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Triumph in the Cross is an annual Youth Rally held every September. Youth and Young Adults aged 14 and up from across the diocese meet with their peers to celebrate and challenge themselves in their faith through a dynamic day of fun and fellowship. Some of the best local and international youth speakers are brought in to encourage and inspire.

“Our Patron Saint, St. Paul says, ‘The love of Christ urges us on!’

And those of us who feel and know it, are glad to share this good news. But even we need to be recharged and ‘lifted up’ now and then. So please, come to our diocesan youth rally.

As your Bishop, I count on you. Together we can go further with our Lord!” – Bishop Paul Terrio

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Triumph in the Cross has been cancelled for 2021; God willing we will be back in September 2022!

Explanation of the Triumph in the Cross Logo

The White Cross – is to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus gave of Himself, for the forgiveness of our sins.

The White Circle in the centre – represents the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Christian life.

The Four Flames of Fire – represents the Holy Spirit present in all four directions of the diocese (north, south, east, and west); each of the parts being the same, yet unique.

World Youth Day was instituted by St. John Paul II on Palm Sunday 1985 as an opportunity for the youth of the world to come together as a community and experience the life of the Church. World Youth Day takes place each year on Palm Sunday in the various dioceses throughout the world, but approximately every three years the youth of the world gather in a single city selected by the Pope. The 38th World Youth Day and 15th international gathering will take place in the city of Lisbon, Portugal in August 2023 with the theme, “Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39).

Official World Youth Day Promo Video

Official Welcome Video from the Patriarchate of Lisbon

The Office for Youth and Young Adults serves as a support and resource pool for youth ministry and young adult ministry across the diocese. Please contact the Director for Youth and Young Adults to find out what we can do for you, if you have any questions, or for more information. Listed below are some excellent resources and sites you can look at as well.

Project YM


Face 2 Face Ministries

Chastity Project

Pulse Catholic School Retreats

Pure Witness

Net Canada

Busted Halo

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Video Catechism

Ablaze Family Ministries