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Register for World Youth Day 2016


What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is an international pilgrimage for young people instituted by Saint John Paul II. This year it will be taking place in Kraków, Poland with an estimated 2 million young people attending from all over the world.

Why attend World Youth Day 2016 with the Oblates?

People all over the world will be making the journey to Kraków for this incredible experience of a truly universal Church. You will meet Catholics from every continent and discover that the Church is vibrant and full of life. This is your opportunity to see that ‘the Church is alive, the Church is young” Pope Benedict.

If you travel with the Oblates you will have the opportunity to partake in The Wroclow Youth Festival for five days prior to the World Youth Day celebrations. Here you will meet with the Polish Oblates and the wider Oblate Family, taking part in a number of activities and at the same time learning more about St Eugene de Mazenod, a man who is described as “having a heart as big as the the world”.

This will be a great chance to meet people who have travelled from other parts of the world including Oblate parishes, encounter St. Eugene de Mazenod and prepare to celebrate World Youth Day with Pope Francis.

What to Expect at World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is an International Youth Celebration where you will have a number of exciting  opportunities to meet people from all over the world. By attending with the Oblate Youth service you will:

  • Meet new friends from all over the world.
  • Take part in five days of Oblate Youth celebrations.
  • Take part in five days of World Youth Day celebrations.
  • Have a short break in the historic city of Krakow.
  • Visit Wroclow, Krakow and Auschwitz.
  • Take part in young adult activities leading up to World Youth Day.

The Oblate Youth Service World Youth Day Itinenary

  • Five days of Oblate Youth celebrations.
  • Five days of World Youth Day celebrations.
  • Two free days to explore Kraków with trips to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz.

Register for World Youth day with the Oblate Youth Service

If you would like to join the Oblate Youth Service for the World Youth Day 2016 celebrations it is important that you register quickly as places will be limited.

To avoid disappointment we recommend that you register with an Oblate Youth Worker and return an application form as soon as possible. There will be two separate groups. One group will be for those aged 16 – 17 and the second group will be for those aged 18 – 26.

Contact Details for World Youth Day 2016

United KingdomWorld Youth Day 2016 Contact Details
Ronan Lavery
Oblate Youth Worker - UK
020 7624 7296
Padraig Corcoran
Oblate Youth Worker - Ireland
01 453166
087 7723 255

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The Author: David O' Donnell

OYS, Irish Regional Coordinator