Archbishop Lawrence Subrato Howlader of Chittagong, the Chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Youth inspires the youth coordinators and animators to accept the youth as they are and deal friendly and fraternally with them.
More than 50 youth chaplains and animators from the eight dioceses of Bangladesh participated in the program.
The main aim of this program was to give spiritual and moral formation to the Youth of the diocese, so that they may be formed in Christian morality and be informed of the Catholic teaching in order to be able to give the true witness for the Church.
The objective of the program was "To build the youth as responsible citizens and encourage them to play important roles in the work of the Church and to create brotherly relationships among the youth".
In his session on "Psycho-spirituality of adolescence and Pastoral Response", Archbishop Lawrence Subrato Howlader exhorted the youth coordinators and animators to accept them as they are and deal with the friendly and fraternally.
Xaverian Father Polash Henry Gomes presented his thoughts on "Youth Spirituality of accompaniment: Wining and Guiding of Young Hearts".
"To win the hearts of young, we need to accompany them and understand them," he said.
Youth coordinator of Rajshahi Diocese Father Nabin Pius Costa said, "Youth naturally hunger for love, so love to youth is not enough until they feel that they are loved".
Youth coordinator of Dhaka archdiocese Father Nayan Gosal shared on "Opportunities of Youth and our Pastoral response". He said, "as a coordinator and animator, our roles are to inspire them to reach from root to summit".
One of the participants had this to say, "I feel lucky to have participated in this youth Spiritual formation program. It is a great platform to get acquainted and interact with the Christian youth chaplains and animators from all over Bangladesh".
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