Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Youth Should Rise and Shine – Bp. Jacob Manathodath

“By leading a life firmly based on the gospels, youth should be able to liberate the world and renovate the society. The youth, who is the great expectation of the Catholic Church and the catholic community should rise and shine in order to expel the social evils prevailing around us”, said Bp. Jacob Manathodath, the bishop of Diocese of Palghat. He was addressing the participants of the “Youth Parliament” in the concluding ceremony. The program was organized by KCYM Diocese of Palghat on October 1,2,3 at Yuvakshetra Palakkad. Catholic youth who are striving to liberate the world and society through their life based on Christian values are not only the future expectation of the church, they are also the present strength of the church, the Bishop added.

The closing ceremony held at Yuvakshetra was presided by Jinish Kulathinal, President KCYM, Diocese of Palghat. KCYM Diocesean youth director Fr. Anto Thaikkattil, Joint Director Fr. Tom Vadakkekara, Youth Parliament working committee chairman Mr. A. M. Raphael, vice chairman Mr. Francis Kadappara and other diocesan youth leaders addressed the gathering.

More than 200 selected youth from different parishes in the diocese attended the ‘Youth Parliament’ that began on October 1. The Parliament that spanned for three days was notable with the participation of youth and the classes. Experts from the social, cultural, political and spiritual scenario lead the classes and interacted with the youth representatives.

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