ICYM and Diocesan YWCC Hold ‘March with Rosary’ from Milagres to Rosario

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ICYM and Diocesan YWCC Hold ‘March with Rosary’ from Milagres to Rosario

Mangaluru: INDIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT, Central Council, Mangalore Diocese in collaboration with Diocesan Youth Welfare & Cultural Committee organized “March with Rosary” a spiritual programme this evening.

All the Lay faithful gathered at Milagres Church Grounds at 3.45 pm. Elroy Saldanha, ICYM Diocesean President addressed the gathering. Fr Maxim D’Souza – Chairperson, Youth & Cultural Committee placed an introductory note on “March with Rosary”. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore released the Rosary Balloons and gave his message. He then led a prayer for peace and blessed the statue of Our Lady of Rosary.

The Bishop inaugurated the March by handing over the Cross to the ICYM President. The procession began at 4:15 pm from Milagres Church towards the Rosario Cathedral. Around 2500 devotees of Mother Mary marched with their Rosaries. The Cross and the Statue of Our Lady of Rosary was brought in a procession with lots of fervour and devotion. 3000 rosaries were distributed to all.

Fr J.B. Crasta solemnly welcomed the gathering at the Rosario Cathedral and briefly explained the objectives of the Year of the Rosary. Fr Boniface Pinto, Preaching the Word of God, urged the faithful to pray the Rosary every day, make Mother Mary and Jesus as our dearest guests, Rosary should be our topmost treasure in our life and hand over this great devotion to the next generations.

Fr Richard Rodrigues, Director CCC initiated the Rosary with sounds and visuals. The faithful prayed the Rosary devotedly standing, kneeling and raised hands placing all the intentions of our community and Nation at Large.

The attraction of the day was sharing the life experience of Fr Tom Uzhunalil SDB. He was kidnapped and abducted by the Yemen – Jihadi terrorists for 18 months and then freed after several prayers by the Church. It was really heart touching.

Msgr. Denis Moras Prabhu concluded the programme by praying the blessings over the gathering.

M.P Noronha, Secretary Diocesan PPC, Fr Anil DSa – Director, Karnataka Regional Youth Commission, Priests, Religious Sisters and Lay Faithful were present.

Joel Concessao, ICYM Diocesean Secretary delivered the vote of thanks. Fr Johnson Sequeira compered the programme.

Photos By Stany Bantwal
Report By Fr Anil Fernandes, Rosario

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