Featured Artists

Audrey Assad

Audrey Assad is the daughter of a Syrian refugee, an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. She releases music she calls “soundtracks for prayer” on the label Fortunate Fall Records, which she co-owns with her husband William.  . . . Read More

Tony Melendez

Originally from Rivas, Nicaragua, Tony was born without arms. As he had no arms, Tony had to learn to do almost everything with his feet and at the age of sixteen taught himself how to play the guitar with his toes. As he grew proficient at his guitar playing he also matured as a singer and composer, in 1987 he was asked by the youth of Los Angeles to play for to Pope John Paul II . . . Read More

 

Bishops and Speakers

Cardinal Wuerl

Cardinal Wuerl

Bishop Perez

Bishop Perez

Bishop Caggiano

Bishop Caggiano

Bishop Brennan

Bishop Brennan


Schedule

Saturday, July 22, 2017


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Event registration and check-in, with opportunities for lunch at food trucks (additional cost to admission), Sacrament of Reconciliation,* and visiting the permanent exhibit A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Building & Grounds

*Saint John Paul II National Shrine between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.


1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Welcome and keynote talk: “The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me” by Bishop Nelson J. Perez.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn


1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Breakout sessions unpacking the theme led by young adult ministry and church leaders, along with priests and religious, seminarians, and engaged and married couples.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Lawn


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Prayer at the Hour of Mercy by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy followed by Mass celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl and other Bishops.

Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pilgrimage Unity Walk led by Bishop Mark E. Brennan, under the patronage of Mary Undoer of Knots and accompanied by Saint John Paul II and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati relics.

Location: From the Basilica to the John Paul II Shrine


5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner and concert with Tony Melendez; opportunities for tours of the exhibit and art at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Building


7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Keynote talk: “Holy is God’s Name” by Bishop Frank Caggiano, followed by break-out discussion group sessions.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn

 


8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Outdoor Eucharistic Adoration with Bishop Caggiano accompanied by the music of Audrey Assad; opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spiritual direction.

Location: Saint John Paul II National Shrine Main Stage and Lawn