Tuesday, 27 November 2018 03:16

Archdiocese of Manila to launch Year of the Youth

The young people will be in the front line as the Catholic Church celebrates the Year of the Youth in the coming year.

As part of the preparation of the Catholic Church’s nine-year journey for the new evangelization in 2021, the Archdiocese of Manila will officially launch the Year of the Youth with an overnight vigil on December 1-2, at the Our Lady of the Guadalupe Minor Seminary in Makati City.

The young people at the San Juan Nepomuceno Parish are ready for the launch of the Year of the Youth on December 1-2, 2013
Photo credit: ACY-Manila Facebook Page

On December 1, the Archdiocesan Commission on Youth which will spearhead the launch has prepared series of activities for the youth where they can participate in like forum/interview, Spoken Poetry, Holy Hour and Taize, and Concurrent Sessions.

Among the highlights of the celebration on December 2 is the Youth Concert at 2 a.m. followed by the living Rosary at 4:00 a.m. 

To culminate the event, Cardinal Tagle will lead the Holy Mass and Commissioning of the youth after the Holy Rosary.

The activities for next year’s celebration will have the following themes: youth in formation, youth in community, Church and society, youth in mission, and youth ministry and youth ministers.

“The Year of the Youth is indeed a journey of encounter with Jesus, accompanied by Mary, the Star of the New Evangelization,” the CBCP Commission on Youth said in a statement.

“In this journey, we tell the story of the Filipino youth with our Risen Lord; we, young Filipinos and Filipinas, listen to Jesus, the Youth Minister par excellence and, as we are blessed and gifted during this journey, we are empowered to witness to and share our faith,” it added.

Carrying the theme “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered,” the Year of the Youth is the seventh in a series of nine annual celebrations to mark the five hundred years of Christianity in the country. The year-long celebration will begin on the first Sunday of Advent and will end on November 24, 2019, the feast of Christ the King.

Earlier the official theme song of the Year of the Youth was released by the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY). The song titled, “One in Mission”, was written and composed by Gino Paulo Buizon of the Archdiocese of Capiz. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)



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