World Youth Day is a great meeting of young people from all over the world gathered around the Vicar of Christ. It is one of the primary means by which the Church proclaims the message of Christ to young people. WYD is an evangelical endeavor in which the Church manifests its constant concern for youth: “All young people should feel cared for by the Church: to do so, the whole Church, in union with the Successor of Peter, must feel increasingly committed at the global level, in favor of youth (…) to correspond to their expectations, communicating to them the certainty of Christ, the truth that is Christ, and the love that is Christ through adequate formation, which is a necessary and updated form of evangelization
The Pope invites youth from all over the world to come to a pre-determined city to:
– “Have a personal encounter with Christ that will bring about a confirmation of faith and an internal conversion in young people that leads them to the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. These meetings form the stages of a great pilgrimage across the planet. They show that faith in Christ makes all of us children of the one Father who is in Heaven, and builders of the civilization of love” (Benedict XVI, Angelus, Sunday, July 27, 2008).
– Come to know the Catholic Church for what it is: the great family of children of God, which shares with young people its most profound aspirations, concerns, sorrows, and joys.
– Practice charity and solidarity, which should be the fruit of this personal encounter with Christ through the sacraments and prayer. In this sense, we hope that WYD will promote a new wave of solidarity and service throughout the Church and society.
– Rediscover the profound demands of their baptismal promises and the mission that comes with their vocation. The Vicar of Christ reminds youth that they are called to be witnesses of Christ in all realms of society, and that their mission is to spread the Gospel to other young people through personal testimony and discipleship. In this way, “World Youth Day Sydney was transformed into a new Pentecost, from which began the mission of the youth, called to be apostles of their peers, as were so many Saints – and in particular, Blessed Piergiorgio Frassati – whose relics were brought to Sydney Cathedral and venerated by an uninterrupted stream of young pilgrims. Every young man and woman was invited to follow their example, to share their personal experience of Jesus, who changes the life of his “friends” with the power of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God’s love” (Benedict XVI, Angelus, Sunday, July 27, 2008).
If you are interested in attending the event, please contact:
Sylvester (0737252512) or Kevin (0720366012)
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: 15th March 2011