World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 51

Stateside Model #4 (two-day overnight program) Based on a model developed by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, for high school-age youth (13-18), this stateside celebration is two-day program with an overnight option, which would ideally be situated on Saturday and Sunday of the World Youth Day week. SATURDAY 9:00 am Registration 3:30 pm Free Time o Options can include: sports and games; 10:00 am Welcome& Opening Prayer swimming; outdoor activities and adventures, based on site availability; time 11:00 am Mass with the Bishop for prayer and reflection 12:15 pm Lunch 5:45 pm Dinner 1:15 pm Large Group Plenary Session 6:45 pm Praise and Worship 7:15 pm Large Group Plenary Session o Keynote presentation by main speaker o Framed by animation and music/concert o Keynote presentation by main speaker 2:15 pm Break o Framed by animation and music/concert 2:30 pm Catechetical Session, Round A 9:00 pm o Workshops offered by local presenters; Adoration and Reconciliation o Eucharistic adoration in the plenary space should last sixty minutes each o The Sacrament of Reconciliation may be o Round A Theme: “GO” – with offered during this time with confessors workshops on sub-themes including:   Understanding how the mission of 10:30 pm Jesus relates to Christian vocation o The chapel will also be open all evening (10:30 am – 7:00 am) for quiet prayer Understanding how Jesus transforms o Social options should not be too active, us through sacraments and prayer  Social (through midnight) How evangelization and proclamation since this period immediately precedes the requires courage and resourcefulness overnight option and sleeping 49