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
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:-
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.
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.
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.
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
www.jesusyouth.org — 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.