Vatican Social Media

Vatican Social Media

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Follow Pope Francis’ popular Twitter Account @Ponifex.

Read all about the Vatican’s new emphasis on social media, in this 2016 USA Today article.



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Bishop Robert Barron on Grace and Frassati

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A 10 minute video narrative by Bishop Robert Barron on the “Invasion of Grace” (as in how Jesus got into Simon’s boat and began to give orders).  He asks, “how do we respond when Grace invades our life without asking our permission?  When Grace breaks in, what do I do?”

He also discusses how he came to learn about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati including pictures.

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2019 World Youth Day (Ages 16-35)

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Every two or three years, an international gathering is held to bring all the youth and young adults, especially adults in their 20’s and early 30’s (see below), together in one place with the Holy Father.  World Youth Day will take place in Panama City, Panama (January, 2019).

“World Youth Day USA (WYDUSA) is an umbrella term for the United States’ participation in World Youth Day, both abroad at the international events and stateside in the U.S., as well as to designate those who have participated on one of those WYD activities in the past (WYDUSA “alumni”)…

How old do I have to be to attend World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is a pilgrimage experience targeted to those ages 16 to 35.  We especially encourage young adults in their 20s and early 30s to attend the international World Youth Day events…

Below is the general events list that World Youth Day generally follows, accompanied by the announced 2019 dates.

The Market Square is a popular gathering place in Krakow, Poland

  • Tuesday, January 22: World Youth Day Opening Mass
  • Wednesday, January 23 through Friday, January 25 each morning:  Morning Catechesis and Mass in different languages and locations around Panama; (catechesis is given and mass is celebrated by cardinals and bishops from around the world)
  • Wednesday, January 23, through Friday, January 25: Youth Festival (concerts, talks, exhibits, and music at select locations around Panama)
  • Thursday, January 24:Papal Welcome Ceremony, location still TBD
  • Friday, January 25: Way of the Cross {Via Crucis}, location still TBD
  • Saturday, January 26: Evening Candlelight Vigil with Pope Francis, location still TBD
  • Sunday, January 27: Morning Papal Mass, followed by the Angelus, location still TBD
  • Preceding the central WYD activities, “Days in the Dioceses” will take place in dioceses around the entire country of Panama”

For more information, click the icon of WYDUSA (above)…



July, 2018 Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Glen Dmytryszyn

July 9 – 19, 2018 Pilgrimage to Italy will visit Venice, Padua, Florence, Assisi, and Vatican City with a Papal Audience.  Cost is $3399 from New York and the trip will be hosted by Fr. Glen.  For details, contact Fr. Glen.