Vicars Corner

My Dear Children, Sisters and Brothers,

In our faith journey often, we are reminded of our ultimate goal – holiness. Holiness is

not merely attending Holy Qurbana, reciting a set of prayers, fasting, doing some charitable

works or making some donations; it is more than that. God gave Commandments to the Israelites

through Moses and said, “Now therefore, Israel, hear the statutes and ordinances I am teaching

you to observe, that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which the

Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.” (Deuteronomy 4:1). “Keep my commands and

live, and my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers, write them on the

tablet of your heart.”, we read in the Book of Proverbs (7:2).

In every religion there are a number of rites and practices designed and instituted to help

the believers to grow in faith. In our faith the CCD program is very essential to the growing

generations. Thank you, teachers, for your talents and time you share with our children. It is a

great support to the parents who are the primary teachers of faith to their children. Thank you,

parents, for choosing St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church as your ‘second home’ to learn

and practice the basic lessons of faith. Children, welcome to the new CCD year 2022-’23. It is an

attempt to understand and live the Faith we have received. Help our children and encourage in

their Faith journey. A very special thanks to Fr. Rajeev who taught the 12 grade CCD last year,

and I wish and pray for God’s blessings upon Achan and the future ministries.

Fr. Ligory Kattiakaran