“I encourage you always to be living stones in the Church, to build up the Church, by being united to Jesus. Catholic Action without Jesus is pointless…”Pope Francis
Chavara Youth of St. Mary’s Church Kothanur, Bangalore (Diocese of Mandya) under the aegis of the Syro Malabar Youth Movement(SMYM) is a group of vibrant youth members, from the resident families of the parish and migrant youth. The movement focuses on sculpting youth for evangelistic mission and holistic development of youth in tandem with the religious and social causes of the Church. For this mission it makes use of fellowship groups, media and technology. A variety of faith formation modules help the members to realize their innate talents, rediscover and live their faith and also to be effective missionaries.
“The Church has confidence in the young”
-Pope Benedict XVI
Chavara youth was formed to provide precious opportunity to rediscover and strengthen the friendship with Christ. The youth of the Eucharistic Community comprised mainly of students who studied in Kristu Jayanti College and in the Nursing colleges around K. Narayanapura.
Fr. Jinto CMI started organizing the youth in 2010.The activities of the youth centered on assisting the fruitful conduct of programs organized by the Eucharistic Community. They attended Jesus Youth camps and visited old age homes.
The clarion call by Fr. Nejo and Brother Don Davis to the youth to form a Chavara youth group in Kristu Jayanti was acknowledged with great zeal.
- Urha-Le-Baitha a one day seminar was organized from 2013 to reinforce the faith formation of the youth.
- Orientation classes , counseling sessions, Adoration, retreats were conducted to enliven and keep the faith intact.
To celebrate the sainthood of St. Chavara the youth organized a number of competitio
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