INDIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT (I.C.Y.M.) NEWS:
New Year Celebration
On 31st December 2018 as the sun was setting about 6pm the parishioners of St. Dominic Church Ashoknagar, Mangalore gathered together in the Church to partake in the hour of adoration led by Fr. Jayaprakash D’souza, the lecturer at Pompei College as well as the assistant parish priest at Kirem Parish to show our gratitude and gratefulness to God the almighty for his blessings and graces in the last year 2018 and to seek his blessings for the new year 2019. The parish priest Rev. Fr. Aquin Noronha showered God’s blessings upon the congregation.
The thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rev. Fr. Jayaprakash and concelebrated by the Dominican Community fathers along with the Parish Priest Fr. Aquin. The Parish Choir under the leadership of Mr. Julian D’souza, the choir master helped the congregation to pray through their melodious singing.
After the New Year mass a quick fund raising program was held by the ICYM members for the education of the postulants of St. Joseph of Tarbes, Ashoknagar. The program began with the dance by Mr. Aston Lasdrado. Mr. Jokshith D'Souza, a member of the unit, took charge of the whole event. Two games stalls, lucky draws were held along with Housie Housie. Cake cutting ceremony was held for all those who were celebrating their birthday on 31 Dec and 1 Jan. Prizes were distributed by the Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Aquin Noronha to the winners of the various competitions conducted by ICYM such as Football, Lagori and Crib making. The ICYM members were able to raise Rs. 10,000/ for the education of sisters. With the New Year greetings and wishes, the program successfully came to an end.