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
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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! “

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