World Youth Day

Official Prayer

Merciful Father,

You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation. Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage and to build the future with hope.

Lord Jesus, our friend and brother, thank you for looking upon us with love. Let us listen to your voice as it resonates in the hearts of each one with the strength and light of the Holy Spirit.

Grant us the grace of being a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to communicate the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build up the kind of society we long for, one where there is fairness and fellowship.

We pray for the Pope and the bishops; for young people; for all those who will take part in World Youth Day in Panama and for those who are preparing to welcome them.

Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live with generosity like yours: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).


WYD 2016 Poland

World Youth Day 2016 was in Krakow, Poland. The St. Boniface and Winnipeg pilgrims participated in the Days in the Diocese in Lodz, Poland. Here are a few pictures of my experience.


WYD 2019 Panama

World Youth Day 2019 was in Panama.  Here are a few pictures of my experience.


WYD 2022 Portugal

The next World Youth Day will be in Lisbon, Portugal.