Regnum Christi

ECYD
LIFE

ECYD Life

Fr. Patrick O'Loughlin, LC

Director

The ECYD Life Department provides the means needed (training, coaching, accompaniment, resources, etc.) to enable and encourage the growth of ECYD in localities. The ECYD Life Director provides support to ECYD directors, team leaders, and ECYD members, plus oversees those territorial governed apostolates that serve this audience in localities, namely: Challenge, Conquest, and ECYD Mission Corps.

ECYD Identity & Mission

ECYD National Conventions

Year Location Dates Theme
2023 Rolling Prarie, IN Boys: Feb 17-20, 2023 ECYD National Boys Tournament 2023
2023 Washington DC July 22-29, 2023 (Sat to Sat) Girls:"Taken Over" Boys:"Why We Fight"
2024 Atlanta, GA July 20-27, 2024 (Sat to Sat) or July 22-29, 2024 (Mon to Mon)
2025 Chicago, IL July 19-26, 2025 (Sat to Sat) or July 21-28, 2025 (Mon to Mon)

Teamwork with Other Entities

Collaboration Calls

Play Video

ECYD Programs & Projects

Applications are now open for high school ECYD members to apply to be ECYD missionaries in the summer of 2023.  ECYD Mission Corps is an international Catholic missionary exchange program, where a high school student can volunteer their time during the summer for a period of 4 to 8 weeks, exclusively for the Church through ECYD.  It is an opportunity to serve people through active apostolate, and to help other young people find the meaning of their lives in Christ.  Please click below for the complete profile, requirements and explanation of the application process and deadlines.  Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2023.  This is an incredible opportunity for our young people to experience Christ and form and launch themselves as his apostles.

 

Find out more at  https://www.ecyd.org/missionaries. Please contact Aly Brotherton with any questions [email protected].

Contact the ECYD Life Team

The ECYD Life team provides the means needed (training, coaching, accompaniment, resources, etc.) to enable and encourage the growth of ECYD in localities. The ECYD Life Director provides support to ECYD directors, team leaders, and ECYD members, plus oversees those territorial governed apostolates that serve this audience in localities, namely: Challenge, Conquest, and ECYD Mission Corps.

Fr. Patrick O’Loughlin

Director of ECYD
Life Department

Aly Brotherton

ECYD Life Projects

 

Amelia Hoover

ECYD Professional

Development & Coaching

Christina Jacobeen

ECYD Training

& Programs

Donovan Novak

ECYD Resources
& Products

Why do we exist?

We exist to serve and support the localities in the growth and development of ECYD in the territory by offering support to the local ECYD directors, adult formators, team leaders, and members.

How do we act?

We commit to working with professionalism and clear leadership that inspires, fosters collaboration, and responds to the needs of the ECYD sections equipping those closest to the situation to best respond.

What do we do?

We safeguard and promote ECYD identity, promote interlocality and internationality, form and accompany adult ECYD formators, project the growth and development of ECYD, and offer resources to assist in the growth and development of ECYD.

Scroll to Top

Alex Kucera

Atlanta

Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!