Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

World Youth Day 2023

About World Youth Day

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 World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon. 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.

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 the next WYD be like? It depends on you! The more the merrier – come and become a part of history!

If you are 18 – 35 and interested in attending the next World Youth Day Celebrations please contact:

Padraig Corcoran
Email: p.corcoran@oblates.ie
Telephone: 01 4531660 -or- 087 7723 255


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