World Youth Day 2023: An Unforgettable Experience!

Please make plans to join your friends from the Diocese of Charleston on what is likely to be a life changing experience… World Youth Day in Portugal, 2023.

Even though it seems far off, the time to start planning is now as availability is limited and it is a first come, first serve basis. Our pilgrimage will combine all of the excitement of a World Youth Day experience, but also allow us to experience some of the beauty and pilgrimage opportunities only be found in Portugal. More information to come in the next year as we plan this exciting pilgrimage!

What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is an unbelievable week-long spiritual journey where pilgrims from all over the world unite to share their faith. The week includes prayer, song, concerts, drama, sharing, liturgy, catechesis, and an unforgettable vigil and closing Mass with the Holy Father Francis. In 1984, Pope John Paul II invit- ed young people from all over the world to participate in a pilgrimage at the very first World Youth Day. Since then they have been held in Argentina (‘87), Spain (‘89), Poland (‘91), US (‘93), Philippines (‘95), France (‘97), Italy (‘00), Canada (‘02), Germany (‘05), and Australia (‘08), Madrid (’11), Brazil (‘13), Poland (’16), Panama (’19).

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