Regnum Christi

ECYD
LIFE

DateWhatWhereLevelWho to Contact
Sept 1, 2023Deadline to send ECYD Mission Corps Site Info for Summer 2024 TerritoryAly Brotherton
Aug – Dec, 2023Orientation for New ECYD DirectorsVirtual — monthly 1 on 1sTerritoryFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Sep 1, 2023Applications open for Winter ECYD Missionaries 2024https://ecyd.org/missionariesTerritoryAly Brotherton
Sept 1-3, 2023ECYD Boys Adult Leadership Summit

LC Novitiate and College for Humanities

475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire CT

TerritoryFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Sept 3-4, 2023Filming for ECYD Formators Training Series

LC Novitiate and College for Humanities

475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire CT

DepartmentAly Brotherton
Sept 16, 2023Dallas ECYD Formator TrainingTBDLocalityFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023ECYD Girls Adult Leadership SummitOur Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, DCTerritoryFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Oct 1, 2023Deadline for “Cashback” for Challenge/Conquest Clubs in established ECYD sections TerritoryDonovan Novak
Oct 1-2, 2023ECYD Life Department Q3 OffsiteOur Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Washington DCDepartmentFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Nov 1, 2023ECYD Mission Corps Application Opens for Summer 2024 TerritoryAly Brotherton
Nov 1, 2023ECYD Life Department Giving Campaign LaunchedVirtual TerritoryFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Nov 2, 2023Annual ECYD Camp Administration Registration launched TerritoryDonovan Novak
Nov 2-5, 2023Territorial RC Convention

Mundelein, IL

TerritoryCathie Zentner
Nov 5-11, 2023National Vocation Awareness Week LocalRCD
Nov 12-18, 2023National Missionary Awareness Week TerritoryAly Brotherton
Nov 26, 2023Solemnity of Christ the King LocalRCD
Dec 29, 2023 – Jan 2 2024Ignition National Retreat

LC Novitiate and College for Humanities

475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire CT

LocalFr. Jaime Lorenzo
Dec 31, 2023Deadline for ECYD Camp Administration Registration TerritoryDonovan Novak
Jan 3-4, 2024ECYD Life Department Q4 OffsiteHouston, TXDepartmentFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Jan 21, 2024St. Agnes Feast Day – Patron Saint of ECYD   
Jan 26-28, 2024National RC Men’s Convention

Cincinnati, OH

TerritoryCharlie Bradley
Jan 28 – Feb 4, 2024Catholic Schools Week   
Feb 1, 2024Deadline for ECYD Mission Corps Applications TerritoryAly Brotherton
Feb 9-13, 2024ECYD Professional Development Days:  Accompanying 3rd-4th stage ECYD MembersOur Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center, Washington DCTerritoryAmelia Hoover
Feb 10, 2024St. Jose Sanchez del Rio Feast Day – Patron Saint of ECYD   
Feb 16-19, 2024National ECYD Middle School Boys Sports TournamentSacred Heart Apostolic School, IndianaTerritoryFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Feb 19-25, 2024International ECYD MeetingsRome, ItalyInternationalFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Mar 2-3, 2024LC’s ECYD Formation Weekend

LC Novitiate and College for Humanities

475 Oak Avenue, Cheshire CT

DepartmentFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Mar 7, 2024ECYD Life Department Q1 OffsiteVirtualDepartmentFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
Mar 24-31, 2024Holy Week and EasterLocal MissionLocalRCD
Apr 29 – May 4, 2024International RC General Convention

Rome, Italy

InternationalChristina Jacobeen
May 22-23, 2024ECYD Life Department Q2 Offsite

Atlanta, GA

DepartmentFr. Patrick O’Loughlin
May/June, 2024Challenge/Conquest 2024-25 Registration launched TerritoryDonovan Novak
June/JulyECYD Mission Corps Sites and ECYD Summer Camps Local

ECYD MC – Aly Brotherton

Camps – Donovan Novak

June 17-21, 2024National Eucharistic CongressIndianapolis, INTerritoryAly Brotherton
July 21-28, 2024ECYD/RC High School ConventionsAtlanta, GATerritory

Girls:  Brittany Tobar-Hanavan

Boys:  Fr. Patrick O’Loughlin

ECYD Administrative Support & Event Planning

Basic Principles for Operating an ECYD Section

  1. All events offered by ECYD should be registered and follow the event guidelines of RC Activities at click here. 

  2. All adult volunteers for ECYD follow the volunteer certification process at click here.

  3. The Safe Environment Policy and the Code of Conduct of RC activities apply to all adults serving in ECYD and all the safe-environment requirements and guidelines of the given diocese need to be followed and respected. Note: Contact with any minor via social media, text, email, or phone must be approved in writing by the parents signing the standard RC Activities, Inc. minor permission forms and choosing their preferred contact option. This applies only to 15-year-olds and up, as contact with those under 15 is only permitted directly through the parents.

Administrative Basic Principles & Accounting Practices for an ECYD Section

  1. ECYD Sections in the United States are run under RC Activities, Inc. – 501(c)3 and therefore all of the administrative and accounting policies and procedures of said corporation apply.

  2. Each ECYD Director is responsible for the administration/finances of their ECYD Section (Cf. ECYD Statutes #44).

  3. Each ECYD Director submits an annual budget to the RC local director according to the dates indicated by the local director.

  4. The funds of ECYD are restricted to the mission and ends of ECYD and are not to be used for LC or CRC community needs or other needs that don’t fall under this mission and end. When an ECYD section uses the space of a community for the use of ECYD missionaries, a written memo of understanding between the ECYD section and the community needs to be established with the agreement on what will be paid for room and board or other expenses.

  5. Each entity operating under RC Activities, Inc. needs to use QuickBooks as its accounting tool – if a section is not currently using this, please contact the RC Federation Administration office to help you set it up.

  6. The books need to be reconciled by the 10th of each month (for the prior month).

  7. Monthly Standard P&L and balance sheet report should be run, printed, signed off by the ECYD director, and kept on file after reconciliation each month.

  8. Quarterly financial reports should be run and sent to the ECYD director for review and then to the RC local director.

  9. The Federation and each one of its entities within (sections, works of apostolate, programs, etc.) are working to be self-sustaining. (Cf. #96, 98, and 99 of the Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation). The goal is that an ECYD Section is self-sustaining. Each locality can determine if the ECYD Director and their leadership teams are volunteer or stipend positions and determine the remuneration accordingly. Remuneration for any position follows the policy of the territory.

  10. The three primary ways to receive revenue in an ECYD Section are via its operations (activities, fees, etc.), via fundraising, and by being subsidized by the RC locality. The flow of money should follow the correct channels and be properly documented. If a locality or adult section is subsidizing ECYD, the full amount of the subsidy should be transferred to ECYD rather than having the locality or section pay the expenses on behalf of ECYD. This policy is a good business practice as it provides the locality with a clear picture of the full cost of operating the ECYD Section

Basic Principles for Fundraising/Development of an ECYD Section

  1. ECYD Directors and their teams can fundraise on behalf of ECYD and its programs.

  2. Since ECYD is part of the greater RC family in a given location, fundraising initiatives should be coordinated with the RC local director and other RC entities in a given locality (e.g. Consecrated communities, LC communities, schools, retreat centers, etc.) and applying the donor-centric model.

  3. Each ECYD Director works to fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities and transparency in the use of donations according to their given purpose.

  4. If some type of conflict regarding fundraising, benefactors, and donations arises, the ECYD Director informs the RC local director and works to resolve the conflict as needed.
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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!