MAYAKIT NOVENA - DAY SEVEN
Year of the Youth
2019 was the Catholic Church’s special attention on young people. The Vatican called for an extraordinary Synod for the Youth, while the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines dedicated the year for the young people.
The year-long celebration opened during the celebration of Christ the King in 2018, reflecting on the theme “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered.”
Activities in the national and diocesan levels aimed at least four objectives: Youth in formation, Youth in the community, Church and society, Youth in mission, and youth ministry and youth ministers.
“The Year of the Youth is indeed a journey of encounter with Jesus, accompanied by Mary, the Star of the New Evangelization,” the CBCP Commission on Youth said in a statement.