MALANKARA CATHOLIC YOUTH MOVEMENT (MCYM)
The Catholic Youth Movement of Kerala dates back to the second half of the 1960s. Although there were some youth organizations in the parish level at different parts of Kerala, the spread of the organization of the youth movement in the diocesan took place rather late. It is the youth gathering at vennikulam on November 27, 1967 under Presidentship of Msgr. Mathew Nedumgatdu, the then Vicar General of Thiruvalla Diocese decided to start a youth organization. In the beginning the organization was known as Kerala Katholica Yuvajana Sanghadana In 1971 under the intrepid directorship of Rev Fr Dominic Skariah with benediction of our beloved late Bishop Most Rev Benedict Mar Gregorios, Malankara Catholic Youthh Movement (MCYM) the official youth wing of Malankara Catholic Church started in Thiruvanathapuram Diocese. The errand behind the formation of this movement was to develop youth in spirituality and faith in the context of catholic teachings and beliefs, thereby ensures a strong foundation to church. Meanwhile the youth movement in Thiruvalla Diocese was profoundly developed and our Bishops foresight to integrate the whole Malankara youth under one roof paved the way for renaming this movement as MCYM in Thiruvalla Diocese. Establishment of Bathery Diocese in 1978 and Marthandom Diocese in 1996 rejuvenate MCYM activities in the respective region. The formation of a youth commission under H.G Cyril Mar Baselios, the then Bishop of Bathery Diocese in 1989 brought together the youth movement activities scattered in different Diocese and led the formation of the MCYM Central Secretariat in 1990. The Central Secretariat initiated several steps to reclaim the youth activities to reach up to its optimum and brought various mission regions scattered all over India, North America, Germany and the Middle East together and also given equivalent status to Diocese under its new constitution and this bestowed a new boost to MCYM activities in these regions. Doha MCYM unit functioning very well under a vibrant leadership and doing their level best in all spheres of church activities. Along with the normal activities of the MCYM, Doha Unit give prime importance for spirituality and generating funds to help the needy whenever is possible.