Lismore Diocese Contingent leaving July 19 for Krakow World Youth Day

July 2, 2016 9:23 am

The diocese will have 48 pilgrims in Krakow for World Youth Day, which is on from July 25-31.

The Lismore group arrives in Warsaw on July 20 and stays there until moving on to Krakow two days later.

They will attend the WYD Opening Mass on July 26 and join pilgrims from around the world in welcoming Pope Francis to the event on July 28.

The Pope will celebrate the Final Mass of WYD 2016 on July 31.

The pilgrimage consists of clergy, parish members and school staff. Participants between the age of 18-35 have been selected through a rigorous process of application and referral. The key element of the pilgrimage is a personal formation program that will strengthen parishioners as both witnesses to Jesus Christ and communicators of the Catholic Faith to others.The pilgrimage will include a guided tour of Warsaw, a visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, excursions to Auschwitz and Wadowice (the museum dedicated to St John Paul II). The pilgrimage will conclude with a retreat day in Vienna before departing for Australia.

The final meeting before departure took place in Grafton on Saturday 25th June, where the pilgrims received their WYD Packs, T-shirts, flags, Pilgrim Journals and tickets.