The San Lorenzo International Youth Center was founded by St. John Paul II. The center is the home of all young people from all around the world and is located in the heart of the Church, just a few steps from St. Peter’s Basilica.
The reception for the pilgrims of Shalom’s 40th anniversary convention will take place at the San Lorenzo Center on September 23. There, pilgrims will be able to register and receive the Convention kit with information on the entire program of the event.
The San Lorenzo International Youth Center was founded in 1983 by Pope John Paul II to be a home for young people in Rome. It houses the World Youth Day (WYD) Cross. For more than three years, the space has been entrusted to the administration of the Shalom Catholic Community, which promotes prayer groups, masses, liturgical and pastoral activities in communion with other charisms and new communities.
The Youth Center opens daily from 11AM to 6PM with Holy Mass at 6:15PM Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, a day dedicated to the prayer groups and other activities for the youth, the Center offers a youth mass at 7PM. On Sundays, the entire members of the Life and Covenant Community of Rome gather to celebrate the Eucharist together at 6:30PM. According to the consecrated member of the Life Community, Victor Aragão, the center will have extended hours during the days of the Convention to better serve the pilgrims.
See the program for September 24
09:30 Arrival of pilgrims
10:00 Welcome, Praise
10:30 Talk 1 – Humility and amazement, with Friar Patricio Sciadini, OCD (Egypt)
12:30 Lunch Break
16:00 Talk 2 – Mary, the all little one, with Emmir Nogueira – Co-founder of the Shalom Catholic Community
18:00 Holy Mass presided by Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko – Archpriest of the Basilica.
09/25 – Friends of the Poor – Basilica of St. John Lateran
“He filled the hungry with good things”.
On the second day, pilgrims will participate in the conference “Jesus, our poor friend” with Bishop Benoni Ambarus, Auxiliary Bishop of Rome. Giampietro Dal Toso, Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and President of the Pontifical Mission Societies. The address of the Basilica of St. John Lateran is P.za di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.
14:30 Welcome, Praise
15:00 Talk – Jesus, our friend, the poor and humble, with Bishop Benoni Ambarus – Auxiliary Bishop of Rome
17:30 Holy Mass presided by Monsignor Giampietro Dal Toso – Undersecretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and President of the Pontifical Mission Works.
09/26 – Renewal of the Offering of Life in the presence of the Pope
In the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican, the participants of the Shalom Convention will have a private audience with Pope Francis. The special moment will include testimonies, prayer and also listening attentively to what the Holy Father will say to the entire Community. At the end of the day, there will be a Eucharistic celebration of thanksgiving presided over by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
08:30 Arrival of the pilgrims
13:00 End of the audience
18:00 Holy Mass of thanksgiving in the Basilica of St. John Lateran, presided over by Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Holy See. Kevin Farrell – Prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life
09/27 – Friends of the Young – Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
‘His mercy extends from generation to generation’.
With conferences, a round table of testimonies and concerts, the fourth day of the Shalom Convention will be dedicated to the young people. Therefore, the day will feature the conference on “Shalom, friends of the young” and also with the presentation of the band “Missionário Shalom” (MSH). This special meeting will take place in the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, located in Piazzale San Paolo, 1, 00146 Roma RM, Italy.
See the program for September 27
09:30 Welcome, Praise
11:30 Holy Mass presided by Cardenal Odilo Scherer – Archbishop of São Paulo
13:00 Lunch Break
15:30 Talk : Shalom, friends of the youth, with Father João Chagas – Head of Department and responsible for the Youth Section of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
17:00 – Prayer with the Cross with Moysés Azevedo
18:30 MSH Concert
09/28 – Day in Assisi – St. Francis Basilica
“My soul magnifies the Lord”
The last day of the Shalom Convention will be in Assisi, land of St. Francis. On this day, the participants will have a moment of adoration of the Holy Sacrament and will also receive the blessing of the missionary sending. There will also be a Holy Mass presided by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
12:00 – Holy Mass presided by Cardinal Marc Ouellet – Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
13:30 Break (lunch, pilgrimage)
My soul glorifies the Lord, with Moysés Azevedo – Founder and General Moderator of the Catholic Community Shalom
17:30 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Blessing of the Missionary Sending
18:30 – Closing of Shalom’s 40th Year Anniversary Convention.
*Schedule may change and more details will be announced at a later date.
Shalom 40th Year Anniversary Convention
Date: September 23 – 28
Theme: Shalom – Friends of God, Friends of the Young and Friends of the Poor
More information: http://comshalom.org/40anos