Jesus Youth @ WYD

Event Date(s): 
Wed, 2011-08-17 - Fri, 2011-08-19

Over 2500 young pilgrims including 800 JY pilgrims were gathered across the different parishes of San Juan de Mata, Santa María la Blanca and San Saturnino on the 17, 18 & 19 of August. Representing many nations, they were there to partake in the WYD Catechesis sessions. For over a decade, Jesus Youth has been associated with WYDs but this year was the first time that it had been asked to animate three centres. To ensure the effectiveness of the programme and efficiently assist the Bishops leading the catechesis, every venue had its own team of volunteers along with worship teams from different parts of the world under the guidance of the Rexband.

Starting off soon after breakfast, each day included a time of music & worship, opportunities for reconciliation, catechesis by a guest bishop followed by a lively discussion and a joyful celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The invitation to Catechesis was for the movement a unique opportunity to be a joyful witness to Christ while enriching the Church with its gifts.


In-action 'song'
San Juan de Mata parish
Daily celebration of the Holy Eucharist
Participants at Holy Mass