Mar Mathew Makil published a catechism text for the vicariate while he was apostolic vicar of Changanacherry. He was a visionary and was convinced of the importance of catechism. He issued pastoral letters inculcating the necessity of catechism. Priests and parents are asked to instill Catholic doctrine into pupils. Catholic formation from the very beginning of life of a child is 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; erudite and committed religious and lay leaders as its members. Sensing the importance of the commission and the geographical distance of parishes, a regional arrangement is provided in Malabar with a regional director and commission members.
The Catechetical Commission of the Archeparchy of Kottayam is reconstituted with following members with effect from 15th May 2019.