World Youth Day


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

(Acts 26:16)

Learn more about the International World Youth Day Gathering:

Those interested in attending WYD - Lisbon 2023 with a Diocesan contingent OR a local celebration are encouraged to complete the Declaration of Intent form found by visiting: 

For more information from the CCCB and the hosting country please use the links below. 



World Day of Youth 

The World Day of Youth is celebrated annually on the Solemnity of Christ the King. This year the Solemnity falls on:

November 20th, 2022

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 

Resources to assist with the celebration of World Youth Day

Prayers of the Faithful Suggestions

Suggested ways to celebrate

A Litany of Young Saints