KAYA IDALANGIN July-Sept 2016 (WYD 2016 Special Edition)

Sharing with you the recently released issue of KAYA IDALANGIN July-September 2016, a special edition for the celebration of the 31st World Youth Day!

The “Kaya Idalangin” is a quarterly prayer leaflet for vocations published by the Congregation of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. The Kaya Idalangin is available in print and digital editions, published in English and Tagalog. Subscribers may send their requests of copy of KAYA IDALANGIN for free at info@rogate.asia.

 

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The safety of pilgrims at WYD is very important

The terrorist attacks in Paris raised many questions related to world security, among these at World Youth Day, which will take place next year in Poland.

World Youth Day is an event with a religious nature on a global scale. Many people from various countries and continents will then gather in one place. For everyone: volunteers, pilgrims, people involved with the organization of WYD safety concerns are of primary importance.

“The tragedy in Paris showed that peace and security in Europe is at risk. We hope that these issues will be resolved, that there will not be a threat,” said the Metropolitan of Krakow Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, responding to journalists’ questions.

“Europe along with the United States has strength enough in order that Europe, including Poland, continue feeling safe, and that simultaneously not only WYD in Poland, but also the European Football Championships in Paris be able to take place in security, in peace, what Europe ought to have,” added Cardinal Dziwisz.

The Organizing Committee is in close cooperation with the departments responsible for ensuring security at a national and international level.

As Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski, secretary general of the OC WYD, assures, in the emerging situation we must behave like every adult citizen and Christian – we express our solidarity with all victims of terrorism on earth. As believers, we give assurance of our prayers.

 

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In WYD’s social media, a prayer campaign is being carried out. Volunteers and participants of WYD pray for peace on earth with the slogan, “PRAY FOR PEACE”.

 

Source: Krakow 2016

World Youth Day 2013 E-Magazine

Rome, Italy, 13 Apr 2014 – On the occasion of the 29th World Youth Day (WYD), the Youth Section of the Pontifical Council for the Laity has published the “WYD Magazine,” dedicated completely to the World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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The 198-page color magazine features a variety of photos and articles, as well as thoughts from selected pilgrims, which allow readers to review the WYD2013: the catechesis sessions, the Way of the Cross, encounters with Pope Francis, the Vigil and Mass at the Copacabana, among others.

Click here to view the E-Magazine: WYD2013 Magazine
Source: www.laici.va

 

You can also download the ECY-Philippines WYD2013 E-Magazine by clicking here.

International Meeting on WYD Rio 2013 – Krakow 2016

Sassone di Ciampino, 10 – 13 April 2014
Press release

Dear Young Friends,

How vividly I recall the remarkable meeting we had in Rio de Janeiro for the Twenty-eighth World Youth Day. It was a great celebration of faith and fellowship! […] The next stop on our intercontinental youth pilgrimage will be in Krakow in 2016. As a way of accompanying our journey together, for the next three years I would like to reflect with you on the Beatitudes found in the Gospel of Saint Matthew (5:1-12). This year we will begin by reflecting on the first Beatitude: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:3). For 2015 I suggest: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). Then, in 2016, our theme will be: “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7).

With these words that open the Message for the 29th World Youth Day, Pope Francis summed up the spiritual path being offered to the youth of the world for the years between WYDs in Rio de Janeiro and Krakow. It is a journey that follows the way of the Beatitudes in search of “the courage of happiness”.

Youth ministry leaders from all over the world will be proceeding along this route as they meet in Rome from 10 to 13 April on the invitation of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. This will be the first international meeting concerning the event in Krakow, and it will be an important opportunity for evaluation and reflection on the part of those who work for World Youth Day. Approximately 250 delegates are expected from about 90 countries and 45 communities, associations and movements of young Catholics. The organising committees of both Rio de Janeiro 2013 and Krakow 2016 will be present.

The conference will begin on Thursday 10 April with an introductory greeting by Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The day will be devoted to assessing WYD 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, “a celebration of faith and fellowship”. The speakers will be Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio, and members of the Rio Local Organising Committee (COL). They will review the organisational and pastoral aspects of the event, and its impact on the archdiocese of Rio and on youth ministry in Brazil. An assessment will be made of the pastoral impact of WYD 2013 on the five continents, enriched by the contributions and testimonies of the participants.

On our way to Krakow 2016” is the theme of the sessions on Friday 11 April. Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, will speak about the significance of WYD for the diocese that will host the event from 26 to 31 July 2016. This will be followed by an introduction on the Church in Poland, with particular attention given to youth ministry. The Krakow Local Organising Committee will be introduced. They will give an initial presentation of the organisation of WYD 2016 and will open discussion on the projects, ideas and pastoral dynamics of the event.

Saturday 12 April will be an opportunity to reflect together on the subject of “The integration of WYD in regular youth ministry”. Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, will speak about the Church’s commitment to the young from John Paul II to Pope Francis. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the expectations of young people. The panel will include Rev. Daniel Ange, founder of the Jeunesse Lumière school of prayer and evangelisation, Chiara Amirante, founder of the Nuovi Orizzonti Community, and Dr. Bernhard Meuser, promoter and co-author of Youcat. Then, with the contributions of the delegates, focus will be placed on how youth ministry responds to the new challenges presented by the pontificate of Pope Francis in different parts of the world.

On Sunday 13 April, the delegates will attend Palm Sunday Mass presided by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square and the Rome diocesan celebration of the 29th World Youth Day. The Meeting will conclude at the San Lorenzo International Youth Centre.

Source: www.laici.va

Themes for World Youth Days

 

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has decided on the themes for the next three World Youth Days. These mark a three-year itinerary of spiritual preparation that will culminate with the international WYD with the Successor of Peter scheduled for Krakow in Poland in July 2016.

 

29th World Youth Day, 2014
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:3).

30th World Youth Day, 2015
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Mt 5:8)

31st World Youth Day, 2016 (Krakow)
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” (Mt 5:7)

The three themes are taken from the Gospel Beatitudes. In Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis asked the young people “with all my heart” to read the Beatitudes again and to make them the action plan for their lives: “Look, read the Beatitudes: that will do you good!” (cf. Meeting with the youth from Argentina gathered in the Cathedral of São Sebastião, 25 July 2013).

 

Source: News.va