The 32nd KCYM state half yearly senate concluded at Shanthinilayam, Thiruvalla. The senate that was held on August 6, 7, 8, 2010 concluded with the reporting session and discussion. The three day senate was conducted to discuss and evaluate the last six month activities of Kerala Catholic Youth Movement. There was also a discussion on the future programs of KCYM.
The senate in which senate members from the 30 catholic dioceses participated, was inaugurated by George Dixon Fernandez, World President MIJARC on August 7, 2010. Johnson Sooranad , KCYM state general secretary delivered the welcome note for the meeting which was presided by Deepak Cherkott, KCYM State President. Fr. Jaison Kollannur delivered the introductory address, while His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Arch Bishop of Thiruvalla, delivered the benedictory address. Rev. Dr. Abraham Mulamoottil, Principal MACFAST, Rev. Fr. Varghese Angadiyil, Director, MCYM Tiruvalla, Presanth Kurian, President, MCYM Tiruvalla, Sr. Ancy Antony, Asst. Director KCYM, Godfrey Henry, ICYM Representative and Eji Parapattu, Former State President, KCYM felicitated the inaugural meeting. Sr. Ancy Antony, newly appointed KCYM state assistant director was welcomed by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos.
Earlier the day began with the holy mass, which was offered by Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos. The state senate also paid homage to KCYM Bathery diocese treasurer Shibu Kunju, who passed away last month.
A session on ‘Youth in Faith for Developed Nation’, the theme of KCYM for the year, was lead by George Dixon Fernandez, World President MIJARC following the inaugural session. In the afternoon, the diocesan reporting session was held where the KCYM diocesan leaders presented the half yearly reports of their activities. The reporting session followed Taize prayer and confession. A cultural evening was also arranged by MCYM Thiruvalla in honor of the senate members. Before the day’s activities came to an end, a group discussion was arranged where the senate members discussed about the theme and thrust for the next activity year.
The following morning, August 8, 2010, began with the holy mass by Rev. Fr. Tom Puthenkalam, Chancellor of Archdiocese of Changanacherry. A question and answer session followed the holy mass, which was presided by Deepak Cherkott. After the tea break the half yearly report of KCYM state committee was presented by Johnson Sooranad, which the senate approved with amendments. In the concluding session, the resolutions on various social and political issues were presented and approved by the senate.
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