Bishop



Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao
Shimoga Diocese



Diocesan Youth Director



Rev. Fr. Ronald Veigas
Shimoga Diocese

Shimoga Diocese


ICYM

Orientation to ICYM members at Bhadravathi Old Town
18th February, 2018: The ICYM unit of Vailankanni Church Bhadravathi OT Parish had organised an orientation program for its members on 18.02. 2018. More+

Taize Prayer Service at Mavinkere Church
18th February, 2018: The Youth Commission of the diocese of Shimoga had conducted a Taize prayer service at St. Theresa of Child Jesus Church, Mavinkere. More+

Christmas Yuva Sambhrama at Shimoga Diocese
17th December, 2017: The youth Commission of the diocese of Shimoga had organised a Christmas celebration on 16.12.2017 at Sneha Sadhan, Cathedral Church campus ... More+

Sports Meet at Thirthahalli, Shimoga Diocese
11th December, 2017: Vianney Deanery ICYM and YCS/YSM units had organised a sports meet at Thirthahalli on 10.12.2017. There were 4 teams for Throw ball ... More+

Shimoga Diocese Youth Volunteers at Training Programme at Mysore
11th November, 2017: Volunteerism is one the most desired and revered aspects of Youth Ministry. Youth love to serve voluntarily. The elections in the Nation ... More+

ICYM of Davangere organizes Taize Prayer for Youth
4th November, 2017: Taize is a Village in France which attracts thousands of youth from all around the world. It’s an amazing to in the midst of lights adoring Jesus... More+

ICYM Central Council Meeting
22nd October, 2017: Christmas is fast approaching and the central council of ICYM of the diocese of Shimoga had its preparatory meeting on 22.10.2017 in view of celebrating... More+

The ICYM of Shimoga Diocese collaborated in WORLD BLIND WALK on World Vision Day
16th October, 2017: World Blind Walk a programme by Project Vision a dream child of Fr. George Kennanthanam is a unique program on the day of World Sight Day. World Blind... More+

ICYM Shimoga Diocese Central Council Core Team meeting
20th August, 2017 : Yuvamithra, the Diocesan Youth Commission had organized a Live-in program with planning and evaluation for the ICYM newly elected DEXCO members on 20.08.2017. More+

New ICYM Office Bearers Elected for Shimoga Diocese
7th August, 2017 : The General Body Meeting of ICYM – Shimoga Diocese was held on 30 July 2017 at Chaithanya in Shimoga in view of forming the new Executive Council. There was a Leadership More+

NYC-17 Cross Journey Shimoga Diocese
In view of national youth convention scheduled to be celebrated on 19th to 23rd Jan 2017, in St. Joseph's engineering collage campus, Mangalore, a Cross has been travelling in different ... More+

The Diocesan Youth convention 2016 of Shimoga
30th October, 2016 : Yuvamitra is the Youth Commission of the diocese of Shimoga had convened 5th Diocesan Youth Convention on 28th-30th October 2016 at Sacred ... More+

Health Awareness program in the Prison by ICYM of Shimoga
16th April 2016 : The ICYM of the diocese of Shimoga had organized a health awareness program of the prisoners at Shimoga on 11 April 2016 in co ordination ... More+

Taize Prayer Service at Mary Immaculate Church, Bhadravathi New Town
21st March 2016 : The ICYM unit of Bhadavathi New Town had organized a Taize prayer service for all the people of the parish on 21.03.2016. It was well attended by the parishioners ... More+

Youth Orientation Program at Sorab
3rd March 2016 : The ICYM unit of St.Sebastian's Church, Sorab had organised a orientation program for the youth of the parish unit on 06.03.2016. The parish priest Rev. Fr. victor ... More+

Taize Prayer Service at Sharavathinagar Church
28th February 2016 : There was a Taize Prayer Service conducted on 28. Feb.2016 at Infant Jesus Church, Sharavathinagar by the Youth Commission of Shimoga ... More+

Youth Orientation Program
30th December 2015 : New unit of ICYM of Thandagunda parish had an orientation program on 30 Dec 2015. There were 23 youth who participated in this program. The parish priest ... More+

ICYM Orientation Program St. Anthony’s Church at Karehalli
The ICYM unit of Karehalli had an orientation program conducted by Fr. Ronald Veigas. Arul Mary the diocesan Joint Secretary welcomed the gathering. Rev. Dr. Anthony Peter the parish priest was present for the program. In his address he said... More+

ICYM Training Program at Bhadravati New Town
The ICYM unit of Bhadravati New Town had organized a training program in the parish hall. The parish priest Rev. Fr. Winifred along with the Animator Sr. Sylvia and office bearers of the unit inaugurated the program... More+

Leadership Training Program and Election for New DEXCO 2015-16
The Yuvamithra had organized leadership training program in view of elections for new DEXCO. The ICYM of the diocese of Shimoga has new DEXCO today. There were 54 youth present for the training program ... More+

Formation of ICYM at Kable
28th June, 2015 : There was an orientation program organized for ICYM unit at Kable on 28.07.2015. A new unit of ICYM came into existence with 17 members... More+

ICYM DEXCO meets at Yuvamithra new Office
21st June, 2015 : The Diocesan Executive Committee of ICYM of the Diocese of Shimoga met at its new office located in the Cathedral campus... More+

Deanery Youth Convention 2015
26th April, 2015 : There was a jubilation and celebration in the air of Thirthahalli as the youth of various parishes of the Diocese of Shimoga came together on 26th April 2015 ... More+

ICYM of Hiriyur Parishs
29th March, 2015 : The Youth Commission of Shimoga Diocese along with ICYM of Vailankanni Church Bhadravathi OT had jointly organized Taize Prayer service ... More+

Taize Prayer at Bhadravathi OT
22nd March, 2015 : The Youth Commission of Shimoga Diocese along with ICYM of Vailankanni Church Bhadravathi OT had jointly organized Taize Prayer ... More+

ICYM Central Council Meet at Thirthahalli
1st March, 2015 : The Central Council of the Youth Commission of the diocese of Shimoga gathered for a planning session on 01March 2015 at Thirthahalli... More+

Yuvamahotsava 2015
24th – 26th Jan, 2015 : The Diocesan Youth convention was held on 24th – 26th January, 2105 at Bidar in Gulbarga Diocese. 217 youth from all over the diocese took part... More+

Youth Retreat
The youth retreat was conducted at Harihara Shrine Church from 22nd - 23rd November, 2015. Youth of today are in search of God. They love God and spirituality... More+


Yuvamitra
9th to 11th May, 2014
The youth commission of the Diocese of Shimoga had organized “Yuvajanotsava” a youth convention in the diocese ... More+
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... 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... More+

YCS / YSM

YCS/YSM of Shimoga Exposes to Rural Reality
19th April, 2018: YCS/YSM is a student movement which functions on the methodology of Awareness, Reflection, Action and Evaluation (See-Judge-Act-Evaluate). More+

Shimoga Diocese held Live-in Programme for YCS/YSM Leaders
24th September, 2017 : Yuvamithra, the Youth Commission of the diocese of Shimoga had organised a Live-in Programme from 23-24 Sep 2017 for the members of YCS/YSM central council More+

YCS/YSM Karnataka Elects New Office Bearers at Don Bosco, Chitradurga
5th September, 2017 : The Karnataka Regional YCS/YSM council had its AGM on 03 September 2017 at CHITHRA, Don Bosco Training Centre in Chitradurga, Shimoga. It was hosted More+

YCS/YSM General Body Meeting and Elections 2017-2018
27th July, 2017:The Annual General Body meeting of YCS/YSM of Shimoga diocese was held on 22-23 July 2017 at Chaithanya, Shimoga. The office bearers of the parish units More+

Village Exposure Camp by the Youth Commission of Shimoga
22nd - 25th April 2017 : Villages are precious assets of our country. Life in the villages is clean, serene and sincere. Ever flowing ... More+

Taize Prayer Service at Sharavathinagar Church
28th February 2016 : There was a Taize Prayer Service conducted on 28. Feb.2016 at Infant Jesus Church, Sharavathinagar by the Youth Commission of Shimoga ... More+

Village Exposure Program at Kable
17th - 20th April 2016 : The Yuvamitra, Youth Commission of the Diocese of Shimoga had organized a Village Exposure program for the YCS/YSM members from 17th to 20th April 2016 at Kable... More+

YCS orientation in St. Anthony’s Church at Karehalli
The YCS unit of Karehalli Church had an orientation and training program on 31.10.2015. The diocesan Youth Director Fr. Ronald Veigas was the resource person. The parish priest Fr. Anthony Peter in his welcome speech and introductory talk appealed... More+

YCS/YSM Students of Shimoga in the Regional Convention held at Udupi
The diocese of Shimoga had 76 delegates and 5 animators participated in this convention. In these days convention for about 650 students from all over Karnataka and also NEXCO members participated in this historic event... More+

YCS live-in-program for the DTS of Shimoga
A two day Live-in-program was organized for the newly elected members of central council, the DTS of Shimoga. The program was uniquely designed as to know each of the council members closely. A lot of group dynamics... More+

YCS/YSM General Council and Leadership Training Program 2015 - 2016
11th - 12th July, 2015 : Yuvamitra the Commission for Youth of the Diocese of Shimoga had convened the 4th General Council of YCS/YSM 0n 11th -12 July 2015 in view ... More+

YCS Orientation Program at Harihar
8th July, 2015 : There was an orientation and training program arranged for the YCS unit of Harihar Parish on 08th July 2015. 39 students attended this training ... More+

Formation of YCS Unit and Cell groups at Ragigudda
6th June, 2015 : YCS orientation, formation of new unit and election for the office bearers was held on 06.07.2015 at St. Anthony’s Church, Ragigudda. ... More+

Evaluation of Village Exposure and YCS Orientation at Jog Falls
6th & 7th June, 2015 : An evaluation of the village exposure cum an orientation for the newly joined members of YCS was held on 6th and 7th of June 2015. There were 30... More+

Deanery Youth Convention 2015
26th April, 2015 : There was a jubilation and celebration in the air of Thirthahalli as the youth of various parishes of the Diocese of Shimoga came together on 26th April 2015 ... More+

Report of YCS/YSM Village Exposure Camp
9th - 12th April, 2015 : YCS/YSM Diocese of Shimoga had organized Diocesan level village exposure camp from 9th to 12th April at Padanbail, Jog Falls ... More+

YCS – DEXCO Live in Program at Jog Falls
8th April, 2015 : The YCS central council of the diocese of Shimoga had its Live-in-Program on 08-April 2015 at Christ the king Church, Jog Falls ... More+

Report of YCS Review of Life Programme at Hiriyur
28th March, 2015 : There was an YCS review of life programme held at Assumption Church, Hiriyur on 28-3-2015 It was conducted by Fr.Ronald Veigas the Diocesan Youth ... More+

YCS Orientation Program at Thirthahalli
1st March, 2015 : YCS unit of Thirthahalli had an orientation program on 01 March 2015. The Diocesan Youth Director Fr. Ronald Veigas addressed ... More+

School Cabinet Training Program
‘Yuvamithra’ the Youth Commission of the Diocese of Shimoga continuing the mission of creating value based leaders to build a new society had a unique... More+

Yuvamithra School Cabinet Training Program
‘Yuvamithra’ the Youth Commission of the Diocese of Shimoga continuing the mission of creating value based leaders to build a new society... More+

Youth Retreat
The youth retreat was conducted at Harihara Shrine Church from 22nd - 23rd November, 2015. Youth of today are in search of God. They love God and spirituality... More+


Live in Program
21st - 22nd Feb, 2015 : The Yuvamithra Diocesan Youth Commission had arranged live-in-program for YCS Diocesan Executive Committee on 21st 22nd February 2015... More+

Review of Life Program
21st - 22nd Feb, 2015 : The YCS unit of Anadapura parish had organized a day’s orientation cum Review of Life Program for the YCS unit of the Parish on ... More+

YCS Review of life Training program at Sorab
20th Sep, 2014
There was a review-of- life training program being arranged for the YCS members of Sorab parish on 20-09-2014. There were 23 students... More+

New YCS DEXCO of the diocese of Shimoga
3rd Aug, 2014
There was an YCS Diocesan council meeting held on 03 - August 2014 in view of the formation of New Diocesan Executive Committee for the academic year 2014-2015 at Ragigudda Parish. More+

Yuvamitra
9th to 11th May, 2014
The youth commission of the Diocese of Shimoga had organized “Yuvajanotsava” a youth convention in the diocese ... More+
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... 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... More+
Formation of new YCS unit at Kable
The formation of new YCS unit took place with an orientation program conducted by the Yuvamitra youth office. There were 18 students present for the program. After the orientation the students were lead in to the process ... More+

Formation and Orientation of YSM at St. Charles PU College, NT Bhadravati
There was an orientation program being organized for the PU students of St. Charles PU College at New Town Bhadravati ... More+

Formation and Orientation of YSM at St. Charles PU College, NT Bhadravati
There was an orientation program being organized for the PU students of St. Charles PU College at New Town Bhadravati. ... More+

Formation and Orientation of YSM at Loyola High School, Shimoga
The YSM has been initiated at Loyola High School, Shimoga. The Head Master Rev. Fr. Joseph Toppil took keen interest in organizing ... More+

Village Exposure and life Skill program
Village Exposure and life Skill program at Madanthyar was organized by YCS of Mangalore Diocese. There were 45 students who participated in this camp and three students represented the diocese of Shimoga. Fr. Ronald Veigas ... More+
Leadership School Cabinet Training Program
Leadership is a quality to be inculcated, possessed and lived. Leaders are not born but they are made. School is a place where these leaders are made and evolved... More+

NSLTP
The diocesan Office for YCS/YSM Movement had facilitated 32 students from different schools and parishes of the diocese. The diocesan director ... More+


Review of Life Training Session 9th June 2013
There was a “Review of Life Training Session” for the YCS unit at Thirthahalli. The topics dealt were: 1) Group Dynamics 2) History of YCS/YSM Movement More+


Formation Session and XVI National Council 18th - 28th May 2013
The National Council, the highest body of YCS/YSM, India which meets once in three years met at Bethel, Shillong, Meghalaya from 19 to 28 May, 2013. More+


Village Exposure Programme 17th - 20th April 2013
Village Exposure Progamme was organized by the diocese of Shimoga for the YCS students at Karehonda village Sorab. There were totally 58 students participated More+


DEXUCHI 16th April 2013
The Diocese of Shimoga, Vianny Deanery had organized DEXUCHI programme for the SSLC students from 14-18, 04-2013. There were totally 57 students participated in More+


DEXUCHI 15th April 2013
The Diocese of Shimoga, Vianny Deanery had organized DEXUCHI programme for the SSLC students from 14-18, 04-2013. There were totally 64 students More+


DEXUCHI 12th April 2013
The Diocese of Shimoga, Vianny Deanery had organized DEXUCHI programme for the SSLC students from 14-18, 04-2013.There were totally 64 students participated in this event, More+


DEXUCHI 7th - 11th April 2013
A Village Exposure Progamme was organized by Udupi diocese from 07-11-April-2013 for the YCS students. There were totally 70 students of which 10 were from the diocese of Shimoga participated More+


Formation of YCS/YSM at Assumption High school and Assumption Church, Hiriyur

0n 16 & 17, Nov 2012 two consequent days the students of Assumption school and Assumption Church at Hiriyur were initiated in to YSM and YCS through a orientation and training programme. More+