy is divided into thirteen catechetical foranes and each one is guided by a priest director (Forane Director) assisted by a team of faith formators (Catechism teachers). There is regular religious instruction and faith formation programmes on every Sunday for the children between the ages of 4 to 17.
Programs – Current Year
Kaavalvilakk: one day training programs for faith formators and for parents of the Sunday school children.
Holy Family: Full / half day seminar for the parents of the children who receive solemn Holy Communion.
Uthanothsavam: an integral and intensive 5 days’ formation for catechetical students during summer vacation with various activities.
BTC & CTC Course: Catechists’ Training Programmes
Teachers’ Seminar: One day seminar based on the theme of the year.
Teachers’ Quiz based on specific topics.
Life line: Two days orientation programme for the children of Std VIII.
Theme of this year
Family and Nature oriented Faith formation
Family is the source and powerhouse of the divine worship and the miniature of the global church. Our theme of this year is Family and the Nature.
Total area: 1980 sq. kilometers
Catholic Families: 36,600
Basic Christian communities: 1900
Foranes:13 | Parishes : 146
Diocesan Priests: 302
Sunday Schools: 151
Fr. Dr. Augustine Puthuparampil
Cml Asst Director:
Fr. Thomas Naripparayil
Sr. Jeeva Jose CMC
Cml office staff & online assistance :
Mrs. Jessy Jiji
Mr. Johnson Paul
Br. Jithin Mannancheril