The official WORLD YOUTH DAY CROSS comes to Washington DC this summer, August 25, 2018!

With special guest speaker sr. miriam james and nationally acclaimed recording artist STEVE ANGRISANO!


Come take part in this once-in-a-generation celebration of the Visit of the World Youth Day Cross, as it makes its first pilgrimage to the United States in twenty-five years! Youth, young adults, and families are all invited to take part in this historic event! Register today! Or join us on Facebook and see who else is coming!


highlights of the day

9:00 a.m. – A procession of the WYD Cross and Icon, carried by youth and young adults across the National Mall. The procession begins on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and includes stops at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington Monument, and Smithsonian Castle. Be there by 9:00 a.m. for an opening address and prayer with special guest Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama

  • Other special guests include Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, Auxiliary Bishops Roy Edward Campbell and Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodriguez from the Archdiocese of Washingtonand Bishop Barry C. Knestout from the Diocese of Richmond.

12:15 p.m. – The WYD Cross and Icon continues its pilgrimage with prayers, veneration, confession, and an afternoon of liturgical and cultural activities at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. Praise and worship adoration led by special guest recording artist Steve Angrisano

3:30 p.m. – A keynote address by nationally acclaimed speaker Sr. Miriam James, SOLT

4:30 p.m. – A final procession of the Cross and Icon to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for Sunday Mass at 5:15 p.m.

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