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World Youth Day Panama 2019  





Preliminary Information

Pope Francis has invited young people from all over the world to join him in Panama. The theme will be “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

We wish to inform and invite parishes throughout the Archdiocese   to consider nominating young people suitable to travel on this pilgrimage. The Dublin diocesan travel dates are 18 - 30 January 2019. We are limited to 30 places. Pastoral Preparation commences late September - if you are considering going  you need to book online immediately.


Bookings open 1st May

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We encourage parishes to work together nominating representatives from parish groups or deanery areas. A key change to previous preparation programmes will mean nominated pilgrims will automatically be enrolled in our Monthly Foundational Leadership Programme, which will run from October 2018 - April 2019. (Details on Foundational Leadership available on website) This preparation programme is obligatory. Young people need to be free to attend and agree to this in advance. All participants will be invited to become active youth leaders in their parish, before and after WYD.

Foundational Leadership Programme for Young Adults – Sign Up for new course starting October 2018

What are we asking parishes to do…

  • Nominate suitable people who will embark on a year of opportunity, be trained for leadership and also gain an experience of attending WYD in Panama.
  • Get in touch with the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism if you need more information.
  • Display the posters included in with this note.

What are we asking Young People to do…

  • Commit to attending all our preparatory events.
  • Begin to think and organise local fundraising and community initiatives to help defray costs of WYD booking.
  • All Pilgrims will need personal travel insurance and it will need to cover Panama - proof will be requested.
  • Register your intent to travel as a pilgrim to World Youth Day in Panama – /

We have Posters for World Youth Day Panama Download WYD Poster

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