Youth 2000

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Youth 2000 is an international Catholic movement for young people, generally between the ages of 16 and 35. At this weekend-long convention, teens and adults alike share their love for Jesus through the Eucharist, adoration, and praise and worship.

Purpose[edit]

Whilst specific details vary from country to country, the main focuses of Youth 2000 tend to be as follows :

  • Increasing the awareness and love of Jesus in the Eucharist, through Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.
  • Promoting devotion to Mary as a means of coming closer to Christ, through saying the Rosary.
  • Encouraging young people to read the Bible, get to know Jesus through Scripture and also to promote understanding of and fidelity to official Church teaching.

Practices[edit]

Youth 2000's activities generally include the running of both prayer groups and weekend retreats for young people.

Controversies[edit]

In 2006, members of "Youth 2000" on visit to Father Kevin Knox-Lecky of St Mary's church, Glastonbury, attacked pagans by throwing salt at them and told them they "would burn in hell". Knox-Lecky apologized and said he would not invite the group again. The police warned two women and arrested one youth on suspicion of harassment.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruth Gledhill (4 November 2006). "Bad vibes in Glastonbury after Catholics against pagans". timesonline.co.uk. The Times. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Shaikh, Thair (2006-11-04). "Catholic marchers turn on Glastonbury pagans". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-22. 

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