ABOUT PARISH YOUTH ANIMATION TEAM (PYAT)
After the Synod of 2001, the youth has been taken as one of the three main priorities in the Archdiocese of Bombay. In order to reach out to as many Youth as possible, a new methodology was thought of called as Neighbourhood Youth Group (NYG).
NYG VISION STATEMENT
“Empowered by Jesus’ Youthful dynamism, towards a ministry of forming Youth fully alive”
NYG MISSION STATEMENT
“We animate our Neighbourhood Youth Group Ministry through Fellowship, Formation and Service, so that our Youth may experience abundance of life through personal and spiritual growth”
In our Parish, we started forming the NYGs in the various Communities of our Parish from Oct 2010 onwards. It took a year to form the NYGs.
As required in the methodology, a Parish Youth Animation Team (PYAT) was formed at the Parish level to handle the Youth Ministry. The PYAT consists of people who have a charism for dealing with Youth.
On October 2, 2011, the PYAT of our Parish was formally commissioned by His Lordship, Bishop Bosco Penha the Bishop in charge of Youth Ministry in the Archdiocese of Bombay.
The aim of PYAT (NYG) is to help our Church to reach out to all the Youth in our Parish to enable them to experience the love and concern that Jesus has for them.