SAN CARLOS City, April 18, 2013—San Carlos diocese played host to the regional youth day held from April 15 to 18 which was attended by participants from dioceses in Western Visayas and Romblon.
Themed “Youth: People of Hope, One in Faith Serving in Love, through the Eucharist”, the event aimed to deepen the participants’ understanding on the virtues of hope, faith and love and in appreciating the essence of the Eucharist as the central sacrament of the Catholic Church and the core of its public worship.
The occasion also served as an occasion to gather the youth as one body united in a journey towards intimacy with Christ and the church’s response to sustain the needs of the youth, to foster solidarity and collaboration among them and the youth and ministers within the region.
The Regional Youth Day was open not only to Catholic youth but also to participants from other settings and movements within the region, especially coming from the grassroots.
Participants were assigned to foster homes and joined the opening activities that include a caravan and parade and the celebration of the Holy Mass, on April 15.
Activities during the three-day event included plenaries, group sharing and the festival night on April 17. (Adsum Bacolod)