Final preparations underway for WYD

Final preparations are underway as our diocesan team prepare to take some of our young people to Poland to meet Pope Francis and young people from around the worlds for the World Youth Day celebrations.  As witnessed in this photograph we are taking things very seriously!

On Saturday a group of our adults gathered at the St John’s Ambulance Headquarters in Cardiff for some basic First Aid Training.  With lots of walking to do and 2.5 million people expected in Krakow we best be prepared.

Our diocesan pilgrimage leaves on Tuesday and spends the first few days in the North of Poland at Bialystok where the group will encounter the local Church and sample Polish culture.  They will then head down to Krakow for the main week where they will gather in prayer with Pope Francis and visit places like the former Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary.

You can keep up with our journey to the city of mercy by visiting the World Youth Day section of the diocesan homepage on a regular basis.  We will also be posting to Facebook and Twitter using the tag #C2KWYD

Disclaimer: No seminarians were actually harmed in this demonstration.

More News from WYD 2016

A Look Back On Our WYD Experience

To summarise WYD in a word, sentence of even a paragraph is impossible. As our Cardiff pilgrims arrived back into a rain soaked Wales it was evident to see the change in each and every one of them.

Our Last Day

It was another early start for the group as we all finished packing our backpacks and sleeping bags ready for the long walk and overnight stay at the vigil in Brzegi.

Day at the Mercy Centre

Today began with a trip to the Mercy Centre and Catechesis at Tauron Arena Krakow, for all English speaking pilgrims. Here we heard a variety of talks from a number of speakers.