Mangaluru: The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) Omzoor unit celebrated its Ruby Jubilee Year on May 19. The celebration began with a thanksgiving mass at 8 AM in the Holy Family Church, Omzoor. The main celebrant of the Holy Eucharist Mass was Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D’Souza-Bishop Emeritus, Mangalore Diocese and the co-celebrants were Rev. Fr. Alwyn D’Cunha-Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash D’Souza- Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Rev. Fr. Norbert Lobo and Rev. Fr. Gerald Lobo. The liturgy and the choir was led by the ICYM members. After the thanksgiving mass, Bishop Emeritus was felicitated for his service rendered towards the diocese. The morning celebration concluded with the cutting of the Ruby Jubilee cake with an ICYM Song.
The celebration continued at 6 PM at the Holy Family Church grounds with an invocation where the ICYM members performed a prayer dance. Josna D’Souza-President, ICYM, Omzoor unit welcomed the gathering. The ICYM members came together for an ICYM theme song. A birds-eye view of thr past years was presented and thereafter the members performed various cultural programmes. Rev. Msgr. Maxim L Noronha, Vicar General, Diocese of Mangalore presided over the programme. Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash D’Souza, Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese was the chief guest of the evening programme. Rev. Fr. Ashwin Cardoza, Assistant Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese along with the office bearers of ICYM Mangalore Diocese were present. Former Presidents of ICYM Mangalore Diocese from Omzoor James Lewis and Elroy Saldanha were felicitated. Rev. Msgr. Maxim L Noronha, Rev. Fr. Ronald Prakash D’Souza and Rev. Fr. Alwyn D’Cunha expressed their joy over the programme. Jonisha Lobo, Secretary, ICYM Omzoor unit proposed a vote of thanks. The first half of the programme was compered by Rohan Saldanha and Violet Fernandes. In the second half, ‘Kalakul’, a well known drama team of Mangalore performed a Konkani comedy drama, “Paying Guest” written and directed by Arun Raj Rodrigues, Valencia.