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.

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.


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


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...

Daswa Youth Pilgrimage 2024

Tshitanini, Venda Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa

The Daswa Youth Pilgrimage is a new initiative organised by the South African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC). Young people gather in worship from all corners of South Africa, Botswana and Eswatini to encounter Jesus Christ with the patronage of Bl. Benedict Daswa.



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,...


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

One of our newest and biggest archdiocesan events, now officially hosted by the Youth department in collaboration with the Marriage & Family Life and Evangelisation departments. ‘AMOF JOZI’has been instituted as the official youth event that will be celebrated each year in June (youth month). This event is by the youth, for the church!