Regnum Christi

Youth & Family Encounter 2021: Unleash the Apostle Within!

Get ready for a vibrant experience that will combine spiritual formation, a celebration of the Regnum Christi charism and training to help you go out and live your God-given mission in the world!

Since 1991, over one hundred thousand people have attended Regnum Christi Youth & Family Encounters in cities all over the world, including Rome, Sydney, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Chicago. Now, for the first time in 14 years, the YFE is back in the North American Territory!

The Youth & Family Encounter to be held July 23-25, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, will be a time for all Regnum Christi members to come together–Legionaries of Christ, consecrated women, consecrated men, and lay members, as well as all of their friends, family and those they touch through apostolic works and programs.

The theme, “Unleash the Apostle Within,” calls participants to answer Christ’s invitation to know and love him, and to allow his love to go out into today’s world through our lives as missionaries. It echos the missionary identity Regnum Christi members voice in their new draft statutes, “The personal experience of Christ’s love produces an interior urgency in our hearts that impels us to give of ourselves passionately in order to make his Kingdom present: ‘Caritas Christi urget nos’ (2 Cor 5:14).” (Draft Statutes of the Regnum Christi Federation #10)

During the three day event, over 2000 people will come together for a unique, deep, and joyful experience of the faith and our mission in Regnum Christi. Part retreat, part convention, part festival, the YFE will include times of prayer, formation tracks with internationally known speakers, Mass, social activities, and programs of interest to all ages and vocations including children, young adults, families, and grandparents.

A recent Youth & Family Encounter held in Mexico City gathered over 4,000 participants and featured the ordination of six legionaries of Christ to the diaconate as well as a keynote address from the bishop of Aleppo, Syria, Bishop Denys Antoine Chahda.

Space is limited to 2500 participants, so mark your calendar and be on the look-out for more details!

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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!