1st WYD 2023 Pilgrims’ Encounter

Blessed Sacrament Malvern 15 Mullins Rd, Malvern East, Germiston, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

A gathering of registered pilgrims attending the global World Youth Day celebration. WYD Encounters are a platform for both registered and aspiring pilgrims to prepare in the way of pilgrimage, form a bond as a spiritual family and receive updated information regarding the diocesan organisation of the upcoming WYD event.

Alpha Youth Kick-Off Week ’23

Johannebsurg Gauteng, South Africa

The first of its kind! Parish youth leaders were exposed to multiple training platforms for the running of the Alpha Youth program in their parishes. The kick-off week is a unifying action step by which parish youth leaders across the Archdiocese are invited to register their respective parishes on the Alpha South Africa website. Once...

WYD 2023 Retreat

Bosco Youth Centre R 557, Walkerville – Daleside/Randvaal Road, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Another honoured tradition by which the pilgrims attending the global World Youth Day celebration encounter each other for an entire weekend. The WYD retreat is a climatic preparation event for pilgrims to instill in themselves and each other an authentic spirit of pilgrimage.

2nd WYD 2023 Pilgrims’ Encounter

St. Joseph's Primrose 12 Gumtree Rd, Symhurst, Germiston, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

A gathering of registered pilgrims attending the global World Youth Day celebration. WYD Encounters are a platform for both registered and aspiring pilgrims to prepare in the way of pilgrimage, form a bond as a spiritual family and receive updated information regarding the diocesan organisation of the upcoming WYD event.

WYD 2023 Send-Off Mass

Cathedral of Christ the King 192 cnr End and Saratoga Avenue, Berea, Jhb Central, Gauteng, South Africa

An honoured tradition by which the Archbishop gives his final exhortation and blessing to the pilgrims going to the global World Youth Day celebration.

WYD 2023 LISBON

Portugal , Portugal

World Youth Day is celebrated every year across the world on the feast of Christ the King. One particular large gathering is celebrated every three years in a selected host country. The next large gathering (‘WYD2023’) will in be Lisbon, Portugal from 1-6 Aug.

World Youth Day: Christ the King

Global

Pope Francis has moved the annual global Youth Day celebration to the feast of Christ the King each year. Since our local Youth Day celebrations are celebrated in June (AMOF JOZI & June 16), we invite Parish Youth Forum (PYF) leaders to work with their respective parish pastoral councils (PPC’s) in planning a special parish...

CYJ24 Annual Mass

Holy Family Spruitview 983 Umbhaba St, Vosloorus, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

'CYJ' is the abbreviation for 'Catholic Youth Johannesburg'. We usually use the slang version, i.e. 'Catholic Youth Jozi'. By CYJ we therefore mean the  archdiocesan catholic youth body. #CYJ23 refers to all things pertaining to the youth of the Johannesburg archdiocese for the year 2023. The year is specified, as a key theme (usually a...

1st AYF Encounter

Holy Trinity, Braamfontein 16 Stiemens Str. Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

The AYF refers to the archdiocesan body of parish youth leaders, i.e. all Parish Youth Forum (PYF) chairpersons. This can be viewed as a youth version of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC). The ‘AYF Encounter’ is therefore a leadership platform by which we aspire to form, inform, inspire and connect parish youth leaders.

YOUTH DAY ’24

Johannebsurg Gauteng, South Africa

Deaneries have celebrated vibrant youth day events over the years filled with creative uniqueness. As a lead-up to AMOF JOZI, we invite Deanery Youth Forums to make Youth Day celebrations celebrated on June 16 a priority. This day can include multiple activities such as Youth Mass, spiritual formation activities, listening circles, culture and sport activities,...