Sunday we attended a concert in preparation for World Youth Day 2008. Sydney will be hosting WYD 08!
World Youth day is a gathering of young people, initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1984. Occurring every three years, it is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long international level every two to three years at different locations, attracting hundreds of thousands of youths from almost every country on the planet.
Fr. Stan Fortuna, a "rapping Fransciscan", was at the concert, held outside St Mary's Cathedral here in Sydney.
We took along our kids, one of older sons ( Greg ~ here in Sydney for work) and some kids from our parish's youth band/choir.
The concert was followed by the blessing of the palms, a Palm Sunday procession and Mass at the cathedral, celebrated by Cardinal Pell.