Oct 19, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
We will mark the beginning of the Jubilee Monthly Holy Mass On 29th of this month from whitefield.Requesting all JY's from different areas to take this outreach to a new place as a mission and join in.
Venue :St Theresa Novitiate,Whitefield, Bangalore (Near Forum Value Mall)
Date & Time : 29th August, 3pm -5pm
We invite you all for time of Praise & Worship followed by the Holy Mass.
Please contact Riju - 9611733011 for directions.
God Bless you all
Whitefield Prayer Group
Aug 3, 2010
Jul 29, 2010
Look through the program outline below and you will realize that it contains the perfect recipe for a strong and mature spiritual life - growth level sessions on Personal Prayer, Word of God and sacraments, followed with sessions and testimonies on family life.
If you are serious about your spiritual life, take the time out to attend this retreat and you will be glad that you did! May the Spirit lead you.
Session 1: The call to Holiness
- Do not be afraid to become the saints of the new millenium(PPJP II)
- Need for holiness at home, workplaces
- Answering the Lords' call to holiness
Remain in me(Jn 15:4)
- How it will transform you?
- Taking the Lord's presence with you.
- How long and when should I ideally pray?
The violent take the Kingdom of God by force (Mt 11:12)
- Extremely busy at work?Odd job times(Night Shift?)Boredom and dryness in prayer..Married, with kids, and not finding time to pray?...etc You will find answers in this session
Lord, teach us to pray(Luke 11:1)
- Importance of a method of prayer
- Usual constituents of a time of prayer
- How to hear and follow God's special call for you?
Sword of the Spirit(Eph 6:17)
- Importance of memorizing the Word of God
- Allowing WOG to transform you
- Using WOG in personal prayer and intercession
Day 2 - August 8, Sunday
- Why transformation through the Eucharist doesnt take place in our lives?
- Acceptance of one's (future)spouse
- Preparation in prayer and the need for prayer after marriage
- How to make your spiritual life bear fruit in your family and community?
- Challenges faced in building a family after the heart of God
The marriage bed should be kept undefiled (Hebrews 13:4)
- Keeping holiness in marriage
- The rarely touched topic: The Sin of contraception
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
· According to a recent report by the United Nation’s children’s’ Fund, up to 50 million girls and women are missing from India’s population as a result of systematic gender discrimination in India.
· According to the 2001 census, the national sex ratio was 932 girls for 1000 boys.
· India, now, has 930, 000 missing girls every year due to female infanticide.
· There are 6 million abortions taking place every year in India alne!
· Is it not time for us, friends, to act on this issue?
Come, let us fight against this female infanticide and killing of the unborn.
Jul 18, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 17, 2010
This is a very brief update / report on the Bangalore Nurses Meet –“THE CALL” that was organized at the DVK Auditorium, Christ University Campus, Bangalore, from 12th June 2010, 8:30 am to 13th June 2010,5:30 pm.
Efforts with regard to intercessions and prayers, the prominent reason behind the success of the program, had started about 60 days before the program. I take this opportunity to specially thank Shelu for coordinating the intercessions and all the members of the intercession team.
Food was not bought from outside, but cooked on premises and this points to the excellent effort and hard-work put by the Food Team of the program, headed by Mr Praful, Mr Liju (2009 Blore full timer), Dijil and all team members. They worked 24hours starting from Friday evening, without sleep or rest. I take this opportunity to specially thank all the members of the food team and pray to God to reward them abundantly.
The campus team and the attendees of the recent DTP program put in a great effort to support the various activities. I thank them and the Teens Ministry members for the efforts put in for the success of this meet.I thank the decoration team coordinated by Mr.Jomy from Kanjirapally and Lloyd of the campus ministry for their hard work.
A special thanks for Mr. Abishek (National coordinator),Mr.Joby (Previous Nurses National coordinator) and Mr.Renish for supporting us and helping us with their valuable suggestions and above all for their presence and prayers.
The Music Team did a marvelous work not only by leading the participants to wonderful moments of praise and worship, but also by writing, composing and tuning a fresh theme song, exclusively for the program, which was very relevant and meaningful with respect to the nursing profession. I take this opportunity to thank Jomichan, Alphonsa, Dayana, Senofer, Rinto, Manu, Rindo, Hanson , Hashish, Anila, Aashish,Franklyn and all others for the wonderful music that they played.Special thanks to Mr.Shine and family for guiding the music team. The Audio Visual ministry did a great job, preparing well by practicing the action
songs, etc. for about a month to teach new action songs to the participants. I thank them all, from the bottom of my heart.
I specially thank Mr.Dino (JY Pro life Coordinator & Bangalore,Service Team Member) for educating the nurses how they can be a prolifer in their profession.
I thank the local arrangements team (Eldhose, Blesson, Sanju, Thomas,Shibin & others ) the accommodation team (Sabish and all campus ministry members), the liturgy team (Prince and all teens ministry members ),Media ministry (Jino,Patrick,Benny,Jorgey ), Registration Team (Miss Nisha) and all the volunteers for all the help and help that they extended.
A special note of appreciation to Bangalore professionals team members and family group members(Mr.Rinu,Mr.Roshan & Mr.Jude) for supporting the Nurses Meet financially.
I thank Miss Reejamol, the coordinator of the whole program, Mr.Thomson, the Bangalore Coordinator, Mr. Frijo (KJYT), Mr.Vinod (ElderKarnataka Nurses), Dr Joe Bangalore nurses elder, Tijo (KJYT) & Ms.Alphonsa for the excellent support all through the program.
Thanks to everyone for the support you have given for the nurses meet through your prayers.
I thank the Almighty God for giving us an opportunity to grow in his love and calling the nurses to His love.
JY Bangalore Service team member & JY Bangalore Nurses Coordinator
Jun 15, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
MOTHER MARY , ALL THE ANGELS AND SAINTS - Pray for us!
Please see below for a detailed write up of the Prolife Exhibition conducted at St.Anthony`s Friary church Madiwala on May 8th and 9th .
Here it starts :->
As a part of Days Of Grace intercession happening at St.Antony`s friary till Pentecost, Bangalore JY service team decided to celebrate each week with a special theme and the week commencing from May 3rd was selected to proclaim the "GOSPEL OF THE LIFE".Prolife ministry Bangalore took responsibility of this week to conduct an exhibition on Sunday 9th May 2010. This was the first foot step to CELEBRATE LIFE SUNDAY.
Our initial plan was to conduct one normal exhibition and close the chapter. But discussions with prolife National team coordinator Anuraj gave wings to dream an excellent large scale prolife Sunday. After a month of discussions just a week before suggested Sunday some kind of confusions came up whether to invest such a huge amount of money in an exhibition like this.Then as usual during confusions in decision making we asked confirmation from JESUS through our Elder Joy Kottaram. Jesus gave us a full green light for a large scale exhibition also gave us a small warning to keep control of the Finances for this large scale exhibition. Now that we have got a green signal from Jesus and hardly a week remaining for the Exhibition Sunday and no proper arrangements done we had to rush. .
Luke 18:27: "Jesus said, "What is impossible for human beings is possible for God."
With strong trust in our master JESUS we started full-fledged intercessions with fasting commitments throughout the week, HOLY ROSARY`s ,offering HOLY MASS etc also we passed the prayer request to prolifers around Karnataka and number of HOLY ROSARY`s were offered and the fruits began to shower .God blessed us with highly talented 5 JY's from Kerala, and the parish was fully opened to us as we got permission to work day and night .
We started our works on Wednesday morning and some new ideas came up, we go support from a professional JY designer who is aboard. JY`s from all ministries were available for exhibition, nurses ministry gave a big support in mobilization and also during the exhibition. The Bangalore Service Team gave us full support lead by its coordinator Thomson who was there with us day in and day out helping and guiding us in a every possible way.
In the interim the Parish requested us to start the exhibition on Saturday itself as there will be a Saturday evening (Sunday HOLY MASS) which will be attended by many. We have mobilized this program across Bangalore in different ways and also through the news paper media. We were not yet finished with the arrangement but had to rush and put up an incomplete stall just before the end of Saturday evening HOLY MASS. The Exhibition was inaugurated and blessed by Rev. Fr.Babu (Provincial of Friars in India). We were blessed with Dr.Arun (Kerala JY Prolife coordinator) who came to help us .
The exhibition started with lots of confusions and power failure which resulted in Video`s not been able to be displayed and lack of light inside the stalls. People came saw through and went out but we were not satisfied. That day night Anuraj and team and the members of Bangalore Prolife struggled through the whole night and by the GRACE OF JESUS after a whole nights work they managed to arrange and complete the stalls just before the end of first morning mass on Sunday 9th May. Early in the morning we were also blessed with the help of the Youth Night Vigil team from RRC who came and helped us after the end of the Saturday night vigil.
The first mass got over and the crowd came in and went out through the exhibition stalls but something was missing and some of us were depressed as there was no perfection and some issues here and there. During this time we have send in people for intercession and by this time the second HOLY MASS was over and THIS was the moment when the Exhibition really started in a full-fledged manner. The priests of St.Antony’s celebrated the HOLY MASS completed with the theme of Prolife and we even had Fr.Sandesh (Asst Parish Priest) who took a real fetal specimen and showed during the HOLY MASS to all who attended the mass.
The crowds after all the MASS were standing in a long queue to enter the Exhibition stall.
There were a large number of people who came in and viewed the entire exhibition and were blessed to receive the message for life. There were some who even showed desire to join to the JY Prolife team to work and protect life. Prayer cards and Pamphlets were distributed to all and also we got the feedback forms filled from almost all the participants who came there. We also had pretty good sales on Prolife related books, Posters and DVD`s.
Now to tell in detail what were the contents of the Exhibition lets go through the write up given by Joma who just came to help us during the exhibition.
May be a week before, my cousin Anila (JYNPT) invited me for an exhibition at St. Anthony’s Friary Church, Madiwala. Not knowing the impact or the importance, I decided to pay a visit to the place.
Early morning after the mass on 7th May the exhibition started. With a confused state of mind I joined some young zealous and energetic prolifers in their mission to spread the message. There were all together 7 stalls depicting how precious is the life we are gifted with and how we often take it for granted.
I decided to have a look at the stalls before taking a position. As I was about to enter I saw a model displaying a womb with a new life nurturing inside. There were two hands supporting the existence of that new formation - of a mother’s hand from below and our Lord’s hand from above. Admiring the theme I went inside. As I entered my eyes got caught on a cobweb. And on it were anti-prolife agents placed. A cobweb is formed when human life activity reduces in a particular area.
Now the poster presentations started bringing into light the factors which poison our lives without us knowing how deadly there impact can be. All the themes in the poster were supported by the “Word of GOD” which authenticated the subjects. Alongside the posters were the models portraying the various biological stages of a new life right from inception .
In between the poster presentations, there were two counters, one displaying a “Touch of life Fetal Models” and the others displaying the” Original Fetuses”. Through the touch of life fetuses, they were trying to make you realize how you were inside the mother’s womb – tiny, helpless but equally beautiful. Then the counter came where people spent most of the time looking at the display – “original fetuses which ones had life in them. Each fetus displaying the growth stage inside the mother’s womb . It started from a fetus with just 6 weeks maturity and ended up displaying a full-fledged, full term unborn baby. Another counter displayed beautifully the dream world of Angels Army for Kids. The stall offered attractive books and other materials on Angels’ Army.
After going through all these, I took a place where in I could comfortably sit and be a part of the exhibition without moving around and convincing people to stand against the threats to life. And this was the stall where the real life specimens were kept. I thought these specimens were self explanatory and on top of it, there was a volunteer who was actively explaining the details and urging people to stand for life. For quite a long time I was listening to the friend of mine whom I was assisting. Gradually I realised why this fellow volunteer was zealously trying to make others understand to stop abortion.
The realisation was in fact slow, but yes it did seep in. Those tiny human forms were lacking nothing which we had except speech. They were as human as we are. It’s just that we can’t see them and hear them. Had they been given a chance to live, they would have looked as beautiful as any other beautiful creation of God. God made woman in such a way that she could help a life to sustain within her for nine months. But Alas! The mother herself for known or unknown reasons, allowed her womb to be subjected to a cruel murder. They couldn’t speak or fight to protect themselves. So it is our call to fight for those lives which cannot stand for it. You may not get paid for standing for life in worldly manner but our Lord will be delighted at your birth on this earth.
So here I say, ‘Let’s be the voice of the voiceless and stand for “Life “the most precious gift from God.
Finally we ended up after the last HOLY MASS on Sunday around 8pm with a prayer and burning the displayed items of culture of death. This was really a day grace for all of us. The entire exhibition was a great blessing and this will open doors for Prolife in Bangalore in many different and positive ways.Special thanks JYNPT coordinator Anuraj who made this dream come true for Bangalore JY Prolife Team , Anuraj was working continuously for many days without even a proper sleep . Also thanks to the 5 members team who came to Bangalore from Kerala to help us . Thanks to one and all who helped us to make this dream come true .
Prepared By - Dino - Bangalore Service Team Member & Bangalore Prolife CoordiantorA A total of around 2000 people visited the exhibition and many more received the message of life through the Holy Masses on that day in the parish.
May 31, 2010
“May the game of soccer always be more of a means of teaching the values of honesty, solidarity and fraternity, especially among the younger generations.” - Pope
May 25, 2010
Main Resources - Br.George Gloria , Mathew Joseph(ST animator,Bangalore).
Program Coordinators - Mathew Abraham, Anoop
May 13, 2010
Pentecost promises to set your heart on fire! Ensure you are present at St Patricks to receive power from on high. Inform others, spread the news... via a personal visit, or on your phone, send an email, make an announcement, bring the poor, tired, sick and weary.
The wind is blowing again...come and receive a fresh annointing!!!
Please find below the details of the program
Dates: June 12-13th
Venue: DVK HALL,
The target participant group for this program will primarily be from different Nursing Colleges and Hospitals of Bangalore. As is in the case of any evangelistic outreach of such a big magnitude, the need for finance and rotation funds is glaring, especially in these days of preparation. In this regard, we request you to contribute as generously as possible. Every mite received will be duly and gratefully acknowledged with prayers and a receipt. A break up of the expenses for the program will be provided on request.
Looking forward for your support both financially and mightily in prayers,
Yours in Christ,
BANGALORE NURSES COORDINATOR
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May 12, 2010
One week before REACH ‘10 was about to start, nothing was in place; mobilization was not done, pamphlets were not printed, resources were not finalised. Nothing seemed to be in place, but still each member of the teens team had their hope on the Lord. REACH started on Thursday 4:30 pm with the registration. On 1st of May, not even 1 person was confirmed and on 6th May we had 68 participants registered. The first day just passed by, with no one really seeming to be interested.
The second day started with lots of confusion and lots of tension, but still no one lost hope. Amidst all these confusion, Lord showed His mercy upon each one of us. The session on God's love (which was the first session) was liked by all. Then was an activity where the teens themselves prepared and presented skit. Each team presented a skit, and it was well accepted by all. Then was the time of some game and enjoyment with paper dressing. After all this masti was the session and workshop on Confidence Building, which gave the teens an insight on how they could do great things with the help of Lord. After this, the teens attended a session and video presentation on Teen Saints followed by a session on Mother Mary which was taken by Deril (he is now doing his 1st yr BCA). The session was so well accepted by the teens that one of them even said “I want to be like this brother (Deril), when I grow up". It was followed by the Adoration taken by Br.George. It was such a beautiful time of Adoration that every participant felt the touch of Lord; they all said that they were able to feel the love of Christ.
The third day started well with God's grace, with a beautiful time of Praise and Worship, then moving on to Sin and Temptation, the session taken by Teena, followed by a session on Prolife. Then there was a session on 10 commandments taken by Jithin, and then was the time of confession. Many participants said that they were able to make a very good confession. They were able to open up their hearts after a long time and were so much relaxed. After the confession and Holy Mass, the teens attended a session on Holy Spirit, handled by Br.George. This was the day when God's grace and mercy was even more evident. Until 5:00 we were lagging behind by 1 hr, but by the end of the day all the session were over by 8:30 and we had time to even celebrate a teen's birthday and then clean the entire hall and go to sleep by 11:00. Such was the mercy of our Lord. He never left alone anyone of us, be it volunteers or teens. He kept each one of us in His care. The Inner healing session on that day was made more beautiful by the beautiful decoration done by the audio visual ministry and lead by Jithin.
The fourth day, we saw all the participants jumping around with joy after the anointing of the Holy Spirit lead by Jose Sebastian. Many volunteers, who were asked to lay their hands on the teens and pray, themselves felt the power of the Spirit flowing through their body. The anointing worship was followed by a session on the Word of God. Then there was an activity where the teens were asked to publish a newspaper on their past three days at the Camp. The response was awesome. Lord gave the grace that each and every teenager, all the 68 participants were involved in making the newspaper for their group. Total 6 papers were published, all with different names and unique creative ideas. At the end of the day, the parents also gathered to bless their children, they joined us for mass, lunch and then for a session on family values.
Over all it was a beautiful experience for each one part of the program, be it the volunteer or the participant. The Music ministry gave a very lively ending to the programme with very good action songs. The song "Chik Chik Chang" written and composed by Becky of Chennai was liked by all the participants and their parents. The Audio Visual ministry made the programme more colourful with meaningful skits in between sessions. The best thing was that, all the big resources were listed for the program, but everyone was busy at that time, so everyone part of team became the resources. The testimonies shared by the leaders of the Bangalore teens team was most inspiring. There was one girl Maria who was a participant of Philia'09. She gave testimonies that made each one to stand in awe of our Lord. His mercies never cease. She gave 3-4 testimonies without preparing. Lord Jesus was merciful on each one of us.
I would like to end this write-up by telling the line that Tulip got while she was preparing for MC - "God does not choose the qualified, but qualifies the chosen". It was indeed true in case of everyone part of REACH '10. He moulded and used each one of us. Glory and Praise be to our great and mighty Lord. His mercies never cease. So much of joy is there in my heart right now as I write this. Praise the Lord forever. Please continue praying for each participant of REACH and Chalo. The participants of both the programs touched all of our heart so much, that their love is still fresh in our hearts and mind.
May 4, 2010
Requesting your prayers and presence for the exhibition. It will be of great help to the organizers if you can share this information with all your friends and well wishers.
This exhibition is open for all in Bangalore. Be there, Get Friends and Support Life!
May 3, 2010
For details contact -- 9663372085
The theme of the programme is "Extend your boundaries". The program is for children studying in High School classes.
To send children in your family or any teen you know for this teens camp, reach out to Jomon Jose - 9880795754, Prince - 9844595596
Apr 29, 2010
Apr 27, 2010
The retreat would be a time of unwinding & experiencing Jesus to set us free.It would be a time of reflection on how we could live with Jesus everyday. The theme will be "Bloom where you are planted" with reference to the working world.
Mar 29, 2010
If interested to know more or contribute in week1 (April 5th – April 10th) contact – 9902399887
- Intentions of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI
- Priests & the Vocations to PriestHood
- True Spirit of Metanoia to each member of the Parish Family
- Needs of Catholic Church in Bangalore & Karnataka
- Franciscan Fathers & all the Missionaries of the Church
- Jesus Youth Movement
Mar 24, 2010
- Our teens’ program ‘Reach’ is scheduled from 6 to 9 May 2010 in Carmel Convent School near Diary Circle.
Acts 17:27 – “God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find Though he is not far from each one of us”
To send your children or any teen you know for this teens camp reach out to ---- Jomon Jose -9880795754, Justin -9731038958
- Chalo is a mission initiative of National Teens Team.This year we are going to Jharkand. From all over india we are expecting around 25 teen participants for this mission .
The date of the misson is from 28'th April to 23'rd may(Including journey and Training).
April 28----Journey starts
April 29.... Preparation Retreat Starts in Bangalore.
May 2----- Journey to Jharkand.
May 4------In Jharkand and mission training starts.
May 7------Mission Begins.
May 17----Evaluation of Chalo.
May 18 and 19--- National Teens Leaders Gathering in Ranchi.
May 20----- Mission Complete.Back Home.
Mar 19, 2010
Jesus Youth is an international Catholic youth movement with a Charismatic spirituality. It had its beginnings in Kerala (India), but is now active in many different countries throughout the world. Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people themselves, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out toother young people. The strength of the movement is its special focus on a life centred on the Lord Jesus Christ; beginning with an experience of God, nourished by prayer, the Word of God, the sacraments and fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. Though not an actual community, Jesus Youth is a network of small but vibrant groups of young people. In their own life situations, they strive to give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today's world in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Convinced that youth is a time of great generosity and creativity, young people from all walks of life are encouraged to do something good with the Lord. This has resulted in various ministries and faith formation projects which form part of Jesus Youth.
We consider ourselves to be inspired and called by the Holy Spirit in these times, to be at the service of the Church and the world, especially the youth.
We believe that we have been individually elected and called by the Lord to be part of this Jesus Youth fellowship.
We believe that our individual charisms and gifts will be better developed in this fellowship to be at the service of the people of God.
We believe that youth is the hope of the world and the Church, and that the Lord has specially called us to creatively and positively direct the youth for the building up of the Kingdom.
We consider ourselves to be part of that tradition of individuals and communities raised up by the Spirit at various times in history to renew the children of God through their commitment to the Heavenly Father.
We achieve this through a faithful following of the Lord, imbibing the Word and in loyalty to the Catholic Church by following the teachings of the Magisterium and the hierarchy.
Be with us Mary along the way,guide every step we take.Lead us to Jesus,your loving Son.Come with us Mary,come."
Mar 17, 2010
In the introduction of the encyclical Evangelium vitae (gospel of life), Pope John Paul 2 wrote: “To all the members of the Church, the people of life and for life, I make this most urgent appeal, that together we may offer this world of ours new signs of hope, and work to ensure that justice and solidarity will increase and that a new culture of human life will be affirmed, for the building of an authentic civilization of truth and love."
We are celebrating the 15th anniversary of Evangelium Vitae in March 2010.On this occassion Jesus Youth is organising a Prolife Resource Training Program in Bangalore ( 19 -21 of march 2010) @ Upasana, St.Camillus study house, near Christ School.