Catholic community celebrates Youth Rally on Saturday

This is a scene from a World Youth Day Rally held in Dominica some years ago

PRESS RELEASE: The Diocese of Roseau Youth Secretariat in collaboration with the Parish of Our Lady of Fairhaven Cathedral, is organizing its annual World Youth Day Rally to be held on Saturday March 27,  2010.

Pope Benedict the XVI has declared the following theme: “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”( Mk 10:17).

This annual event brings together youth from every parish of Dominica for fellowship in song, dance and drama. The day’s activities will include a procession from the Botanical Gardens to St. Mary’s Academy (SMA) beginning at 10:00 am, youth performances, dramatization of the Way of the Cross and the celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy by His Lordship, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire.  The Honourable Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports will also be addressing the youth.

World Youth Day (WYD) was an initiative of Pope John Paul II and has been continued by Pope Benedict XVI.  World Youth Day is celebrated on Palm Sunday in Catholic Dioceses around the world and every three years on an international level.  The next international celebration of World Youth Day will be held in Madrid, Spain in August 2011.

– Diocesan Youth Ministry

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Reflection
    March 26, 2010

    I pray that the people especially the youths, not only look at this occassion as a time of just having a good time but as a time to reflect on their life as a people and their relationship with God. We need to sincerely seek to have and know what it is to have a personal, and itimate relationship with God. The church needs to start focusing more and preaching about salvation and repentance and the consequences of living a life that is not in alignment with the word of God. Time to get away with the religion and let our life and desires be all about Jesus and the price he paid on calvary.

  2. Anonymous
    March 25, 2010

    Mickael Ferrol and his band will be there for sure. this young guy always gives a stella performance. DNO please followup with pictures.

  3. de caribbean change
    March 24, 2010

    That’s a pretty large crowd with the notable absence of Pope Benedict. Good going, the Roseau Diocese.

  4. G, Blanc
    March 24, 2010

    This day is always special have fun and remember what the day is really about.I whish I could be there to enjoy the festivities with the company of those who i have come to know throught the diocese and from my own parish.. I hope the St.Joesph parish is makeing a presentation..

      March 24, 2010

      Yes..Garvey. They will be well represented. Stay in NY and feel the cold.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available