“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 the rich traditional, religious and cultural values of the Syro Malabar Church.
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 – June
Term Holidays: Easter (2 weeks), Summer break (6 weeks) and Christmas (2 weeks) and First Sunday of the half term breaks.
Assessment: Term assessment in January and final exams (oral/ written) in June
Timings: Catechism starts at 1:30 pm every 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 Dukhrana celebrations and includes wonderful performances of various art forms, by children of all classes.
Sports Day: Usually held in April / May and includes variety of sports activities and competitions for children as per age groups.