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Friday, March 25, 2016

Sydney WYD Pilgrim Update

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That's right people! There's only 4 more weeks to go until registrations close for World Youth Day Poland! The pilgrimages are really starting to fill up now and there are only limited places so we really encourage any young adults who are still thinking about whether God may be calling them to attend, to really start praying hard and fast. Time is ticking and excitement is growing as we are only 4 months from this once in a lifetime experience. And the good news is that while registrations close in four weeks there are eight weeks until full payments are due. However to lock in your place you need to register and put down your $500 deposit as soon as possible.  
Register now! Go to
Still unsure which pilgrimage to choose from? Click here to view full itineraries.
As always, do not hesitate in contacting me for more WYD information.

Monica Bautista 
World Youth Day Project Officer

Did you know that World Youth Day 2016 will be the first World Youth Day where the number of pilgrims expected exceeds the population of the host city? How unbelievably awesome is that?! And on top of that, it's Blessed JPII's home!

Krakow population: 759,131
International pilgrims expected: 2,000,000

Be part of World Youth Day history and join ‪#SYDtoWYD‬ now!

‪#AussiePilgrims‬ book and pay your deposit by Easter Sunday to go in the draw in win $1000 off your ‪#WYDKrakow‬ 

*Pilgrim must travel with the Official Tour Operator - Cosmos. If you've been fundraising hard, this could be a very helpful bonus!
SPECIAL SCREENING: The original Image of Divine Mercy: The Untold Story of an Unkown Masterpiece

Still thinking about World Youth Day? Trying to encourage friends to join you? Want another reason to go? Well that reason is the Divine Mercy image which will form a huge part of our pilgrimage! In preparation, we invite you to the first (and possibly only) Australian showing of the new Divine Mercy Film - we're flying in the film just for this occasion!

Catholic Youth Services invites all young adults to the first (and possibly only) Australian showing of the new Divine Mercy Film - We're flying in the film just for this occasion on Easter Tuesday March 29th from 7:30pm in the Cathedral Chapter Hall.
 (Beginning with Holy Hour at 6:30pm with all WYD pilgrims and young adults.)

Follow the adventurous history of the original painting commissioned by St. Faustina. Featuring Bishop Robert Barron, comedian Jim Gaffigan, Grammy award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr., and many others.
The film has been endorsed by The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Watch the trailer here

This event is for officially registered with SYDtoWYD pilgrims only.
RSVP at with the subject line: Pilgrim Formation #1


Dates to save in your diary! Many opportunities for you to meet fellow pilgrims, chaplains, religious, pilgrim leaders, pray together, grow together, prepare together and find out more on what's happening with #SYDtoWYD!

March 2016

WYD Movie Night: Tuesday 29
St Mary's Sydney Cathedral Hall 7:30-10pm
April 2016

Registrations close : Friday 15

 Pilgrims + Leaders Formation: Tuesday 26
St Mary's College Hall 7:30pm-9:30pm

May 2016
Pilgrims + Leaders Formation: Tuesday 31
St Mary's Sydney College Hall 7:30-9pm

Final Payments due: Sunday 15

June 2016
Pilgrims + Leaders (Pilgrimage group gathering)
Dates between 27 June and 3 July
July 2016
Pilgrims + Leaders: Sunday 10
St Mary's Cathedral 10:30am, WYD Commissioning Mass
August 2016
Post WYD Celebration with Fr Rob Galea: TBC

On Saturday 12 March the Local Organising Committee Krakow 2016 with the Archbishop of Krakow, released Pope Francis' programme for his next trip to Poland, for World Youth Day. Check out the places Our Holiness will be!

Click here to view his WYD Schedule!

The Pope noted the 31st World Youth Day, commemorated on Palm Sunday, which will culminate in the "great world Meeting in Krakow," Poland, this summer. The theme of this year's World Youth Day is "Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy." "I hope that many of you can come to Krakow, the homeland of Saint John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Day," Pope Francis said. "We entrust to his intercession the final months of preparation for this pilgrimage, in the context of the Holy Year of Mercy, will be the Jubilee of the Young People at the level of the Universal Church."
The Youth Festival Line up has been released! 

Keep up to date! Like the World Youth Day Facebook page here.


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