Year of Youth

About Year of Youth

The Year of Youth is a yearlong dedication of Diocesan and parish/mission level activities, and is a call to action for all the Syro Malabar faithful. The Year of Youth will begin on Sunday, January 1, 2017 and end on Sunday, December 31, 2017.YOY-Logo
Youth ministries in all the parishes/missions will be integrated under the Diocesan Youth Apostolate, which will provide a common vision for the success and growth of our Syro Malabar Church, promoting unity, and reviving parish life.

Communion (January – April)

Nurturing interior life that encourages oneness within youth.

Generational Unity (May – August)

Forming a greater unity between youth, parents, and priests.

Outreach (September – December)

Encouraging service rooted in Christ and embracing the world around us.

YoY Prayer

Loving Father,
You have blessed our diocese with the gift of the Diocesan Youth Apostolate. We pray that you guide and lead us during the Year of Youth to step forward in our faith. To cater to the young people and fill their souls to continue Your mission. Help us to be united to know, love, and serve the church. Fill us with the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit to revive our parishes.
Young people of this world are faced with many temptations. Although we may fall, You greet us with open arms and embrace us with Your mercy. Help our church to extend endless love to young people in the model of Your Father.
Lord God, You understand us more than anyone else . You began your public ministry during the days of your youth. The road before us may be difficult, but it is in our weakness that You provide us with the strength we need. Strengthen us to rely on your faithful and forgiving love.
Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus and our Mother, help us to be the instrument that God has created us to be. We ask for your intercession and protection over your children.
St. Thomas, our father in faith, pray for us
Blessed Frassati, patron of Year of Youth, pray for us.

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About DYA: Diocesan Youth Apostolate

The mission of the St. Thomas Diocesan Youth Apostolate – a communion of youth groups, initiatives and ministries
– is to unite all young people of the Diocese in response to the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging
the formation of a deep interior life that overflows into genuine service to the Church and to the world.
The soul of DYA seeks to authentically reflect Christ in all our lives such that through the love of those rooted in Him,
others come to experience the path to salvation and the joy of abundant life.

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