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Celebrate World Youth Day

2021 Event Details

Registration Open: Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 2, 2020

Cost: $75

Conference Dates: February 12-February 14, 2021

Location: Bishop Dwenger High School
1300 E. Washington Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

WYD 2021 Theme: Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen. (cf. Acts 26:16)

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Diocesan World Youth Day is an annual World Youth Day experience offering young men and women grades 9-12 a fun and faith-filled retreat weekend. Parish groups and individual students alike are welcome to attend. The weekend includes activities, games, and small groups as well as national speakers, daily Mass, and Confession. Our “Little” WYD has plenty of time for heartfelt singing and celebrating with praise and worship music lead by local youth ministers. Our Diocesan celebration concludes with a WYD Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades on Sunday Morning. Youth and chaperones are welcome to spend the night at the host high school in separate sleeping quarters.

Archived Information:

2020 Conference Presenters and Visitors


Bishop Kevin C. 

Sarah Swafford

Nathaniel Binversie

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The Scally Brothers

Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.

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