"Go and make disciples of all nations."
(Matthew 28:19)

Although World Youth Day is celebrated internationally every 2-3 years and this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July, did you know that it is celebrated locally in each diocese every year on Palm Sunday? Dioceses around the world are invited to celebrate World Youth Day in 2013 on Palm Sunday. You are all invited to the annual Palm Sunday celebration once again this year.

This year, the WYD-Palm Sunday Celebration will focus on young adults as the evening includes Eucharistic Adoration, Mass and a reception with a talk given by Cardinal Collins in the Parish Hall of
St. Michael's Cathedral.

Catechist and Principal Celebrant:
A personal favourite of his to attend, the OCY is currently scheduled to have His Eminence, Archbishop Thomas Collins to be the principal celebrant
of the Palm Sunday liturgy.


If you are driving, please park your vehicle near St. Michael's Cathedral as the event will conclude at St. Michael's Cathedral
After parking, you may walk or take the TTC to St. Paul's Basilica


Priests are welcome to concelebrate; please contact Dean Penafiel at the OCY if you are planning to attend and concelebrating the Eucharistic Celebration

Tentative Schedule (Subject to change)

6:00 PM - St. Paul's Basilica (63 Power Street, Toronto)
Eucharistic Adoration

6:30 PM
Blessing of Palms & Mass Begins at St. Paul's Basilica
Procession with WYD Commemorative Cross to St. Michael's Cathedral

7:30 PM - St. Michael's Cathedral (65 Bond Street, Toronto)
Continuation of Mass

9:00 PM - Parish Hall of St. Michael's Cathedral
Cardinal Collins addresses Young Adults
Snacks and refreshments provided

Promotional Poster (PDF)

View photos from WYD Palm Sunday 2012

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