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Pilgrimage Prices Finalised and Registrations Open

Prices for the Victorian pilgrimages to World Youth Day have now been finalised. Pilgrims are now able to place deposits to secure their place on the Victorian pilgrimage. 
 
So far over one hundred Victorian and over half a million international pilgrims have registered with World Youth Day! To join them, begin the registration process by submitting your details at wyd206.com.au/register.
 
To view pilgrimages and prices click here.  





World Youth Day Formation Sessions

The four-part World Youth Day formation program helps pilgrims registered with the Victorian pilgrimage to meet their fellow pilgrims, leaders and chaplains, and prepare spiritually and practically for their World Youth Day pilgrimage. Save these dates!
 
Formation Session 1
 
Date Time Location
Sunday 10 April
12pm-3pm
Notre Dame College
Knight St, Shepparton
Monday 18 April
7pm-9pm 
St Joseph's Gathering Space
169 Keplar St (cnr Lava St) Warrnambool 
Wednesday 20 April
7pm-9pm 
Catholic Leadership Centre
Cnr Victoria Parade and Hoddle St, East Melbourne
Thursday 21 April
7pm-9pm 
Sion House
6 Witton St, Warragul
Thursday 28 April
7pm-9pm 
St Patrick's Cathedral Presbytery
3 Lyons St, Ballarat 

Formation Session 2
 
Date Time Location
Saturday 21 May
11am-5pm 
Catholic Leadership Centre
Cnr Victoria Parade and Hoddle St, East Melbourne
 
Formation Session 3
 
Date Time Location
Thursday 9 June
7pm-9pm 
St Patrick's Cathedral Presbytery
3 Lyons St, Ballarat
Tuesday 14 June
7pm-9pm 
Catholic Leadership Centre
Cnr Victoria Parade and Hoddle St, East Melbourne
Tuesday 14 June
7pm-9pm 
St Joseph's Gathering Space
169 Kepler St (cnr Lava St) Warrnambool 
Sunday 19 June
12pm-3pm 
Monsignor Peter Jeffrey Centre
Knight St, Shepparton
Thursday 23 June
7pm-9pm 
Sion House
6 Witton St, Warragul
 
Formation Session 4 and Commissioning Mass
 
Date Time Location
Sunday 3 July
11am followed by 3pm Commissioning Mass 
ACU Cathedral Hall, Brunswick St, Fitzroy /
St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne
 
For more information contact the World Youth Day team on 03 9287 5574 or wyd2016@cam.org.au





World Youth Day at the Polish Festival!

Ready for pieorgi and polonez? Come to Federation Square on November 15 and get a taste of Polish food and culture at the annual Polish Festival. The  Victorian World Youth Day Pilgrimage will have a stall and we would love you to come and say hi - Pope Francis may just make an appearance too!
 
For more details visit polishfestival.com.au
 





Join the Victorian pilgrimage to World Youth Day!

Applications to join the Victorian pilgrimage to World Youth Day are now open! 
 
Interested pilgrims should register their interest at wyd2016.com.au to receive an application pack by email.    
 
For more details click here
 





Small Group Leader and First Aid Team

Youth ministry leaders, teachers and medical professionals are invited to express their interest in joining our leadership team as Small Group Leaders or First Aid Officers. 
 
A position description for the Small Group Leader role can be downloaded here
 
A position description for First Aid Officers can be downloaded here.  
 
A compulsory information session for interested individuals will be held on Saturday October 24 from 10am - 1pm at the Thomas Carr Centre, 278 Victorian Parade, East Melbourne. Please email wyd2016@cam.org.au to RSVP.
 





World Youth Day Information Sessions

If you missed our information sessions in 2015, you can download the presentation here, or contact us at wyd2016@cam.org.au if you'd like us to come to your school or parish. 
 





One Year To Go Festiwal

Join us on July 5 to celebrate the launch of the Victorian pilgrimage to World Youth Day at the One Year to Go Festiwal! The Festiwal (it's Polish for Festival) will feature Fr Robert Galea and the Stronger Band, Polish dancing, and delicious Polish dumplings by Pierogi Pierogi. Plus, there will be a chance to win one of two $2000 grants to get you to Krakow in 2016!
 
When: Sunday 5 July / Mass 2pm / Festiwal 3.30pm-5.30pm
Where: St John the Evangelist Church / Catholic Leadership Centre, cnr Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street, East Melbourne.
 
There will be very limited on-street parking. Trams 42, 24 and 109 stop at Hoddle Street, or take a short walk from North Richmond train station.
 
Join the Facebook event here. For further questions contact the team at wyd2016@cam.org.au. We look forward to celebrating with you!
 





Welcome!

Welcome to the new website for the Victorian pilgrimage to World Youth Day Krakow 2016. Over the coming months we look forward to sharing information with you about Victorian pilgrimage plans to Poland. Some key dates to keep in mind are:

  • March 29: Release of Victorian World Youth Day pilgrimage options
  • July 5: World Youth Day One Year to Go Celebrations 
  • September: Pilgrimage registrations open 
  • October: Group Leader and First Aid Officer applications open
Have a look at our FAQ section, and if you have any further questions contact the team at wyd2016@cam.org.au. We look forward to sharing this pilgrimage with you!




World Youth Day Message 2015

Pope Francis' message for World Youth Day 2015 has been released! This World Youth Day, which will be celebrated in local dioceses on Palm Sunday March 29, Pope Francis invites young people to reflect on the beatitude of the purity of heart. To read the full message, click here.




WYD2016 Logo and Prayer

The official logo and prayer for World Youth Day 2016 were unveiled in the event’s host city — Krakow, Poland — by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
 
The logo and prayer focus on the theme chosen by Pope Francis from the Gospel of Matthew: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”
The logo features a red and blue flame of Divine Mercy flowing from a gold cross that is surrounded by a red outline of the map of Poland. A gold dot represents the city of Krakow on the map and symbolizes the youth. The red, blue and yellow colors represent the official colors of Krakow and the city’s coat of arms.
 
To read the official WYD prayer click here
 
 





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