SMYM: St. Thomas Youth

SMYM: St. Thomas Youth

SMYM: St. Thomas Youth

St. Thomas Unit of the Syro Malabar Youth Apostolate (SMYA), a communion of the youth of the Syro-Malabar Church in Bangalore. The youth is the most energetic and vibrant period of one’s life. Therefore, the faith formation should also be vibrant and energetic. In order to help the Youth, to grow according to God’s plan, we formed youth Associations in our Church. The primary objective of the Youth Association is to train its members in the deep rooted faith and traditions of the Syro-Malabar Church. It helps the Youth to deepen their Christian faith and to apply principles of Faith in their daily lives, give training to acquire through a life of prayer, a spiritual outlook and a style of leadership proper to Christian ideals. It give encouragement and make facilities available for members to acquire scientific and technical knowledge. It conduct discussions, seminars, debates, corner meetings, exhibitions, excursions etc and also to organize study circles, libraries etc. to make available educational and religious publications for its members. It prepare the Youth to analytically study the actual state of Particular Statutes I 52 society, to react boldly against social evil and to work for the creation of a new society through positive action based on Christian ideals and promote Christian and Indian Cultural traditions; create opportunities to appreciate Indian intellectual heritage.