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Posted On : 01-02-2020

YEAR OF YOUTH - 2020
Diocesan level Youth Year Inauguration: Diocesan level Youth Year inauguration was held on 12th Sunday, January 2020 @ Epiphany Pastoral Centre, Salem from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Nearly 600 Youth from 37 parishes participated. Rev. Dr. Amalraj, Professor, St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore, gave orientation talk on Christus Vivit. Rev. Fr. Solomon, Parish Priest, Alagapuram shared his vocation story and motivated the participants to discern their vocation. Rev. Fr. Rajamanikam, Director, Salem Social Service Society explained about Cancer free Salem Diocese project, which will be promoted & executed by the Youth. Most Rev. Dr. Singaroyan, Bishop of Salem offered the High Mass and declared & inaugurated the Youth Year open in the Diocese. Sincere thanks to all the resource persons for motivating the youth on the right direction. Special thanks to all the Parish Priests, Rev. Sr. Jolly Joseph, Rev. Sr. Joyce, Rev. Sr. Selva, Rev. Fr. Antony and the entire CRI Unit of Salem, Rev. Fr. Solomon, Spiritual Director, SERRA Club and the Youth Ex-Office members, Annai Natiyalaya & Theetu Youth Dance wing for all their cooperation and coordination. 
Diocesan level Life in Spirit Seminar (LSS): Youth Year Special Life in Spirit Seminar (LSS) was organized @ San Jose Estate, Manjakuttai from 17th to 19th (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) January 2020. Nearly 12 parishes participated. Sincere thanks to all the parish priests and the Diocesan Charismatic team members for and the participants for the spirit filled days. Special thanks to Rev. Fr. Vijay, Manager, Balmadies Estate, Rev. Fr. Kishore, Parish Priest, Manjakuttai, Priests from Pondicherry and the volunteers for all the arrangements & prayerful presence.
Year of Youth Inauguration @ Valapadi: Parish level inauguration of the Youth Year was organized at Valapadi Parish on 01st January 2020 during the Night vigil Mass. Special prayers were for the Youth. Nearly 30 youth participated. Sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Vimal, Youth and the parishioners for the wonderful task.
Youth Year Inauguration @ Namakkal: Parish level inauguration of the Youth Year was organized at Namakkal Parish on Sunday 19th January 2020. Youth flag was hoisted Nearly 35 youth participated. Sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. John Alphonse, Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Arul Sundar, Principal, Christ the King School, Youth and the parishioners for the wonderful start.
Youth Year Inauguration & Pongal @ Suramangalam: Parish level inauguration of the Youth Year was organized at Suramangalam Parish on 15th January 2020. Nearly 25 youth participated. Sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Arulappan, Parish Priest, Youth and the parishioners for the wonderful start. Special programmes and competitions and pongal cooking was done by the Youth. 
Youth Year inauguration & Pongal @ Manjakuttai: Parish level inauguration of the Youth Year was organized at Manjakuttai Parish on 19th January 2020. Nearly 40 youth participated. Sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Kishore, Parish Priest, Youth and the parishioners for the wonderful start. Special programmes and competitions and pongal cooking was done by the Youth for the parishioners. 
Regional Level Youth Year Inauguration: Tamilnadu level Youth Year inauguration Mass and Ceremony was held on the concluding day of the TNBC meeting, on 22nd (Wednesday) January 2020 @ St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School campus, Colachel, Kottar. The grand procession started at 2 pm from the sea shore and entered the school campus followed by Holy Mass and opening ceremony. All the Bishops of Tamilnadu along with the diocesan Youth Secretaries and Priests celebrated the Holy Mass. Nearly 5000 youth and lay faithful witnessed the event. Salem Diocese presented three dances by the Youth Dance team. Sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. Martin, Regional Director and all the secretaries and the office bearers for the successful inauguration.

 

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