SDYD2.0- Here I Am, Arise!

Theme: HERE I AM, ARISE! “Young man, I say to you, arise!” (Lk 7:14)

1. To concretise or to put into action the YES response of the call of God.
2. To be open to be led by the Spirit to go on Mission to share one’s faith and be the services to others.  

28th – 31st August 2019
Venue: Sibu Pastoral Centre
Target Age:
15-35 |  
Target Number: 300 person
Registration Fee: Student: RM80  
Working Adult: RM100
Registration start: 1st March 2020
Closing Date: 26th July 2020


Dear young people, welcome back to SDYD 2.0! Once again, we are glad to gather all young pilgrims from every parish of the Diocese of Sibu to celebrate God’s loving kindness, and tender mercies by giving us His only Son as our redeemer. Christ is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The Blessed Virgin Mary, a young missionary disciple is the “supreme model for a youthful Church that seeks to follow Christ with enthusiasm and docility.”- CV43. She is at the heart of the themes for the past 3 years in our journey towards Sibu Diocesan Youth Day which are taken from the Gospel of Saint Luke. 

32nd World Youth Day, 2017: SDYD 1.0, 4G
“The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name” (Lk 1:49)

33rd World Youth Day, 2018: Vocare-to call (Vocation Discernment)
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30)

34th World Youth Day, 2019: JCI, Here I Am
“I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38)

These themes were intended to give a clear Marian tone to the spiritual journey of the SDYD and at the same time “give a picture of young people on a journey between the past (2017), present (2018), and future (2019), inspired by the three theological virtues of faith, charity, and hope.” This year SDYD 2020, the church wants to invite you to be part of a mission! Mary, while still very young, she accepted the message of the angel, she response God’s calling, yet she was not afraid to ask questions (cf. Lk 1:34). With an open heart and soul, she replied, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38). During this time of SDYD2.0, let us “ARISE” and let our “YES” be the witness to the gospel and bring life and light to the world! Through our baptism, we are made shared in the mission of the Church. Let our new year begins together with Pope Francis Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive! “Young man, I say to you, arise!”(cf. Lk 7:14; Christus Vivit, 20)

We invite you to participate the events, to learn, to celebrate, to sing and listening to real stories of one another, encounter with the living God and the joy of following him. “Do not tune out the voice of God, who urges you to arise and follow the paths that he has prepared for you,”- Pope Francis. Thus, let us take these 3years theme as our reflection in the parish youth level that chosen by the Pope for the World Youth Day celebrations:

35th World Youth Day, 2020- SDYD: Here I Am, arise!
“Young man, I say to you, arise!” (Lk 7:14)

36th World Youth Day, 2021- Audire- to hear/listen (Vocation Discernment)
“Stand up. I appoint you as a witness of what you have seen” (Acts 26:16)

37th World Youth Day, 2022- WYD Lisbon/JCI
“Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk1:39)

What’s existing during SDYD 2.0?

SDYD 2.0 Parish Youth Booth: 

  1. Each parish youth ministry will make their own parish youth booth to introduce youth organization, activities, vision & mission and “my dream” for the youth ministry. 
  2. Booth designing must refer to Diocese of Sibu 2020 Theme below:
    Creation Justice, Love & Freedom: Year if Water & Baptism: Gift to all Creation.
    Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters. -Gen1:2
  3. Use recycled material for the booth to express the love and care for the mother earth. (No cutting of trees, bamboo or any kind of plants)
  4. Must be presentable & Creative. 
  5. The winner of the booth will announce during SDYD 2.0 Creation Justice Celebration night.

SDYD 2.0 Mission Exposure and Performance
During SDYD, each youth will be assigning to different mission exposure and after the experience they will split into different mission group, each group will spontaneously transform their mission experience into a performance during creation justice night celebration!

SDYD Theme Song Celebration:
The winner of the Raise up your voice competition for SDYD Theme Song will perform during Creation Justice night celebration! So what are you waiting for? Let’s be part of this life event!

Let’s join Christus Vivit
Forum before SDYD2!

Knowing the History &
Journey of SDYD, click the link below!