Documents of religious instruction have been written since the beginning of Christianity and the catechism is typically an assemblage of these smaller documents into one large compilation of Church doctrine and teachings.
The catechism of the catholic church is instead a source on which to base such catechisms and other expositions of Catholic doctrine, called a "major catechism." What corresponds the more common idea of a catechism is perhaps the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Catechism of the Catholic Church is arranged in four principal parts:
- The Profession of Faith (the Apostle's Creed)
- The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (the Sacred Liturgy, the sacraments)
- Life in Christ (including The Ten Commandments in Roman Catholic theology)
- Christian Prayer (including The Lord's Prayer)
This scheme is often referred to as the “Four Pillars” of the Faith. .
Catechism is taught in Palayam parish on Sundays. Classes are divided on the bases of age groups and Language.
In Cathedral, we have catechism classes up to Plus Two. There are almost 650 children and 42 catechism teachers.
Catechism Timing :
Sunday 8:30 AM – 10.00 AM
Catechism Mass for Children
Sunday 10.00 AM – 11.00 AM