The next international WYD will be held in Panama from 22 January – 29 January 2019. Most itineraries however include a visit to other holy sites on the way and a retreat on the way home. The Melbourne pilgrimage will leave on Tuesday 15 January and arrive back on Friday 1 February 2019
WYD offers something for everyone – from silent prayer to daily Mass,
huge concerts to inspiring cultural events. At WYD, you will discover that you
are not alone in your faith journey. While the week is lots of fun, it is
definitely a pilgrimage and not a holiday. On a WYD pilgrimage you can expect
to live simply, form new friendships, gain new perspectives on Christian life,
and experience deep encounters of faith.
Going to WYD is more than just being present in the host city at the
time of the event - it is about going on a pilgrimage! To get the most out of
WYD it is recommended that you join an organised pilgrimage group. This will
help you grow in your faith and form relationships with others in a community
which can continue to support you when you return home.