Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches

Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life (which is responsible in Roman Curia e.g. Youth and Young Adults Ministry and World Youth Days) announced “Pastoral Guidelines for the Celebration of World Youth Day in the Particular Churches”. This document was approved by Pope Francis and is essential for Youth and Young Adults Ministry.

These “Guidelines” are very concrete and are very inspirational for our pastoral You can find them in English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, Arabic, Italian and Portuguese.–pubblicati-gli-orientamenti-pas.html – materials from the press conference – text of the guidelines



It is strongly recommended to read it. If you have any ideas or inspirations about that – please feel free to contact us:

Prayer for WYD 2023

In unity with the Local Organizing Committee Lisbon 2023, on the 23rd of each month will be an occasion to pray for World Youth Day in Lisbon. We have started our spiritual preparation on 23rd April, at San Damiano Mission, 85 N 15th St, Brooklyn NY, 11222. (Rectory / Shalom Catholic Community’s House at 21 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn).

In Rome (at the International Youth Centre “Centro San Lorenzo”) members of the Shalom Community care for the Cross and the Icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Salus Populi Romani” – symbols of WYD.

We will be praying together for our spiritual preparation, for all young people in the Diocese of Brooklyn who will participate, and for all people who are preparing for this meeting.

The next prayer gathering will take place at San Damiano Mission on 23rd June. All parishes of the Diocese of Brooklyn are invited to organize prayers and masses for this intention.


Whenevery 23rd day of the month

Where – San Damiano Mission (Shalom Catholic Community), 85 N 15th St., Brooklyn NY, 11222. (Community House: 21 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn)

July – Friday – 7:00 P.M.June – Wednesday – 7:00 P.M.

August – Monday – 7:00 P.M.

September – Thursday – 7:00 P.M.

October – Saturday – 4:00 P.M. (Sunday Vigil Mass)

November – Tuesday – 7:00 P.M.

December – Thursday – 7:00 P.M.


More information please:

Holy Rosary Youth and Young Adults Groups

Find four people (e.g., your friends, other Youth Ministers, your classmates) and invite them to pray every day, each person one decade or mystery of the Rosary. As you can see, every day your group will pray one set of the Rosary. If in your parish you will have 4 groups like this – you will pray all the Rosary every day.

You will pray every week considering another mystery – once a week you will exchange them.


What you need to do:

  1. Find 4 people (with you it will be 5 in total)
  2. Choose one set of the Rosary – Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, Luminous (here you can find how to pray the Rosary and its mysteries:
  3. Once a week you can meet (face to face, respecting all sanitary rules or with Zoom, Teams, etc.) to pray together Rosary and exchange the mysteries) You can do it during your youth ministry meeting. If you can’t meet and pray together, just exchange the mysteries – but do everything you can to not omit meeting. But remember that meetings must be regular!
  4. After 5 weeks change a set of the Rosary (e.g. if you pray with Joyful Mysteries, next pray with Sorrowful Mysteries, etc. ).
  5. You can invite your family to pray with you!
  6. Every week you will receive a common intention from the Youth and Young Adults Formation Director – but remember, you can add your own as well! Intentions will be posted on Facebook and Instagram: @bklynyouth
  7. Please tell us about your group – contact your Youth Minister!

More information please: