World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 32

Event Summary Event Description Now that you have defined a target audience, your vision of success, and some objectives to implement that vision, write an event description (three to five sentences) of what you want this event to look like. This statement will help you tell the ‘what’ of the event and effectively share the event vision with others. This summary can be tweaked to be used as content on your website, social media, bulletin announcements, and so forth. Stateside Pilgrimage Theme Stateside Themes What themes are you working with that will World Youth Day 2016 International Theme: Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy (Mt 5:7) help shape how you execute your event vision? Along with the official international World Youth Day theme, there may be Your Particular Theme(s): themes, principles, or values that are important to your parish, campus, movement, or diocese that you may want to incorporate into this local celebration. Themes and principles like this are important, as they give shape to the activities and a focus for any speakers, artists, liturgical ministers, or event leaders. There may be significant events in the life and history of your local community that are important to include. Weaving together local themes with the international World Youth Day theme can give the stateside celebration a more distinct feel from the overseas events in Kraków. 30