Diocese of Honolulu - Diocesan Youth Day 2012
Blessed Pope John Paul II believed that young people were not just the Church of tomorrow, but the Church of today. To better equip them for their witness to Jesus, all youth are invited to celebrate the gift of their Catholic faith at Diocesan Youth Day on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaii in Kapolei, Oahu beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year’s theme is ‘Rejoice in the Lord always’ (Phil 4:4). It invites our young people to reflect on the presence of God in their daily lives and renew their faith so that they can share it with others. Even when we are not aware of it, God is present, embracing us with His love, filling us with joy; giving us reason to REJOICE. The theme is fitting as we are preparing to celebrate the Year of Faith.
“Joy is at the heart of the Christian experience. At each World Youth Day we experience immense joy, the joy of communion, the joy of being Christian, the joy of faith. This is one of the marks of these gatherings. We can see the great attraction that joy exercises. In a world of sorrow and anxiety, joy is an important witness to the beauty and reliability of the Christian faith.” (Pope Benedict XVI on the 27th World Youth Day, 2012)
The Road Map planning process unveiled for us the importance of youth and young adult ministry in our parishes, and in our diocese. Diocesan Youth Day is one way for our young people to gather in faith, express their joy, be inspired by God’s word, and live it out.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 808-203-6763 or email: email@example.com.
God bless you and we can’t wait to see you at Diocesan Youth Day 2012!