Youths of Moodubelle Visit Infant Jesus Shrine Bikarnakatte and Holy Cross Church Cordel

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By Dr. Judith Lobo
Bellevision Media Network

Mangaluru/M’Belle, 17 Jun: The ICYM and YCS youths of Moodubelle Unit as part of the year of the youth activity visited the Infant Jesus Shrine, Bikarnakatte and the Holy Cross Church, Cordel on 16 June 2019. Fifty Five Youths along with Fr. Jithesh Castelino and ICYM Animators Mr. Valerian Noronha, Mrs.Anita Alva and YCS animator Dr.Judith Lobo participated in the program. The Youth spent an hour time at the Infant Jesus Shrine praying and Fr. Jithesh briefed about the significance of the shrine. From there the youths proceeded to the Holy Cross Church, Cordel. The youths attended the Holy Eucharistic celebration concelebrated by Fr.Lawrence Cutinha, Assistant Parish Priest, Holy Cross Church, Cordel and Fr. Jithesh Castelino, Assistant Parish Priest of St. Lawrence church, Moodubelle.


Later, the evening was spent with the ICYM youths of the Cordel Parish. Fr. Victor Machado, Parish Priest of the Holy Cross Church, Cordel welcomed the youth and briefed about the history of Cordel Parish which is one of the largest parish in Mangalore diocese. He also narrated about Rev Fr Alexander Dubois, French Friar, who is called as ‘Frad Saib’ of  Cordel, locally known as Kulshekar and by others as ‘Kullerda Ajjer’. He also explained the belief of the people in the miraculous powers of the soil to heal diseases where the Blessed Rev.Fr. Alexander Dubois is buried.



The youth were overwhelmed by the warm welcome given by Fr. Lawrence Cutinha who was in Moodubelle parish and presently Assistant Parish Priest of Cordel. There was brief introduction by the youth about the activities. Fr. Ashwin Cardoza the ICYM director of Mangalore Diocese and the Resident priest at Cordel also welcomed and congratulated the youth for coming together and taking up this activity. The youths were thrilled to visit the place where the Holy Cross is placed with Stations of the Cross depicted and also had the glimpse of the stations of all Mysteries of the Rosary and the Ten Commandments.


It was indeed a great experience to visit to holy places and spend the afternoon in two holy places. Moreover the Parish Priest, Assistant Parish Priest and ICYM youths of the Holy Cross Church, Cordel gave a very cordial welcome and hospitality with sumptuous refreshments to the youths of Moodubelle Unit.   

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Ronald Sabi, Moodubelle Tue, June-18-2019, 9:21
Congratulations to The ICYM and YCS youths of Moodubelle Unit and their advisers. These activities are basics of building a great future associated with good values.
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