Jesus Youth is an international Catholic movement that challenges young people to live a meaningful, creative and fulfilling life. This life begins with a personal, loving encounter with Jesus and continues as they grow in a joyful spirituality within a community of likeminded friends. Each person in the movement is called to live the faith every day by sharing the Good News in today’s diverse environments and by carrying the mission of the Church to the peripheries of our world.
Aims and Objectives
Jesus Youth members seek to grow as faithful Disciples of Christ, through the six pillars of the movement.
Daily Prayer: A daily ‘quiet time’ with the Lord leading to an experience of the companionship of Jesus, enables one to have a joyful attitude in daily life.
Word of God: A regular time for a meditative reading of the Sacred Scripture helps to shape one’s life according to God’s will. In this way the person acquires the ability to seek God’s guidance through the continuous study of the Word of God. Members should read and meditate on the scriptures i.e. the Bible.
Sacraments: Frequent and active participation in the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation contributes to a life of wholeness and strength and are integral to a person’s growth in holiness.
Fellowship: Christian life, a call to live the life of the Trinity in communion with one’s brothers and sisters in Christ through mutual support, encouragement, and gentle correction, is an important element in the movement. Cells, small groups, prayer groups, service teams and friendship circles help to make Jesus Youth a family.
Service: Following the footsteps of the Master who brought the Good News to the poor, Jesus Youth stretches out a helping hand to those burdened with poverty and deprivation.
Evangelization: Personal renewal in Jesus leads to a commitment to share the person and message of Jesus with others. This commitment to evangelization is central to the life of every Jesus Youth.