December 2009

National Campus Meet

Event Date(s): 
Sun, 2009-12-27 - Tue, 2009-12-29
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After 10 long years, NCM was back, bringing together nearly 850 campus students of India

After 10 long years, the National Campus Meet (NCM) was back amongst the campus students of India. The second ever, the Meet had about 850 youth participating from across 18 states.

Held at St. Francis College, Hyderabad from 27th to 29th December 2009, the Meet through vibrant and youthful mediums helped the participants find True Freedom... the Christ way!

Jubilee Prayer

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Jubilee - a year of grace and a time to thank God for all the blessings received

As Jesus Youth stands at the threshold of completing 25 years at the service of the Church, let us all join together in interceding for the various preparations around the world for the Jubilee year.

JESUS YOUTH JUBILEE PRAYER

Abba Father, we your children in the Jesus Youth movement praise and thank you in this Jubilee year for all the wonders of your love and mercy towards us. Guide and protect us as we journey through life.

Jubilee Theme

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Refined in His fire. Renewed by His Spirit. Radiant in His love.
 
Refined in His fire. Renewed by His Spirit. Radiant in His love.
 
These three R’s encapsulate the essence of the Jubilee. They combine the two essential themes- “clothing the movement in white linen and receiving the power from on high” (Luke 24:49).
 
The Jubilee theme - ‘Refined Renewed Radiant’- was put together by Shelton Pinheiro (Co-ordinator, Rexband and an advertising professional).

Jubilee Logo Launch

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Event Date(s): 
Sat, 2009-12-05
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Symbolises the fire of the Holy Spirit and the centrality of Jesus and His mission within the movement

A cross and a rising flame within the figure of 25 symbolises the fire of the Holy Spirit and the centrality of Jesus and His mission within the movement. The colours blue, orange and white stand for youthfulness, the fire of the Holy Spirit and the call to holiness.

Most Rev. Abraham Viruthakulangara, the Archbishop of Nagpur and the Ecclesiastical Advisor of Jesus Youth, India, formally unveiled the Jesus Youth Jubilee 2010 logo on 5th December 2009 during the International Assembly.

Int'l Assembly

Event Date(s): 
Thu, 2009-12-03 - Sun, 2009-12-06
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Held from 3rd to 6th Dec. 2009 at Alpha Pastoral Centre, Edakochi, South India

First ever Jesus Youth International Assembly was held from 3rd to 6th Dec. 2009 at Alpha Pastoral Centre, Edakochi, South India. Nearly 300 delegates from 18 countries participated. George Devassy, Jesus Youth International Coordinator said that the Assembly was a time to reflect on what Jesus Youth is being called to.

Rex Band

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The musical outreach of Jesus Youth

The Rexband, the musical outreach of Jesus Youth, is one of the premier contemporary Christian bands. The band has performed widely, across India and in many parts of the world, over the last 20 years. It has also brought out a dozen albums. The signature sound of the band is a fusion of contemporary pop and Indian classical music. It was the first band from India to be invited by the Holy Father to perform for the World Youth Day. Recently, its music was featured in the best Catholic Music for 2009 collection released by Rocking Romans Inc. in the USA.

Co-ordination Teams

A Jesus Youth group exists in a locality (parish, institution, work site, etc.) and is comprised of a number of cells and small groups and is coordinated by a Core Team. A Zonal Team co-ordinates the Jesus Youth groups and ministries in a zonal area.

A number of zones or a state constitutes a region and it is co-ordinated by a Regional Jesus Youth Team. At the national level, the co-ordination is done by the National Team and the Jesus Youth International Team co-ordinates all these National Teams.