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Youth Ministry

Youth Spectacular


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Youth Spectacular at the Archdiocese of San Antonio


What is Youth Spectacular?

Youth Spectacular is our local Church’s major annual gathering for and with youth. Youth Spectacular is celebrated to evangelize, inspire, form and ignite the youth to become true missionary disciples of Jesus Christ, impelled by the Holy Spirit. The ultimate purpose of the Youth Spectacular is to transform our young Catholics into the driving force of the New Evangelization in their homes, their schools, parishes and communities. 

We can’t wait to see all the teens gathered at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, March 21, 2020 for Youth Spectacular 2020! For more information, sign up for our mailing list or contact Juan Carlos Carreno by email or 210-734-1679.


Youth Spectacular 2019

Your presence at Youth Spectacular 2019: Seekers of Truth made all the difference! Thank you for accepting Archbishop Gustavo’s invitation to meet with the youth of our communities and provide for the space and time for teens to encounter and re-encounter Christ. You and your group of teens were part of over 1,200 participants that accepted the challenge of becoming life-long Seekers of Truth. This year's theme was based on Psalm 25:5 “Teach me to live according to your truth, for you are my God, who saves me. I always trust in you.”



Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019 Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019

The Youth Spectacular 2019 featured dynamic keynote speaker and author  Katie Prejean-McGrady and closed with a Spirit-filled concert by WAL. The event will included other fun-filled activities and mass with Archbishop Gustavo. We offered simultaneous translation equipment for Spanish-speakers who enjoyed the presentations. Sign-language interpretation was also provided.


Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019 Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019
Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019 Youth Spectacular 2019: March 23, 2019


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