World Youth Day

May 20, 2021

Guidelines for the Celebration in local Churches

Check Back Later Guidelines for Celebration of WYD in the local Church
December 3, 2020

New date, new logo for World Youth Day 2023

New date, new logo for World Youth Day The new logo of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Portugal, has been unveiled. The logo reflects the change in date from 2022 to 2023, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WYD is […]
September 22, 2020

WYD Panama Official Magazine We are pleased to present the latest issue of WYD Magazine which is dedicated to WYD in Panama 2019. It appears in four languages (English, French, Italian and Spanish), and it recounts some moments of the event through short introductory articles, excerpts from Pope Francis’ talks […]
April 28, 2020

WYD Lisbon Postponed for One Year (2023)

The World Meeting of Families and World Youth Day are postponed for one year Taking heed of the concerns of families and young people to adjust these events according to changed logistical circumstances and requirements, wanting to promote better organizational and pastoral preparation, taking into account the impact that the […]
June 25, 2019

The Themes for the next Three WYD’s (2020,2021,2022) (Postponed to 2023)

Pope Francis has chosen the themes for the next three-year WYD cycle, which culminates with the international event scheduled for 2022 in Lisbon: 2020 – “Young man, I say to you, arise! Luke 7:14  2021 “Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen.” Acts 26:16  […]
April 8, 2019

Youth Programme – Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock

  [Show slideshow] Calling all Teen Disciples! Join us on our Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock on April 27th. We will be running a Youth Programme in the Youth Hub from 11am – 2:15pm. To register: Email wydathome@dublindiocese.ie #Daretosayyes!
April 2, 2019

Gelaine Elises – From DCU and Lucan South Parish Reflecting on WYD Panama

Dare to say ‘Yes’By Gelaine Elises   Dublin airport wasn’t at its typical bustling state. The passengers strolled with rolling wheels shadowing their footsteps and with tired eyes, walked in a lethargic fashion to their gates. It was a crisp January morning, 3am to be exact, and I waited in […]
April 2, 2019

Anna Brosnan from DCU reflecting on WYD Panama

In January of 2019 I attended World Youth Day in Panama with the much appreciated support of DCU. I was in a group of 30 people from the Archdiocese of Dublin. It was a faith forming experience which will stay with me forever.   We flew into Tocumen Airport at […]
April 2, 2019

Christina Malone, Clondalkin Parish Pastoral Worker Reflects on her WYD journey of Dare to Say Yes

Today i am sharing my Lenten challenge of opening up and receive God’s love and mercy. After an amazing experience in Panama when I experienced God mercy and healing through the Sacrament of Reconciliation I have been feeling strengthen to take on lent in a new way this year. I […]
April 2, 2019

Natalie Doherty Reflects on WYD and the impact on her work in Kilnamanagh Parish

WYD PANAMA 2019 The group of 30 pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Dublin left in the early hours of Friday 18th January and flew to Paris where we got our connecting flight to Panama. It was a full day’s travel going to, and coming back, but spirits and excitement were […]
April 2, 2019

WYD Panama Reunion 30 March

  On Saturday 30th March Pilgrims who attended WYD Panama WYD attended a day of reflection, reaction and renewal of their  Dare to Say Yes @ WYD.  They were led in prayer by the team of Natalie Doherty, Christina Malone and Gerard Gallagher. Fr. Kieran Mc Dermott, Fr. Seamus Mc […]
January 28, 2019

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin Homily at WYD Panama in Dublin

Third Sunday of the Year 2019 PANAMA IN DUBLINHomily notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of DublinEmmaus Conference Centre, 27 January 2019 “World Youth Day is not just an event in a faraway country to which only a few young people can travel. It is a moment that challenges […]
January 28, 2019

WYD Panama in Dublin – Hearing from our Young People

Over the weekend, 150 young people gathered in the Emmaus Centre for a fantastic weekend of celebration of Faith. We asked our young people what inspired them to say YES to Panama in Dublin.  
January 23, 2019

Updates from WYD Panama 2019

Tuesday 23rd – HOMILY OF THE MASS WELCOMING THE PILGRIMS January 22nd, 2019, Santa María la Antigua FieldMons. José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A. Dear young pilgrims and people of God: We are immensely joyful because of your presence. Today, PANAMA receives you with an open heart and arms wide open. […]
January 22, 2019

Postcards from Panama – Blogs and Reflections @WYD

Postcards from Panama – Blogs and Reflections @WYD On Friday morning 18th January 2019 the first of forty pilgrims from Ireland will leave for WYD Panama. The group is co-ordinated by Gerard Gallagher from the Archdiocese of Dublin. 30 pilgrims will represent the Archdiocese of Dublin and some of them […]
January 16, 2019

Panama in Dublin 2019 – The Emmaus Centre Programme

This year a group of 30 young people from Dublin Diocese going to Panama to celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis and thousands of others from around the globe on 26th/ 27th January.A mirror event, Panama in Dublin will take place in Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords on the same […]
January 9, 2019

Preparing for Panama! Last gathering before departure

  Pictured attending their final preparation before their to World Youth Day in Panama which will be led by Pope Francis. A group of 30 will travel from the Archdiocese of Dublin and will be joined by a number of other young people from around Ireland. The group is made up […]
January 7, 2019

WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA IN DUBLIN 2019

Calling all Youth and Young adults aged 16-29! Dare to say yes (Luke 1:38) Creating the best parts of World Youth Day here in Dublin for those who can’t go. It will be a celebration of faith, we’ll live stream the Pope’s talks and Homilies, we’ll have music, workshops, drama, […]
November 30, 2018

1 December – Pastoral Day for WYD Panama Pilgrims

COUNTDOWN TO PANAMA! In 49 days we travel to World Youth Day Panama. We meet this Saturday  1 December in St. Paul’s Church Arran Quay for our ANCHOR WYD Preparation Programme. Everyone will meet for the first time, so we will spend some time on introductions and welcome!  Timeline for […]
November 21, 2018

Safety Information for Panama –

SAFETY INFORMATION  Most visits to Panama are trouble-free. Visitors should, however, be aware that there is a risk of street crime in Panama City and it is unwise to carry large sums of cash or valuables in public. Visitors should be vigilant using ATM cash machines in public places and […]