Photo Essay: World Youth Day Summer Festival

In conjunction with World Youth Day, which was held this year in Portugal with Pope Francis, the diocese’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry welcomed young adults ages 18-39 to its first local World Youth Day Summer Festival, hosted at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Cortland. The event was held Friday and Saturday, August 4 and 5, and it included guest speakers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship and the opportunity for confession, a Rosary procession, food and fellowship.

The festival concluded with a Mass celebrated by Bishop David Bonnar. Scroll down to see Catholic Echo photographer Brian Keith’s photos from the Mass.

Father Brian smith processes with the Eucharist
priests and deacons walk in procession at World Youth Day
Bishop Bonnar celebrates Mass at World Youth Day
Bishop Bonnar celebrates Mass at World Youth Day
Young man does reading at Mass
Father Furlong does a reading
Man plays guitar and sings during Mass
Priests celebrate Mass
Father Furlong smiles as he processes down the aisle after Mass
Bishop shakes hand of religious sister after Mass
Bishop meets World Youth Day participant after Mass
Bishop shakes young woman's hand after Mass
Bishop poses with the attendees of World Youth Day

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