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World Youth Day San Antonio

Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen.
Acts 26:16



World Youth Day San Antonio 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021 | 1:00–10:00 PM
Guadalupe Community Center

(1801 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 -- Directions)

and Assumption Seminary

(2600 W. Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78228 -- Directions)



About World Youth Day San Antonio 2021


Bishop Gary W. Janak, J.C.L.

At World Youth Day San Antonio, young adults and their families will engage in service projects at the Guadalupe Community Center, and a prayerful self-guided pilgrimage to Assumption Seminary. Holy Hour with Adoration and Confession will be followed by Mass celebrated by Bishop Gary W. Janak. Our night will conclude with food and a movie screening of “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada ”, and a Q&A discussion reflecting on the day’s events.


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Schedule of the Day


1:00 PM

Service Projects at the Guadalupe Community Center (1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 - Directions)

3:30 PM

Participate in a pilgrimage while traveling to Holy Hour at Assumption Seminary (2600 W. Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78228 -- Directions) (suggested guides will be provided).

4:00 PM

Holy Hour with Adoration and Confessions

5:00 PM

Mass and Keynote Address with Bishop Gary W. Janak, J.C.L.

6:30 PM

Bring a blanket to relax on while enjoying food and the movie"For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada". (This movie is rated "R".)

9:30 PM

Q&A to discuss the movie and the day's events


About the Service Projects


When you sign-up to participate in World Youth Day San Antonio, you will have the opportunity to start the day in service to our community. All service projects will be held at the  Guadalupe Community Center (1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207 - Directions)

Caring for Creation (Gardening): Volunteers will assist in the community garden as they plant and maintain the vegetation that magnifies the beauty of God’s creation.


Sheltering the Homeless (Painting): Volunteers will assist in painting areas in need around the Guadalupe Community Center to assist the center continue its work in providing help to address food insecurity, reduce poverty, and prevent homelessness.


Feeding the Hungry (Thanksgiving Food Preparation): Volunteers will assist in preparing over 100 turkeys with trimmings for families in need so that they may celebrate a warm and nourishing meal on Thanksgiving.


Sharing our Gifts (Christmas Project): Volunteers will assist in decorating the Community center with Christmas décor, including setting up Nativity scenes and Christmas lights.


About Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of San Antonio


In the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Young Adult Ministry 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



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