World Youth Day

 

"Stand up I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen"

(Acts 26:16)


Beginning this year the celebration of World Youth Day in parishes will take place on the Solemnity of Christ the King. This year the Solemnity of Christ the King falls on November 21st, 2021

Pope Francis' announced this change during his homily last year on the Solemnity of Christ the King. 

Click here to read Pope Francis' Homily 

This year His Holiness Pope Francis invites young people to stand up and be witnesses of what they have seen. The entire Church is invited to pray and celebrate our young people on this day and recognize their importance within our Church. His Holiness recently released a letter to young people in preparation for this day of prayer and celebration.

Click here to read Pope Francis' Letter to Young People 


Ways we can celebrate across the Diocese: 

The Hamilton Catholic Young Adult Team has been working with the Hamilton Diocese Office for Evangelization and Catechesis and we are pleased to announce that on the Solemnity of Christ the King - November 21st, 2021 - we will be celebrating the Diocesan Day of Prayer for Young People. This will take place at St. Margaret Mary Parish at 6:00 PM.

Young Adults from across the Diocese are invited to attend this Celebration of the Eucharist in the hopes that we will cultivate new friendships and share our LOVE for the Lord with one another. The option for tuning into the ZOOM Livestream is also available.

Click Here to Register 


 

Resources to assist with the celebration of World Youth Day

Prayers of the Faithful Suggestions

Suggested ways to celebrate

A Litany of Young Saints 

Learn more about the International World Youth Day Gathering: