Marian Youth is the National Sanctuary of Aparecida’s pastoral work for young people. The project’s mission is to bring youth closer to Our Lady, to the Church and to faith, and help young people deal with the anxieties, doubts and remaining issues of their daily lives. The project also strives to stimulate young people to establish a closer contact with God by offering many spiritual development courses.
Under the motto 'Here we pursue God’s will', their patrons St. Gerard Majella and Our Lady of Aparecida inspire the Marian Youth to understand and fulfill the mission assigned to them by God.
Every day, the Marian youth can access contents prepared and made available at jovensdemaria.com, and also in Revista Jovens de Maria/Marian Youth Magazine.
Besides, the Marian youth hold a monthly meeting at the Sanctuary with the celebrations dedicated to youngsters. The Holy Mass for the Youth is held every fourth Saturday of every month, at 8 PM, around the Central Altar.