Youth Retreat at Matadakeri, Honnavar
On February 28th 2021 one day youth retreat was held at Stella Maris
Monastery, Matadakeri, Honnavar to the youth of the deanery and this was
the first venture of the community in the realm of retreat. There were
314 youth from different parishes. “You are precious” was the theme for
the day. Frs. Stephen Lobo and Juje D’Souza through their lively
reflections and meaningful adoration made the youth to have fruitful
retreat and the experience of the Divine. Fr. Royston Gonsalves, the
youth director of the Diocese of Karwar, presided over the Eucharistic
celebration and Fr. Benson the assistant parish priest of Gundibala, Fr.
Suresh Saldanha, the parish priest of Matadakeri concelebrated.
Many deanery priests paid visits during the day and encouraged and
supported the participants and appreciated the hard work and the
collaboration of the community. Mr. Marshon Fernandes from Xellim, kept
the youth vibrant, lively and active through his Music and action songs.
During their evaluation, the participants highly appreciated it and
expressed their experience and requested the community to have once