Udupi Diocese hands over NYC cross to Mangaluru Diocese
Dec 11, 2016
The National Youth Convention Cross arrived from Mount Rosary Church to Milagres Cathedral, Kallianpur on Sunday, December 11.
The NYC Holy Cross received from Mount Rosary church was carried in a decorated open van towards Milagres Church with large number of ICYM members of Udupi Diocese. The NYC Holy Cross was first received by Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo, Rector and Vicar of Milagres Cathedral followed by other priests at the entrance of the main gate of the cathedral by garlanding the Holy Cross. Roshan Dí Souza, President of ICYM Milagres Cathedral, Royton Dísouza President of ICYM, Kallianpur Deanery, Rev Fr. Edwin DíSouza Director of Youth, Diocese of Udupi and Loyal DíSouza President of ICYM Diocese of Udupi were present.
In his homily, Rev Fr. Albert Crasta, Director of Kundapur Deanery pointed out the importance of Holy Cross. ďIn contemporary Christianity, the crucifix is a symbol of atonement and reminds Christians of Godís love in sacrificing his own son for humanity. The significance of Cross is symbol of triumph of good. Youth should remember that the sign of Cross draws upon us divine power and at the same time drives away all evil influences from the Satan,Ē he said.
After the Eucharistic mass, a special prayer was conducted by the youth. At the end, Bishop of Udupi Diocese handed over the NYC Cross to Rev Fr. Ronald Dísouza Director of ICYM, Mangaluru Diocese and Jackson Eric Dí Costa, President of Mangaluru Diocese. Large numbers of both the dioceses and ICYM members were present in the Eucharistic mass as well as NYC Holy Cross handing over ceremony.
After the handing over ceremony, lunch was served to all the participants. The national level Youth Convention will be held from 18th to 22nd January 2017 at the St. Josephís Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangaluru.