Photos: 1st Volunteers’ Meeting for the Asian Youth Day 2009

This photo post is long overdue, but what the heck, here it is finally!

AYD Volunteer plenary

Last January 31, 2008 me and a couple of SERVE volunteers attended the first volunteers’ meeting for the up coming Asian Youth Day of which the Philippines will be hosting it on November 23-27, 2009.

I saw a lot of familiar faces during the meeting which was held at the Girls’ Town in Silang, Cavite. The youthful and energetic Bishop of the Diocese of Imus, Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, DD, STD, was the keynote speaker in which he announced that the Diocese of Imus would be the particular host in the Philippines for the 5th Asian Youth Day.

Our hostDelegate sharingYes to this callingElderly sign-up tooVolunteer sign-up

An awesome and humbling task indeed for all the faithful youth in this corner of Cavite. However, the daunting task that lies ahead simply added more to the volunteers’ excitement and passion to make the up coming 5th Asian Youth Day a smashing success.

Committees were formed in order to make this possible, to spread the load and maximize the potentials, energy and creativity of the volunteers. I joined the Press Relations Committee which will be in-charge of providing media services and documentation to the event, and I’m excited to start working already because with me are really talented and creative photographers, graphics designers, journalists, web gurus and the like. It will be fun, plus I will get to learn a lot from my fellow committee members which will help me in improving my photography skills. The ultimate goal though, is to put all this creative potentials to the service of God, and of our fellow Asian Youth.

With the theme, “YASIA Fiesta – Young Asians: Come together, Share the Word, Live the Eucharist” which is the organizers’ spin on this year’s theme of “Celebrating the Eucharist“, the 5th Asian Youth Day will be exciting and an event to remember.

Watch out for more updates and stories as November gets closer and the 5th Asian Youth Day itself unfolds in the backyard of the Diocese of Imus.

6 Replies to “Photos: 1st Volunteers’ Meeting for the Asian Youth Day 2009”

  1. Hello. I have been interested in 5th AYD since 2006. I participated in 4th AYD in Hong Kong. It was very exciting and meaningful experience for me. I would like to participate in AYD again.

    Thank you for your blog. I am very glad to get to know Philippine youth begin the preparation for AYD!! I look forward to read your blog. God bless you.

    In Christ, Tomoko

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Tomoko. I'm glad that you're interested in joining the 5th AYD, get in touch with your local parish or the persons who helped you join the previous AYD. I'm sure they'll be able to help you join this year's gathering.

      From my fellow youth here in the Philippines, we look forward to meeting you this coming 5th AYD.

      God bless!

  2. hi! i'd like to ask if we can still volunteer. we haven't received any news regarding the ayd in our parish. thanks ?

    1. To which parish do you belong? The AYD opening ceremonies will be held this coming Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 1pm to 3pm at the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria parish, Silang, Cavite.

      I suggest you visit the AYD 5 Multiply site here for updates and to get in touch with the core group.

      And I hope you'll attend this coming Saturday!

  3. Hi! I've been trying to get contact information about the Nuestra Senora de Candelaria. I've been searching the net the entire day and your blog is the closest I could get to getting answers. I hope you could help me get their contact number. Kindly email me at

    I would greatly appreciate your help.

    Thanks a lot!

  4. hi. i would like to ask, how can i be a volunteer for the AYD? i really, really want to participate to this event. thanks!

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