Parish Youth Council
More often than not, I hear my parents say, "If I had this much opportunity and exposure offered to me, I would probably be a different person. "
And truly enough, the Parish Youth Council is all that, and much more. It's brilliant and provides such holistic development for youth, that there isn't much need to look further.
This year, we've brought about a change in the structure of the PYC.
Unlike the past years where the PYC executive was the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer with a similar structure in each of the zones,
This year is different.
The executive consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint-Secretary.
And while the zones have just one overall head, the idea behind this year's PYC is to delegate more, so as to have more participation.
We have initiated Neighborhood Youth Groups that function at the sector level so as to break into smaller groups to get maximum participation.
Right from having various interactive sessions about the faith, bringing it to the level of the youth, modernizing it and putting it into action, to providing a platform for talent of every extravaganza with no limits it pushes us to try our hands out at everything to find what we do best.
There's something for everyone, from treks, to faith formation, to competitions, to learning to lead and organize events. It gives you a satisfaction and learning that nothing else can.
Priest-in-Charge : Fr. Denzil Correia
Lay Co-ordinator : Clayton Mendonca
The zonal youth groups meet at 07: 30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month in the school classroom on the second floor.
The Parish Youth Council meets on every first Saturday of the month at 07: 30 p.m. in the school classroom on the ground floor.
We have 38 English speaking communities in our Parish.
We have one Youth Animator for each community to bring the youth together once a month – This meeting is called “Hangout”
Spiritual Director : Fr. Denzil
Youth today are not the ‘future’ but the ‘present’ of our church, with this new outlook the NYGs (Neighbouring Youth Groups were formed)
AIM : Fellowship, Formation and Service
WHO are the youth ?
All SSC or equivalent and those who are single (not married) and not more than 25 years.
WHAT is Youth Ministry?
A comprehensive effort on the part of the church to serve a broad range of needs of our youth.
WHY NYG ?
a) to cater to very large number of youth, so that no one is lost.
b) provide more opportunities for leadership
c) Tap talents
d) youth find it comfortable to coordinate with the same neighbourhood due to socio-economic background.
e) Easy to distribute work load during planning and executing youth programs
f) Easy net-working with non-member youth
g) all youth will feel accepted and loved
Role of Youth Animators
· Responsible for the growth of sector youth
· To conduct formation session as part of monthly PYC meeting
· To receive feedback, evaluate programs and explore new possibilities
PARISH YOUTH COUNCIL 2019-20
Zonal Youth Presidents
Zone 1 - Baudi: Karen Ferreira
Zone 2 - Somwar Bazzar: Vanali D'souza
Zone 3 - JBC: Shelilah Rosario
Zone 4 - Tank Colony: Jeremiah Karnik
Zone 5 - Lourdes Colony: Aaren Shintre
Zone 6 - Mitchowki: Sherwin Noronah
Zone 7 - Evershine Nagar: Rhea D'costa
Neighbourhood Youth Group Co-ordinators
Zone 1: Baudi
Sector 1: Nathan Fernandes
Sector 2: Tianne Fernandes
Sector 3: Keren Ferreira
Sector 4: Nigel Dsouza
Sector 5: Chryslyn D’silva
Sector 6: Delwin D’souza
Zone 2: Somwar Bazzar
Sector 1: Kelly John
Sector 2: Primal Sequeira
Zone 3: JBC
Sector 1: Anaida Pereira
Sector 2: Elgin D'souza
Sector 3: Kelly Gonsalves
Sector 4: Aaron Parlekar
Zone 4: Tank Colony
Sector 1: Aaron Parlekar
Sector 2: Calvin
Sector 3: Calista
Sector 4: Kimberly
Sector 5: Norma
Sector 7: Vania
Sector 8: Rochelle
Zone 5: Lourdes Colony
Sector 1: Elisa Quadros
Sector 2: Shania Pereira
Sector 3: Jasmine Alapat
Sector 4: Ansell Oliveira
Sector 5: Rishona Lopes
Sector 6: Reyona Lobo
Zone 6: Mithchowki
Sector 1: Neha
Sector 2: Deborah
Sector 3: Kevin
Sector 4: Rosario
Sector 5: Jensen
Zone 7: Evershine Nagar
Sector 1: Elvis Umrao
Sector 2: Aldrich Sarabical
Sector 3: Ethan Fernandes
Sector 4: Veron Dsilva
Sector 5: Anna Fernandes
Sector 6: Calista Dsouza
Sector 7: Nihal Kolhapurkar
PARISH YOUTH ANIMATING TEAM 2019-20
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