Update on Lisbon 2022

The next World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2022. While the planning committee has not yet announced official dates, we expect that WYD 2022 will be held in early August of 2022. The Department of Youth and Young Adult ministry is planning to lead a diocesan pilgrimage to Lisbon, and we are currently working out details. Watch this page and our Diocesan Facebook and e-newsletter for updates as they become available. 
The patrons of World Youth Day 2022 have been announced, and are Catholic figures who in their youth took decisive steps on the path to holiness:
  • Santos Francisco and Jacinta Marto (Shepherds of Fatima)
  • Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart (Sister of the Good Shepherd and Messenger of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
  • Blessed Alexandrina de Balazar (Salesian Cooperator and Messenger of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

World Youth Day Themes Announced

According to the Vatican, the themes chosen by the pope for the World Youth Day celebrations were:

For 2020: "Young man, I tell you, arise!" (Lk 7:14)

For 2021: "Arise! I have appointed you as a witness of what you have seen." (Acts 26:16)

For 2022: "Mary arose and went with haste." (Lk 1:39)

More information about the themes is available here. Stay tuned for more information about our pilgrimage to Lisbon and diocesan celebrations.