Fr Deepak Thomas becomes secretary of CBCI council for youth

By Ancy D'Souza Paladka

New Delhi, June 29: Fr Deepak K J Thomas, OCD will take charge as the secretary of the CBCI Commission for youth from August 15. Under this responsibility he will also serve as the national youth director of ICYM, executive secretary for Activ8 Foundation (R) organisations under CBCI in India.

CBCI standing committee which met in Bengaluru appointed him to this prestigious position to serve the youth of India.

Fr Deepak K J Thomas was born on 8 March 1978 at Silvergate, Kulshekar, Mangaluru and he belongs to St. Joseph's the Worker Church, Vamanjoor. He did his basic education at St Joseph's, Kulshekar, then high school at St Raymond's, Vamanjoor, PUC at Sacred Heart College, Madyanthayar, B.Com Degree at Karnataka open university, Mysuru.

He studied theology at St Joseph's seminary in Mangaluru. He holds youth ministry from the Kristu Jothi College, Bangaluru. He was Ordained on December 30, 2005. He served as assistant priest at St Joseph's Church, Mira Road and he was also in charge of youth and SCC director. He was assistant priest at St John the Baptist's church, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru.

At time of appointment he was the parish priest at St Mary's Church, Hegdenagar, Bengaluru as well as director of Carmel welfare centre, Geddalahalli, Bengaluru.

Present secretary Fr Franklin D’Souza from the diocese of Shivamogga completes his term on August 15. Fr Deepak will take charge on the same day in New Delhi. Fr Franklin has served the youth tirelessly. He has done a commendable job by blending spirituality with secular leadership. Being Charismatic preacher and trainer he had done justice to his mission in building up of the youth of the nation. He credits all his success to Lord Jesus, who inspired him to inspire others.


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  • Thomas Noronha, Mira Road

    Sat, Aug 15 2015

    Congrats! Fr Deepak. Wish you all the best.

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  • Deepa Sandra , Bengaluru

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    Dear Fr.Deepak Thomas we wish God's blessings on the responsibility of directing India's Youth through Jesus Christ. May our Lord extend his powerful hand in pioneering them and may the Holy Spirit outpour gifts and bear fruits on each and every youth whom you encounter.
    We assure you of our prayers through our Holy Mother to sow, grow and plow the youth of India. MISSION POSSIBLE.

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  • Jacintha D Souza, Vamanjoor

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    Hearty Congratulations dear fr. Deepak.Wish you all the best and all success in your work.

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  • Fr. Archie Gonsalves, ocd, Madanthyar/ Goa

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    Hearty Congratulations! Wish you all the best! God bless you!

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  • Richard D' Souza, Balkunje/Mira Road

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    Dear Fr.Deepak,

    Congratulations!!.We are very happy to hear this news. When Fr.Domnic was our parish priest,Fr.Franklin came to our Mira Road church for Retreat.His retreat was wonderful.Again, Fr.Nelson Pinto came for retreat during Fr.Domnic's tenure, he became Parish Priest of Mira Road Church,Now, you were Asst.Parish priest during Fr.Domnic's time,you become secretary of CBCI Council for youth.Great Works by Jesus Christ through Fr.Domnic vas.You will come Mira Road as Parish Priest in future.God Bless you in all your future works at God's viniyard.

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  • pressy mascarenhas, mangalore/mira road

    Tue, Jun 30 2015

    Congratulations Fr.Deepak.wish you all the best .

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  • Fr. Dominic Vas, OCD, Mysore

    Mon, Jun 29 2015

    Hearty congratulations dear Fr. Deepak. we are very proud of you. I wish you all the success.

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