Mangalore, March 25, 2019: To commemorate the Year of Youth - 2019 in Mangalore Diocese, the India Catholic Youth Movement, Central Council organised a Konkani Biblical based drama depicting the faith and life of Claudia Procula, wife of the Pontius Pilate, here on Saturday 23rd March at the Padua College Grounds.
The drama was written by Rev. Fr Ronald Serrao and was directed by Christopher Dsouza, Nenasam.
The play began with a formal stage programme presided over by Msgr. Lawrence Maxim Noronha, Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese. Addressing the gathering he said “My appreciation and best wishes to all the young actors and the technical team of this play for stepping forward to stage this biblical drama. I urge all the youth to be always towards the Church in whatever way possible and thus become the pillars of the Church”.
Rev. Fr Ronald Serrao the writer of the Konkani Biblical drama ‘Claudia Procula’, Diocesan ICYM Director ‘Yuva Spoorthi’ Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza were present on the occasion. Jaison Pereira, Diocesan Youth President welcomed the gathering, while Fevisha Monteiro, Diocesan ICYM General Secretary proposed the vote of thanks. Noel Dsouza compered the formal stage programme.
The gathering witnessed a dance performance on the theme song of the Year of Youth - 2019 presented by Deletia and team followed by the Konkani biblical drama. The youth of the diocese acted out the drama enthralling the viewers with a spiritual experience. The drama gave a visual treat to the spectators receiving applauds for the hard work and dedication of the youth. Nearly five hundred people, priests and religious were present.