Official song released for Year of the Youth

CBCP News

November 21, 2018

Manila, Philippines

The official theme song for the 2019 Year of the Youth has been released.

The song, “One in Mission”, was written and composed by Gino Paulo Buizon of the Archdiocese of Capiz and was released this week by the CBCP Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY).

The song opens: “We are the true stewards of His creation, serving humanity with joy and compassion, creating change amidst our horizon, building a brighter future with youthful passion.”

In keeping with the spirit of the Great Jubilee of 2021, the song is also a motivational anthem with lines “Let the love of God reign in our hearts, shaping the world with the gifts we impart”.

The event with the theme “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered” will start on Dec. 2, the first Sunday of Advent, and will end on Nov. 24, 2019, the Feast of Christ the King.

The celebration is part of the nine-year “spiritual journey” to help prepare Filipino Catholics for 2021, the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.