World Youth Day Celebrations
20th of July – 3rd of August
It was December, 1985, the International Youth Year. During the meeting with thousands of youths at St. Peter’s Square, John Paul II initiated the World Youth Days – opportunity for young christians from all around the world to meet and celebrate their faith with each other and with the pope.
The next WYD will be held in Kraków. For a couple of days in July 2016 this historical city situated in the south of Poland will become a centre of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also a well-known tradition that a week before the main events with the pope, the youths are invited to prepare for this meeting by attending ‘Days in the Diocese’ which are organised throughout the country which hosts WYD.
Also the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, already for the 5th time, wish to invite all youths connected with the charism of St. Eugene to celebrate during these DAYS in the Diocese this festival of faith and joy of life together – in 2016 to Wrocław!
The Oblate World Youth Days (WYD OMI) will be held from July 20th till July 25th. During these 5 days we will come across numerous events – conferences, encounter with Father General, meeting with the Provincial Superior of Polish oblates, Holy Masses, Nation’s Festival, the stations of the Cross, concerts, theatrical performances as well as other attractions of the Diocese in Wocław.
At WYD 1995 more than 4 million people gathered to meet the pope at Luneta Park in Manila, Philippines. The crowd was so large it was recognized as the biggest gathering ever by the Guinness World Records.
What will WYD 2016 in Kraków and WYD OMI 2016 in Wrocław will be like? It depends on you! The more the merrier – come and become a part of history!
If you are 16 – 26 and interested in attending the World Youth Day Celebrations in Krakow and Wroclaw please contact:
Telephone: 020 7624 7296 -or- 07834 724 505
Telephone: 01 4531660 -or- 087 7723 255