OUR MISSION

AN INTRODUCTION:

TNTT CrossThe Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society is a non-profit organization, under the leadership of the Catholic church. Its aim is to teach youths to be virtuous people and good Christians. It also offers apostolate services for the youth. Throughout its 60 years of service, the Society has kept pace with social and cultural changes of the day in an attempt to reach out to the youth of all times.

The Eucharistic Youth Society was founded in Europe during World War I and was known as the Eucharistic Crusade. Its purpose at that time was to pray, especially to the Blessed Sacrament, for the conversion of hearts and the reconciliation among the disillusioned youths affected by the War. Although the Eucharistic Crusade was founded by a Jesuit, Pere Bessiere, S.J., it was brought to Hanoi, Vietnam, by the Sulpicians in 1929. By 1951, it had spread throughout the whole country and became an organized association in the early 1960's.

In 1964, in keeping with the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Vietnamese Eucharistic Crusade was transformed into the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society and was approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Government. This new transition integrated both prayer and apostolate services. From 1964 to 1975, the Society grew considerably in spirit and in number. In order to accommodate the growth of the Society, the first National Convention, "Promised-Land I", was held in 1972. Over 2,000 coordinating-leaders attended it. By 1975, there were about 140,000 members, under the leadership of 3,800 coordinating-leaders serving in 650 parishes within 13 dioceses in South Vietnam.

With the fall of South Vietnam in 1975, the Society's activities ceased temporarily. However, with the waves of refugees fleeing to new homelands, the Society came to life again. The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society is currently active in many different countries in the free world: Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States. In the United States, there are about 15,000 members in 70 Vietnamese Catholic communities and parishes under the direction of 1,300 coordinating-leaders and chaplains: In order to correspond to the growth and revival of the Society, "Promised-Land II" was convened in July 1992 at Dominguez Youth Retreat Center, Dominguez, California.

Today, the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society joins hundreds of thousands of youth from all over the world to attend the Pope's "World Youth Day", August 1993, in Denver, Colorado.


EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVE

In order to meet the above goals and purposes, the Eucharistic Youth Society uses suitable methods for the education of its members, both in social and spiritual life. The Society bases its education on two essential elements: the love of God in the Eucharistic Sacrament and God's living Word in the Bible.

EUCHARISTIC YOUTH'S LIFE

The Eucharistic Youth Society stages are classified into three groups in order to meet the needs of the different ages of its members.

LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE

Huynh Trưởng

The Coordination Leaders are those individuals who went through the formation of the Society from the Seedling to the Eucharistic Knights group. They know the charism and spirituality of the Society. After specialized periods of training, they are initiated to become leaders of the four former groups. They wear the red scarf with yellow stripe which symbolizes love, service, sacrifice and responsibility.

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Priests who are responsible for the spiritual characteristic of the Society are appointed to be Chaplains. They shall invite seminarians and religious members to be their Assistants. Chaplains wear the white with red stripe scarf and Assistant Chaplains wear the red with white stripe scarf which symbolizes the dedication to follow Christ.

The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society in the United States is managed and directed by the National Council of the Chaplains and Coordinating Leaders, who are representatives of the Society. The national cffice is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. Geographically, the Society is divided in 8 regions. Each region has its own Regional Board of Chaplains and Coordination Leaders, consisting of many district groups of local Vietnamese catholic communities to coordinate with the National Office.

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