Catechism is a living way of faith which we have received from our parents and early church fathers. It is a wholesome of our basic catholic truths, prayers, and instructions for the first communicants. Enlightened by faith and doctrine each student is taught to become an integrated part of the Church and a true Christian.

Catechism in Delhi Syro Malabar Mission was started in different Mass centres initially. A few Priests - in- charges started to teach catechism in their own centres. After erecting six personal parishes in July 2003, parishes started a well organized catechism. In one of the priests’ meetings Fr. Sebastian Vadakumpadan, (former chaplain) appointed Fr. Joshy Vezhaparambil as the director of catechism department in April 2004. On 26th June 2004 the newly appointed director convened a meeting of all the priests and catechism in charges of every centre, who work in the mission to discuss about catechetical activities. The meeting formed a catechetical Commission, including representatives of priests, sisters and teachers. The commission elected Mr. Thomas George as its secretary. Today Delhi Syro-Malabar Catechetical Centre (DSMCC) takes up the activities of the Syro Malabar catechism.

Now Delhi Syro-Malabar Mission has grown a lot in the field of teaching Catechism. Our Catechism books are based on Bible, Sacraments, Liturgy, Church History and Values. Now 2295 children are studying and 188 teachers are teaching in 179 Divisions at 23 centers under the banner of Delhi Syro-Malabar Catechetical Center. Center distributes teaching aids, study materials, supporting materials, question papers… etc. to the parish catechism units. We have a systematic syllabus and text books for classes 1 to 12. We conduct half yearly and annual examinations and the students who score highest marks are sent to appear for the Scholarship Examinations at the Center. We organize training programmes, seminars, get-togethers for the teachers at the Zonal and central level. We, also arrange training sessions for teachers at class basis. We also arrange annual convention for the catechism children.

Church of Our Lady of Fatima Sunday School,
Class I
III - Ashita Sibichen

Class II A

Class II B

Class III
I - Neha Maria Benny
II - Ashly Sibichen
III - Andrea John

Class IV
I - Lijo Augustine
II - Tejas Jose
III - Christine Maria Joseph

Class V
I - Sandra Alexander
II - Ashish Jose
III - Kevin Shaji

III - Alen Joy

Class VI
I - Surabhi Lukose
II - Ashly Panoose
III - Ayona Jose

Class VII
I - Gloria Mathew
II - Remya James
III - Anto Thomas

Class VIII
I - Josephine Joy
II - Teemol Thomas
III - Angel Joji

Class IX
I - Joseph Antony
II - Joyce Anna Issac
III - Albin Panoose

Class X
I - Jijo George
II - Robin Thomas
III - Sijo Augustine

Central Scholarship
Class V-Sandra Alexander
Class VII-Gloria Mathew

Full Attendance

Class I
1. Ashita Mathew
2. Ashwin Thampy
3. Bony Thomas

Class II A
1. Christa Mathew
2. Suzan Maria Johns

Class II B

Class III
1. Abhishek Ancely
2. Ashly Sibichen
3. Defin Lukose
4. Felix Mathew
5. Paulson Antony
6. Mridula Lukose

Class IV
1. Lijo Augustine
2. Albin Sibi
3. Nithin Reji
4. Robin Jose
5. Franklin Joy
6. Sabin Sunny

Class V
1. Ashish Jose
2. Sandra Alexander
3. Agnes Rajiv
4. Febia Vinod

Class VI
1. Jinto George
2. Surabhi Lukose
3. Sherin Joseph
4. Albin Scaria

Class VII
1. Bony James

Class IX
1. Joseph Antony
2. Sachin Sasi
3. Amal Mathew

Class X
1. Jijo George
2. Sijo Augustine
3. Nimmy James
4. Steffy Lukose
5. Anju Sebastian

Full Attendance (Teachers)

1. Mercy George, Class X & HM
2. Jinson Joseph, Class VIII
3. Daisy Alexander, Class VII


Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Syro-Malabar Catholic Parish, Okhla.
9A, DDA Flats, Sarai Juliana, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-25, India. Ph.: 011-26922806.
Fr. Kuruvila Marottickal Ph:.09810911566, Fr.Paul Kadalikkattil Ph:.09990991933.