The National Youth Convention (NYC) Cross which arrived to the city after travelling in other parts of Karnataka was welcomed at Rosario Cathedral on Sunday December 11, 2016.
The Director of the ICYM Mangalore Diocese Rev. Fr Ronald D’Souza handed over the Cross to Msgr. Denis Moras Prabhu, the Vicar General of the Mangalore Diocese. Msgr. Denis accepted the Cross on behalf of the Diocese and the Bishop and handed it over to the dean of Episcopal Deanery Rev. Fr J B Crasta.
The Cross was later kept in the Rosario Cathedral and Fr Ronald along with Fr. Anil Lobo, Director of ICYM Episcopal City Deanery conducted the prayer service.
The NYC Cross will be taken to all the 12 deaneries of Mangalore and finally be brought to the NYC venue St Joseph Engineering College on January 18, 2017.
In Karnataka region the 10th NYC Cross journey commenced in the archdiocese of Bengaluru on April 3 this year and thereafter continued through Mandya, Mysuru, Chikkamagaluru, Ballari, Kalburgi, Belagavi, Karwar, Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Puttur, Beltangady and Udupi dioceses, travelling a distance of 2,000 kilometers and was welcomed in the diocese on December 11.
President of the ICYM Mangalore Diocese Mr. Jackson Eric, Secretary Ms. Ancita D’Souza, PRO Mr. Joel Concessao, ICYM Media Advisor Mr. Elias Fernandes, Director of Sandesha Rev. Fr. Vijay Victor Lobo and others were present.