16 December 2015 – National Youth Day

The Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) is pleased to provide you and your youth ministry office the National Youth Day (NYD) 2015 Formation Program.

This NYD2015 Formation Program was first implemented in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao for the NYD2015 national celebration last November 11-15, through the kind generosity of Most Rev. SERGIO L. UTLEG, DD, Archbishop of Tuguegarao, Most Rev. RICARDO L. BACCAY, his Auxiliary Bishop, and the whole archdiocese, under the able coordination of the archdiocesan youth ministry office.  The NYD2015 theme is “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” [Mt 5:8], which the Holy Father proposes for young people to reflect upon through his message on the occasion of the World Youth Day (WYD) 2015.

Earnestly we enjoin you, through your youth ministers, to gather and lead our young people in a meaningful celebration of the NYD, which the CBCP has appointed every December 16.  You can also download the report form about the implementation of this program.

As we welcome the extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy  and our very own Year of the Family and the Eucharist, may we altogether kneel in repentance, adoration and service  because of hearts purified, able to see and acknowledge the face of God, where “there is mercy and fullness of redemption” (Ps 130:7).


Fraternally yours in Christ,



Bishop, Diocese of Bangued

Chairman, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth