EVENT – “Together | Gathering of the People of God” from 29 September – 1 October

The Taize Community in partnership with the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome and 50 Christian communions, movements, and organizations are organizing a special weekend of prayer, learning, and service.

Young people aged 18 to 35 from different European countries and from all Christian traditions are invited to come to Rome from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon for a weekend of sharing. They will be hosted by the parishes and communities of Rome and stay with local people.

At the heart of this weekend of sharing will be an ecumenical prayer vigil in Rome on 30 September 2023, in the presence of Pope Francis and representatives of various churches. Open to all the People of God, this prayer together will include listening to the Word of God, praise and intercession, Taizé songs and silence – a strong sign of fellowship, unity and peace.

Who can take part in the gathering?
The Saturday prayer vigil is open to everyone. Young adults from 18 to 35 can come to Rome from Friday evening to Sunday. They will be hosted by parishes and Christian communities of the city.

What will be the program for young people?

  • Arrival on Friday
    Young adults taking part in the whole weekend should arrive on Friday 29/09 afternoon. They will be assigned to a host parish which will offer them hospitality.
  • Saturday morning
    Saturday 30/09 morning will start with a programme split up into different “pathways” with meetings in different parts of Rome.
  • Workshops & round-tables
    Participants will take part in workshops and round-tables on different themes in churches of different denominations and other places.
  • Praise and worship
    A highlight of the weekend for young adults will be a time of praise and worship in an iconic location in the centre of Rome at the beginning of the afternoon on Saturday.
  • Prayer vigil
    This ecumenical prayer vigil open to everyone will take place on St Peter’s Square in Rome on the Saturday evening. Pope Francis and representatives of different Churches will participate.

Visit the event website for more information and register for the event – together2023.net