March 24, 2018

Every year, Archbishop Christian Lépine invites all young people to join him in celebrating the vitality of young people  and to proclaim the joy of their faith in Jesus Christ during the diocesan celebration of the World Youth Day. It is also an opportunity for youth to witness to the world their joy of walking in the footsteps of Christ.

Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favour
with God

Lk 1:30

I. Youth Festival

Teens and Young Adult groups are invited to actively participate in the Youth Festival by choosing part of the Holy Father’s message that inspired them or the WYD theme of this year, and to present it to others in a creative artistic way.

II. Pilgrimage

A time to witness to the love of Christ. The pilgrimage through the streets of Montreal becomes a commemoration of the Lord’s entrance into Jerusalem. We are Christ’s disciples who want to transform today’s world. We walk in the streets to witness our faith and hope in Jesus Christ.

III. Mass

A solemn moment in commemoration of the Passion of Christ. It is a calm and somber time, as we re-live the painful memory of the Lord’s final hour, and because His love for us is very precious. It is through His Passion that we can celebrate His Resurrection and our own salvation.