Oblate Youth Service work ~ World Youth Day

OYS at World Youth Day

World Youth Day is a youth-oriented international event that takes place every two to three years. The event is a celebration of Catholic faith among the world’s youth and the invitation is extended to young people of all religious convictions. World Youth Day was initiated by it's co-patron, Pope John Paul II in 1985 with the first encounter being held in Rome in 1986. There have been a total of 13 International World Youth Day encounters and the OYS has participated at six of these. St Teresa of Calcutta is the Patron Saint of World Youth Day.