Catechism is education in the faith of Children and youth which includes the teaching of Christian doctrine, imparted in an organic and systematic way, with a view of initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life. It is the mission and task entrusted to the Church by the Lord, to safeguard and impart faith. Catechesis is to present the sacred doctrines of faith and morals, and make it acceptable and experiential to the faithful, especially the children.
Our children who are growing up in diverse cultures are exposed to a very different cultures. It becomes very important for us to empower them spiritually so that they grow in good Christian faith and understand our cultures and values. This is a mission entrusted to each of us by our Lord.
Text books in use by St. Joseph right from classes 1 to 12 help with this mission of educating our children in our faith. Today, our classes start off with a prayer followed by a hymn praising our lord and praying to the Holy Spirit to descend upon us. This is followed by an introduction of a Saint by senior students and the catechetical pledge. The students then disperse to their classes.
Examinations are conducted annually and prizes distributed to the students who come first and second in these examinations during the Annual Feast conducted at the parish.
St. Joseph’s Forane Church, Powai, bagged the best Sunday school award for six consecutive years from 2005 to 2010. We would also like to acknowledge the support from the parents who have been very keen on having the Christian faith imparted to their children and have been bringing their children without fail to Catechism classes. We look forward to their continued support in this mission.
|1||Mr. Sebastian Joseph||Head Teacher|
|2||Mr. Joshi Antony||Asst. Head Teacher|
|3||Mrs. Mary Alappat & Ms. Benita Manjaly||Jesus Kids|
|4||Rev. Sr. Rosella (DML)||Teacher – 1st Standard|
|5||Mrs. Deepa Thomas||Teacher – 2nd Standard|
|6||Mrs. Seena Shyjo||Teacher – 3rd Standard|
|7||Rev. Sr. Elda (DML)||Teacher – 4th Standard|
|8||Mrs. Merlin Payyappalil||Teacher – 5th & 6th Standard|
|9||Mrs. Asha Paulson||Teacher – 7th & 8th Standard|
|10||Mrs. Shanthi Joshy||Teacher – 9th & 10th Standard|
|11||Mr. Benjamin Issac||Teacher – Youth (11th & 12th Stand)|
|12||Ms. Rini Kunjuvareed||Co-ordinator|
|13||Mrs. Reha Benjamin||Choir|