Mangaluru: Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Omzoor unit celebrated its Ruby Jubilee Year on Sunday, 19th May.
The celebration began with a thanksgiving mass at 8:00 am in the Holy Family Church, Omzoor. The main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist Mass was Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul DSouza - Bishop Emeritus, Mangaluru Diocese and the co-celebrants were Rev. Fr Alwyn Dcunha - Parish Priest, Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza - Director, ICYM Mangaluru Diocese, Rev. Fr Norbert Lobo and Rev. Fr Gerald Lobo. The liturgy and the choir was led by the ICYM members.
After the thanksgiving mass, Bishop Emeritus was felicitated during the occasion for his service rendered towards the Diocese. The morning celebration concluded by cutting the Ruby Jubilee cake with an ICYM Song.
The celebration continued at 6 pm in at the Church grounds with an invocation where the ICYM members performed a prayer dance. Josna Dsouza - President, ICYM Omzoor unit welcomed the gathering. ICYM members came together for an ICYM Theme Song. A birds-eye view of past years was presented and thereafter the members performed various cultural programmes.
Rev. Msgr Maxim L Noronha - Vicar General, Diocese of Mangaluru presided over the programme. Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash DSouza - Director, ICYM Mangaluru Diocese was the chief guest of the programme. Rev. Fr Ashwin Cardoza - Assistant Director, ICYM Mangaluru Diocese along with the office bearers of ICYM Mangaluru Diocese were present. Former Presidents of ICYM Mangaluru Diocese from Omzoor Mr. James Lewis and Mr. Elroy Saldanha were felicitated.
Rev. Msgr. Maxim L Noronha, Rev. Fr Ronald Prakash Dsouza and Rev. Fr Alwyn Dcunha expressed their regards and joy over the programme. Jonisha Lobo - Secretary, ICYM Omzoor unit proposed the vote of thanks. The first half of the programme was compered by Rohan Saldanha and Violet Fernandes. In the second half, " Kalakul " well known drama team of Mangaluru performed a Konkani Comedy Drama – “Paying Guest” written and directed by Mr. Arun Raj Rodrigues, Valencia.