Open to 18-25 year olds (must be 18 at time of travel) Limited Places (15 available) Tuesday 25th July - 7th August 2023 Price €1150
World Youth Day (WYD) 2023 will be a gathering in Lisbon, Portugal of young people from all over the world with Pope Francis. It will be a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the Universal Church and an intense moment of evangelisation for the youth of the 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.
Pope Francis once again invites the young Church to join him at the 16th International World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal next August 2023. It is the third chapter in his Marian journey and features the theme; “Mary arose and went with haste” (LK 1:39)
This gathering of young people from around the world before World Youth Day, will take place from July 26-31, 2023. This is an opportunity to share faith and experience culture with host communities during the days leading up to WYD in Lisbon. We will get to know the local Church, its people and its culture. A program with five pillars is being prepared for this week: welcome, discovery, mission, culture and sending. We will be staying in the Diocese of Porto, being welcomed into the homes of families participating in host parishes and in public facilities.