Madrid, Spain. Claretians Jorge Domínguez and Luis Manuel Suárez, in charge of the Youth Ministry and Vocation teams (PIJV) of the Province of Santiago and members of the team that coordinated the participation of youth from the Claretian Family at World Youth Day wish express to everyone who participated: THANK YOU!
“… to the pilgrims, for your participation and all you contributed!
… to the volunteers, for your unselfish service!
…for all who participated in various working commissions!
… for all of you who helped from the Schools, Parishes, and Claretian Communities, especially in Segovia and Madrid!
… for all of you who helped in the Claretian Footsteps in Madrid!
… for all of you who helped in the Expositions and Workshops of the ITVR!
… for all of you who helped us at the Claretian Booth at the Vocation Expo at the Retreat!
… for all of you who prayed for this event and for the fruits produced in the lives of many young people!
Much was lived, worked, and shared. We hope that it produced much fruit in you as well. We leave what was sown in the hands of God.
An event of this size makes for things which on occasion are more uncontrollable than predictable. Please forgive our faults and thanks to all for your support.
The end of the Claretian Family World Youth Day experience is an opportunity for us to spend some time for assimilation and evaluation.
And, later on, the work of convoking the participants so that, from their groups and pastoral centers, they can share what they believe can be helpful to continue what was lived and to better plan Youth Ministry
You can see various videos of the Claretian Family World Youth Day on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/jmj2011fc).
Also on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/JMJ2011-EN-FAMILIA-CLARETIANA/130290840332817?ref=ts
Pope Benedict XVI, at the end of the General Audience celebrated on Wednesday, the 24th of August, announced the theme of the next World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil: “Go and Make Disciple of all the Nations” (Mt. 28:19). According to L’Osservatore Romano, the next World Youth Day will be held from July 23 – 28, 2013.