World Youth Day 2019

January 22-27, 2019

Theme: “I am the servant of the Lord. May It be done to me according to your word.” (LK 1:38)

The United States had a military installation in Panama. Military-connected families previously assigned to Panama often share stories about the warmth and hospitality of the people of Panama. The World Youth Day organizing committee extends a heartfelt welcome to those have lived in Panama those who have returned for the international celebration of World Youth Day. Please keep them and all WYD pilgrims in your prayers.

  • Live-streams from Panama:
  • Fiat Festival (Wednesday, January 23rd, 3-10pm EST Live Stream:
  • Download the WYDUSA Leader Guides developed by the USCCB. There is a guidebook for leaders planning to participate in the international celebration of WYD, a guidebook for leaders organizing a stateside celebration in their local faith community, and a retreat manual to prepare spiritually for the celebrations of World Youth Day.
  • Find additional updates on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops web site.
  • Invite alumni that have participated in previous WYD celebrations to register with the WYD Alumni Network and invite them to encourage young adults to make plans to participate in Panama.