Report & Pics: Jovita Tigga and Crystal Olivia Raza
The last quarter of 2015 saw the youth of St.Ignatius’ Church spreading Christmas joy. The youth members ushered in the yuletide spirit by organizing a Carols evening on 13th December, 2015. During the hour long programme, the members belted out old and new Christmas Carols like “Mary Did you know”, “Carol of the Bells” and “O holy Night” to get everybody into the festive mood. The initiative of the talented carolers Joanne D’souza, Shebari Mullick, Junita Tigga, Joel Benzer, Suzanne D’Souza, Juliana Germano, Hancy Murray, Sheena Sophia Ali, Noel Job Benzer, Jovita Tigga, Vivian Philip, Agnelo Cooke, Joseph Francis and Jonathan Rodrigues and musicians Anurag Tamang and Augustine Jacob was appreciated by one and all.
On 22nd Dec, 2015 the youth organized a Taize prayer service to help the parishioners spiritually prepare themselves to welcome Jesus. Taize hymns were sung by the youth members and confessions were heard by various Priests simultaneously. The Taize prayer service was concluded with Holy Mass.
On Sunday, 3rd January a get together was organized for the parish youth by the ICYM PEXCO members (Parish Executive Committee) at Loyola High School, Primary section. The program began with a short prayer and hymn, followed by interactive games to help the youth know each other better and encourage them to continue working as a team. The youth then let their hair down while dancing to the tunes of our DJ and PEXCO team spokesperson, Mr. Dorand Dias. The evening came to a close with snacks being served to all. The get together was an occasion to thank the youth for their hard work throughout the year and ring in the new year with festivity.
None of the above programs would be a success without the support of Fr Valerian Nazareth, Parish Priest and Youth Animators.