Mangaluru: Youngsters take part in ‘Youth March for Christ’


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Mangaluru, Dec 2: Youth Commission, Mangaluru diocese in collaboration with White Doves, organised ‘Youth March for Christ’ under the theme ‘Christ our Life and Light’ on Sunday, December 1.

The youth of Mangaluru diocese gathered at Milagres Church. Suraj Norohna, president, YCS Mangaluru diocese, welcomed the gathering. Suraj norohna, Bondel and team led the praise and worship. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, bishop of Mangaluru incensed the Holy Bible. Youth leaders Leon Loyd Saldanha, ICYM president, Suraj Norohna Ashal Benny, coordinator, Jesus Youth, and Akshitha Steefal Fernandes, president, AICUF State, took the Bible in procession.

The procession started from Milagres Church to Nehru Maidan with many tableau depicting the nature, Holy Family, Mother Theresa, service to society acts, public awareness tableau, etc. A huge cross was carried by the youth in the procession. Bible was carried in procession by Dr Fr Peter Paul Saldanha.

The youth carried placards, saint flags and marched to Nehru Maidan singing hymns.

The Bible was placed in the Alter setup at Nehru Maidan by the youth leaders. The bishop honoured the Bible by placing a garland on it.

Fr Clifford Fernandes, parish priest, Jeppu delivered the reflection on the theme. Fr Cyril Lobo from Bondel parish led the praise and worship along with Br Ronald Ammembal. The bishop led the prayer of consecration and delivered his message to the youth.

Jesvita Princy Quadros was felicitated for being appointed as the member of the International Youth Advisory Body by the Vatican.

Fr Ronald Prakash D'Souza, secretary, Youth Commission, delivered the vote of thanks.

Vicar general Fr Maxim Norohna and many priests were present. Nearly 2,000 youths of Mangaluru diocese actively participated in the event.

  

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  • Fr Felix Monteiro, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 3 2019

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE YOUTH OF THE DIOCESE OF MANGALORE, ICYM, YCS, JESUS YOUTH AND OTHERS FOR ORGANIZING UNIQUE MARCH FOR CHRIST. IT WAS A GREAT WITNESS TO THE PUBLIC. THANKS TO OUR BISHOP , VICAR GENERAL AND PRIESTS FOR THEIR PRESENCE AND MOTIVATION. DEAR YOUTH...WE ARE PROUD OF YOU...YOU ARE THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH. LONG LIVE OUR YOUTH...

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 2 2019

    WHAT AN EXEMPLARY MOVE. It is good to see our Bishop participating at the event ushering the season of ADVENT. It is good to see The Vicar General too participating at event and encouraging the youth..

    May Our Lord bless all the participants and may He bless us all.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 2 2019

    Praise the Lord ...

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  • alex, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 2 2019

    May Jesus bless all those who participated . Proud to see the open display of faith.

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  • Ina Carmelita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 2 2019

    A Very Noble and encouraging program conducted for the youth of our diocese. Our youth are full of energy and filled with divine power. We hope in our youth for better tomorrow our families and our nation. Amen. Hallelujah amen!!!

    How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
    Saint Joseph Vaz. Ora pro nobis.

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