World Youth Day

World Youth Day at Home in 2022:

“Mary arose and went with haste (Luke 1:39)”

World Youth Day is most commonly known as an international gathering, begun by St. John Paul II, drawing millions of young people from around the world. However, World Youth Day is an annual event that is celebrated on the Solemnity of Christ the King, which this year is being celebrated on Sunday, November 20. Each year, the Pope announces a theme and writes a message specifically for young people. This year the theme is ‘Mary arose and went with haste (Lk1:39)’ Pope Francis’ message can be found on the Vatican Website.

This year, we are celebrating World Youth Day at Home, with an event co-hosted by the Diocesan Youth Ministry Office and the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre

The event will include praise and worship music, talks, and a pilgrimage from the UPEI Campus to St. Dunstan’s Basilica. Se below for a schedule for the afternoon. All high school youth, young adults (18-35 years old), and the young at heart are welcome to attend.

Registration is appreciated and available here. For more information, contact Lauren at

Event Schedule

12:45-1:00pm – registration

1:00-4:00 – Welcome; key note address by Sr. Karen Kelly, CND; catechesis breakout sessions (in the W. A. Murphy Student Centre, UPEI)

4:00-5:00 – Pilgrimage to St. Dunstan’s Basilica

5:00-6:00 – Mass at St. Dunstan’s Basilica

6:00-6:30 – Supper in Glastonbury Hall at St. Dunstan’s Basilica

*Note that these times are approximate. For more information contact Lauren at

To stay up to date on World Youth Day and other youth ministry initiatives in our Diocese, follow the Diocesan Youth Office on Facebook and Instagram (@dcymo).