Left it late but still yearning to go to Krakow? Last-minute registration is open until 22nd July.
Click this link to access registration services
With 14 days to go to the start of the main WYD event, pilgrims are already gathering in Poland.
The first participants to arrive for the July 26-31 World Youth Day in Krakow, south Poland is a group of 29 young people from Gabon in central Africa.
Now is the time to make absolutely sure whether anyone in your group needs a visa, because the deadline for processing them is 30th June. In particular, the Polish Consulate has clarified that anyone holding refugee status in the UK, WILL need a visa, even though their papers may state otherwise.
Go to our WYD2016 page to find out who needs a visa, and how to get one in time.
Hoping for some Taizé prayer during World Youth Day? Then we have great news for you, because the the Brothers of the Taizé Community will be at St Szczepan’s Church, Kraków, leading several prayer services each day from 25th – 29th July.
Our new page on all things Krakow is now up, starting with information about registration and groups that still have places. CatholicYouthWork.com is working with Teresa, the WYD Coordinator for England and Wales, to provide you with all the facts you’ll need in the lead-up to World Youth Day.
We’re sending our very best wishes to everyone at Soli, the new Catholic teenage retreat centre in Alton, Staffordshire, which has just been officially opened by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Read more
Nominations are open until 20th May for this year’s Celebrating Young People Awards, powered by Million Minutes and in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham.
In cooperation with the churches of the city, the Taizé Community will be facilitating a young adult gathering in Birmingham next year, over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend, 28/04-1/05, 2017. Brother Alois, prior of the community, will take part.
Brightlights is celebrating three different 20th birthdays at this year’s festival. Brightlights itself, Alton Castle Retreat Centre, and CJM Music Collective are all marking 20 years of ministry, and there’s never been a more exciting time to spend a weekend at Alton Castle. With great live music, engaging speakers, interesting workshops, fun activities, opportunities for prayer, and beautiful liturgies, why would you want to be anywhere else?
The Pope’s schedule for WYD in Krakow has been announced, and the time to prepare seems to be going by so fast!
If you have any ideas to share or questions to ask, share them with the CatholicYouthWork.com community. Please use the new WYD topic on our forum, and we’ll be working with Teresa at the National Office for Vocations to get the right answers to your questions, and make sure your ideas and info get around. It’ll also be a great way to make new connection with other Catholic Youth Workers before you get there.