Excitement and anticipation are abounding as nearly 50 of our young people prepare to make the journey from Cardiff and Herefordshire to Poland to join Pope Francis for the World Youth Day celebrations. They will be part of an estimated 2 million young people from around the World joining in prayer and fellowship together and discovering the infinite depths of God’s Mercy and the call to be merciful like the Father.
The group will spend the first part of their trip in the Northern province of Bialystok where they will interact with local parishes and spend time in some charitable work. As they move down to Krakow they will pay a visit to the Aushwitz-Birkenau museum to pay their respects and discover more about the tragedies and heroic virtues of saints such as St. Maximilian Kolbe who gave his life in place of another at the former Nazi Concentration Camp.
The second part of the trip will take place in Krakow itself, home to St. John Paul II and St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy devotion. They will be met by Pope Francis who will lead them in prayer and reflection in the city of Mercy.
Our young people have been working hard over the course of the year to raise the monies they need to get to the amazing experience. However, the more monies we raise the more we can achieve with our young pilgrims. There is a Justgiving page available for those who wish to donate to the unique experience and bring our young people to the home of Mercy. The target is purely the overall cost of taking the group to Poland, the majority of which they have raised themselves but we are not able to reflect the monies raised so far on the page. If you wish to make a donation to this experience, please use the link below.
Donate to Archdiocese of Cardiff World Youth Day experience.