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YCW admits 34 new members in Maula Deanery

Written by  Tione Andsen
New YCW members lightening their candles on the altar - Pic by Blessings Mwenitete New YCW members lightening their candles on the altar - Pic by Blessings Mwenitete

Lilongwe, May 14, 2018: Young Christian Workers (YCM) Movement of the Maula Deanery of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe has appealed to parents, guardians and families in the Deanery to encourage their children to participate in the activities of the Movement in order to help the Church grow spiritually.

The Chairperson of YCW Movement for the Maula Deanery, Paul Chibwana made the appeal on Sunday at St Padre Pio in New Gulliver Area 49 during the enrolment ceremony of 34 new members of the Movement.

He noted that the church has so many youths but are not showing interest to join the movement saying parents and guardians have the responsibility to encourage them to join the movement.

“Give us your children and see what the Movement will to do to them in their conduct and behaviour.

The Movement aims at sharpening young people into useful citizens. We don’t believe that young should stay idle in their homes with nothing to do for their lives,” Chibwana stated.

New YCW members with Fr Katundu - Pic by Blessings Mwenitete

He said the Movement needs to be supported by all parishes in the deanery so that it should contribute positively to the church activities.

“We were admitting new members to the Movement and during the admission the members take vows in order to discharge their responsibilities in line with the Movement’s mission,” the Chairperson explained.

He added that the new members have a role to play in representing and serving young people within the church structures and other related understandings.

Chibwana urged of old members of YCM to assist the new members and encourage them to be commitment to the activities of the Movement.

The Vice Chairperson of Padre Pio Church under Kaggwa Parish, Limbani Nsapato commended the leadership of YCW at Deanery level for inspiring new members to join the Movement as one way of making the Church to grow.

He said this would help them to actively take part in the activities of their Parishes and the Deanery.

“There are a lot issues as faced by youth that includes unemployment and the Movement can develop plans in order to tackle this problem,” Nsapato pointed out.

The Vice Chairperson added that more youth should view the Movement as a stepping stone for their personal development.

A presiding Priest, Fr, Augustine Katundu said the Church would always support the ideals of YCW and its activities.

He said young people in the church have a role to play in promoting and upholding the values of the Church.

The YCW of Maula Deanery is actively operating in eight Parishes of St Mathias Parish in Lumbadzi, St Kizito Parish in Area 47, St Dennis in Chinsapo, St Padre Pio Church in Gulliver in area 49, St Kaggwa Parish in Area 49, St Patrick’s Parish in Area 18, St Ignatius Church in Area 30, and St Francis Parish in Area 25.

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