Do not be afraid to go out on the streets and into public places, like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages. This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel (Rom 1,16). It is the time to preach it from the rooftops (Mt 10,27). Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living, in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern "metropolis". It is you who must "go out into the byroads" ( Mt 22,9) and invite everyone you meet to the banquet which God has prepared for his people. The Gospel must not be kept hidden because of fear or indifference.
-St John Paul II, Denver 1993
We envision mobilizing missionaries across the continent and beyond to courageously bring Christ's love to those in need. We respond to Pope Francis' invitation “Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent.” -Rio de Janeiro 2013. We also see ourselves plugging in young people to continue growing in their relationship with Jesus beyond the specific activities of the mission through ongoing prayer and friendship, especially through the opportunities provided by Regnum Christi young men and women.
Mission Youth exists to engage young people, adults and families in spreading Christ’s love through local missions and abroad serving communities in their specific needs. We believe all Catholic Christians are called and capable of being missionaries through their baptism. Our mission is to the people we serve, and also to the missionaries themselves as we form them to be apostles, accompanying them in the practice of the works of mercy which open the door to share God’s love & evangelize.