Yuva Cordel – Youth Programme Held at Holy Cross Church Kulshekar
Mangaluru: On the occasion of 150 years of celebration of Holy Cross Church, Kulshekar, “Yuva Cordel” – a half-day Youth Programme was organised recently for the Youth of the Parish. 113 youths participated actively in the programme. Mr Chris Crasta from MFC spoke on ‘Drug abuse and Youth’ while Mr Noam gave his testimony on how he is a changed man and away from any kind of addiction today. Mrs Vandana D’Souza (Lecturer at Roshni Nilaya) shared her knowledge of ‘Mental Health and Spirituality.’ The final talk for the day was by Mrs Corrine Rasquinha – Founder – of White Doves, who enthralled the Youth with her singing and her captivating personal journey in the shadow of God. She invited youth to be proactive and to make a difference in their own lives and then in the lives of others.
The Programme was attended and inaugurated by the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Clifford Fernandes, who in his inaugural address elucidated the role of youth in building today’s society.
Assistant Parish Priests Rev. Fr. Ivan Cordeiro and Rev. Fr. Paul D’Souza, Mrs Ruth Castelino – Vice President (Parish Pastoral Council), Mr Anil D’Sa – Secretary (Parish Pastoral Council), Mr Dolphy D’Souza – Co-Ordinator (21 Commissions), Ms Renita Aranha – Co-ordinator of Yuva Cordel and the Organising Team was present at the programme. Ms Sweedal Mendonca compered the programme and Mr Anil D’Sa proposed the vote of thanks.