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Udupi, Aug 7: The second Day of Novena was held with special intentions for youth at Our Lady of Velankanni Shrine, Kalmady on Sunday, August 7.
Fr Royson Fernandes, editor, Uzwad, presided over the holy eucharistic celebrations, while Fr Ronson D’Souza, rector, Holy Cross, Minor Seminary, Katpadi, Fr Baptist Menezes, parish priest, Fr Roy Lobo, assistant parish priest was the co-celebrant on the occasion.
Fr Royson Fernandes, in his homily, said that Mother Mary showed her obedience and she agreed for God's plan to be carried out through her. She not only was obedient to God but at the same time she asked every one of us to be obedient.
During today’s life journey we will be facing or passing through various kinds of issues. To be obedient is not easy but it can bring with it the grace of God. The Holy Catholic Church needs youth today.
To change the universe today, God is calling out to the youths. They are the pillars of the holy Catholic Church. And today every youth has to question themselves whether they are obedient. Every individual might have their own plans but God may think otherwise and to understand that plan of God is very important in today’s journey of life."
The Youth Commission of Stella Maris Church, Kalmady launched a new Whatsapp of Group at church level Called “Disha” (Digital Info hub of Stella Maris Church for helping all), to give the information about the Jobs, school admissions, government Jobs, scholarships and more information. Currently it will be available for Kalmady youths. Later, it will be expanded to the deanery and Diocese of Udupi.
Fr Ronson D’Souza, director, ICYM, Udupi Deanery launched the new service on the occasion, while Sandeep Andrade was present.
During the novena days, adoration, special prayers towards the intentions, eucharistic celebrations and Novena will be held.