The Annual celebration of World Youth Day moved to the Feast of Christ the King by Pope Francis

Through the efforts of the Mission Jeunesse Youth Ministry Office and its network, the Archdiocese of Montreal held a week-long Diocesan World Youth Day celebration, providing a variety of opportunities for young people to discover or deepen their faith through prayer, worship and fellowship with other young people just like them.

The WYD week celebrations based on the Theme: “Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39) kicked off with the Teen Festival at Cathédrale Saint Sauveur – Melkite with the participation of over 200 teens for a day filled with a diversity of activities.
The week continued with amazing encounters by various partners in the Mission Jeunesse Network and concluded with Mass in the local Parishes for the Feast of Christ the King. 

At the heart of the Diocesan WYD week, was the main event: Christ the King Vigil.  An evening where young people and Youth Ministry leaders gathered for a time of adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
The evening was marked by the blessing of the WYD Crosses of Joy Most reverend Archbishop Christian Lépine and his two auxiliary Bishops Alain Faubert and newly ordained Bishop Frank Leo.  These crosses were sponsored by L’Oeuvre des Vocations  and distributed to everyone present by priests and members of religious and consecrated life. 

The Archbishop then proceeded by blessing those who minister to young people from across the diocese and sending them off into the mission.
This was for many a powerful way to end the liturgical year, and for young adults an excellent way to enter into the Advent season which for many is also Exam times.