“Guarding the deposit of faith is the mission which the Lord entrusted to His Church, and which she fulfills in every age”, exhorted the Blessed Pope John Paul II at the opening words of his Apostolic Constitution FideiDepositum, dated October 11, 1992.
The Church realizes the importance of the above Apostolic degree and teaching the faith authentically, celebrating the faith in the truth spirit and imitating the life of Jesus as seen in the Gospels. Catechism ministry of the local churches are one of the key instruments by which the Church imparts the deposit of faith handed over to her. His Holiness Pope Pius XI on 14th July 1930 by the apostolic bull “Ad Christi Nomen” bifurcated the Archdiocese of Verapoly and formed a new Diocese of Vijayapuram with its headquarters in Kottayam municipal town. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, the present bishop of Vijayapuram, is its fifth bishop.
"Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts him. ...."
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin..."
"The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with him in the building of the civilization of love...."