Jesus Youth (JY)


What is Jesus Youth

An international Catholic youth movement with a charismatic spirituality.
Not a community or an organization.
Wide network of small but strong fellowship groups of youth from different Catholic rites.

The six pillars of Jesus Youth lifestyle

Quiet time for Prayer
Regular reading and meditating on the Word of God
Sacramental life in the Church
Regular fellowship with like minded people
Renewed zeal for Evangelisation
Service – Option for the poor


Power of youth reaching out to youth
Faith formation of youth and children
Use of gifts of the Holy Spirit
Missionary commitment
Close interaction and collaboration among individuals, ministries and fellowship groups
Witnessing in the fast changing modern milieu


“Sharing Jesus in a specific context using some special talent or charism”

Ministry categories in Jesus Youth:-

Backbone Ministries


Jesus Youth Full Time Volunteers – One year long formation programme for graduates.
History Makers – Four day Jesus Youth life style orientation for teenagers.
Discipleship Training Programme – Seven day training programme for youngsters.
Master Builders – Fifteen day life oriented leadership programme for students.
Junior Evangelizers Trainers Team – Year long leadership formation with 4 to 5 training sessions without taking full time commitment.
Parish/Prayer Group Leaders Training – Training for effective youth leadership in the context of a parish.
Life in the Spirit Seminar – Ten weeks long initial training using common retreat topics
Yuvajyothi – An in-depth version of the Life in the Spirit Seminar
Master life Discipleship Training – Three months discipleship training programme for leaders.

Life Situations

Parish Ministry – To impart strong impetus to be leaven in the parish life.
Campus Ministry – Ministry among university and college teachers and students.
Teens Ministry – Forms prayer groups in High schools and plus two colleges and arranges leadership conferences and training programmes.
Professionals Ministry – Ministry among working professionals like lawyers, doctors, engineers etc. and students of professional colleges
Nurses Ministry – Active network of nursing schools and hospital involving both students and staff.


Rex Band – Music outreach group of the Jesus Youth
Music Ministry -Trains young men and women with musical abilities to use their talents for the glory of God and his Kingdom.
Audio Visual Ministry – Theatrical arts used for youth formation and evangelisation
Exhibition – An attempt to communicate the message of love through posters, paintings, collage, sculpture etc.

Reach Out

Among Children- Christeen, Anglels Army — The older brothers and sisters provide positive role
models and friendly Christian guidance to the younger ones.
Jesus Youth Outreach Ministry — Reaches out in slums, prison, orphanages and among street children with a goal of giving formation.
Youth for life (Jesus Youth Pro-lifers) — Trains many life volunteers to take a stand against the culture of death.
Bible Ministry — Brings out Bible Calendars with daily Bible verses prescribing three virtues that can be practiced. UAE JY are working to make the Malayalam Bible available on the web.
Cultural Exchange programme — One month exposure in Kerala for youth from various mission dioceses especially the tribal belt to familiarize them with our JY lifestyle and Catholic tradition.

Backbone Ministries

Intercession Ministry – Active through fasting, prayers, chain prayers, night vigils and intercession retreats.
Finance Ministry – Raises funds with the aid of commitment cards, tithes and voluntary donations.

Official  JY Website — Website containing information about Jesus Youth in different countries.

Joynet — An e-mail fellowship with over 1000 active members from different parts of the globe.

Parablenet — An e-mail group to receive stories and reflections on the Word of God.



13 thoughts on “Jesus Youth (JY)”

  1. The youth should really be involved with this kind of movement because they will be able to learn something that is meaningful.

  2. Hi,
    I used to be receiving emails from Parablenet before and would like to register my new email address as well. Can you please guide me with a contact to ensure that I subscribe to their emails again.

  3. Great job ,
    I wish all sucess to the “JESUS YOUTH”,
    I think that you are the shining diamonds in the kingdom of our GOD ……
    may GOD bless you

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