World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2019 will gather over 500 high school youth from across the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for music, prayer, and a dynamic talk.

Mission of WOrld Youth Day

To awaken and cultivate the faith of high school youth in the northern area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


Event Details

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7pm - 9pm
at Minster High School 

Schedule of Events

  • 6:45pm Doors Open

  • 7:10pm Opening Concert/Praise

  • 7:25pm Welcome

  • 7:35pm Keynote (Paul J. Kim)

  • 8:30pm Worship / Sacrament of Reconciliation available

  • 8:55pm Wrap Up/Announcements 

  • 9:00pm Event Ends 


With speaker: Paul J. Kim

Paul J. Kim is one of the most sought after Catholic youth speakers in America. His presentations have impacted people of all ages in 46 states and 7 countries over the past decade, leading them to life-changing encounters with Christ. He has released two music albums, his videos on YouTube have accumulated over 2 million views, and he presents to tens of thousands of people a year at events throughout the world. His background includes a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville), a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (Hope Int’l Univ), and religious formation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (NYC). In his free time, he enjoys long walks on the beach, surfing, and speaking to strangers in random accents. He resides in Southern California with his lovely wife and three children.

Worship led by: Will Panagakos

William Panagakos has been working with teens in faith formation for the past ten years. He spent five years working with The Culture Project in Philadelphia, PA as a speaker and mentor spreading the Catholic Church’s teaching on Chastity and the Pro-Life Message to thousands of teens and young adults. Will has also worked as worship leader for LifeTeen’s summer camps in Tiger, GA, the Theology of the Body Institute in Lancaster, PA, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Will currently serves as Director of Religious Education for Saint Thomas Church in Fort Thomas, KY, where he lives with his wonderful wife, Catie, and their two daughters Margaret Mary and Zoey.