Young Catholics cannot hope
to weather the storms
that come at them
University students are a strategic age group.These are our future leaders.
By focusing on university students, CCO desires to seenot only that young people come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour,but also for them to radically affect our world.
Blessed Pope John Paul the Great's call for all Catholics to participate in the New Evangelization.
Catholic Christian Outreach was started by André and Angèle Regnier in response to Pope John Paul.
First outreach takes place with students at the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1988.
The movement now serves hundreds of students on eleven campuses through a wide array of programs and outreaches.
CCO continues to expand with a growing Rise Up Conference, an increasing number of staff, and a growing number of mission opportunities (both domestic and international).
Catholic Christian Outreach is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faithwith a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world.
Through faith studies and on-campus outreach we lead students to accepting Jesus as Lord and Saviour, and to a personal relationship with Him.
Our campus missionaries are committed to discipleship, leading students to grow in holiness and to engage in mission.
We believe that every student involved in CCO can be a leader. So we challenge them to be evangelistic: to lead their own faith studies and to take initiatives in their lives and spheres of influence.
The principle of spiritual multiplication shows us that to reach the world with the Gospel, we must do more than just bring people to conversion: we need to build “multiplying disciples.”
To reach the whole world, we could be tempted to focus on events at which large numbers of people gather to hear the Gospel message and respond.
Every CCO staff member is committed to the mission of evangelization on university campuses. We dedicate our time and our talent towards this mission. “All that matters is that Jesus is proclaimed, that is what brings me joy” Phil 1:18
Each missionary is responsible to raise a financial support team that would allow them to work as a CCO missionary. Each supporter, no matter how large or small their investment, is an integral part of the CCO mission. Our missionaries give of their time and talent, our supporters give of their treasure.