- Prayer and Worship
- Beliefs and Teachings
- Issues and Action
- Catholic Giving
- About USCCB
July 23-28 - Rio de Janeiro
"Go and Make Disciples of All Nations" (Matthew 28:19)
In the Spotlight
The Consulate General of Brazil is now issuing special visas that are free of charge for WYD 2013 participants. MORE
See our Registration page for more information and links.
In August 2011, more than 4,000 young pilgrims left Britain in the midst of the London looting and arrived in Madrid for the World Youth Day celebrations. During this time, many of them had transformational life experiences - including Jo-Anne Rowney, Paula Mendez and James Kelliher. They got together and collected testimonies from the people they met along the way, to produce this beautiful book: 'World Youth Day: Inspiring Generations' which has just been published as an e-book on Amazon.
World Youth Day: Inspiring Generations, includes a Foreword by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, a collection of 21 testimonies of British pilgrims - including TV presenter Julie Etchingham, Paschal Uche who welcomed Pope Benedict XVI outside Westminster Cathedral and Marcin Mazur, the papal photographer in 2010. It is a great book to read as preparation for World Youth Day Rio 2013.
The book is available worldwide through Amazon as an ebook.
Published by the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United
States, this resource for youth and young adults will help individuals and groups
prayerfully prepare for, intentionally celebrate, and continue the experience
of World Youth Day.
The book – divided into three sections: "Go,"
"Make," and Disciples" – is written for use by those who will journey to Rio de
Janeiro for the experience of World Youth Day 2013, as well as those who
celebrate at home. Each section contains six fully developed sessions,
which include integrated Scripture, Church teachings, stories from the saints,
prayers, ice-breakers, activities, small group and personal reflection.
Music suggestions from well-known Catholic artists are provided for each
section, as well as the option to download the accompanying CD.
Contributing authors include USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life
and Youth, the Salesians of Don Bosco, and the Maryknoll Societies.
By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This link is provided
solely for the user's convenience. By providing this link, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for,
nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or