Unlike a holiday or a trip, we have always described our journey as a pilgrimage. Together we travel, socialise, learn, pray and worship God as he reveals his love and purpose to us and as we respond in love to him. There will be amazing and unforgettable experiences as we gather in faith with millions of young catholic men and women from across the world with the Holy Father in the land that gave Pope St John Paul II, Our lady of Czestochowa, and the image of the Divine Mercy. Below is a basic outline of the Birmingham Pilgrimage. As the planning team continue to meet the details of the itinerary will become more detailed.
Who can come?
Anyone in Year 13 or above on the day of travel.
What will it cost?
19th July - 3rd August 2016*
19/20th July 2016
Travel to Poland
20th July - 25th July
Possible trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau
Travel to Krakow
World Youth Day Programme Begins
Welcome Mass for all pilgrims
Welcome and Opening Ceremony with Pope Francis
Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis
Pilgrimage to Vigil Site
Overnight Vigil of Prayer with Pope Francis
WORLD YOUTH DAY
Mass with Pope Francis
Announcement of the next World Youth Day
1st/ 2nd August
Rest day/ Sight seeing/ Possible Day trip
*Please note these details will be updated and may change. We will clearly state once all pilgrimage arrangements have been finalised.