Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM)

ICYM is a largest Premier Catholic Youth Organization. Spread across 601 Districts of India. The National network functions through 12 regions & 160 dioceses. Catholic Bishop's Conference of India (CBCI's) approval was obtained for this National Organization on September 14th 1999 the dreams and aspirations of thousands of youth, animators, directors and bishops becoming a reality. Integral Development of Youth through Formation, Fellowship and Action being the main objectives of youth being the main objectives of youth ministry, ICYM caters to varied needs of the holistic development of its young members. ICYM also coordinates National Delegations to World Youth Days, Asian Youth Days and pilgrimages to Taize. With its motto - "To Lead, to Serve, to Shine" there is a lot to be done and a whole community to be won.

The ICYM ushers in a paradigm shift in the life of the 'Young Church'. The youth in India are in a dilemma of disunity and discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, language and culture. Lack of true leadership, raising fundamentalism, alienation, choking unemployment, corruption at all levels are the alarming realities of the day. As we cruise in to the new millennium with tremendous hope and aspirations, the members of ICYM are now ready to discover the new frontiers that unfold. It is in this distressful context that the ICYM address the need of these young persons and works at empowering them in to action not only within the church but a conscious and deliberate immersion in the mainstream of secular life and activity in the heart of the world.