Empowering Youth for the Church

India

Originally Published on OMIWORLD.ORG

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A one day seminar for EYE — Eugene Youth Empowerment — took place in St. Joseph’s parish, Musunuru on January 17.

 The youth programme aimed at providing opportunities for the youngsters especially to know their role in our Catholic Church and also to get to know each other. Nearly 150 youth and catechists from 16 villages of the Musunuru parish and youth from the Buttayagudem parish also participated in this youth meet.

Fr. John Thomas DAVID, the parish priest of Musunuru gave a warm welcome to Mr. Abraham, the chief guest and Mrs. Jaya Lakshmi, the guest of honor, and the youth gathered there. While highlighting the day’s theme, “The Role of youth in the Catholic Church”, Mr. Abraham stated that the youth need to develop the leadership qualities which will uplift our society. In addition, he also spoke about self-care and healthy decision making in life. Finally he concluded by saying that the youngsters can definitely make a vast difference in the Church through their active participation and collaboration in the missions.

Mrs. Jaya Lakshmi exhorted the youth to have perseverance towards achieving their goals and never to give up when difficulties and challenges come their way.

After lunch group interaction and dynamism made for lively and participatory session. Afterwards, Fr. Kumar, a son of the soil, presided over the Eucharistic celebration with the other Fathers concelebrating. During the evaluation, the participants said that this one day programme was meaningful and enriching. (Frs. John Thomas and Fr. Augustine in BORN, February 2018)