Ministries
Catechism

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

STSMCC aims to transmit our 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. To enhance the understanding of children about our traditional services and the meaning of prayers, readings and homily of Holy Qurbana, the basic medium of teaching is chosen to be Malayalam with full explanations in English. Since its inception in 2004 our catechism classes have gained popularity among parents wishing to educate their children in rich traditional, religious and cultural values.

Medium: Malayalam and English translation (books available in both languages)

Curriculum: Syro-Malabar syllabus approved by The Synodal Commission for Catechesis of Syro Malabar Church.

Academic year: September- mid July

Term Holidays: Two weeks during Christmas/ Six weeks in Summer

Assessment: Term assessment in Dec and final exam (orals/ written) in July 1st week

Timings: Catechism starts at 1:45pm on 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays.

Other Activities: Summer camp in July/ August every year with a range of activities such as games, art & craft, bible quiz, religious plays and above all religious teaching sessions by priests.

 

STSMCC Catechism Staff

Head Teacher: Teresa Mathew

Deputy Head Teacher: James Philip

Year

Ages Teacher Syllabus
Nos
Reception 4-5 yrs Ligi Tomy & Snoby Berly
Stories of the season, songs, short prayers
44
Class 1 5-6 yrs Liza Sebastian & Suja Jojimon
God the Creator
47
Class 2 6-7 yrs Mebin Jose & Sheeba Aliyath
God the Saviour
43
Class 3 7-8 yrs Joji Mathew & Mary Jose
God the Life-Giver
40
Class 4 8-9 yrs Manuel Mathew & Reena Jose
Streams of Life
30
Class 5 9-10 yrs Martin Philip & Shery Job
People who awaited the Redeeemer
34
Class 6 10-11 yrs Berly Thomas & Nisha George
People who experienced Jesus
23
Class 7 11-12 yrs Benamol Thomas & James Philip
Teachings of Jesus
23
Class 8 12-13 yrs Jomy John & Sini Jomy
Church The People of God
33
Class 10 13-15 yrs Biju Jose & Sheby Jojo
Church The Missionary Community
16
         
         
         

Administrator: Siji Vadhyanath
Support Staff: Dennis, Johny, Lilly, Sibi, Thankachan