Fr Anil D’Sa SDB appointed as new youth director of Bengaluru archdiocese

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Bengaluru, Jul 2: The former CCBI Youth Commission national youth coordinator, Fr Anil D’Sa SDB took charge as the new youth director of the archdiocese on July 1 at Palana Bhavan, here.

Archbishop of Bengaluru, Dr Peter Machado presided over the installation ceremony with a solemn Holy Eucharist. Fr Amaranth, the outgoing youth director handed over the charges in the presence of a few youth office bearers and other coordinators.

Fr Anil D’Sa rendered his service as the Asian chaplain of YCS (Young Catholic Students) at the Asian secretariat in Philippines. Due to the pandemic situation he opted to continue his service from India with additional responsibility of being the secretary to the youth commission of the archdiocese of Bengaluru. In the past he also served as the regional youth director of ICYM Karnataka.

Fr Jacob Anil D’Sa, a Salesian of Don Bosco, hails from Ranipura parish, Mangaluru. After his metric studies in Mangaluru he joined the Salesians in 1994 at Mysuru. After 15 years of seminary formation in different parts of India he was ordained as priest in 2009. As a new priest he worked in Manipur among the Rongmeitribals for five months. He was appointed as director of CHITRA Don Bosco, a social work wing of Don Bosco at Chitradurga, Karnataka in 2010. During his tenure CHITRA Don Bosco received the Best NGO Award on the occasion of Rajyotsava from the district administration.

He was appointed as the regional youth director of Don Bosco Youth Services, Karnataka in 2011. And later he served the 14 dioceses of Karnataka as the regional secretary to the KRCBC Youth Commission. At the request of the CCBI youth commission he rendered his service as the national coordinator of youth commission for a year.

Fr Anil being part of the youth ministry at various capacities for several years in the Bengaluru diocese is blessed to have a dynamic and experienced youth director. With the overwhelming support and cooperation of the youth and the clergy of Bengaluru, Fr Anil hopes to serve the diocese to the best of his ability.



Title : Fr Anil D’Sa SDB appointed as new youth director of Bengaluru archdiocese


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