The three day National Pallottine Youth Encounter held at Casa Pallotti Assagao, Goa from 8th to 10th of May 2014  witnessed the participation of about 180 Young people from all over India representing the three Indian Provinces. The Meet was inaugurated by Fr. Camilo Simoes , the Provincial of the Assumption Province, who exhorted the Youth to be true witnesses of Jesus accepting the challenges that the world throws at them.  The three day program was  an occasion for these spirited Pallottine Youth  to have  a  spiritual, social ,human and cultural  encounter  in  the warmth of the Goan  hospitality  extended by the Pallottine Community of  Casa Pallotti.

The young and vibrant resource team hailing from Bangalore under the leadership of Br. Collins guided the program  challenging the  participants for a deeper  encounter with Jesus after the model of St. Vincent Pallotti. The event was further marked by a Pilgrimage to  Old Goa’s  Bom Jesus  Basilica  where the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is kept in a silver casket.  The  special Holy Mass presided over by Fr. George Madeikkal SAC , the National Youth Coordinator of the  Pallottines in India and con celebrated by the eleven  Pallottine priests who accompanied the youth  was the highlight of the pilgrimage.

Visits to the beaches, cultural programs in the evenings and  sharing of experiences  were all part of the program that was coordinated  locally  by  Fr. Beniz Gomes, the Youth coordinator of the Assumption Province and assisted by other  coordinators, Fr. Raksmikant Nayak of Khrist Jyothi and Fr. George Madeikkal of Prabhu Prakash Province.  This National event has given a big boost to the efforts of the Pallottines in India to promote Youth Ministry  in league with the  trends  within the  Church.

Sincere thanks to the Provincial Rectors for their staunch support and cooperation  for the successful conduction of the event.  Gratefully remember the Fathers and Brothers of Casa Pallotti, who  gave a warm welcome to the participants  and provided all the necessary logistics, food and accommodation.   

  

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Commission for Pallottine Youth Apostolate

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Piazza San Vincenzo Pallotti 204

00186 Roma, Italia