Local World Youth Day: Pittsburgh
Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Calling all World Youth Day Alumni and Young Adults to a diocesan festival for all those unable to attend the international celebration of World Youth Day in Rio de Janiero, Brazil!
The local celebration of WYD will take place on Saturday, July 27th, 2013 at Saint Paul Seminary and will incorporate WYD elements in emulation of and simultaneous to the Saturday schedule of the international gathering with Mass, a Brazilian BBQ, Catechetical Session, Eucharistic Adoration, and Procession to Prayer Vigil under the stars.
Activities will be centered on the WYD 2013 theme: "Go and Make Disciples of All Nations!" (cf. Matthew 28:19).
World Youth Day, established by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 1984, is the largest youth event in the world. This "vivid experience of faith and communion" has become the Church's Day for youth and with youth. "Forming an immence circile of friendship," young people of all races, nations, cultures, and experiences pursue an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through various catechetical sessions, festivals, and liturgical celebrations.
This year, we hope to bring a bit of Rio to the Seminary and we are inviting all WYD Alumni to share their favorite photo (email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
We need your help to invite the Pittsburgh Pilgrims and other young adults to join us for this exciting day!
So, invite your friends and join us on July 27, 2013 to celebrate World Youth Day. The Pope has called young people to “Go and make disciples of all nations!” Our Holy Father will gather young people in Rio to encourage them. Our desire is to gather all Young Adults in the Diocese of Pittsburgh for a local celebration of World Youth Day, with a special emphasis on reuniting young adults with the mission of the Church and encouraging discipleship.
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Department for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
The Department for Youth & Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is commited to serving young people in the six counties that make up the diocese. Under the direction of Bishop David Zubik, we work together to build The Church Alive!