Malacca Johore Diocesan Youth Ministry serves teenagers and young single youths between the ages of 13-39 in the diocese. Distilled from the diocese’s Vision & Mission Statement, the five key words that direct the entire ministry are: Adore, Change, Unite, Lead & Impact.

Although forming parish youth ministries remain a priority, our Ministry has supported apostolate initiatives in diocesan and district-level events like Youth Rallies, CHOICE weekends etc.

One great collaborative effort is the “No Apologies” Chastity Weekends which have been run the last two years in English, Mandarin, Bahasa and soon, in Tamil. Weaving in our Catholic teaching and Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the No Apologies workshop is our ministry’s new initiative to dialogue and proclaim truths about sexuality to our Malaysian youth culture.

The thrust of our ministry is Catholic leadership formation and training. 2012 marks the beginning of “Project: David”, our leadership camp early in the year, which trains young people to run their own parish youth ministry and camps e.g. “Persons Are Gifts” (PAG) during the rest of the year. Through this camp, we help the young people to develop a spiritual life, share their faith stories, lead praise & worship, and explore creative expressions.

We collaborated with the Vocations Promotions Team on the “Discovery Camp”. This camp aims to prepare post-SPM students to enter the next stage of their life after considering their gifts and exploring their options. We also provided deeper formations for young people who were interested to know their faith better.

Address : MJD Youth Office
Pastoral Secretariat, MAJODI Centre
2101 Jalan masai, Plentong, 81750 Masai, Johor
Bishop's Delegate/Head : Fr. Jason Wong Kok Cheak
Youth Minister : Mr. Matthew Wee
    Mr. Wilson Sydney Savage
    Ms. Viviana Nicholas (BM)
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/847613151994257/

A YES-perience of a lifetime

10 January 2018 was the first day of a three-week camp for 19 participants at Oasis, Kluang. This inaugural Youth Evangelization School (YES) was organised by the Malacca Johore Diocese.

The Weekend with Rabboni, a discovery weekend under the guidance of  Rt. Rev. Bishop Bernard Paul of Malacca Johore Diocese took place in Majodi Centre, Plentong, Masai, Johor Bahru on the 20th and 21st of May 2017. The retreat was participated by 40 people from Johor, Melaka and K.L. which included three language groups namely English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia. The weekend was also facilitated by a priest, nuns and seminarians.

For most youngsters today, the idea of attending a church camp may not crown the list of things to do during the mid-year holidays. However, after the camp, many agreed that the CIC PAG Camp 2016 was the highlight of their semester break. The camp held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Johor Bahru, was attended by 28 participants from the 3rd till 5th of June. The camp speakers Henry Tan and Matthew Wee were helped by a wonderful outreach team made up of participants from the previous year’s camp.

They say leaders are born, not created. Project David 2016 proved otherwise in just 4 short days. From the 16th till the 19th of March, youths from the Melaka-Johor diocese started off camp as participants and at the end of the 4th day left as leaders.

On the 12th till the 14th of March, the Youth Ministry of Melaka-Johor Diocese organised a No Apologies camp. The camp was held at Majodi Centre and was attended by 34 participants from secondary school. During the camp, the team of facilitators from Melaka presented talks from the No Apologies program that were redesigned to cater to Catholic students. The sessions which aimed at teaching about life, love and sex, were conducted with a mix of games, activities and group sharing to get the participants more involved.

What started off as merely a call to serve became an experience of a lifetime that was shared with friends who turned into family. The nine of us, who came from 6 parishes of Melaka-Johor diocese began our formation in Skudai Catholic Centre. It was two weeks where we were able to do things and form bonds that none of us will forget; Mission Discovery Camp 2016 (MDC2016) became a mark in our minds that will not fade soon.

On the 3rd of December till the 6th of December 2015, the Youth Ministry of Melaka-Johor Diocese held the 1st Melaka-Johor Youth Day. The camp held at Majodi Centre, Johor Bahru was attended by 500 participants from 20 parishes in Melaka and Johor. They were made up of youths from the Bahasa Apostolate, English Apostolate, Mandarin Apostolate and Tamil Apostolate. The camp was both a preparation for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy as well as the next World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow.