History

The beginning/ Origin

The objective of the Catechetical Centre 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.Rev. Fr. Joseph Kadambatt was appointed as the first Catechetical Director of the Centre on 18th October 1978. The activities of the initial phase were coordinated at B.L.M, Aloor and Providence Home, Irinjalakuda. The present `Vidyajyoti -the Diocesan 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 donated by St. Thomas Cathedral Parish, Irinjalakuda and perform  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 transferred in the name of Vidyajyoti  in 2004, as per book I, No.593 of the deed registered at the Sub Treasury Office, Irinjalakuda, when Rev. Fr. Sebastian Maliakkal was the Vicar of the St. Thomas Cathedral.

The cradle of Christian faith in India is Kodungallur which is situated in the Eparchy of Irinjalkuda. 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.

Following are the Directors:
1
. Rev. Fr. Joseph Kadambatt (1982-84)
2. Rev. Fr. Jacob Puthussery (1984-87),
3.
Rev.Fr. Sebastian Maliakkal (1987-94)
4. Rev.Fr. Joy Puthenveettil (1994-97)
5. Rev.Fr. Pauly Kannookadan (1997- 2004)
6. Rev.Fr. Jolly Vadakan (2004 -2009)
7. Rev. Fr. George Vezhaparambil (2009- 2015)
8. Rev.Fr.Tom Maliakkal. (2015-   )