World Youth Day
Next Trip: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 2013
World Youth Day, or 'WYD', was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1986. It is celebrated on a diocesan level annually, and at a week-long international level every two to three years at different locations. WYD is a celebration of the Catholic faith and attracts hundreds of thousands of youths from almost every country. The week-long event culminates with a Mass with the Holy Father. It is a major part of the upsurge in Catholic Youth Work in some countries over recent years; for example, the Director of Catholic Youth Services for England and Wales has said of the event that it would have far-reaching effects, not restricted to those who attend. Young people ages 16- college-aged are invited to join us on our trip. The next WYD will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013.
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Rio de Janeiro: What's in store
July 20-29, 2013
"Go and Make Disciples of All Nations" (Mat 28:19)
To view the official Rio 2013 website, click here.
World Youth Day Itinerary for the Archdiocese of Boston
|Saturday, July 20th||Depart USA|
|Sunday, July 21st||Arrive in Brazil. We will have a brief tour of the city and a Mass. We will have our welcome dinner this evening|
|Monday, July 22nd||Today we will have a Mission to one of the favelas of Rio.|
|Tuesday, July 23rd||This morning is some free time to explore Rio. Later this afternoon is the Opening Mass.|
|Wednesday, July 24th||Morning Catechesis sessions taking place at various locations throughout Rio. Mass will be celebrated prior to lunch, In the afternoon, the Youth Festival will take place until late evening.|
|Thursday, July 25th||Morning Catechesis sessions taking place at various locations throughout Rio. Mass will be celebrated. In the afternoon, the Youth Festival will take place until late evening. Tonight we welcome the Holy Father to Rio.|
|Friday, July 26th||Morning Catechesis session and Mass. This afternoon we witness the Stations of the Cross. This evening we go to the Youth Festival.|
|Saturday, July 27th||Mass with Cardinal Sean. We then begin our Pilgrimage across Rio for the vigil. This evening we take part in the vigil ceremonies and camp out under the stars.|
|Sunday, July 28th||Papal motorcade and Closing Mass in the morning. The afternoon is free time to rest and explore the city a bit more before leaving Rio.|
|Monday, July 29th||Return Home|
|Tuesday, July 30th||Arrive in the USA.|