My Dear Friends in Christ,
May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you! With this letter, we warmly invite you and the young people with whom you serve to the Archdiocesan World Youth Day Celebration on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, hosted by the parish community of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Santa Rita. This promises to be another blessed day for our Archdiocese and especially for the young church with whom we serve.
The gathering is open to all teenagers ages 13 and above and their chaperones. This year’s theme for World Youth Day, handed down by Our Holy Father Pope Francis, is “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). Last year about 600 young people and chaperones from parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese came together to worship and strengthen their faith. Parishes and schools are asked to pre-register by completing Group Registration Form (see your DRE/CCD Teachers) or completing the online registration ( www.ologsr.org ) by Sunday, March 13 , 2016.
It is our sincere hope that you and the young people from your parish or Catholic high school join us for this unique and grace filled way to celebrate Palm Sunday!
Fr. Krzysztof Szafarski
ARCHDIOCESE OF AGANA
ISLAND WIDE WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016
DATE: Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016
ARRIVAL TIME and PLACE: 10:30 a.m. at Baseball Field, Santa Rita
PICK-UP TIME and PLACE: 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Santa Rita
REGISTRATION FEE: $20.00 (Up to March 13) $25.00 (March 14– 20)
REGISTRATION, MEDICAL and LIABILITY RELEASE FORM