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 vigor 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 tasks 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.
  • Inter Parish Throwball for the women of Mangalore Diocese was one of the massive tournament organized by the unit.
  • Distributing consumable items to the needy of the parish



Established 15th September 2015
Founder Director Fr James Dsouza
Founder Assistant Director Fr Clifford Dsouza
Founder President Nelson Monterio
Founder Secretary Ashton Pinto


Directors who have served till date
Fr James Dsouza 2015-2020
Fr Roque DSa 2020-present


Asst Directors who have served till date

Fr Clifford Pinto 2015-2016
Fr Naveen Pinto 2016-2018
Fr Joswin Dsouza 2018-2020
Fr Lancy Dsouza 2020-2022
Fr Vijay Monterio 2022-present


Presidents who served till date

Nelson Monterio 2015-2016
Gordon Dalmeida 2016-2017,2017-2018
Relston Lobo 2018-2019
Jovita Rebello 2019-2020,2021-2022
Gloria Menezes 2021-2022
Valerie Lobo 2022-2023
Riana DCunha 2023-Present


Ashton Pinto 2015-2016
Jovita Rebello 2016-2017,2017-2018
Sonali Fernandes 2018-2019
Viroy DSa 2019-2020,2020-2021
Vinoy DSa 2021-2022
Clive Rego 2022-2023
Neil Dsouza 2023-present

Presently Rev. Fr Roque DSa is the director, Fr Vijay Monterio is the Assistant Director and Ronald Rodrigues is the animator.



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