Wednesday, November 3, 2010

BIS #2119 NATIONAL CONVENTION OF ICYM

Fr Anton D’Souza, sdb
DIVYADAAN, NOVEMBER 2, 2010: The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Eighth National Convention was held at Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya from October 10, 2010 to October 17, 2010. The Nashik Diocese Youth Team was led by Fr Anton D’Souza sdb, the youth director of the Nashik diocese.

On the way to Guawathi the group had the opportunity to visit Mother Teresa’s home at Kolkata. Fr Anton celebrated Mass for the youth and inmates at the tomb of Mother Teresa. In Guawathi the Nashik diocesan youth were sent to Jovai diocese for the mission experience. The Convention began with an inaugural mass celebrated by Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong Diocese. The Convention witnessed more than two thousand youth representing hundred and fifty two dioceses. During the convention, there were many input sessions. The last day witnessed one lakh people who gathered at the Calvary for the Eucharist. It was presided by the Papal Nuncio.

Overall it was a very enriching experience for the youth of the Nashik diocese. They had an opportunity to mingle with other youth and learn form them to be true disciples of Jesus Christ.

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