Christ the King – Celebrating Young People in the Local Church – November 25-26, 2023
On this feast day… the Church proclaims the Kingdom of Christ, already present, but still growing in all its mystery towards its full manifestation … young people are indispensable bearers of the dynamics of the Kingdom of God, the hope of the Church and the world. – St. John Paul II
At the end of Mass on the Solemnity of Christ the King on 22 November 2020, Pope Francis called for a renewal of the global celebration of young people in the local churches in every diocese and eparchy. He also announced that, beginning in 2021, he would “transfer the diocesan celebration of WYD from Palm Sunday to Christ the King Sunday. The center of the celebration remains the Mystery of Jesus Christ the Redeemer of Man, as Saint John Paul II, the initiator and patron of WYD, always emphasized.”
Every Catholic faith community around the world is encouraged to celebrate and reflect on youth and young adults annually on Christ the King Sunday.
Hopefully AMRI Members and their Youth Ministry Programmes can highlight this day and celebrate young people in the local Church here in Ireland
We are happy to share resources prepared by the Youth and Young Adult Department of the United States Catholic Bishops Conference. Here is the resource document Christ the King Guidebook_Abbreviated Version_2021-2023