WYD Cross and Icon in the US

August 19-27, 2018

The Archbishop of Panama has invited the young people of United States of America to visit the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross and Icon in five cities this August- Chicago, Miami, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Read the press release and learn more about these symbols of WYD. Following are the five cities and dates where the Cross and Icon will visit:

Chicago: August 19-21

Miami: August 21-23

Houston: August 23-24

Washington, DC: August 24-25

Los Angeles: August 26-27

Although military young adults and youth are invited to partake in the celebrations around the US, the AMS Office of Evangelization will lead a group for the official visit of the World Youth Day Cross and Icon in Washington, D.C. Consider joining the procession with the WYD Cross and Icon around the national monuments that are significant both to our country and to our faith as American Catholics.  If you want to organize a group or know of military young adults who’d like to join, contact Casey Bustamante at YoungAdultMinistry@milarch.org.

Registration and more information are available at https://www.wydunite.com/. This is a wonderful opportunity to prepare for the stateside or international pilgrimage for WYD 2019 Panamá. If you are considering joining this pilgrimage, check out the planning guide for tips on traveling and lodging in Washington, D.C.