Featured Guests

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Keynote: Michael Gormley

Michael has been leading evangelization and ministry efforts for the past 10 years, both as a full-time parish staff member and as a speaker and consultant for parishes, dioceses, and Catholic campus ministries. He has his Undergraduate Degrees in both Philosophy and Theology, and a Masters in Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He currently serves as the Coordinator of Evangelization at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in The Woodlands. Michael is also the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and the producer and cohost of a Catholic young adult podcast Catching Foxes, which discusses the collision of Faith and Culture. He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and they have about 1,000 children and get about 3 hours of sleep a night, which is alright by him.

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond

Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond joins us again for WYD. He will be with us throughout the day, in the morning session and workshop rounds, and as our celebrant and homilist for the World Youth Day Mass. His presence is a tremendous blessing for us. He wants young people to know that they are important to the Church not just as the future, but as part of the vibrant present.