National Catholic Register


Where Teens Can Grow in Faith

BY Jim Cosgrove

September 19-25, 2004 Issue | Posted 9/19/04 at 12:00 PM


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Other movements with a focus on teen-agers include: Teens Encounter Christ, which emerged from the Cursillo movement in the 1960s and emphasizes the “paschal mystery of Jesus” (

REACH Youth Ministry (Retreat Evangelization and Conversion of Hearts) recruits teens to serve for one year on a traveling retreat team. Members are trained in Catholic doctrine and spirituality, community living and retreat ministry skills (

Youth for the Third Millennium trains youth and adult lay missionaries to evangelize and carry out works of charity (

Youth 2000 is based on Eucharistic adoration, evangelization and retreats (

NextWave Faithful works through the Internet, conferences, publications and radio shows to equip youth and young adults “to answer the call of Christ (

Life Teen, approaching its 20th anniversary, provides resources and training that encourages “vibrant Eucharistic celebrations and opportunities for teens to grow in their faith” (