World Youth Day to Include Vocation Emphasis

With a theme of “Go make disciples of all nations,” the 2013 World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro will have ample opportunity for young people to begin considering a religious vocation. Registration has been opened till the end of August for congregations, movements, and religious communities tohave a place in the Vocational Fair at World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The fair, to be set up in one of Rio’s best tourist spots, Sugar Loaf Mountain, will include 80 individual stands and 20 joint display posts. 

“When the young people enter the neighborhood, they will immediately see banners for the Vocational Fair with messages from saints, so that they can begin right then to discern, or to question themselves concerning their vocations. In this space we will have a stage for concerts, sermons, moments of prayer, and a place to eat,” explainedDeacon Arnaldo Rodrigues, one of those responsible for the Pastoral Preparation for WYD 2013.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, masses, and the sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available. 

“The congregations, diocesan seminaries, and faith communities will pray with the pilgrims. Each will not only demonstrate its particular charism, but will also give young people a moment to encounter the Lord,” Deacon Arnaldo Rodrigues said. For more information or to register for the Vocational Fair, write to



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