The Catechetical Mission of the Catholic Church aims at helping the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. – USCCB
The young people undergoing Syro-Malabar Faith Formation are helped to grow in piety through the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church and flourish in the traditions specific to the Syro-Malabar faith traditions while developing their identity and role in our Rite. The Catechism process is not restricted to the classroom. Students will take part in community activities, classes, liturgy, and cultivate a network within the faith tradition. The many aspects of this formation are designed to help young people realize their mission as beloved children of Almighty God. On completion of Faith Formation, students will be prepared, it is hoped, to live out their callings within their parishes and the universal Church.
The Faith Formation Program is designed for students from preschool to the 12th grade. It nurtures the spiritual growth of each child and prepares them for the worthy reception of the Sacraments. The classroom instruction includes traditional teaching from our textbook series, approved by the Syro Malabar Diocese of Chicago. It also includes service projects, the opportunity to receive the Sacraments throughout the year, and various other activities to make their religion something very special for each student.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28: 19-20).