Mar Mathew Makil while he was apostolic vicar of Changanacherry published a catechism text for the vicariate. He was a visionary and was convinced of the importance of catechism. He issued pastoral letters inculcating the necessity of studying catechism. Priests and parents are asked to instil Catholic doctrine among the pupils. Catholic formation from the very beginning of the life of a child was important, according to Mar Makil. (Pastoral letter of Mar Makil no. 22/1906).
There is a commission for Catechism (Faith formation) in the Archeparchy with a priest as its chairman and erudite and committed religious and lay leaders as its members. Sensing the importance of the commission and the geographical distance of the parishes, a regional arrangement is provided in Malabar with a Malabar regional director and commission members.
The Catechetical Commission of the Archeparchy of Kottayam is reconstituted with the following members with effect from 1st September 2015.