“Tuloy na tuloy na” Caceres to host 2025 NYD
By JC Madrid
The next National Youth Day (NYD) will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Caceres in July 2025, just as the Universal Church celebrates the Jubilee of Hope.
The announcement was made by Fr. Daniel R. Vegas, Director of the Caceres Youth Commission (CYC), during a Mass on the Solemnity of San Pedro Bautista, Titular Patron of the Archdiocese, on February 4 at the Naga Metropolitan Cathedral. The Eucharistic Celebration was attended by CYC representatives and members of the Youth Ministry of the Cathedral Parish.
The last NYD took place in May 2019, hosted by the Archdiocese of Cebu. There, it was announced that the next NYD would take place in the Archdiocese of Caceres in 2021. The event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the January 2024 Plenary Assembly, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines approved CYC’s proposal to hold the national celebration in July 2025.
In a video message shown during the announcement, Caceres Archbishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona expressed joy over this development. “Magsaya tayo, let us be glad. Tuloy na — tuloy na tuloy na come July 2025 ang National Youth Day na [gagawin] dito sa ating Archdiocese of Caceres,” the Archbishop said.
The prelate also asked the faithful to pray and work together for the success of this highly-anticipated event. “Let us be glad, maging masigla, tumulong [manalangin at] mag-ambag para maging tunay na successful at maipagmamalaki natin [na] ang Archdiocese of Caceres ang siyang nag-host ng National Youth Day 2025,” he added.