TENTH ANNIVERSARY Summorum Pontificum 14.9.2007 – 14.9.2017

Juventutem thanks Pope Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum, as well as all the bishops and priests who made the EF Mass more widely available, and the laity who supported it for the greater glory of God and the good of souls.

Juventutem was glad to partake in the Tenth Anniversary Celebrations organised in Rome for the occasion. As part of the celebrations, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah, gave an address.

We are grateful for the encouragements of Cardinal Sarah. They correspond to our aim since our beginning. From its inception in 2004, Juventutem has worked hard to share the riches of the traditional Latin Mass and spirituality with anyone interested. From the start we took risks and initiatives to work together with fellow Catholics and with diocesan bishops, at a time when few within the Church wished it to happen, and when others did not dare to hope for it.

Ten years after Summorum Pontificum however, its implementation remains patchy and many young adults and families still have great difficulties accessing EF Mass centres. It is a blessing that many capital cities now offer provision for EF Masses. But families, young adults and single adults as well aspire to more than the Mass. They wish all sacraments and sacramentals to be available according to the EF on an a day-to-day basis, in addition to spiritual direction, adult formation and catechism.

If anyone wishes to assess the dispositions of the new generation of Catholics attracted to the Usus Antiquior, we suggest they read the Report of the Juventutem Federation after World Youth Day in Krakow last year. The Report shows that these young adults and their clergy do not see themselves as part of a ghetto – unless by ghetto one simply means the Catholic Church at large, inasmuch as she is surrounded by a hostile world to which, with motherly zeal, she endeavours to bring the light of salvation.

The young adults and professionals part of Juventutem, or simply taking part in its events, are glad to be given the opportunity to share the riches of the Roman traditions of the Church, for our own sanctification and for the conversion of the world to Christ the only Saviour.


Bishop of Worcester, MA writes to Juventutem after WYD in Cracow

“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of giving a morning of catechesis to the young adults of the Juventutem International Federation. I was quite impressed with their maturity and the quality of their attention and questions after the presentation of the catechesis. I was also delighted to be able to participate in the celebration of the Solemn Pontifical Mass offered by Bishop Schneider. I was edified by the prayerfulness of the young people in attendance. May God bless you and all the member of the Juventutem International  Federation.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester” – 8th August 2016

Dublin Archbishop sends greetings to Juventutem after WYD

“Dear young friends,

I was glad to meet your group, including some Dubliners, for catechesis and Mass last week in Krakow. When I was requested by the Vatican to do so, I wondered if I would need to preach in Latin, but happily, English was sufficient!

Answering Pope Francis’ invitation, you came to Poland from various countries to learn about divine mercy, to make friends and to worship God together. I am sure that, as the Holy Father pointed out at the Vigil, you will not “confuse happiness with a sofa” but rather will “offer the best of yourselves”.

May God inspire you, through an always more personal encounter with Him Who is Love incarnate.

Signed: Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin – 1st August 2016”

Heads of Vatican Dicasteries pray for Juventutem youths

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments


Dear Father, you were kind enough to invite me to celebrate Holy Mass for the young people of “Juventutem” taking part this coming Summer in the Catholic World Youth Day in Krakow. I replied to you through my secretary saying that I was sorry not to be able to attend, owing to other commitments that did not enable me to come to Poland. I am writing to thank you for sending me this invitation and to assure you that I shall accompany this great gathering of young people with my prayers. Like John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, we must support young Christians with our pastoral care in order to lead them to Christ and to give them the opportunity of establishing a personal and intimate relationship with Him. Young people are the future of our society and of the Church.

Please accept the expression of my most cordial greetings and be assured of my prayers for all your intentions.

Robert Card. Sarah, Vatican City, 24th June 2016

Secretariat for the Economy:

Dear young Catholics of the Juventutem youth movement, I prayed for you and all the young adults gathered around Pope Francis last week in Krakow for the World Youth Day. As you know, urgent business at the Vatican prevented me from coming to Poland to deliver one of the official catecheses and to offer Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for your group. However, I am pleased to hear that six of my fellow bishops accompanied you. As you travel to your home countries, be assured of my prayer for all WYD participants. May you all help spread God’s mercy, with conviction and joy.

Signed: George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, 2nd August 2016




Pictures credits: Daniel Blackman:  https://www.flickr.com/…/134575086…/albums/72157670792374721


Pictures Credit: Jeremy Chua & Issac Teng:


30 July – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/801

29 July – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/824

28 July – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/1198

27 July – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/2363

26 July – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/3009

Days in the Diocese (Lgin) – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/1672

500 young adults from 12 countries with 6 bishops and 20 clergy in 3 beautiful churches in historic centre of Krakow:
Juventutem give thanks for having taken part in this important Youth Pilgrimage of Mercy with the Church Universal.

Read Pope Francis speech at the Prayer Vigil here: http://www.romereports.com/2016/07/30/pope-francis-full-speech-to-the-youth-on-the-wyd-prayer-vigil

X-traordinary WYD 2016 for £299 with Juventutem!

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X-traordinary WYD 2016 with Juventutem



For pilgrims from the UK, America and anywhere else: deadline for booking: 26th June

Arrival in Krakow: Monday 25 July

Departure from Krakow: Sunday 31 July

Daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Daily talks on the Catholic faith by well trained clergy

Confessions and Eucharistic Adoration

Visits of splendid Krakow & Official WYD events

Included in the £299.00:

  • Accommodation for 6 nights in a hotel in the historic centre of Krakow, 5mn walk from the Juventutem church (shared rooms, with real bed! and real shower! + real breakfast!)
  • A2 WYD Pilgrim Package: all meals + pilgrim’s literature + transport pass for the week

Add: travel from your home to Krakow hotel and return


  • George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat for Economy: will offer a traditional pontifical high Mass for Juventutem on Wednesday 27th July and give official catechesis
  • Bishop Athanasius Schneider: will accompany Juventutem the whole week, offering Mass and preaching
  • Bertalan Kiss, President of Juventutem International
  • Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP, Ecclesiastical Assistant of Juventutem, will also be present full time
  • And many other supportive clergy and laity…

Come and meet like-minded young Catholics from all over the world or, if you are not familiar with the traditional Latin liturgy, come and see for yourself! We are looking forward to meeting you.


  1. Click on this button PayPal Juventutem WYD 2016to pay online via our PayPal account, or click “Donate” on stmaryswarrington.org.uk.

Alternatively, write your £299.00 cheque made payable to FSSP ENGLAND, posted to: FSSP WYD, St Mary’s Priory, Smith Street, Warrington WA1 2NS, Cheshire, England – with your contact details

  1. Email Stuart your full contact details campbell51@btinternet.com
  2. Book your return flight to Krakow

Minors: If you will still be under 18 years of age by 25th July, contact us first.

 Web: www.juventutem.org               [Flyer released on 11 June 2016]

Raymund Cardinal Burke offers Mass for Juventutem in Italy

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la Basilica di San Nicola

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per l’acquisto dell’indulgenza giubilare


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celebrata da S. Em.za Rev.ma il Signor Cardinale


Cardinale Diacono di Sant’Agata dei Goti e

Patrono del Sovrano Militare Ordine di Malta


9, via Paolo Orsini

73010 SOLETO


All members and supporters of Juventutem will be remembered at Holy Mass today.

On the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians on May 24, 2006 (in Bern, Switzerland), the Juventutem International Federation enjoys moral personality.Our Lady Help of Christians
There were 31 co-founders originating from 16 countries on every continent: Russia, Germany, Australia, Italy, China, Ireland, Brazil, Great-Britain, France, USA, Hungary, Switzerland, Kenya, Spain, The Netherlands and Austria.
An independent non political youth structure loyal to Roman Catholic authorities, the Juventutem International Federation drew inspiration from the International Una Voce Federation (http://www.ifuv.org/) as well as from various other Catholic institutions.

The Juventutem International Federation is a Catholic network fostering the sanctification of the youths worldwide according to the Roman traditions of the Church. We wish to contribute to the sanctification of the members of Juventutem and of any youths our contemporaries.