November 2009


 Distinguishing characteristics of the Movement

History & Evolution

The Charismatic Renewal swept through the churches of the picturesque state of Kerala (India) in the late 1970s, touching the hearts of young people, leading to the formation of youth groups. In the early 80s, these groups grew rapidly and in 1985, the International Year for Youth, these groups came together with a single name: Jesus Youth, seeking a clearer vision for themselves and for the wider participation of young people in the Church.


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 one to seek God’s guidance and shape his life according to God’s will.

Formation Packages

In Jesus Youth, a variety of support systems have evolved to foster continued growth in Christian commitment.

About us

Jesus Youth is an International Association within the Catholic Church with a focus on evangelising young people and nurturing their missionary initiatives. It had its beginnings in Kerala, India, and evolved as an active part of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the state in the late 1970s. In 1985, the International Year of Youth, a number of youth groups came together under a single name, Jesus Youth.

ACYC 2009

Event Date(s): 
Thu, 2009-11-26 - Sat, 2009-11-28
Short Description: 
A mega Middle East Conference for youth, jointly organised by the Vicariate of Arabia and Kuwait

The first of its kind in the Middle East, the Arabian Catholic Youth Conference was jointly organised by the Vicariate of Arabia and Kuwait. It was held at St. Mary’s Church, Dubai from 26th-28th November and was based on the theme ‘Put out into the deep’ (Luke 5:4).

Jesus Youth world wide

A new family

Sun, 2009-11-22
In Jesus Youth, for the first time in my life, I experienced being part of a family. I learned that it doesn't matter, how I look or where I come from. The only thing that really matters is, who I am.

Hello, I'm Anna Born from Germany. I am 22 years old and a Kindergarden teacher by profession. Together with my two sisters I grew up as a "sunday-christian". My parents took us for mass every sunday. But during the week, they seemed to forget the Lord and so we were never taught anything about our faith and the Catholic Church. When I was eight years old, this suddenly changed.

Rexband in North East

Event Date(s): 
Sun, 2009-10-25 - Tue, 2009-11-03
Short Description: 
Their first tour to NE, the band performed 6 concerts across five states

The Rexband made their first ever tour of North East India from October 25th to November 3rd. In all, they performed 6 concerts in 5 states.