In communion with the Holy Father, our universal Church, and in the spirit of the international WYD, the 2023 Diocesan World Youth Day will be celebrated in four parts:   

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Teen Festival 

The Teen Festival is a lively and joyful experience that invites teens, ages 13-17, to discover or renew their relationship with Christ as well as build relationships with other young people in a safe and holy environment designed for them.  

Participants can expect a one-day event (9:30am to 5pm) with engaging talks, real testimonies, workshops, dynamic activities, and fun competitions. 

📅 NOV 18, 2023 

⏰ 9:30 am to 5:00 pm 

📍 10025 de l'Acadie Boul., Montreal, QC, H4N 2S1 

Key Moments:

Main Session 

The Main Session presents, explores and contextualizes the annual theme to the reality of a teen. This key moment is semi-scripted modeled after the talk show format. This is to intentionally create a more casual and conversational environment that allows the catechesis and testimonies to be presented within a dialogue.  


Participants will be able to choose among a small selection of interactive workshops on relevant themes and topics. Different workshops may be available per language.


Participants will be able to choose among a small selection of interactive workshops on relevant themes and topics. Different workshops may be available per language.

Apostles’ Olympics

The Apostles’ Olympics encourages participants to give the best of themselves as they sharpen each other through fun and friendly competitions. Competitions may vary according to the venue.

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The Launch of the video series: Le Bien Caché dans la Cité

In partnership with the Office de la vie consacrée - films in French. 

📅 NOV 21, 2023

⏰ 7:00 pm 

📍 Congrégation de Notre-Dame, 2330 Sherbrooke st. W., Montreal, QC, H3H 1G8 

We are delighted to unveil “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” – an all-new series that will take you on a captivating journey through the eyes of our incredible young witnesses! 

About the Series: 📹 “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” is a collection of mini-documentaries that celebrate remarkable and inspiring stories observed by young people. Through their perspective, we will explore the unsung heroes of Consecrated Life and the uplifting moments that often go unnoticed in the bustling heart of our city. 

📢 Join Us for the Launch: 🚀 Mark your calendars for the official launch of “Le Bien Caché dans la Cité” ! We invite you to be a part of this memorable event and discover the extraordinary stories hidden beneath the surface. 

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MAIN EVENT – VIVA! (Christ the King Vigil)

📅 NOV 24, 2023

⏰ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - VIVA! - Reunion of youth minister and WYP pilgrims

📍 Parish hall of the Cathedral: 1110 Mansfield st. (Bonaventure metro) 

Registration required for the gathering from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Come spend time with us at the parish hall of the Cathedral from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is an opportunity to bring together youth ministers, young adult leaders, and pilgrims who attended the World Youth Day in Lisbon. We’re here to reunite, share a meal (registration required), exchange stories, and celebrate the fruits of our summer pastoral activities, as well as the incredible and impactful experience of the WYD! 

Then, at 8:00 PM, we will proceed to the Cathedral for the Christ the King vigil (open to all, no registration required). 

⏰ 8:00 pm - VIVA! - Christ the King Vigil

📍 Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (Bonaventure metro) 

Open to all, no registration required.

The Archbishop invites you to a Thanksgiving celebration through an evening of adoration, music, prayer, and witness, led by young people, for young people. On this special occasion, Youth Ministers and WYD Lisbon Pilgrims will be blessed and commissioned by our Archbishop.


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Christ the King Sunday Masses: November 26, 2023, in the parishes  

The theme of the day will be: “Rejoicing in hope” (Rm 12,12)

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