To bring the spirit of the World Youth Day to those who cannot attend the international youth celebration of World Youth Day (WYD), the Archdiocese of Cebu made its Local World Youth Day (LWYD). This year, it shall be held at the Blessed John XXIII Seminary on April 12 to 13, 2014 with the theme “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.” The song is composed by Fr. Vic Amplayo, OSA, arranged by Nendel Endrina and interpreted by Claudio Deiparine (Sinulog Idol Grand Champion 2014) and Barkada ni Pedro.
It puts into convergence the components of youth ministry which are evangelization, catechesis, fellowship, social action and leadership.
The highlight of the LWYD is the Dialogue with the Cardinal patterned after the Dialogue with the Pope. This will be on the evening of April 12. I am looking forward to this heart-to-heart talk! This activity aims to shed light on the minds of young people on pressing and confusing issues affecting them. According to Kuya Bryner Diaz, this dialogue started during the 19th LWYD celebrations in 2004. The Cardinal himself looks forward to this exchange of feelings and ideas with him and the youth.
After the Dialogue, the Cardinal delivers his Message to the Youth of Cebu based on the theme. This is his official address to the young people in the archdiocese for the current liturgical year.
The LWYD culminates with the Eucharistic Celebration and Blessing of Palms by the Cardinal. During the closing ceremony, the Cardinal announces the next host of the LWYD. The LWYD officially ends with the Turn-Over of the Youth Pilgrim Cross to the next host.
One word to the participants: KITA-KITS!