About CDY


The Catholic Devotional for Youth (CDY) is a monthly devotional based on the daily readings of the Church. The daily reflections are designed to address the situations young people face in their day-to-day living.

As the universal Church draws the curtain over the celebration of the “Year of faith”, it is with great joy and hope that we present to you this devotional. It is a devotional, put together for young Catholics which will help them to study the Bible along with the Church and which challenges youth to live out their faith as Catholic Christians. In addition, segments are taken from “YOUCAT” which is the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church and from the mother edition, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). This is to help youth understand the priceless faith that they have as Catholics and increase their appetite to know more about the Church.

This also seeks to bring alive the desire of the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI as he speaks to us in the foreward of YOUCAT:

”Dear young friends…I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This Catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the “pearl of great value” (Mt 13:46) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith.”

While the devotional is distributed free of charge to young Catholics, the daily reflections in it are available for a much larger audience on this blog. Follow the blog in order to receive the daily reflections directly in your mail. And remember to share this with your friends so that we can together draw strength from the Word of God.

Catholic Devotional for Youth is a publication of the Catholic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (CYON), Our Lady of Perpetual Light Chapel, Ile- Ife, Catholic Diocese of Osogbo, Nigeria.

To subscribe for copies of the devotional, send your full name, phone number, email address and postal address to any of these:

08067304947; 07054291000; 07033276118 or cjobiajunwa19@yahoo.co.uk

Let your light shine…!


12 thoughts on “About CDY

  1. This is beautiful and just what my teens are looking for! Thank you! May our good Lord bless your efforts!!!

  2. I am interested in possibly obtaining copies of your devotional for my third grade class. Also, do you have the Spring Time Lenten devotional in booklet form? I think this would be valuable for my class as well!
    Thank you and God Bless

    • Hi S Lim.
      Thanks for your interest in the devotional. We apologize for replying your message quite late.

      Unfortunately, due to some challenges we’re experiencing, the devotionals have been out of print for a while and are only available currently on the blog page.

      We apologize we can’t have them available right now and hope that this would be rectified soon.

      Thanks a lot for the wonderful work you are doing with your third grade class.
      God bless.

  3. What happened? Your devotionals are wonderful but nothing since March. Prayfully hoping this ministry is restored.

    • Hi Bernadette. Thanks for your compliment and prayers. We certainly need a great deal of that. We’ve had quite some difficulty getting the reflections ready and things are basically at a halt right now. Hopefully, before too long we would get back on our feet and have reflections posted daily again.

      Please continue to pray for us.

  4. Hey, just thought I’d leave a comment, but praying for your team and looking forward to the future posts :)!
    I’m 17 years old and really appreciate the effort and love that goes into these.
    God Bless.

    • Thanks so much Raquel. I’m grateful for the kind comments and prayers. I’m really looking forward to our future posts too myself!
      It’s beautiful to know that you are seeking the Lord at such a tender age…May the Lord bless and keep you always.

  5. Just happened upon some of the archived reflections – they are WONDERFUL! I love the reflections and the inclusion of the YOUCAT! I am planning on using them in my classroom – I think my middle school students will really enjoy them. Prayers for the ability/means to continue this wonderful ministry in any form!

    • Hi Jessica, thanks for your kind comments and I’m grateful the reflections will be helpful with your middle school class. Keeping up with the reflections has been very difficult. Praying the Lord to send more grace and more young inspiring writers so we can keep it going. Please do pray along and reach out if you can and are inspired to write too. God bless you!

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