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Regnum Christi General Directive College Announces Jubilee Year for 50th Anniversary of ECYD

October 12th, 2021

 

To all members of Regnum Christi

 

Dear friends in Christ,

Just like the apostles were witnesses of the life-changing action of Jesus Christ, we too, so many years later, are witnesses of the same miracle by which Jesus Christ touches and transforms the lives of so many people.

As a spiritual family in the Church, we recognize the action of the Holy Spirit and the gifts that he gives us for the good of all people. Looking back, we can affirm that one of these gifts has been the many young people who have heard Christ’s invitation to be his friends and apostles by living the charism of Regnum according to their age.

From the first groups of young people in 1971 to today, ECYD has been like a flame enkindled in our spiritual family, bringing the creativity and freshness that belong to youth. At the same time, it has offered a style of Christian life that continues to benefit many young people in the life of the Church.

Throughout these 50 years, ECYD has expressed our charism in a living and original way by daring to reinvent itself and adapt to times and places without losing what has characterized it from the beginning: living a pledge of friendship with Christ and with each other to build a new world according to the Gospel. (Cf. ECYD Statutes, n.1).

In this context, it seems appropriate to dedicate a jubilee year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ECYD. This jubilee will officially begin on the Feast of Christ the King 2021 and will end on the Feast of Christ the King 2022, under the theme “I have called you friends.” (Jn 15:15). The final event will be an international encounter of ECYD team leaders in Rome.

There will be several activities for Regnum Christ, which we invite everyone to participate in. We also hope that territories will find the best way to celebrate this important anniversary together, with the different branches and Regnum Christi sections, renewing support and efforts in evangelizing the youth through ECYD in the localities.

We ask that you include this jubilee in the territorial calendars, both in the ECYD sections and in those of Regnum Christi, so that you can propose and prepare initiatives on a territorial and local level that will help us to appreciate, value, and understand the gift of ECYD better.

Let us ask Our Lord that this jubilee year may be an occasion for all of us, members of ECYD and Regnum Christi, to renew our experience of the personal encounter with Christ every day, and to continue working with him with renewed enthusiasm in his mission to make his Kingdom present in every heart.

With a special remembrance in our prayers,

 

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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!