Taytay - Youth Encounter with Christ (YEC) is an annual event of San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Youth Ministry offered for young people to celebrate and deepen their faith through prayers, reflections, talks, immersion, and Holy Mass centered on the theme offered by the Holy Father for the yearly celebration of the World Youth Day (WYD). This year, 23rd YEC was joined by 26 youth delegates with 20 youth volunteers and 15 foster parents. It was held in San Jose Manggagawa Chapel last May 11-13 with the theme "The Mighty One Has Done Great Things For Me and Holy is His Name (Luke 1:49)." which aims for the young people to: 1. REDISCOVER their self-worth, giftedness and potentials in order to make a difference in our society and in the Church. 2. Like our Blessed Mother, IGNITE THE SPIRITUAL FIRE IN OUR HEARTS, by acquiring deeper skills in discerning according to gospel values, and make decisive life-changing actions. 3. CREATE CAMARADERIE and strong sense of belongingness as well as relationship to fellow youth ministers, family, Church and mostly to God through Mama Mary.
The youth expresses their gratitude to all the people who made the event possible through a life-long service for the youth, Church and to God through Mother Mary.