“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
Catechism Lessons are arranged at ST Thomas Mission, Southampton with an aim to transmit our faith, valuable culture and glorious traditions handed down to us through generations, to our emergent generation
We give utmost importance to faith formation in children. The catechism ensures that our children grow up in the divine plan of the creator fulfilling the expectations of their families, community, church and society. Since the inception in 2004 our catechism classes have gained popularity among parents wishing to educate their children in the rich traditional, religious and cultural values of the Syro Malabar Church.
Catechism Lessons Medium
Malayalam and English translation (books available for English only now)
Curriculum: Syro-Malabar syllabus approved by The Synodal Commission for Catechesis of Syro Malabar Church.
Academic year: September – June
Term Holidays: Easter (2 weeks), Summer break (6 weeks) and Christmas (2 weeks). This may occassionally change to catch up any pending lessons.
Assessment: Term assessment in January and final exams (oral/ written) in June
Timings: Catechism starts at 1:45 PM TO 3.00 PM every 2nd and 4th Sunday.
Faith Formation Camp: In May / June with a range of activities such as games, arts & crafts, bible quiz, religious plays and above all religious teaching sessions.
Catechesis Annual Day: Held in July, along with the Feast of St. Thomas and St.Alphonsa and includes award distribution to catechism children, wonderful performances of various art forms by children of all classes.