Youth are the strength of society. They are the face of the future of a nation. They are impulsive and are sensitive, but once they fix their target, there is no coming back. They are progressive and have the potential to bring revolution. With their vigour and talent, they build up society and inspire others to do the same. It is a particular stage of life when an individual is a youth, and this is the period between adulthood and childhood.

We believe in the power of young people. We know that every young person has a potential to fulfil. And we know that when we are recognized for our qualities, we can create a strong society together. With the intention of getting youth together and giving them a chance to build confidence and exhibit their hidden talents and give them a platform to express them self in the church level and in the society Indian Catholic Youth movement was started at Valencia.

Indian Catholic Youth Movement the largest premier catholic youth movement spread across India. It was started in year 2015 on September 15 at St Vincent Ferrer Church Valencia by former Parish Priest Rev.Fr James D’Souza who was very much closer towards the youth and with the support of the then Assistant Parish Priest Fr Clifford Pinto and youth and cultural committee secretary Anil Lobo were instrumental in starting the association in Valencia.

Some of the task undertaken by ICYM Valencia unit till date.

  • Every year Vanamahotsatava is being organised with intention of increasing the greenery in the surroundings.
  • Blood Donation Camp.
  • Musical Night under the Banner of Sangeeth Saanz 1.0.
  • Youth Retreat for the parish youth and for the youth of Episcopal City Deanery.
  • Annual Ashram visits.
  • Actively participating in church liturgy and choir.
  • Organising Friendship Day and Youth Day


Established : 15th September 2015
Founder Director: Fr James D’Souza
Founder Assistant Director: Fr Clifford Pinto
Founder President: Nelson Monterio
Founder Secretary: Ashton Pinto

President’s who have served till date

Nelson Monterio (2015-2016)
Gordon D’Almeida (2016-2017,2017-2018)
Relston Lobo (2018-2019)
Jovita Rebello (2019-till date)


Ashton Pinto (2015-2016)
Jovita Rebello (2016-2017,2017-2018)
Sonali Fernandes (2018-2019)
Viroy D’Sa (2019-till date)

Presently Rev. Fr Roque D’Sa is the director and Fr Lancy D’Souza is the Assistant Director.

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