Vidyajyoti as the name denotes *Light of Wisdom* was officially inaugurated as the Pastoral Centre of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda in the year 1978.The preaching of St.Thomas the Apostle of Jesus who came to Cranganore in A.D. 52 in the Eparchy of Irinjalakuda is the model and the way of the ecclesial endeavors of this people of God .As St. Thomas who brought the oil of faith from the Cross of Jesus and removed the darkness of evil and ignorance, the mission of Vidyajyoti is to impart the love of Jesus which surpasses every other knowledge and to spread the light of truth.
Vidyajyoti is the Pastoral Centre primarily intended for the promotion of the catechetical purposes having its Director as Fr. Tom Maliakkal and Assistant Director, Fr. Rejoy Pazhayattil, the Administrator team, the Catechism Council, the auxiliary staff work together for the effective ministry of catechesis.
Presently there are 36144 students attending the Sunday catechism classes in 147 parishes/centre/units. 3410 teachers wholeheartedly dedicate themselves for the faith formation. The students’ proficiency and efficiency in the catechetical formation is evaluated in various ways.
Vidyajyoti is a trust owned by the Diocese of Irinjalakuda under the leadership of Chairman His Excellency Mar Pauly Kannookadan, Bishop of Eparchy /Diocese of Irinjalakuda registered on 13th of August 2014 (No.17399).
The Board of Trustees are : Chairman: Mar Pauly Kannookadan, Syncellus: Msgr. Jose Manjaly, Finance Officer: Rev. Fr. Varghese Arikatt, Catechism Director: Rev. Fr. Tom Maliakkal, Catechism Asst. Director: Rev. Fr. Rejoy Pazhayattil & Two Priests nominated by Bishop of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda: Rev. Fr. Nevin Attokaran, Rev. Fr. Jijo Menoth.
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The cradle of Christian faith in India is Kodungallur which is situated in the Eparchy of Irinjalakuda. And the faith formation department of Vidyajyoti has a great privilege and duty to impart the faith received from Jesus through St.Thomas, the Apostle, and our Father in Faith. Let the charity of Christ impel us to be true Christians by knowing Jesus clearly, loving Jesus dearly and following Jesus nearly.