Catholic Youth Movement


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Regional Youth Council


Catholic Youth Movement provides a service of information, advice and liaison for Catholics engaged in the Church's mission of formation and care among young people both those at school and those who have left school and are not in any form of higher education.

The movement is a facility available to the archdiocesan youth organisations in workers in the field. Styles of youth work are best devised locally to reflect the differing needs and circumstances in each area. They may be programmes of worship, formation, education, or recreation. In some areas there are schemes for school-leavers, in others for unemployed and the engaged. There are events for parents, youth leaders, priests and teachers.

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Bulawayo City

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, THORNGROVE

St. Anthony's, BARHAM GREEN

St. Christopher, THE BARRACKS

Our Lady Queen of Peace, ENTUMBANE

Christ the King, HILLSIDE

Our Lady of Lourdes, KUMALO

Uganda Martyrs, LUVEVE

St. Adolph Ludigo, MAGWEGWE

St. Patrick's, MZILIKAZI

St. Pius X, NJUBE

Holy Family, NKETA

St. John the Baptist, NKULUMANE

St. Thomas the Apostle, NORTH TRENANCE

St. Bernard's, PUMULA/ HYDE PARK

St. Andrew's, QUEENS PARK




St. Anne's, BRUNAPEG

Ekusileni, FILABUSI

Sacred Heart, EMBAKWE

St. Francis Xavier, EMPANDENI

Regina Mundi, GWAAI

Our Lady of the Assumption, GWANDA

St. Luke's, LUPANE

Our Lady Help of Christians, MAGAMA


St. Charles Lwanga, NDOLWANE

St. Mbaga Tusinde, NKAYI

St. Theresa, PLUMTREE

St. Joseph, SEMOKWE

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Youth Coordinator: Mr Justice Kangwa


Web address:

Postal Address: Archdiocesan Youth Coordinator, P. O. Box 837, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Physical Address: The Youth Office, St. Mary's Cathedral, Lobengula St/ 9th Ave, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Tel: (263 - 9) 69218

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Shall be to bring together youth with the serious endeavour to promote their own Spiritual, Social, and Intellectual welfare.


  1. To deepen their understanding of the Bible, Christian principles and the Sacramental life.
  2. To bring non-Christians or lapsed ones to the living community of Christ which is the Church.
  3. To take part in Church related matters especially in the Liturgy.
  4. To assist the local parish/ mission in achieving the aims of the Archdiocese to work towards a self-supporting, self-propagating and self-ministering Church.
  5. To cooperate with the Parish Council and other Church associations.
  6. To promote good Catholic Marriages, and promote priestly and religious vocations.
  1. To assist each other in finding channels for individual economic advancement and improvement of the living conditions.
  2. To encourage and assist all forms of schemes (Micro Projects) for self reliance according to respective needs and possibilities.
  3. To provide for the youth opportunities to meet in their leisure time in a healthy Christian atmosphere.
  4. To organise social gatherings in accordance with Christian dignity and values.
  5. To work towards interdenominational and racial/tribal harmony.
  6. To work towards a better understanding between the youths and the elders.
  1. To promote the intellectual ability by organising and attending courses, debates and discussions.
  2. To train in free disciplined speaking (Dialogue, Standing up for the Truth and Diplomacy).
  3. To undertake studies of social and political teachings and situations.
  4. To study the Social Teachings of the Church, Church History, the documents of Vatican II and current publications of the Church.
  5. To study the laws and regulations governing the country, the residential areas, the family situation, the working places in the civil jurisdiction and above all the Human Rights.
  6. To aim at leadership in the Church Community and in the civil society.

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The Regional Youth Council (RYC), is a structure that provides a communication link between all the youth groups of that region. In this case the RYC is made up of the Bulawayo City parishes coming together. The RYC encourages participation in events such as spiritual, apostolic and social events at Regional level in order that each parish can identify with its wider community. The RYC shall ensure the formation of young people by encouraging them to participate in Human Development Courses, retreats and any such programmes organised by the Archdiocesan Youth Office, which will provide a confidence in Youth so that they willingly become active participants in the Church and local Community in which they live .

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Last Revised: 22 September, 1997


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