Jesus Youth UK
“So I ask you: Are you looking for empty thrills in life, or do you want to feel a power that can give you a lasting sense of life and fulfillment? Empty thrills or the power of grace? To find fulfillment, to gain new strength, there is a way. It is not a thing or an object, but a person, and he is alive. His name is Jesus Christ.” (Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2016, Krakow, Poland)
In its mission to bring the love of Jesus to young people everywhere, the Jesus Youth "Youth Ministry" plays a pivotal role in bringing it to fruition. Through prayer meetings, retreats, regular fellowship gatherings, bible study, formation programmes, organising pilgrimages and worship evenings - the youth ministry is always on the lookout for reaching out to more and more young people with the healing touch of Christ.
From its inception, youth prayer groups have been at the heart of how the movement has spread its branches to let many who were weary to perch in its shade, while at the same time letting the roots of its spirituality sink deep in the fields of His fatherly love. Currently Jesus Youth UK has prayer groups in many towns and cities across the UK, with these prayer groups organising regular retreats and follow-up programmes.
The Jesus Youth youth ministry in UK runs round the year formation programmes like Youth Formation Programme (YFP), Leaders Formation Programme (LFP), "Amen" praise and worship evenings and other ongoing formation programmes with the eventual goal of bringing "life and life in its abundance" to every young person coming in contact with the movement.
Jesus Youth, Cardiff
"Jesus Youth has inspired and challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and to work for God's Kingdom. Through Jesus Youth, I have met many amazing young Catholics who are desperately striving for holiness with perseverance, hope and blind trust in God. The movement has made me realize that I am never alone in my daily struggles and has provided me with many people to help me in my faith journey"
Jesus Youth, Southampton
"One thing that you need in life is the willingness to be open to God's plan for you; because this will change your life. UPSIDE DOWN!!! I was open to go to Youth Formation Programme (YFP) offered by Jesus Youth back in 2012. This was a tough last minute decision, and you know what Jesus took me by surprise. He healed my relationship with my dad and now my whole life is way better than I wanted it to be! Say YES and you will see the most amazing and wonderful things happen in your life too"
Jesus Youth, Leicester
"Jesus youth has helped me to, encounter Jesus, know (learn) more about the Catholic Church and has and still helping me to sustain my faith."