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World Youth Day 2023

World Youth Day is coming to Lisbon, Portugal in August of 2023 and our parish will be sending a small group of young people to attend this event. This transformational experience will allow our youth to gather and to connect with other young Catholics worldwide. More importantly, it will give them the opportunity to see the Holy Father firsthand. Please consider investing in these young people by donating to cover the cost of their trip.

What is it?

World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.

It is celebrated at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, and every two, three or four years as an international gathering in a city chosen by the Pope, with the presence of the Holy Father. It brings together millions of young people to celebrate their faith and sense of belonging to the Church.

Since its first edition in Rome in 1986, World Youth Day has proven to be a laboratory of faith, a place of birth for vocations to marriage and consecrated life, and an instrument for the evangelization and transformation of the Church.

It aims to provide all participants with a universal Church experience, fostering a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It is a new stimulus to the faith, hope and charity of the entire host country community. With young people as its protagonists, World Youth Day also seeks to promote peace, unity and fraternity among peoples and nations around the world. World Youth Day Lisbon 2023

Thank you for your generosity!

Donate now at World Youth Day Fundraising or by using the QR code below.

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