Catholic Youth Movement
Archdiocese of Kingston will be blessed in July 2009 with the arrival of
about 1000 Catholic youth pilgrims from other Caribbean countries coming
here to participate in the Antilles Youth Assembly 2009, under
the theme: “If you only knew what God was offering you” (Jn. 4:10):
Evangelizing youth for a fuller life in Christ.
The Assembly will run
from July 9 through 20, 2009. Activities shall coordinated in two
Phase 1: July 9-13 Days in the Parishes
Activities will be centered in the parishes in the Archdiocese as well
as parts of the Diocese of Mandeville.
Phase 2: July 13 – 20 Catechetical Days
All activities will be in Metropolitan Kingston and all the participants
shall be housed in Kingston, Portmore and those communities able to
facilitate daily transportation into/out of Kingston.
Youth Assembly 2009 aims to bring together approximately 2000
young Roman Catholics for a 2 week period in which they will have
direct, close and personal contact with the leadership of the church and
share their faith with their peers
What we want to achieve by AEC Youth
Re-affirm the Catholic identity of
Give a Catholic vision for their
Enable them to appreciate varying
styles of celebrating Mass.
teach them to share a Christian experience with
Help them discern
Vocations to the priesthood &
them to see themselves as a part of a vibrant
youth Roman Catholic congregation across the Caribbean region.
Help them regain the vigour and dynamism of the Roman