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Yuva Dhamaka 2016

The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (Sindhudurg Diocese) organized a Diocesan Youth Day (Yuva Dhamaka) on 13th November in 2016, Milagris Cathedral, Sawantwadi. There were more than 350 youth and over 50 parish youth animators along with Bp. AlwynBarreto, the Bishop of Sindhudurg, present for the celebration. The theme for the day was chosen from the Jubilee year of Mercy “Merciful like the Father”. The day began with the inaugural celebration. The uniqueness of the inaugural celebration was six ordinary men were chosen as the chief guests, namely, a milkman, a peon (Milagris school), a sweeper (municipality), a farmer, SarpMitra (Friend of a snake) and a wireman (Electricity board) as a sign of merciful act towards these men who have been helping the society but we have not been merciful to them. There were ice-breakers that brought the youth together. The session was conducted on The Mercy of God at six different venues so that there could be better participation. The participants were divided into 20 groups who were named after the Saints who were announced as the angels of mercy by the Holy See. The youth in these groups made tableaus on the life of the saint as a part of competition. There was Faith Fair based on the theme of mercy. The youth enjoyed these games in the afternoon. In the second part of the day, Fr. Anand prepared the youth for the Sacrament of Penance in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Bp. Alwyn along with 20 priests helped in the confessions. The day was concluded with the solemn Eurcharist. Fr. Joaquim, sdb invited the youth to be the instruments of mercy in their lives. This program marked the end of the Jubilee year of Mercy in the diocese of Sindhudurg. Fr. Alex D’Mello, the director of Youth apostolate thanked each and every one for their co-operation and support. He appreciated the youth of Sindhudurg for their enthusiasm; the priests and nuns for their co-operation and the bishop for his constant support. He thanked in a special way, Fr. Milton, Srs. Succorina and Rita, Br. Roger, the youth and the people of Sawantwadi and Mangaon parish for their hard work in organizing this event. It was indeed a magnificent event that the youth of Sindhudurg will always remember in days to come. 


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