How do we bring the message of Christ to non-Christian young people who represent the future of entire continents? Clearly, the ordinary means of pastoral work are not sufficient: what are needed are associations, institutions, special centers and groups, and cultural and social initiatives for young people. This is a field where modern ecclesial movements have ample room for involvement. (John Paul II, Redemptoris missio, 37)
Note: On this web page are linked only associations and diocesan movements. Individual communities should be looking on the pages of parishes.
Living Rosary - a community of people who pray the Rosary every day. Community is divided into smaller groups of 20 people. Each member of the community pray daily at least one mystery of the rosary. In this manner, during the day community pray total rosary. Rosary Prayer supports the needs of the whole Church.
Light-Life Movement (commonly known as Oasis) - is one of the movements of renewal of the Church according to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. This movement rose in Poland, and its founder was the Servant of God Fr. Francis Blyahnytskyy.
The movement brings together people of all ages and condition: youth, children and adults, as well as priests, monks, nuns, members of secular institutes and families with family branches Movement, which is the Home Church (also known as Family Oasis). Through appropriate for each of these groups formation of Light-Life Movement is trying to educate mature and conscientious Christians, and wish to serve in revitalization of the local Christian community - parishes, deaneries and diocese.
Movement is based on the Statute approved on 5 January 1991, by Joseph Cardinal Glemp, Primate of Polish. Is run by the Secular Institute of helpers - of Our Lady of Jasna Gora, Pallotines and representatives of the families.
Altar server (from the Latin "ministrare") means "to serve", "assist". So, Altar server - a minister. They serve God when doing their best during the liturgy and make it beautiful. The word "Altar server" refers specifically to serve during Holy Mass, but also have assistants to other sacraments and rites.
Catholic European Scouts - it is also a great Christian organization. In 2001, we were blessed by the Blessed Pope John Paul II on its activities as one of the modern forms of evangelization. Each of our gathering begins and ends with prayer and each day at camp or on the journey begins Liturgy celebrated by Scout chaplain.
"Kolping Society" - a catholic association which accompanies and supports people in life, faith, education and good deeds.
Education, work and spirituality - three unwritten closely connected with each other spheres of life and in the "Kolping Society".
The main task of the "Knights of Columbus" - "strong right arm of the Church" as it is called Pope John Paul II - fully support the Catholic Church in its mission by promoting evangelical virtues such as charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, and support Catholic family values .
Legion of Mary - is "the largest community of the time of the great Christian congregations established for the good of souls"
(According to Pope Paul VI)
Catholic Action – is organization of the laity in the Catholic Church, founded in 1922.
Objective: spiritual and moral renewal of society, working with young people in education and catechesis. Catholic Action is a ministry of the Church, which is a special destination for the laity, which is in close cooperation with the hierarchy of the Church.
The Neocatechumenal Way conforms to the new Statutes a model of Post-Baptismal catechumenate to be fulfilled under the discretion of the diocesan Bishops, or as John Paul II defined it in the words in art. 1 of the Statues, as an "Itinerary of Catholic Formation:" a formation to Christian life, based principally on catechesis and liturgy, in part in the community and conducted given the specified methods and guidelines.
Today, the Taizé Community is made up of over a hundred brothers, Catholics and from various Protestant backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. By its very existence, the community is a “parable of community” that wants its life to be a sign of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples.
The members of the SFO as persons who choose life in the regular Order, with two main goals: the desire for holiness and apostolate in the Church.
doesn’t seek anything more than to be the smile,
the drop in the sea,
the hand which helps to live
and to love to the end,
which is next to each person to hold..."
Fr. Thierry de Roucy
Movement of Nazareth Families (FNM) is an international Christian movement apostolate of the family. Its purpose is to sanctify of participants through deepen their lives the spirit of the Gospel, through union with Christ in everyday life.
The initiator of the FNM was Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer (1931-2009), who in 1985, along with Fr. Andrew Buchelom (1951-1994) and a group of lay people formed in Warsaw, the first evangelical community that gave rise to the movement. Within two years, the FNM has spread in Poland and now also operates in diferent countries on all continents.