The Bangalore Archdiocesan Youth-Icym organised the annual Christmas concert – Gloria atSt. Francis Xavier's Cathedral on December 8th 2019.The chill evening warmed up to stand out performances by our Youth from various parishes. Jyoti Seva children visually impaired set the stage on fire with their sweet voices rendering Christmas carols. The arrival of Santa Claus lightened up the atmosphere and the children were overjoyed to receive gifts and chocolates from him.
Archbishop Peter Machado addressed the gathering saying,“Christmas is to share and support, to give the love of Christ to one and another”.
The children of Jyoti Seva and Maria Niketan were special invitees for the yuletide youth programme.The cultural secretary Mr. Harry welcomed the chief guest of the evening our ArchbishopPeter Machadoand the gathering.Miss Navya, the girl representative of ICYM thanked Fr. john Anthony parish priest of St.Francis Xavier’s Cathedral for the venue and overall support besides thanking Parish priests, donors and well-wishers’.
The Regional Youth award winners chosen at Regional convention in Bellary were felicitated by our Archbishop for the best youth male and female – Mr Valerian and Miss Sarah were the respective winners.
Fr. Amarnath Secretary, Youth commission along with Fr. Arul raj Sampath Joint Secretary gave away overall winners St.John the Evangelist church and runners up Our Lady of Lourdes of Reach Out- Inter-parish Culturals competition 2019.