WYD Lisbon 2023 will take place from August 1 to 6 and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life held the international preparatory meeting for WYD2023, organized by the Local Organizing Committee (COL), in the Paul VI Auditorium in Fatima (Portugal).

This meeting was attended by Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, D. Manuel Clemente, Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon, and more than 300 delegates representing episcopal conferences, youth pastoral offices, ecclesial movements and religious congregations (cf. 📋 ).

On behalf of the Order of Preachers, the Dicastery invited Carlos Beltran, International Coordinator IDYM, and fr. Juan Ubaldo Lopez, OP, General Promoter for the Laity, to participate in this meeting in which the following topics were addressed:

  1. Spirituality of the Week
  2. Central Events
  3. Catechesis
  4. Youth Festival
  5. City of Joy
  6. Volunteer proposal: short, medium and long term.

This year’s WYD will be celebrated in the particular Churches on the Feast of Christ the King, the weekend of Nov. 20, 2022.

Dominican Youth at WYD 2023

Celebrating WYD2023 from August 1-6 in Lisbon, is an opportunity to gather the Dominican Youth and the Dominican Family of Portugal from August 6 (evening) to August 8 (noon), at the “Externato São José” of the Congregation of Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Lisbon.

The IDYM Commission invites all the members of the IDYM in each of the 34 countries where it is present, so that with the respective councils, they can evaluate and articulate the participation in WYD2023, through the parishes and the Episcopal Conferences, so that they can know who will attend and establish lines of communication to join this world meeting of Dominican Youth in communion and participation of IDYM, in its 30 years of foundation (1993-2023), and the centenary of the entry of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati in the Order of Preachers.

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