Regnum Christi

RC YOUNG ADULT
LIFE

RC Young Adult Life

Fr. Benjamin O'Loughlin, LC

Director

The RC Young Adult Life team provides the means needed (training, coaching, accompaniment, resources, etc.) to enable and encourage college, young professional and young married Regnum Christi members to fully live the five dimensions of their Regnum Christi identity. The RC Young Adult Life Director focuses on the specific life stage needs of all young adult members and supports all members (Legionary, consecrated, and lay faithful) serving in key roles (section directors, team leaders, spiritual directors, chaplains, etc.), in addition to supporting young adult or primarily young adult apostolates such as Mission Youth.

Contact the RC Life Team

Mission Youth & Family Resources

Local Missions

Bring the Mission Youth spirit to your parish or community

The following includes all you need to know about planning and executing your local mission!

Mission Youth & Family is an apostolate of the New Evangelization, proclaiming God’s message of love to today’s world.

 

Where do you see the need for that in your local parish & community?

 

  • Homeless on the street?
  • Loneliness of shut-ins?
  • Young people not attending Mass?

Your local mission is an answer to a concrete need.

Before stepping out as a Catholic missionary, first let your local parish priest know & ask his blessing.

 

  • Offer your services, time and talents
  • If the local pastor so desires, missionaries operate under the name of the parish and/or involve/invite local parishioners in the mission and/or serve a concrete need the parish has in the area of evangelization.
  • Form the participants to be missionary disciples/apostles within their home parishes after the mission.

Officially affiliate your mission with Mission Youth – this provides insurance and liability coverage for you and your participants.

 

Register

A mission is never done alone! And it is not just to divide the work. A mission springs from a Catholic community that desires to go out & witness to God’s Love. Part of the mission team also includes those local organizations that you partner with that make your mission possible. All those involved with our mission need to be registered volunteers. Please take a few minutes to register all your volunteers here, especially if your mission involves minors.

 

Register Volunteers

The exciting moment has come! Pick your mission day!

 

Please register your Mission Day with Mission Youth! This is very important for us… it allows us to track the mission activity, learn better how we can support you, keep you in our prayers & for liability purposes!

 

Register Your Mission

A schedule for your mission day helps you make sure you can meet your objectives in the day. Our Mission days are based on the charism of Regnum Christi & always include a few key elements. Download a sample Mission Day schedule below!

 

Mission Schedule

 

Our mission days have both spiritual & material elements: we take time to pray, to eat, to serve, to have fun. 

 

Make sure your mission has what it needs to be a success! Most day missions charge $15 per person to cover the cost of food, gas, liability insurance, etc. 

 

Sample Budget

It’s shopping time! Depending on what your mission is, your list will look different: PB & J for the homeless? water bottles?, cross, post its & pens? 

 

No matter what the mission, don’t forget the essential Mission Gear found at our online store. 

 

Store

Get the word out! Your efforts can move other hearts to get involved!  Use social media, parish bulletins, & word of mouth! 

 

Sometimes, those we invite can’t join us in person on the mission day – don’t forget to invite them to pray for the mission, to help you promote it or given, give a donation to make it possible! 

 

Flyer

Your missionaries are going to need a way to see what your mission is about, sign up and sign all the necessary paperwork. You can use Mission Youth’s page or set up your own using your preferred event management platform.

 

Contact [email protected] for best practices and support.

 

Mission Youth is committed to maintaining a safe environment for all our missionaries & those we serve. Please reference our Safe Environment Policy & reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Safe Environment Policy

Please make sure you know, communicate and uphold Mission Youth standards during your day mission. 

 

Code of Conduct

Detailed explanation of the Mission Youth & Family identity and steps to operate a fruitful local mission experience! 

 

Download

Holy Week Missions

Do you want to host a Holy Week Mission in your city?

Officially affiliate your Holy Week Mission with Mission Youth – this provides insurance and liability coverage for you and your participants.

 

Register

Step by Step Guide and resources for your local Holy Week Mission.

 

Download 

Budget format with all the essential Holy Week Mission items.

 

Download

Pray together with your missionaries at the start of your mission!

 

Download

International Missions

San Ramon, Mexico Mission Information

The mission in San Ramon is to form part of the town’s Catholic community for a week. It is a very peaceful, simple town close to Mexico City. 

 

Missionaries will visit homes, especially those of the sick, to pray with them & encourage them. In the afternoons, townspeople of all ages gather in the main plaza to play, pray and do activities with the missionaries. 

Mexico is a very Catholic country yet it still needs missionaries to witness to their faith!

 

San Ramon is a quiet town just 20 minutes from Mexico City. Life there is simple & peaceful.

 

Missionaries will be able to visit Mexico City for a day: the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, & other important religious & cultural sites.

DATES: This mission site is almost always available so contact the National Team to set dates.

 

For missionaries 16 and up

 

Language: Spanish

San Ramon receives missionaries every Holy Week from our missionaries in Mexico! Local missionaries from this apostolate in Mexico will be happy to receive you and guide you through their local mission experience.

 

No, the mission leadership team speaks Spanish and will be able to serve as translators. As well, we will teach you prayers and simple phrases to communicate with the people. On this mission, you will be encouraged to speak the language of the heart.

During the mission in the town, missionaries will stay in the parish center, which is next to the Catholic Church & surrounded by a fence.

 

One night in Mexico City will be in a hotel near the airport.

  • San Ramon is a very safe and peaceful community.
  • Bottled water will be provided since tap water is not safe to drink.
  • Food can be spicy or greasy and so leaders will coach missionaries on what might upset their stomachs.

Mission Youth does not provide travel insurance for international missions. If you are interested in travel insurance, you may purchase insurance from a company of your choice.

Refund amounts

 

In the event a paid-applicant cancels their participation in a mission youth mission, the following refund policy applies:

 

  • $50 deposit: always non-fundable and does not apply to the following refund policy
    • 180 days or more prior to mission start date: full refund of payments so far
    • 90-179 days prior to mission start date: 75% refund of payments so far
    • 45-89 days prior to mission start date: 50% refund of payments so far
    • 15-45 days prior to mission start date: 25% refund
    • 14 days or less prior to mission start date: 0 refund

 

All qualified refunds will be sent in the form of a check only, to the billing name and address only on the invoice in which the mission was paid.

 

Mission Cancellation

 

If Mission Youth cancels a mission due to low numbers, safety or any other reason, a full refund or a mission voucher will be provided.

Quintano Roo, Mexico Mission Information

Missionaries serve villages in great need. Your mission work will serve both the spiritual and physical needs of the people you encounter. Humanitarian projects include constructing homes or churches, laying floors, and fixing roofs. Spiritual evangelization work includes opportunities to interact with the townspeople by hosting kid’s camps, leading sports activities, and organizing liturgical celebrations.

Quintana Roo has a very humid and mild tropical climate, ranging from 55-85 degrees F all year around. The people live in multiple villages and speak native dialects. Typically we will be staying in homes with thatch roofs in hammocks.

 

Missionaries will be able to visit Mexico City for a day: the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, & other important religious & cultural sites.

For dates please contact [email protected]

No, mission leaders and others will serve as translators. We encourage missionaries to speak the language of the heart on the mission through their smile, joy and open attitude.

Yes, this area of Mexico is very safe. You will fly in and out of the Cancun International Airport and move around in private transportation. The whole mission will be within the Mision Maya facilities.

COVID has had a low impact in this area of Mexico, affecting .07% of the population.

 

Food is very simple & bottled water is available. It is recommended to bring Pepto-Bismol for an upset stomach.

Mission Youth does not provide travel insurance for international missions. If you are interested in travel insurance, you may purchase insurance from a company of your choice.

Refund amounts

 

In the event a paid-applicant cancels their participation in a mission youth mission, the following refund policy applies:

 

  • $50 deposit: always non-fundable and does not apply to the following refund policy
    • 180 days or more prior to mission start date: full refund of payments so far
    • 90-179 days prior to mission start date: 75% refund of payments so far
    • 45-89 days prior to mission start date: 50% refund of payments so far
    • 15-45 days prior to mission start date: 25% refund
    • 14 days or less prior to mission start date: 0 refund

 

All qualified refunds will be sent in the form of a check only, to the billing name and address only on the invoice in which the mission was paid.

 

Mission Cancellation

 

If Mission Youth cancels a mission due to low numbers, safety or any other reason, a full refund or a mission voucher will be provided.

Mission Gear

Mission Youth missionaries know that when we are on a mission, we represent so much more than just ourselves. We are representing the Catholic Church, Mission Youth, and also Jesus. We seek to be His hands and His feet, His eyes and His voice for the people we serve. We want our dress, our expressions, and our behavior to be a reflection of Him and His Gospel. We want to be recognizable as missionaries and dressed for whatever the mission could ask of us. Don’t forget your mission gear before heading out!

All Your Mission
Essentials

Missionary Bandana: to identify your role on the mission

Green: Team Guide

Representing life, energy, hope and servant leadership

Yellow: Young women 9th grade and up

Representing the joy, sunshine, openness, femininity & love

Red: Young men 9th grade and up

Representing masculinity, passion, energy, and sacrifice

Orange: Family Mission

A combination of red & yellow showing the complementarity and communion of family love.

Turquoise: Middle school Girls

The color of life, playfulness, joy, and energy

Dark blue: Middle school Boys

Blue like the hot center of a flame

Purple: Mission Support Team

Represents royalty and service of Jesus our King

Burgundy: Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi

Represents a life given over in service to Jesus and others

White: Regnum Christi Mission Corps

Universal color representing their openness to serve all people
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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!