AUGUST 01-06 LISBON 2023

World Youth Day


Pilgrimage Opportunities 

If you are interested in going to Lisbon for World Youth Day please contact Ted Musco, Director of Youth and Young Adult Missionary Discipleship by filling out the form below. If your parish is also participating in WYD, please let us know.


World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.  

It is celebrated every two, three or four years as an international gathering in a city chosen by the Pope, with the presence of the Holy Father.  

Since its first edition in Rome in 1986, World Youth Day has proven to be a laboratory of faith, a place of birth for vocations to marriage and consecrated life, and an instrument for the evangelization and transformation of the Church.  With young people as its protagonists, World Youth Day also seeks to promote peace, unity and fraternity among peoples and nations around the world. 

Watch this space for more information as we get closer to World Youth Day. There will be activity opportunities for both pilgrims and those staying locally such as monthly prayer time, social gatherings, Pre-WYD, Masses, and procession for those not on pilgrimage.
Material for Youth Group Leaders prepared by the Pastoral and Central Events Directorate of WYD:

Interested in World Youth Day?

If you want to attend World Youth Day or if you are a parish already forming a pilgrimage, please fill out the form below: