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             Diocesan Youth Day - 2020

Thank you for joining us for Diocesan Youth Day!

Thanks so much for bearing with us through the technical difficulties during the event.  We sure do appreciate it! 

Mark your calendars for the next Diocesan Youth Day: October 23, 2021. Yes, 2021! We’re moving DYD to odd years beginning in 2021.

We’d love to get feedback from you, and your youth. Please take some time at your next youth gathering to seek feedback from them, then complete this Feedback Form. Try to complete by November 3. Thanks!

Games! If your youth, or your parish group, won any of the games that were played during the event, or leading up to the event, YOU will receive their prize in the mail. We appreciate you getting their prize to  them. Thanks!

We will be editing the video and posting it to the OYYAM YouTube channel.  

On behalf of the entire Diocesan Youth Day Planning Team, thank you, again!


What is this year’s theme?

This year’s Diocesan Youth Day theme is ARISE.  It comes from Luke 7:14 - “Young man, I tell you, arise!”

During the International Youth Forum in Rome in June 2019, Pope Francis invited all young people to meditate on the path of Christian life that God has called them to walk.  In his message to youth (February 11, 2020), he points out that, in this scripture, the word arise is a verb speaking to resurrection, or an awakening to new life. This theme encourages young people to allow themselves to be touched by the power of the risen Christ and to share their energy, enthusiasm, and compassion with their communities and beyond.


Our Religious Communities, Priests, and Seminarians have been a huge support of our young people, and Diocesan Youth Day, and have always been present and participated in our Ministry & Vocations Fair.  They've put these videos together for you to learn more about their communities, and/or more about the vocation to religious life or priesthood.  Please visit these links:


MARYKNOLL SISTERS: To learn more about the Maryknoll Sisters, please contact Sr. Paulette Yeung, MM


SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH OF CARONDELET: To learn more about the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, please contact Sr. Mary Dugar, CSJ

PRIESTHOOD/SEMINARIANS: To learn more about the process to priesthood, contact Fr. Joseph Diaz

Diocesan Youth Day in the media:

Hawaii Catholic Herald (October 2020)

Hawaii Catholic Herald (November 2018)

Hawaii Catholic Herald (November 2016)

Hawaii Catholic Herald (September 2016)

Hawaii Catholic Herald (August 2014)