Wednesday, June 28, 2006

MANGALORE: JY Organizes Worship Evening

Jesus Youth Get A Pat On the Back from the Bishop at the Worship Evening

Mangalore Jesus Youth Worship Evening, June 2006
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MANGALORE, June 28: It was a spiritual treat for the city's young and old alike as a group of Catholic youngsters put up two evenings of praise and worship in gratitude for God's blessings in their lives.

The lively three-hour charismatic programme organized by the Mangalore Jesus Youth Parish Ministry at the St. Joseph's Seminary premises last Saturday and Sunday, drew in crowds to pack the 500 capacity hall.

It was singing, music, choreography and action songs that kept the audience on their feet before a more sober time of worship.

"The most privileged thing for us", was the presence of "the Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D'Souza", is how Monita Fernandes, a Jesus Youth describes her cherished moment of the programme.

For his part the Bishop said that he had come to assure Jesus Youth of his continual presence with them. In response the audience broke into loud applause after which the Bishop insisted as he continued, that "all the youth in Mangalore should be Jesus Youth". The Bishop also mentioned having offered during the CBCI General Body Meeting in Bangalore earlier this year, his willingness to take charge of the CBCI's Youth commission.

One of the main attractions of the programme was a sharing by Mario Joseph (Moulvi Sulaiman), a former Muslim cleric (Mulla) who embraced the Catholic faith upon discovering the wonderful and unique relationship a Christian enjoys with God through Christ. He spoke about the difference between Spiritual Life and Religious Life, a topic also found in his book, In search of You.

Also present on the occassion was Rev. Fr. Bitaju, the Karnataka Jesus Youth pastor who briefed the gathering about the Jesus Youth lifesyle.

The praise and worship was led by Robert from Bangalore and Gordon Pereira compered the programme.
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