Young people from our diocese have joined with more than one million others for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marianne Sheridan, director of the diocesan office of youth ministry, has shared with us some images of the event, see below and check back for updates as they are available. For short video clips, click here and see our facebook page.

Here, the diocesan group poses for a picture outside their hotel after celebrating morning Mass with Bishops Robert Brennan and Nelson Perez:


Waiting for the Mass at the hotel to begin:


Brendan Graney (center) from Our Lady of Mercy Youth Group brings up the American flag during the English speaking Mass on July 25


At the July 25 Mass, Chrissy Smith, Michelle Chin and Michelle Mascolo, all from Our Lady of Mercy Youth Group, praising God:olm-sing

Another photo of our diocesan group:


As the pilgrims traveled to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, they ran into New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the airport. Here Cardinal Dolan blesses a set of Rosary beads for Michael Spinelli, a 2013 graduate of Kellenberg High School.