Youth 2000 is a spiritual initiative established to draw young people through Mary to a deep and lasting union with Jesus Christ, especially in the Eucharist, the “source and summit of the Christian life.” In short, it is a gateway that leads young people into the everyday life of the Church.
Youth 2000 carries out its mission, based on the vision of St John Bosco in the following 3 ways, known as the 3 ‘pillars’ of Youth 2000:
Devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
Devotion to Our Lady particularly through the Rosary
Fidelity to the Teaching of the Church, including a deep love for Sacred Scripture.
The Youth 2000 Summer Festival is the largest Catholic youth event in Ireland. We do not receive any funding from Church or state and so every cent must be fundraised from scratch. Your help is most greatly appreciated.