ICYM Mangalore Diocese to host 'Diaference– 2018'

Mangalore: Feb.09: Indian Catholic Youth Movement, Central Council in collaboration with ICYM Kinnigoli deanery is all set to organize ‘Diaference – 2018’, at the Pakshikere Church Grounds on 11th February 2018.

Nearly 2000 youth from 117 parishes of Mangalore Diocese will attend this youth conference on the theme ‘Youth to witness Christ at Society’s different walks of life’.

The conference will commence with a ‘Peace Rally’ flagged off by Rev.Fr. Andrew Leo D’Souza at 8.30am from Pakshikere Bus Stand to Pakshikere Church Grounds. Msgr. Denis MorasPrabhu will inaugurate the conference at 9.30 am. Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese will preside over the inaugural programme withLt. Col GracianSequeira as the Chief Guest.

Most. Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore will preside over the valedictory ceremony. Eminent NRI Entrepreneur Mr James Mendonca will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro - Vicar Forane of Kinnigoli Deanery, Fr. Chethan Machado - Secretary CCBI Youth Commission, Fr. Anil D’Sa – Karnataka Regional Youth Director and Mr Raymond D’Souza – ICYM National Governing Council member will be the guests of honour.

The conference is held under the leadership of the Director Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash D’Souza, President Elroy Saldanha, Secretary Joel Concessao and other council members jointly with ICYM Kinnigoli Deanery led by Director - Fr. Clifford Pinto, President – Preema Pinto, Secretary – Jenifer Saldanha and deanery committee.

The highlights of the conference are panel discussions on the theme, Holy Eucharistic celebration and cultural programs depicting the Konkani culture.

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