Catechism is education in the faith of Children, youth and adults 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 culture are exposed to a very challenging social background. It becomes very important for us to empower them spiritually so that they grow in good Christian faith and understand our culture and values. This is a mission entrusted to each of us by our Lord.

Text books in use by the Syro Malabar Church in Kerala right from classes 1 to 10 were imported by us to help with this mission of educating our children in our faith. Every Sunday, 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 bi-annually and prizes distributed to the students who come first and second in these examinations during the Annual Feast conducted at each units.

The Adelaide Syro-Malabar Committee would 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. We extend our gratitude to all our Headmasters and Teachers from each Mass centres for their sincere dedication and sacrifice to our young generation for their spiritual awareness and growth.

Head Masters

Northern unit: Aneesh Thomas - Phone: 0433 450 210

Southern unit: Joshy Kizakkemyalil - Phone: 0432 081 552

Central unit: Shaji Jacob - Phone: 0432 082 188

News/ Events

  • First Friday Adoration: There will be a two-hour-adoration of the blessed sacrament (with the blessed sacrament exposed) at Thebarton after Holy Mass every first Friday of the month, from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. It ends with benediction. There will also be a priest available for confessions.
  • Malayalam Holy Mass Schedule:
    • Every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri at 06:00 pm and Saturday at 08:30 am in Queen of Angels’ Church, 116 Kintore Street (141 South Road), Thebarton, SA 5031.
    • Every Saturday at 06:00pm and All Sundays at 06:30pm - St. Bernadette's Church, 2 Walsh Ave, St Marys, SA 5042
    • All Sundays at 04:30pm - Queen of Angels’ Church, 116 Kintore Street (141 South Road), Thebarton, SA 5031.
    • Northern region: Please visit: