Mary arose and went with haste. (Luke 1:39)
The Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults is coordinating a pilgrimage to Lisbon for the next World Youth Day, held in the summer of 2023.
Virtual WYD Kick-Off Night! If you missed the kick-off night, have no fear! Here is the link to the recording. Learn a little bit about the history of World Youth Day, what to expect during the pilgrimage, and all about the host city, Lisbon, Portugal.
Location: Our pilgrimage will center around Lisbon, Portugal. We will also spend some time in Fatima and the surrounding area. Check out our tentative itinerary here.
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: Unfortunately, without the dates of WYD, we are unable to have a true cost estimate. Plan for the cost per person to be around $4,000-4,500. This will include air travel, hotel, transportation, most meals, and all WYD credentials.
WYD Dates: Summer 2023. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, WYD will take place in August of 2023. The Vatican is expected to announce the dates on Sunday, November 22!
USCCB WYD Website: wydusa.org
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