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Saint John Paul II National Shrine and Brookland Area

3900 Harewood Rd.

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World Youth Day UNITE is a national young adult (18 to 39) and young family festival where thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. for amazing worship, inspiring talks with dynamic Bishops, engaging break out groups, incredible music with Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez, and much more, similar to the international world youth day celebrations.

This event will be a moment of national unity and authentic communion for all young adults living and working in a broken, polarized, and divded world.

To further this unity, we will reflect upon the theme, "The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me and Holy is His Name."

Your #wydUNITE co-hosts include: Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Knights of Columbus, Archdiocese of Washington Young Adult Ministry DCCatholic, Diocese of Arlington Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore Young Adult Ministry, Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Catholic Apostolate Center, FOCUS, St. Mary's Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.

WYD UNITE SCHEDULE:

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event Registration and Check-In, with opportunities for lunch (food trucks at an additional cost), Sacrament of Reconciliation,* and visiting the permanent exhibit A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II

Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine, Washington D.C.

*Saint John Paul II National Shrine between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

1:00 p.m. to 1:45p.m. Welcome and keynote talk by Bishop Nelson Perez on the topic: “The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me”

Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage.

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Breakout sessions unpacking the theme led by young adult ministry and church leaders, along with priests and religious, seminarians, and engaged and married couples

Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage & Lawn.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prayer at the Hour of Mercy followed by Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wuerl, Bishop Brennan, and Bishop Perez

Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pilgrimage Unity Walk under the patronage of Mary Undoer of Knots led by Bishop Brennan.

Location: Basilica to Saint John Paul II National Shrine

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment by Tony Melendez (opportunities for tours of the St. John Paul II National Shrine).

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Keynote talk by Bishop Caggiano on the topic: “Holy is God’s Name” followed by breakout sessions

Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn

8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration with Audrey Assad; opportunities for Spiritual Direction

Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn

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Parking is Free at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

There is NO refund once you submit payment (unless you earn a free registration by becoming a promoter; to learn more about being a promoter please visit www.wydunite.com/get-involved)

For additional questions please see our FAQ page at www.wydunite.com/faq

For more general information about the event see our main web page at www.wydunite.com


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