Department of Catechism (SUVARA)


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Pastoral Centre, PB No 22

Kanjirapally – 686507

+91 8547547317

+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.

Statistics: 2017-2018

Total area: 1980 sq. kilometers

Catholic Families: 36,600

Catholic Population:1,92,000

Basic Christian communities: 1900

Foranes:13 | Parishes : 146

Diocesan Priests: 302

Sunday Schools: 151

Students: 28520

Teachers: 2610

Director Suvara:

Fr. Dr. Augustine Puthuparampil

Cml Asst Director:

Fr. Thomas Naripparayil

Office Secretary:

Sr. Jeeva Jose CMC

Cml office staff & online assistance :

Mrs. Jessy Jiji

Office Staff:

Mr. Johnson Paul


Br. Jithin Mannancheril