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Life, Justice and Peace

World Youth Day San Antonio 2019

I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.
Luke 1:38

World Youth Day San Antonio 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | St. Pius X Catholic Church
(3303 Urban Crest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78209 -- Directions)

About World Youth Day San Antonio 2019

World Youth Day San Antonio (WYDSA) is a FREE event happening January 26 at St. Piux X Catholic Church. WYDSA is open to young adults (18–39 years old) and their families who want to take part in a festive encounter centered on Jesus Christ. This archdiocesan event coincides with WYD Panama 2019 where Pope Francis will be meeting with the youth of world to deepen their faith and grow closer to Christ. 

Among other things, WYDSA 2019 participants will be welcomed by Archbishop Gustavo for a summary of WYD Panama, a live feed from Panama with Bishop Mike, food & live music, an uplifting keynote speech from Fr. Daniel Villlareal, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Come represent your parish while we record a group video message to Pope Francis!

Keynote Speaker: Fr. Daniel Villarreal Emcee: Diego Castellanos Emcee: Diana Barba Music: RVBATO
Fr. Daniel Villarreal
Keynote Speaker
Diego Castellanos
Diana Barba

Diana Barba

Diana Barba, Emcee

Diana Barba is a student of Sociology at San Antonio College, a catechist at her parish, Holy Trinity, and an active member of the Catholic Student Association at Northwest Vista College and San Antonio College. She is a seeker of truth, beauty, and goodness. Diana is 20 years old and passionate about health, painting, chastity and getting to know new people.



During the last few years, the five members of the band RVBATO have been blessed with many opportunities to help lead others and lift up prayers with the gift of music. The term rubato is an Italian word that means borrowed time. In music, a performer will use rubato to slow down or speed up the tempo for expressivity. Essentially, rubato is a give-and-take relationship that the performer has with the speed of the music–similar to our relationship with Christ. The “V” in replacement of the “u” represents the band's five members. Whatever blessings they receive, they must give back. And whatever they offer up, they receive back. RVBATO strives to implement this commitment to their faith into each of their lives and in their music.

Schedule of the Day

5:00 PM

Check-in starts          

5:15 PM

Doors open

6:30 PM

Welcome/Introductions: Pope Francis Video Message for WYD 2019; Live band, RVBATO, play WYD Theme Song; Parishes will be recognized

6:35 PM

Welcoming/Blessing Archbishop Gustavo

6:40 PM

Summary of the week WYD Panama

6:45 PM

Live feed from Panama with Bishop Mike

6:50 PM

Light dinner with music playing

7:00 PM

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker, Fr. Daniel Villarreal

7:05-7:55 PM

Keynote Speaker, Fr. Daniel Villarreal                    

7:55-8:30 PM

Q&A Session          

8:30-8:45 PM

Break / Gathering of all Young Adults for a group Video Message to be sent to Pope Francis

8:45-9:00 PM

Break / Transition to the main Church

9:05-10:30 PM

Eucharistic Adoration - XLT * Led by RVBATO unplugged; Exposition and Benediction led by Father Tai (St Joseph’s - Downtown); Confessions available


We are currently seeking volunteers to help at WYDSA. If you are interested, please fill out our Pastoral Ministries Ambassador form and you will be contacted with further information. Let's work together as one body to make disciples and missionaries of Jesus Christ!

About Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of San Antonio

In the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Secretariat for Mission serves ministers, communities, and young adults to meet the pastoral needs of those 18 to 39, singles and couples, in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The needs and gifts of young adults are varied, so ministering with them requires a variety of strategies and approaches that match the needs and gifts of communities. Learn More

Questions or Comments?

For more information, email Juan Carlos Carreno, Jr. or call 210-734-1679.

This project is funded by the generous donors of the Archbishop's Appeal