Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Never too early to save for World Youth Day 2016


World Youth Day (WYD) is a gathering of youth from around the world with the Pope.  Pope Francis announced that the next World Youth Day will be in Krakow, Poland from July 24 - August 1, 2016.  I have never been to a World Youth Day but God willing I will be able to go to Poland.  I'm writing this article to encourage people to begin saving for this wonderful experience.  At World Youth Day we will see the Catholic Church.  Catholic means universal.  Church with a big C means all the Catholics of the world.  At World Youth Day we will see people from all over the world worshiping our God in many languages.  We will experience that the Church is not dead but alive!  While pilgrimage companies have not yet published how much it will cost to go to World Youth Day the time to start saving is now.  Even if you can only put $5 to $10 away that is good.  In addition, if your parish is going to World Youth Day begin fundraising now.  I will be putting $100 away from now until Jan of 2016 in order to help me finance my own trip to WYD.  It's not to early, begin now.  In addition, please, please, please resist the temptation to take cash out of your WYD savings money.  Let's pray for each other that we will be able to see Jesus at WYD 2016.  God Bless You


The official website of World Youth Day 2016 is: http://worldyouthday.com/krakow-2016



Update: I called various tour companies and currently packages are ranging from $2,500 to $4,000 depending on the accommodations selected.  Start saving now!  I"m putting away my first $100 on March 1.

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