I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. (Luke 1:38)
The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults, in collaboration with the Office of Intercultural Ministries, is coordinating a pilgrimage to Panama for the next World Youth Day, held in January, 2019
Age: The minimum age for pilgrims is 16. Young adults are especially invited (while in the U.S. “youth” is often associated with adolescents, it is more commonly used to identify college/20-somethings internationally). Youth under 18 must be under the guidance of a chaperone. Target age for WYD internationally: 18-35.
Estimated cost: The estimated cost per person is $2,200, which includes air, hotel, transportation, most meals, and all WYD credentials.
WYD Dates: January 22-27, 2019. To avoid a significant conflict with academic schedules, the diocesan package includes most WYD events January 24-29 (four missed school days).