Mar 29, 2010

Lifting Up In Prayer!

Days of Grace in Bangalore
April 5 – May 23, 2010

2010 is a very special year of Grace for Jesus Youth movement. It is the year when the movement celebrates the Jubilee, 25 years since the inception of the movement. A year to look back and thank the Lord for the long years of guidance and protection that He has been providing the entire movement. To make this season of Pentecost in the Jubilee year of the movement more unique and grace-filled, Jesus Youth Bangalore plans an itinerary of prayerful initiatives. These prayer initiatives are meant to give an impetus to the members in the movement to rise above their normal call and lift themselves, their neighbors and the entire city of Bangalore to a prayerful new high.

We plan to start these initiatives in different parts of Bangalore (like Whitefield, Bannerghatta areas) but the central adoration centre will be at St.Anthony’s Friary Parish. Through this initiative we also desire to make a dynamic contribution to the parish in her mission and call. 
These adorations are inspired and in lines of the one’s we started across the globe and different parts of India.The Adoration in Centro San Lorenzo, the Int'l Youth Centre at Vatican from February 17th (Ash Wednesday) to April 4th (Easter Sunday) continues to receive an overwhelming response from various Bishops, Priests, Religious& the laity around the globe. Our blogspot provides details of this initiative, updates and responses/experiences of a few people who had the privilege to be a part of this initiative.

Our prayer campaign leading up to our Pentecost day (May 23) will begin on April 5th (day after Easter) taking us through 7 weeks of prayer monsoon. All live updates will be posted on this blog.

If interested to know more or contribute in week1 (April 5th – April 10th) contact – 9902399887  


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Phil 4:6)
The whole movement is going through a phase of purification and renewal this year. Also as the verse says, this year being a year of special Grace is the right time to intercede and pray for our needs. The main intentions that we will be lifting up in prayer:

  • 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

We ask the Lord to strengthen our movement and each one of us to respond to our call for mission with zeal and commitment. We also pray for the intentions of the Holy Father and to strengthen the Holy Catholic Church through more vocations, especially during this year of Priests. 


When: We will have the adoration which is the central initiative from April 5th (Easter Monday) to May 23rd (Day of Pentecost) everyday from 8am to 8pm.

Venue:  St.Anthony’s Friary Church, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore-29

The basic structure for these 50 days:

Each day will be divided into 3 slots -- 8am-12pm, 12pm -4pm and 4pm-8pm. There will be a minimum of two people at any given time for the adoration.
We will have mission volunteers who will take 1 month commitments for this adoration. We will also have weekend, Sunday or weekday volunteers as well. 

We will also promote and encourage people during their lunch breaks (spiritual lunch break), before work or after, before class or after, in their free times to walk-in to the adoration centre and join together in prayer.

Fast and pray slots (pray from office, class or home). Join the adoration virtually in case you can’t make it on a particular day.

As mentioned above these mission volunteers will be available throughout these 50 days to coordinate the smooth functioning of the adoration. These volunteers will be managing the office, communications and will also be looking into the materials needed at the adoration centre. These volunteers will also collect all the prayer requests via SMS which people will send out.

In addition to the daily adoration we will be having other initiatives in the parish in connection with the weekly themes (on weekends):

Proposed Itinerary:

Week 1 -- April 5th – April 10th (Sunday)

7 Week Jubilee Adoration- Daily adoration will begin today at friary.

Theme for this week --  Personal Sanctification & Purification.

Week 2  -- April 11th – April 17th
Theme for this week -- World, Media
Adoration continues….
Awareness about registering to the parish (befriending more youth), Special Youth Mass.

Week 3 à April 18th – April 24th
Theme for this week --  Youth the springtime of the Church
Adoration continues….
Special Worship evening, Youth Seminar on Faith & Reason, Relationships etc

Week 4 -- April 25th – May 1st
Theme for this week -- Teens, Parents, Family, Prolife
Adoration continues….
Pro-life Sunday (exhibition and awareness etc)
May 1st - May 2nd  --  Special Weekend retreat for working folks – St.Norberts Ashram, Near Hennur Cross
May 1st – 2nd à Intercession Retreat @ Hassan (regional level)

Week 5 -- May 2nd – May 8th
Theme for this week --  Intentions of Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and year of priests.
Adoration continues….
Taize Evening.

Priests gathering @ Bangalore (regional level)
Teens Summer Camp – May 6th (evening) to may 9th (evening) @ Carmel Convent, Near Diary Circle, Bangalore.

Week 6 à May 9th – May 15th
Theme for this week --  Poor
Adoration continues….
Outreach to local slums, orphanages, old age homes by different groups
Find more sponsors for Outreach Support program (

Week 7  --May 16th – May 22nd
Theme for this week-- Jesus Youth Movement  and welcoming a new Pentecost
Adoration continues….
May 23 (Sunday) – Recommitment Day - Soul café, Solemn Mass, Healing Prayer

May 21st   (4pm) to May 29th (4pm) @ St.Norberts Ashram, Near Hennur Cross Discipleship Training Program for campus students
June 4th 9.00 am to 6th 4.00 pm @ Bangalore - JY National Team Reconstitution

“Lord Jesus we offer this prayer campaign leading up to the Pentecost into your hands. We pray that all that we do glorifies your majesty and authority over us. We pray that through this campaign you once again reign in our life in your full glory.O’ Christ hope of glory remain in us, refine us, renew us and make us radiant like you this jubilee year.

Mother Mary O’ holy mother - pray for us!
St. Francis Assisi, Patron Saint of Jesus Youth Movement - Pray for us! “

Mar 24, 2010

Reach Teens Camp & Chalo Jharkand - a Teens initiative

  • Our teens’ program ‘Reach’ is scheduled from 6 to 9 May 2010 in Carmel Convent School near Diary Circle.
Reach'10 - Extend your boundaries

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

About JY Movement

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.

Prayer Meetings in Bangalore

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Prayer For Bangalore

"We praise and glorify you Jesus for your wonderful ways and powerful presence in our midst.May your continual grace cleanse and deliver this beautiful city of Bangalore from sin,bondage and all evil designs.Holy Spirit,powerful Counselor,sacred bond of the Father and the Son,descend into out hearts and establish in us your loving dominion.Grant each of the gifts and charisms we need to build your Body,the Church.Through you,with you and in you, we pray that Bangalore may soon become the 'Spiritual Powerhouse of India' and that every young person's heart may be consumed by your love.Amen.

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

Prolife Resource Training - March 19-21

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.

Agape 2010 - march 21-St. Lourdes Church

Jesus Youth's from Whitefield,Bangalore are conducting a program for the parishioners of
St. Lourdes Church on March 21st from 10:00am to 1 pm.
Kindly intercede for this program(participants,resources,music,arrangements, parish priest and sisters).

Mar 15, 2010