New Delhi, Aug 20: Rev. Fr. Chetan Machado (Diocesan Youth Director of the Archdiocese of Delhi) as well as Regional Youth Director of ICYM/YCS Northern Region has been appointed as the YCS/YSM National Chaplain. He will take Charge in the month of September 2015. Post was vacant due to present YCS/YSM National Chaplain Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes was appointed as International YCS Chaplain. He will be having his office at Paris/France.
YCS is the official wing of CBCI Council for Youth which was recognized by CBCI in 1969. ICYM is Parochial Youth Movement which was approved in 1999 is another wing of CBCI Council for Youth.
Fr. Chetan was born in Mai Deus Parish, Shirva, Udupi Diocese came to Delhi after completing graduation in 1995. He completed Philosophy in 1999 from Holy Trinity College, Jalandhar, Punjab. After two years of Regency in Haryana and Delhi, he went to Vidyajyoti College for his Theological studies. Ordained priest in 2006, he has served in Vasant Kunj parish for one year and was appointed Asst. priest at Sacred Heart cathedral in 2007. In 2010 he was appointed Youth Director of Delhi Archdiocese. On 9th March 2014 he was appointed as Regional Youth Director of Northern Region. He held various responsibilities in the diocese. He is also a consultor of the Archdiocese. At present he resides at Defence Colony Parish Delhi and his regional as well as diocesan office at Yusuf Sadan, Delhi.
Fr. Chetan is a man of God. He is known for his friendly nature. He rejuvenated the Youth Movement of Delhi. Took various initiatives to revive the Youth of Delhi. Today there is a vibrant youth movement in the Archdiocese of Delhi. He is hard working, Committed to his mission. Amidst of busy schedule he rendered his services in designing various souvenirs of the Diocesan Schools and magzines. He also designs ICYM National Youth Magzine "Apna Yuva Spandan" and YCS National Youth Magzine "Serach". He is a good motivator and trainer too. He is multi talented priest with simple life style.
Till now Fr. Charles Menezes was on this position. He has been promoted to the post of international director for IYCS – JECI (International Young Catholic Students) on 24th July this year. He has congratulate Fr. Chetan along with his IYCS – JECI team for this new responsibility and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
On his appointment as YCS National Chaplain, ICYM National office congratulates him for this new responsibility. ICYM also thanks and prays for Rev. Fr. Charles Menezes a great friend of ICYM for his five and half years of dedicated service as the YCS/YSM National Chaplain. We wish both of them all the best ad God’s blessings in their future endeavors.