Origin of Thirubalasakyam

Holy Childhood or Thirubalasakyam is primarily established in 1843. Bishop Charles D. Forbin Jakson, the Bishop of Nancy Dioceses, in France, is the founder of this association. In 1922, Poe Pius X, declared this association as one of the Church’s pontification organization. In 1950, Pope Pius X, address the whole Catholic Church institute this organization in every parish for younger children who have not received Holy Communion. Holy Childhood or Thirubalasakyam celebrates its feast on 2nd Sunday of February every year.

Thirubalasakyam is established in Holy Family Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Arizona, in 2011 by the guidance of Rev. Fr. Mathew Munjanattu. Children are the future of the Church and Nation. As parents/ catholics it is our responsibility to bring them up in the faith and grace of Jesus Christ. The main aim is to make the little children filled with love for Infant Jesus, to encourage them to do little services motivated by the love of Infant Jesus. “ He who loves his son chastises him often, that he amy be his joy when he grows up.” - Sirach 30:1

Patron: Infant Jesus.
Sub-patrons - Mother Mary, St Joseph and Guardian Angel.

Believe in Jesus; Live in Jesus.
The children of the parish who have not received First Holy Communion Kids from grade 1 to 4th and up are members of this association.Co-ordinators: The Catechism teachers of 2nd,3rd and 4th grade.
We aim to bring the little children together for prayer and other activities on selected Sundays prior to Holy Mass 09:30 am to 10:45 am. The activities include teaching, catholic daily prayers, Holy Mass prayers, devotional songs, stories of saints and Holy Bible. Children could participate in competitions like quiz, speech, song etc. related to catholic faith. The goal is that , to make the children aware of “ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Henry ward tells “Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.” They also get the opportunity to contribute in leadership. Organizing, participating, and governing in charitable activities under the guidence of their teachers, which would make them face the challenging world in a special way.
O dear sweet infant Jesus, I offer You my will, that You strengthen it, my mind that You inspire it; my memory that You fill it; my wishes and desires, that You cleanse them, I sacrifice to You; my intentions that you guide them, all my inner and outer activities, that You make them sacred. All I am and all I have is Yours. Your love for me is my hope and trust. Hear me and grant that I may never leave you.