World Youth Day 2016

Youth Views from World Youth Day Poland

Kervens Georges SS. Joachim and Anne, Queens Village Amazing. The world is here. It is good to be a Catholic and it is good to represent the Diocese of Brooklyn. Kervens Georges
SS. Joachim and Anne, Queens Village

Amazing. The world is here. It is good to be a Catholic and it is good to represent the Diocese of Brooklyn.

 

 

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yv-caroline-contreras-DSC_1029Caroline Contreras, 17
St. Sebastian, Woodside

It has been great because to be honest, I didn’t want to come at first but when I saw this I realized that I was chosen to be here and I was meant to be here.

 

 

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yv-melissa-vaez-DSC_1031Melissa Vaez, 18
Presentation of the B.V.M., Jamaica

It’s something that you don’t see every day: youth coming together and searching for the One person that we are all here for: Christ.

 

 

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yv-pallanteDSC_1023Franco Pallante, 16
Blessed Trinity, Breezy Point

It’s been intense and very rewarding. I got to meet a lot of people and make friendships that would last. It is very awe-inspiring, seeing the hundreds of thousands of people is breathtaking.

 

 

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yv-maria-rita-furtado-DSC_1015Maria Rita Furtado
St. Rita, L.I.C.

It’s a lot more people than I thought it would be. You don’t realize it until you are on the streets. Also it’s a lot more tiring than I thought but it’s worth it.

 

 

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yv-joe-liotta-DSC_0103Joe Liotta, 16
Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge

It’s really been a great experience. I’m meeting people from all over the world… They are very happy to be here and it’s a lot of fun.

 

 

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yv-Chrisel-GladsoDSC_0861 Chrisel Gladson, 17,
Our Lady of the Snows, N. Floral Park

Catechesis has changed me in so many ways. Being able to experience God on so many different levels than we are used to and with a lot of people and what people get out of it is different. Every night, me and my roommate would sit down and kind of discuss our day.

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YV--spinetti-DSC_0900 Claire Spinetti, 21
B.V.M. Help of Christians, Woodside

I’m with amazing people and it’s very organized and everyone makes sure everyone gets to be a part of everything. It’s been really awesome.

 

 

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yv--ricardo-newballDSC_0873Ricardo Newball, 22
Holy Cross, Flatbush

It’s been beautiful. This is my first World Youth Day experience and just the people you meet here, they are great people. Everybody is God-loving. You are able to just enjoy each other’s presence.

 

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yv--apilan-DSC_0440Philip Apilan, 18
St. Anselm, Bay Ridge

I really got to discover the communal aspect of being together with people from across the world. I just loved going to the (Tauron) Arena, celebrating prayer services with other people.

 

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yv-longo-DSC_0899Nicole Longo, 17
St. Patrick’s, Bay Ridge

It’s amazing to see all the youth come together and celebrate their faith, which I don’t think you see a lot these days. My favorite part was during the adoration. When everyone was holding the candles and praying together.

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Grace Dolan, 17 Blessed Trinity,  Breezy Point I’m having a lot of fun at world Youth Day. I’m very excited to be here. I liked that the kids spoke and they told their own stories. I thought that was really special.Grace Dolan, 17
Blessed Trinity, Breezy Point

I’m having a lot of fun at world Youth Day. I’m very excited to be here. I liked that the kids spoke and they told their own stories. I thought that was really special.

See more World Youth Day 2016 coverage:

WYD Report: Opening Day with Slide Show

Being Close to Pope Is An Amazing Experience

Youth Views from World Youth Day Poland

WYD: Day 2, Catechesis (with Slideshow)

https://thetablet.org/first-meet/

https://thetablet.org/83590-2/

WYD Report: Mercy Center (with slideshow)

Next WYD Stop – Panama

Pope Urges Young People to Take Risks

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