president Most Rev. Bernard Moras

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ABOUT KRYC ( KARNATAKA REGIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION )


Karnataka Regional Youth Commission (KRYC) is under the leadership of Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishop's Council (KRCBC). Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras, Archbishop of Bangalore is the President of KRCBC and also the president of KRYC.

It is one of the 18 Regional Commissions of the KRCBC. Read more

Most Rev. Dr. Henry D’Souza, Bishop of Bellary Diocese is the present Chairman of the Karnataka Regional Youth Commission.

Rev. Fr. Mari Joseph is the present KRYC Secretary, ICYM and YCS/YSM Regional director and MIJARC Regional Chaplin.

The Karnataka Regional Youth Commission office is placed in Regional Pastoral Centre, Bangalore.

The church in India as a whole is divided into 13 regions and the Karnataka state is one such region.

The Karnataka state has 14 Dioceses and is known as “Karnataka Region”.

The dioceses in the Region are:

1. Bangalore
5. Bhadravati
9. Mandya
13. Shimoga
2. Belgaum
6. Chikmagalur
10. Mangalore
14. Udupi
3. Bellary
7. Gulbarga
11. Mysore

4. Belthangady
8. Karwar
12. Puttur

The Karnataka Region Catholic Bishop’s Council (KRCBC) The church in India is administered by the Catholic Bishop’s Council of India (CBCI). Under the CBCI for the Karnataka region there is a regional council called as The Karnataka Region Catholic Bishop’s Council (KRCBC) which is the apex body of the church in Karnataka. There are 14 dioceses in the region. The KRCBC is the council of Bishops, Where the regional policy matters are discussed. The KRCBC has 18 commissions and each Commission is headed by a Bishop as chairman. Under the chairmanship of a Bishop the commission has a secretary who is the chief functionary of the commission, along with one or two joint secretaries. During the KRCBC meeting the secretary presents the report and a plan for the future, which will be discussed in the KRCBC and the approval of the Bishops, is obtained. Once the approval is obtained, the secretary guides the Diocese commission secretaries in the implementation of the plans.

There is always a to and fro communication within and among commissions. The commissions separately, as well as under the KRCBC meet at least twice a year. The Karnataka church has a very good network down the line from the Archbishop to the last person in the ward. There is line of communication. Through this network of communication dissemination of information and eliciting the response of all the Stakeholders can be easily done.

In January 1985, the Karnataka Regional Youth Commission (KRYC) came into existence and was officially approved by the Karnataka Regional Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRCBC).

Ever since its existence, under the leadership of several chairman Bishops and Regional secretaries the works of KRYC among the high school students are carried out under the banner of Young Christian Students/Young Students Movement (YCS/YSM) both in the schools and parishes. In parishes of the Catholic Church in Karnataka, Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) is the movement of young people between 15-30 years. In 2004, it got affiliated to another International Movement for Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth known as (MIJARC). Under this movement, efforts are made to train the rural youth in sustainable agricultural practices like animal husbandry, organic farming, introduction of modern technology into farming food security etc., apart from this, other youth movements like AICUF, DON BOSCO HOSANNA YOUTH and JESUS YOUTH etc., work under the umbrella of KRYC. It aims to inspire individual and collective transformation to create positive social change. It coordinates its work in the 14 dioceses, focused on disadvantaged Students, youth and the environment.

The Karnataka Regional Youth Commission (KRYC) is formed keeping in mind the integral Development of a person. The church is concerned about the physical, psychological and Spiritual needs of every individual person. Therefore, social, economic, administrative, cultural, technological and environmental needs of every individual person are focused while forming the pastoral plan. The commission looks at the person from its own Perspective but contributing to the one whole. The commission is working at a common vision for the region and building every person in totality. Thus every person in Karnataka, without prejudice to caste, creed and color would benefit. All round development of all is the ultimate objective of the commission. Hide

KRYC Circular - April 2014

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Diocesan Eexecutive Members Read More
Regional ICYM Executive Members for the Year 2014 - 2015 Read More
Yuvajanotsava - 2014
30th March, 2014
Most Rev. Thomas vazhapilly Bp of Mysore, Most Rev. Henry D’Souza, Bp of Bellary, Chairman KRCBC Youth Commission Msqr. Marie Joseph, Mysore ... Read More
“Motivational and Leadership Training Program” at ODP
29th & 30th March, 2014
The KRCBC Youth Commission Organized “Motivational and Leadership Training Program” at ODP, Mysore on 29th and 30th March 2014 ... Read More
Lingasgur Deanery Youth Seminar
23rd March, 2014
“Together we shall make a world of difference” under this theme Lingasgur Deanary youth seminar was organized by diocesan youth commission ... Read More

LINKS

Bangalore Diocese

Encounter Jesus – Youth Retreat
9th March, 2014
ICYM and Holy Ghost Youth teamed up to bring 350 youth together for a fascinating day of prayer and reflection. March 9th 2014 was a special day ... Read More
Gloria 2013 – An ICYM Bangalore Christmas Concert
15th December, 2013
The Archdiocesan Youth Commission celebrated Christmas with a colorful exhibition of song and dance at GLORIA 2013 a Christmas Concert... Read More



Rev. Fr. Divya Paul
DYD of Bangalore

Belgaum Diocese

Diocese Pastoral Council – Belgaum

Belgaum Mar 8: Rev. Fr. Franklin D’Souza the Regional Youth Director of Karnataka addressed to the Diocese Pastoral Council of Belgaum Diocese on March 2nd 2011. He spoke on YOUTH REALITY today: How to build youth groups in parish, the problems that we encounter and how to move towards the solution.

Belgaum Diocese Youth Retreat

Retreat began on 17th at 10 am with praise and worship Bro. George preached on God’s love. He explained his encounter with the Lord when he was in the film industry. Being a sinner how Jesus loved him, He will surely love all the youth more than me. At 12 pm the Diocese Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado together with 6 priests offered Holy Mass and prayed for the success of the retreat. He also invited the youth to love Jesus and to lead a Holy life. He stressed that Youth have lot of talents and potentiality. We have to contribute in the society and in the church.


Rev. Fr. Harry Victor D`Cruz,
DYD of Belgaum

Belgaum Diocese - YCS / YSM

Diocese Pastoral Council – Belgaum

Belgaum Mar 8: Rev. Fr. Franklin D’Souza the Regional Youth Director of Karnataka addressed to the Diocese Pastoral Council of Belgaum Diocese on March 2nd 2011. He spoke on YOUTH REALITY today: How to build youth groups in parish, the problems that we encounter and how to move towards the solution.

Belgaum Diocese Youth Retreat

Retreat began on 17th at 10 am with praise and worship Bro. George preached on God’s love. He explained his encounter with the Lord when he was in the film industry. Being a sinner how Jesus loved him, He will surely love all the youth more than me. At 12 pm the Diocese Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado together with 6 priests offered Holy Mass and prayed for the success of the retreat. He also invited the youth to love Jesus and to lead a Holy life. He stressed that Youth have lot of talents and potentiality. We have to contribute in the society and in the church.


Rev. Fr. Roshan Santhamayor
Director , YCS / YSM - Belgaum

Bellary Diocese

Lingasgur Deanery Youth Seminar
23rd March, 2014
“Together we shall make a world of difference” under this theme Lingasgur Deanary youth seminar was organized by diocesan youth commission ... Read More
Marriage preparation courses
15th & 16th March, 2014
Two- Days Marriage preparation courses from 15th -16th March,2014 at Risen Christ Church, Kavital where 83 members took part in it ... Read More


Rev. Fr. Alphonse George
DYD of Bellary

Belthangady Diocese

10th Karnataka Regional Youth Commission Council Meeting held at jana Nilaya,Belthangady Diocese.

Belthangady, June 19 : 10th Karnataka Regional Youth Commission (KRYC) council meeting took place in Jana Nilaya the Diocese Pastoral Centre, Diocese of Belthangady On 16th and 17th June 2012. There were 60 members including REXCO and YCS representative, all participated actively in the council. The Council was mainly focused on 8th Regional Convention which will be taking place in Belthangady on 28-30th Sept 2012.

Youth meet held in Jageri Pannur Diocese of Bellary

Bellary Diocese (Jageri Pannur), Feb. 14: Jageri pannur a Small villige parish in the diocese of Bellary consist of 250 christian family was enlighten by the pastoral visit by Bishop Henry D`Souza along with the youth director of the diocese Fr.mari Joseph.The time was fixed to meet youth 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. It was well prepared meeting parish youth president submitted their report of the activities done in parish through youth and submitted their plan for future.


Rev. Fr. Joby pullattu
DYD of Belthangady

Bhadravati Diocese

Leadership Training : August 4th, 2013
August 4th, 2013 : Repponpet parish conducted a leadership training programme for the youth on 4th Aug 2013 at Ripponpet church. 39 ICYM members got benefited by this training programme. Fr. Francis Kulathingal ICYM Zone director Sr. Shalet MableCMC DLA, and Br. Jaison lead the classes. Read More


Orientation Program in Shimoga :
24th June, 2013 : 1The Diocese representatives of Bhadravathi and Shimoga met together at SMSSS, Chaitanya from 3.00-5.30pm on Sunday the 20th of June’10. There were 52 ( 26 from Shimoga + 25 from Bhadravathi ) members including Bishops Gerald, Henry D’souza , Read More



Rev. Fr. Subhas Chellamkattil
DYD of Bhadravati

Chikmagalur Diocese

Indian Catholic Youth Movement
August 9th - 10th, 2013 : The Youth Convention of Chikmagalur began on 9th August, 2013 from 8 am to 10 am registration committee under the leadership of Fr. Vincent D’Souza worked out so well and from 10 to 11 praise and worship and ice breaking session... Read More

Kala Sourabha 2010

Kala Sourabha, a unique cultural contest been a practice in the diocese of Chikmagalur for several years, once again gathered momentum in the International Year of Youth, 2010-2011. The Balehonnur Deanary gathered its young people from 7 out of 10 parishes Read More


Rev. Fr. William Pereira
DYD of Chikmagalur

Gulburga Diocese

Diocesan Level YSM Day at St. Joseph College Bidar
18th January, 2014
The diocesan level YSM day was held on 18th Jan 2014 at St. Joseph College Bidar. The theme as decided was “Education in Modern World”. Read More
Yuva Kriya Samithi Meeting and The Dexco Election
15th November, 2013
YuvaKriyasamiti meeting and the Diocesan DEXCO election was held on 15th November 2013 at Sacred Heart Church Bidar. 48 members ... Read More



Rev .Fr. Maria Anand sdb
DYD of Gulburga

Karwar Diocese

Career Advancement and Survey Orientaion at KDDC – KARWAR

Karwar Diocese, Aug. 11: On 13th July at 10 am thus program was presided over by Bishop Derek Fernandes of Karwar, and inaugurated by Msrr. Simon Tellis Vicar General of Karwar. Director of KDDC Fr Lawrence Fernandes, Cathedral vicar Fr Chrysostom Rodrigues, Regional Youth director Fr Franklin D’Souza, Mr. Cyril Vaz from KROSS Bangalore, Mrs. Pauline Fernandes, teacher, Karwar Diocese Youth President Mr. Patrick Tellis were guest6 of honor. Fr Ronay D’Souza welcomed the gathering.

ICYM DAY at St. John the Baptist Church, Honmav-Kumta, Karwar Diocese

Karwar Diocese, (St. John the Baptist Church), Oct 25: The ICYM day was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, Honmav-Kumta on 25th Oct. Program started with praise and worship led by Bro. William and Bro.T. K. George . Then Bro. T. K. George spoke on “Youth and their Responsibility to the Church, to the Society and in the Family’



Rev. Fr. Roystan Gonzalves
DYD of Karwar

Mandya Diocese

Youth Conveniton Mandya Dicoses
Diocese of Mandya had its second Diocese youth convention on the 27th January, 2013 the venue of which was the infant Jesus cathedral, Hinkal, Mysore. The Read More

ICYM,Youth Day Celebration at Mandya Diocese.
ICYM Diocese of Mandya celebrated the Syro-Malabar Youth day in a grand manner on 8th Sunday, 2012 at Infant Jesus Cathedral, Mysore. The youth delegates from different units and colleges made their way the Cathedral in the wake of the early morning.

ICYM - Youth Programme, Mandya Diocese.
Karnataka is a fertile land for higher education and employment opportunities. The presence of multinational companies and professional educational institutions has created an increased number of migrat






Rev. Fr. Renerse koyickalot
DYD of Mandya

Mangalore Diocese ICYM

66th ICYM General Body meeting of Mangalore diocese

7th July 2013 : Mr.Sheldon Crasta from Bendor has been unanimously elected as the new president of Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) central council,
The chief guest Mangalore south constituency MLA Mr. J R Lobo, wished good luck to the new team of ICYM and said that youngsters should take the Read More

Youth Faith Fest 10th Mar 2013
On the occasion of the year of faith, ICYM CENTRAL COUNCIL OF MANGALORE DIOCESE in association with divine word TV and western institute of technology organized a spiritual eve on the 10th of March 2013. The program began with the prayer dance by ICYM Kirem Unit which Read More



Rev . Fr. Ronald Prakash D’souza
DYD of Mangalore

Mangalore Diocese YCS / YSM

Inauguration of YSM
August 31st, 2013 : It is for the first time in the history of Mangalore Diocese, the YSM (Young Students Movement) has been introduced on 19th July 2013... Read More


YCS Annual General Body Meeting July 14th, 2013 : Young Catholic Students (YCS) Mangalore Diocese Annual General Body Meeting, Central Council Election & Unit Office bearers Training Programme 2013-2014 held on 14th July 2013, Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More





Rev. Fr. Edwin Vincent Correa D’souza
Director , YSC / YSM - Mangalore

Mysore Diocese

Yuvajanotsava - 2014
30th March, 2014
Most Rev. Thomas vazhapilly Bp of Mysore, Most Rev. Henry D’Souza, Bp of Bellary, Chairman KRCBC Youth Commission Msqr. Marie Joseph, Mysore ... Read More
“Motivational and Leadership Training Program” at ODP
29th & 30th March, 2014
The KRCBC Youth Commission Organized “Motivational and Leadership Training Program” at ODP, Mysore on 29th and 30th March 2014 ... Read More


Rev. Fr. J. Anthony Raj
DYD of Mysore

Puttur Diocese

To be Updated


 Rev. Fr. J. Roy Martin
DYD of Puttur

Shimoga Diocese

Yuva Mitra – Youth Commission ICYM – General Body
9th February, 2014
The ICYM General body of the diocese of Shimoga had gathered for a planning session of DYC. Three office bearers from each parish unit viz parish unit President... Read More
Yuva Mitra – Youth Commission ICYM - DEXCO
9th February, 2014
The ICYM DEXCO had gathered for a planning session of DYC. The meeting was arranged at Sacred heart Cathedral Presbytery hall. The deliberations... Read More


Rev. Fr. Ronald veigus,
DYD of Shimoga

Udupi Diocese

ICYM Diocese Central Committee organized Youth Fest - 2014 - Huge success
3rd March, 2014
Diocese of Udupi ICYM Central Council organized Youth Fest – 2014 at Milagres College Campus, Kallianpur near here on Sunday, 2nd March, 2014. Read More
Udupi Diocese ICYM Report
29th September, 2013 : “ Love, Service and Polite Spirit ” - each and every word of the Indian Catholic Youth Movement’s anthem was highlighted and witnessed by a gathering of around 250 people at Immaculate Read More





Rev. Fr.  Edwin D'Souza
Director , ICYM - Udupi

Udupi Diocese YCS / YSM

YSM Convention held at Udyavara
14th January, 2014
Young Students Movement (YSM) of Udupi Diocese organized Yuva Sangama at St. Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, Udyavara near here on Tuesday, 14th January, 2014. Read More
YCS Peace Rally & Rural Games
15th November, 2013
Young Christian Students (YCS) of the Udupi Diocese held to mark the faithful year “Peace Rally” and Rural Kridathosava (Sports) here on ... Read More



Rev. Fr.  Edwin D'Souza
Director , YCS / YSM - Udupi

AICUF

“AICUF (All India Catholic University Federation) is a movement of university student with a vision for a new and just society. Progressing in a history of constant re-discovery and re- creation. AICUF ever tries to link itself to the emerging needs and realities of the university, the church and the wider society”

Aims and objectives

a. To motivate students to engage in studies, research and other activities linked to broader socio-economic and political issues with a view to becoming a creative and critical force within the college/university.





Rev. Fr. Brian pereira
State Advisor

Don Bosco Youth

BOSCO Youth Cultural Exchange
1st - 3rd November, 2013
Don Bosco Hassan throbbed with youthful feats as it hosted Cul – Ex – IV 2013 from 1 to 3 November with the theme “Unity in Diversity.” Read More

World Youth Day Celebrated as Faith Fest in Bangalore
27th & 28th July 2013 : Nearly 400 Catholic youth and animators from Don Bosco centres (SDB & FMA) in Karnataka participated in the Faith Fest held at Auxilium, Salesian Sisters, Avalahalli, Bangalore, on 27 & 28 July. It was jointly organized by Read More



Rev. Fr.  Anil D'sa
Donbosco youth Director

Hosanna Youth

Hosanna Youth, started in 1998, is the youth wing of the Bangalore Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (BCCRS) formed to specifically attend to the spiritual needs and formation of the youth of Bangalore and onward from here. Rev.Fr.Britto Jacob Cssr, is our Spiritual Director. The composition of the group is youth, students and professionals, from various parished across Bangalore. Members of our group also serve in their respective parishes in various capacities be it in the parish councils or choirs. We meet every Saturday at Holy Cross Fathers, Museum Road for weekly prayer and fellowship. We have conducted and helped at various spiritual programs such at retreats, seminars and conventions in and around Bangalore.

Hosanna youth programme

SPREAD YOUR WINGS is conducting a Stewardship Retreat on the 16th and 17th of March 2013 at NSK.
• Handling Finances   • Budgeting and Planning   • Tithes and Offerings Read More







Robern Martin

Hosanna Youth Co Ordinator

Jesus Youth

Karnataka Campus Meet’13
1st - 3rd November, 2013
The Karnataka Jesus Youth Campus team organized a regional campus meet for students in Bangalore from the 1st of November to 3rd November 2013... Read More
KSLG Report

Karnataka Servant Leaders gathering was organized by the Karnataka Jesus Youth Team on 28th & 29th of June at Ryshivana in Mangalore... Read More





Jomichan P George

Jesus youth coordinator