Yuvamitra- youth commission, Diocese of Shimoga held Yuvachetana programme at Assumption Church, Hiriyuru at the Holy family denary on 4th of August 2019. Youth from all parishes of the Holy family deanery responded with great enthusiasm. The 106 participants were profound with smiles.
With invocation of God’s blessings, we commenced our programme at 10.30am. The lamp was lit as a symbol of God’s presence amidst us. Fr. Frankline and Fr. Nelson motivated everyone with their encouraging words. The presence of Most Rev Dr Francis Serrao added to the gist of the programme. His address to the youth was abundant with thoughtful guidance & advice. This was followed by Eucharistic celebration offered by the Bishop who gave a touching message on the purpose of celebrating the year of reconciliation.
Fr. Pius D’Souza the youth director of the diocese made the noon session very creative & interesting through various activities and action songs. All the participants were elated with charisma and life. The annual plans and programmes were discussed with the participants and they were invited to share their experiences, views and expectations being a part of youth movement.
Nothing seemed impossible on this extraordinary day. Gregarious and cheerful aura filled the atmosphere. No moment could have been more wonderful than this where strong bonds were formed among our youth. The day overflowed with enthusiasm of the energetic participants. The programme wouldn’t have been a grand success without the whole hearted effort of Fr. Franklin D’Souza,the parish priest of Hiriyur parish, Fr. Lancy D’Souza the Dean of the Holy Family Deanery and Fr. Nelson D’Souza assistant parish priest of Hiriyur parish. Sr Helen Moras SCB the youth lady animator, Mr Pradeep D’Silva the youth president of the diocese and Mr Nishal were great support for the success of the mega event.
A convention like this touches so many young budding lives. It is the most appropriate time to help them to build a bright and secure future. Let us join hands and lead our youngsters and make them shine in the society.