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Mission Youth Outreach Continues During the Pandemic

As 2020 draws to a close and Christmas approaches, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief in hope that the coming months will bring back a little bit of normality. So much of our lives has changed or adapted and that has included the mission and evangelization outreach. How can you reach people with the message of Jesus’s love with masks and distance?

This is the question that Mission Youth missionaries have been asking themselves for the past nine months. And since the Holy Spirit is the source of all creativity, the missionary response in these times has been bold and beautiful.

It started back in March, 2020 when in person Holy Week Missions were canceled. Many cities did not let the COVID restrictions stop the mission but transformed the mission into virtual encounter, mercy and outreach. San Jose, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, Toledo and many other cities used many forums and social media platforms to reach families, young people and those in need. They joined in prayer, service and community.

After Holy Week, the missionary outreach did not stop. During the summer months, young people from Philadelphia traveled to Denver to share a mission experience in the Pax Christi parish. As well, a small mission core team from New Orleans traveled to St. Croix, Virgin Islands to set up for a future mission trip.

As the school year started, more cities began to engage in mission. Atlanta and Philadelphia set up a monthly day mission to continue to serve the poor and homeless communities most affected by COVID. Washington DC and Houston also held mission events. This missionary boldness is bringing hope not only to their local communities but to other cities as well, showing that the mission continues.

Would you like to launch a mission in your city? Contact the National MY Support Team or your Local MY director for more information!

 

Introducing the National Mission Youth Support Team: https://missionyouth.com/

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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!