Saturday, April 30, 2011

KAIROS Completes Fourth Venue in Irinjalakkuda

KAIROS Education Expo – 2011 organized by KCBC Youth Commission and Kerala Catholic Youth Movement entered its fourth venue today. The education expo was held in Don Bosco School, Irinjalakkuda, Thrissur District. The expo in Irinjalakkuda was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Devassy Kollamkudiyil, Rector of Don Bosco Sschool. The event was hosted by KCYM Diocese of Irinjalakkuda.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

KAIROS Education Expo Enters Chemberi

The third day of KAIROS Education Expo– 2011 organized by KCBC Youth Commission and Kerala Catholic Youth Movement was held in Chemberi, Kannur District. The event that was held in the Nirmala High School was inaugurated by Msgr. Mathew M Chalil, Vicar General of Archdiocese of Tellicherry.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

M.I. Shanavas M.P. Inaugurate KAIROS Education Expo in Kalpetta

KAIROS Education Expo – 2011 organized by KCBC Youth Commission and Kerala Catholic Youth Movement entered its second day. On the second day the expo was coordinated by the KCYM Diocese of Mananthavady. The event in Kalpetta was inaugurated by M.I. Shanavas, M.P. from Wayanad Parliament Constituency.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mar Andrews Thazhath Lights Lamp for KAIROS Education Expo – 2011


The KAIROS Education Expo– 2011, organized by KCBC Youth Commission and Kerala Catholic Youth Movement was inaugurated by Mar Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Thrissur and President of KCBC. The event that was scheduled on 2011 April 26 was hosted by KCYM Archdiocese of Thrissur at Dolours Basalica Auditorium.

Anish Omakkara, KCYM State Vice President presided the inaugural meeting for which Titu Thomas, KAIROS – 2011 event manager and ICYM National Delegate delivered the welcome note. Fr. Jaison Kollannur, KCYM State Director delivered the introductory address. Fr. Thomas Pooppady, KCYM Archdiocesan Director, Saji Joseph KCYM Archdiocesan President, Jibi Mathew Edfactors M.D. and C.L. Ignatious felicitated the meeting.

The venues of the Education Expo are mainly small towns, by which KCYM aims to bring benefit to more students in the rural area. The venues include, Thrissur, Kalpatta, Chemberi, Thiruvambadi, Irinjalakkuda, Kottayam, Aluva, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvanathapuram and Thiruvalla.

This is the second successive year KCYM is organizing an education expo which is indented to help youngsters find the courses and colleges they prefer. Last year, the program Education Expo was organized in the name Education Kerala-2010. The event that began on April 21 will conclude in Thriuvalla on May 12, 2011.

Monday, April 25, 2011

KAIROS Education Expo – 2011 Goes Online Tomorrow

The KAIROS – 2011, the Education Expo organized by KCBC Youth Commission and Kerala Catholic Youth Movement will begin in Thrissur, on 2011 April 26. The event that is scheduled in Doulars Basalica Auditorium will be inaugurated by Mar Andrews Thazath, Archbishop of Thrissur and President of KCBC.

This is the second successive year KCYM is organizing an education expo which is indented to help youngsters find the courses and colleges they prefer. Last year, the program Education Expo was organized in the name Education Kerala-2010.

The Expo that will be organized by KCYM in association with Edfactors, will be run from 2011 April 26 to 2011 May 12. KAIROS – 2011 will include the stalls from professional colleges, career guidance by eminent career counselors including Prof. B.R. Venkittaraman and quiz competitions in all venues with a laptop for the winner.

Titu Thomas, convener of KAIROS – 2011 said, “The main aim of the event is to help the students who are deprived of finding new professional courses. There are many new courses that the students and the public are unaware of these days. Due to the lack of facilities to search and enquire about the courses, the normal trend, joining for usual conventional courses like engineering and medicine, is followed. The event will highlight many new courses that are available today.”

KAIROS-2011 aims to find the economically backward students in the rural area and help those in need though the student sponsoring facility. At this Education Expo, the students and their parents have an opportunity to find the reliable colleges and courses without being deceived, said Titu.

The venues of the Education Expo are mainly small towns, by which KCYM aims to bring benefit to more students in the rural area. The venues include, Thrissur, Kalpatta, Chemberi, Thiruvambadi, Irinjalakkuda, Kottayam, Aluva, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvanathapuram and Thiruvalla.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter


"He is not here, he has risen as he said." - Matthew 28:6 

KCYM Family Wishes You and Your Family a Happy Easter

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pope Exhorts Youth to Draw Light From the Cross

Encourages Group in Opus Dei Event to Rediscover Christ

Benedict XVI concluded today's general audience with two special greetings for young people.

He made mention of the international gathering of youth in the annual UNIV event, sponsored by Opus Dei.

"I hope that these Roman days will be for all of you an occasion to rediscover the person of Christ and of strong ecclesial experience so that you can return home animated by the desire to witness the mercy of the heavenly Father," the Holy Father told them.

Citing the founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaría Escrivá, he expressed his wish that "your behavior and your conversation be such that in seeing you and hearing you everyone will be able to say: here is one who reads the life of Jesus Christ."

UNIV has been gathering students since 1968. Participants gather in Rome for various cultural encounters, conferences, roundtables, showrooms and concerts, all aimed to delve more deeply into matters relevant to the university, particularly highlighting a spirit of service.

The Pontiff also greeted young people with his traditional message to conclude the general audience.

"Tomorrow we will enter into the Sacred Triduum which will bring us to relive the central mysteries of our salvation," he said. "I invite you, dear young people [...] to look at the cross and to draw from it light to walk faithfully in the footsteps of the Redeemer."

The Bishop of Rome added: "For you, dear sick, may the passion of the Lord, culminating in the glorious triumph of Easter, constitute always a source of hope and comfort.

"And you, dear newlyweds, dispose your hearts to celebrate with intense participation the paschal mystery, so that your existence becomes every day a reciprocal gift, open to the fruitful love of goodness."

Courtesy: zenit

Monday, April 18, 2011

Spokesman Calls "Youcat" a Miracle for Youth

Says Faith Must Be Articulated in a Way That Answers Questions

The youth catechism just presented in Rome is a "great miracle" that seeks to help Christ speak to the young people of today, says Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

The director of the Vatican press office offered this evaluation of "Youcat" when he spoke about the little yellow book on the most recent episode of Vatican Television's "Octava Dies."

Youcat will be distributed to participants at World Youth Day this August in Madrid.

“The great Catechism of the Catholic Church, composed at the request of John Paul II under the guidance of Cardinal Ratzinger, already was a ‘miracle,’ because few people thought it possible to arrive at a common, unitary, systematic and complete formulation of our faith during this time of rapid development of mentalities and languages, of explosive variety and cultural fragmentation," Father Lombardi reflected.

“The miracle of the unity of faith in the tempestuous journey of history,” he added, “[is the] miracle of a centripetal force that draws [us] toward Christ despite the countless centrifugal forces that act to disperse us in the Babel of the world.”

“But this one faith,” Father Lombardi continued, “must be spoken in languages capable of reaching the mind and the heart of today’s youth. It must be articulated in answer to the questions that they pose every day. If this isn’t done, it will gradually become more and more irrelevant to life."

Translating faith

Father Lombardi spoke of the need to study the Catechism with young people and make it accessible to them.

"We must translate the book of faith so that Jesus Christ might speak again today to young people, and not only to the young people of one country, but to those of many different countries, who have not only music and fashion in common, but also share the perennial decisive questions,” he said.

“Marvelous adventure! Most courageous undertaking!" the spokesman said. "Youcat was not born perfectly, but it is a great miracle that we have in our hands.

"Together we must improve it and make it grow, in pace with new generations, with the passion of the unity of faith that responds to their profound desire for community and hope.

"Bon voyage, Youcat, as you teach young people the road to happiness!”

Saturday, April 16, 2011

KCYM Celebrates World Youth Day at Elappara

On the occasion of the 26th World Youth Day, Kerala Catholic Youth Movement conducted youth day celebrations and a pilgrimage to Elappara Kurishumala on 15th April 2011. The Youth Day celebrations were inaugurated by Bp. Dr.  Philipose Mar Stephanos, Auxiliary Bishop of Thiruvalla Archdiocese.

In the meeting that was presided by Aji Daniel, KCYM State President, Fr. Jaison Kollannur, KCYM State director delivered the introductory address and Godfrey Henry, KCYM State General Secretary delivered the welcome note. ICYM National General Secretary Joice Mary Antony, KCYM Vijayapuram Diocesean Director Fr. Francis Kambolath felicitated the meeting. Sr. Ancy Antony, KCYM State assistant director and other state and diocesan leaders took part in the state action plan inauguration.

In the afternoon a more than 200 youth climbed the Kurishumala as a pilgrimage, commemorating the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Presentation of "YOUCAT", Catechism for Youth

A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office at 12.30 today to present "Youcat", the Catechism of the Catholic Church aimed at the young, prepared by participants in the XXVI World Youth Day to be held in Madrid from 16 to 21 August 2011.

The speakers at the conference were cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity; Christoph Schonborn, O.P., archbishop of Vienna, Austria; archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation; Bernhard Meuser, promoter and editor of Youcat, and two young participants.

Cardinal Rylko commented that this catechism for young people has been translated into six languages, and 700,000 copies have been distributed. "It is a gift from the Holy Father to the young participants in World Youth Day".

Referring to the planned World Youth Day, the cardinal continued "It is not enough to make young people 'dream'; it is necessary also to help them grow well-rooted in the rich earth of Christian tradition. ... A real education in the faith of the young, therefore, must begin by freely proposing Christ to them. He is the solid rock upon which they may build their lives!"

He explained that "'Youcat' translates the content of the 'Catechism of the Catholic Church' rigorously and faithfully, and using language adapted to the young. It does not replace the Catechism, but rather, leads toward it, paving the way to the 'Catechism' and its 'Compendium'. It aims to guide the young toward a deeper knowledge of their faith".

Archbishop Fisichella emphasised that "'Youcat' answers a current need to present the content of the faith, professed by throughout time by Christians everywhere, in language that is simple, complete and above all accessible to the young".

One of the young people present explained that the name "Youcat" is a translation of the word "Ju-Kat", which corresponds to the abbreviation of the German "Jugend" (youth) and catechism.

courtesy: visnews