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