Welcome to Vidya Jyoti Irinjalakuda
The objective of the Catechetical Centre Act up in the Diocese of Irinjalakuda when it was newly formed in 1978 was to cherish and enrich the flame of faith and provide training to the young generation to grow in spiritual orientation, value foundation and the ways of the Church. Msgr. Rev. Joseph Kadambatt was appointed the first Catechetical Director of the Centre on 18th October, 1978. The activities of the initial phase were co-ordinated at B.L.M., Aloor and Providence Home, Irinjalakuda. The present 'Vidya Jyothi', the Diocean Catechetical and Pastoral Centre was elevated to the current status and blessed by the Bishop, Mar James Pazhayattil on 9th September, 1982 and is situated in the plot of land doanted by St. Thomas Cathedral Parish, Irinjalakuda, and performs for the formation and maturation of a truly Christian life through the active and efficient lifeline of faith-training. The ownership right of the property was transfered in the name of VidyaJyothi in 2004, as per Book I, No. 593 of the deed registered at the Sub treasury Office, Irinjalakuda, when Msgr. Rev. Sebastian Maliekal was the vicar of the St. Thomas Cathedral.
The programmes and activities of the Catechetical Centre are performed at three levels-Diocesan, forane and Parish. For the efficient discharge of these activities, Several innovative projects and programmes are planned and executed under the able guidance and efficient leadership of the Diocesan Catechetical Council comprising the Forane priests, Directors, Secretaries and the team of Animators, the Forane Catechetical Council and the Parish Catechetical Council. These are complemented by several new and unique activities organized in the spirit of total dedication, under the guidance of the Catechism Teachers and Parents Association, Representatives from various Religious Congregations and the Directors. >>