World Youth Day 2019

WYD Panama

Are you 16-30 yrs of age? 

YES, join the St. Paul group for this AWESOME experience! ONLY $500  REGISTER HERE


  • Join Pope Francis for a Pilgrimage!!
  • Are you between 16 – 30 years of age?
  • The Father wants YOU!!! Our Future!!
  • Join the St. Paul Parish team hosted by Fr. Bill Swengros

Are you over 30 yrs of age?

YES, share your treasures to SPONSOR someone to attend! ONLY $1K

Email us!

 What is WYD?

World Youth Day (WYD) is a gathering of young people from around the world to celebrate the love of Christ for humanity.

Why go?

WYD is a powerful opportunity to gather with over 3 million young people from around the world who share your love of Christ and want to celebrate His mercy and love. You will be part of a huge, faithful, living witness of Christ’s love to other young people.

When is it?

St. Paul’s journey to WYD 2019 in Panama will take place January 19th to 28th, 2019.


WYD is open to young adults (16-30) who want to take part in a festive encounter with the Pope centered on Jesus Christ. This is an opportunity to experience the universality of the Church; to share with the world the hope of young people who want to commit themselves to Christ. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

Next Steps? More information?

Your COST - $500 is all it takes -- The rest is COVERED by YOUR parish, St. Paul’s!!

Next step: Email: to sign up.

We are blessed to be able to provide this great experience for our young adults!!

Fr. Bill invites you to Pray & Playtime! You will be BLESSED while having a BLAST!!


  • Who should make the pilgrimage?  Youth & Young adults ages 16 to 30. 
  • What is the schedule of events for WYD 2019?  The dates are January 19 – 28, 2019. Specific agenda details are being finalized.  
  • What happens during the event? During WYD week, there will be extensive youth festival programming throughout the country of Panama in addition to the main events with the Pope.


Visit Oficial Website for World Youth Day HERE



Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Make a Difference in a Young Adult in our Parish!!  We want YOU!!! 

Share your treasures!!  If you are blessed to sponsor a youth on their pilgrimage to Panama for World Youth Day 2019 we APPRECIATE IT!!  A $1000 contribution will cover ½ the cost for one of our young parishioners to join Pope Francis!!!  Fr. Bill will be leading this once in a lifetime opportunity !!

Set up a meeting with a member of our team to learn more, and take the steps needed towards making a BIG difference in the life of a young person.  Email: or call Maritza Reyes at 813-363-8133

Pope Francis: Young People Are Not Just the Future of the Church, But the Present




Official Prayer for WYD Panamá 2019

Merciful Father,

You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation. Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage and to build the future with hope.

Lord Jesus, our friend and brother, thank you for looking upon us with love. Let us listen to your voice as it resonates in the hearts of each one with the strength and light of the Holy Spirit.

Grant us the grace of being a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to communicate the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build up the kind of society we long for, one where there is fairness and fellowship.

We pray for the Pope and the bishops; for young people; for all those who will take part in World Youth Day in Panama and for those who are preparing to welcome them.

Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live with generosity like yours: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38).



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