Past World Youth Days
“I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” ~ (Lk. 1:38)

DATE : JANUARY 22 – 27, 2019

TV Schedule

The schedule is subject to change


Perspectives Daily (Extended Edition)

Monday, January 21 - Thursday, January 24
7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Friday, January 25
7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT

LIVE WYD Papal Welcome Ceremony

// Thursday, January 24
4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT
Repeat: 12:00am ET / 9:00pm PT

LIVE WYD Way of the Cross

Friday, January 25
5:00pm ET / 2pm PT
Repeat: 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT


Saturday, January 26
5:40pm ET / 2:40pm PT
Repeat: 12:20am ET / 9:20pm PT //

LIVE WYD Final Mass

Sunday, January 27
7:30am ET / 4:30am PT
Repeat: 9:00pm & 1:00am ET / 6:00pm & 10:00pm PT //


Introducing Mother Mary to the world through cute merch
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Rejoicing in Hope: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the XXVIII World Youth Day
This past August I met hundreds of thousands of your contemporaries from all over the world who converged on Lisbon for World Youth Day. more
“Next Gen” Ecumenism | One Body
The recently concluded World Youth Day in Portugal (August 1-6, 2023) included a number of ecumenical and interreligious experiences, opportunities, and lessons that garnered praise and criticism in C more
Deacon-structing: Ten Words of WYD 2023 Part Two
This has truly been a World Youth Day of words. While the main theme prompts us to reflect on the verbs "to arise" and "to go with haste," many other words jumped out at me as well. more
Deacon-structing: Ten Words of WYD 2023 Part One
The theme for World Youth Day, Lisbon 2023 came from the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke: “Mary arose and went with haste” (1:39). more



Heart-shaped letter “M”

The M stands for "Mary", and the heart represents her great motherly love for us.

Mary at the center of the logo

The silhouette represents Mary’s tenderness when she conceived baby Jesus.


It represents the shape of the Isthmus of Panama.

The Way

Mary is the way to meet Jesus and Panama will be the way to meet Him in 2019.

5 Continents

The small white dots over Mary symbolize her crown & represent pilgrims from 5 continents.

The Pilgrim Cross

Symbol of World Youth Day established by Saint John Paul II.


Merciful Father, You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation. Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage, and to build the future with hope.

Lord Jesus, our friend and brother, thank you for looking upon us with love. Let us listen to your voice as it resonates in the hearts of each one with the light and strength of the Holy Spirit.

Grant us the grace to be a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to announce the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build the society we long for, full of justice and fraternal love.

We pray for the Pope and the bishops, for priests and deacons, for those in consecrated life, for volunteers, for young people, and all who will participate in the upcoming World Youth Day in Panama, and for those who are preparing to receive them.

Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live generously like you: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).