Monday, July 15, 2013

A youthful 'Year of Faith' great event roundup

Christ the Redeemer
Just over a week away, the next Great Event for the Year of Faith is World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's easier than ever to keep up with the news!

Keep your eye on this blog. OSV has a special correspondent leaving for Brazil soon. Stephen Lenahan, director of youth ministry at Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia, will be blogging, tweeting, sending pictures, and giving us an up close and personal look at WYD Rio 2013. He'll also be posting on in the weeks ahead. Follow Stephen on Twitter @SouthrnCatholic.

The theme for WYD 2013 is 'Go and make disciples of all nations,' and the official web site is filled with useful information, from the how, when and where, to registration, currency advice, schedule, and videos.

You can also 'like' the official WYD page on Facebook and follow the official Twitter account at

You can subscribe to the WYD Rio2013 YouTube channel here.

Find official Vatican documents and messages from the Holy Father here.

The USCCB has news, resources & more on their World Youth Day page.

EWTN will be providing live coverage of many events, including the Welcome Ceremony, Opening Mass, and more. Information here.

Here's Pope Francis' schedule while in Brazil. He'll arrive on July 22.

And here's the official anthem of World Youth Day:

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