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World Youth Day 2023


What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is a celebration of Young People held every three years in different locations around the world! This pilgrimage gives young people the opportunity to have an encounter with the universality of the Catholic Church and to be with the Pope for a week of catechesis, liturgy, song, talks, and so much more!

Please consider joining our diocesan pilgrimage to Lisbon in 2023!

If you want “Guaranteed” accommodations at the estimated price, then we will need initial deposits by the end of June, after that, it will be “based on availability."


  • main trip

    July 28  |  Depart USA

    July 29  |  Fatima

    July 30  |  Fatima

    July 31  |  Santarem, Lisbon

    August 1  |  Lisbon, Opening WYD Mass

    August 2-6  |  Lisbon, WYD Activities

    August 7  |  Depart for USA

    (See below for pre- and post-trip options)

  • ages

    High School Freshmen and Sophomores - can attend with parents

    High School Juniors and Seniors - can attend in a parish/school group with trained chaperones

    College-aged young adults - can attend in a group with an adult leader(s)

    Young adults aged 25+ - can attend on their own

  • estimated cost

    Main Trip    $4,100

    Pre-Trip Add-On    +$1,200

    Post-Trip Add-On    +$650

  • registration

    Open here

    $300 deposit due at registration

  • pre-trip add-on

    July 24  |  Depart USA

    July 25  |  Toulouse, Lourdes

    July 26  |  Lourdes

    July 27  |  Lourdes, Burgos

    July 28  |  Burgos, Santiago de Compostela

    July 29  |  Meet up with Main Trip in Fatima

  • Post-Trip Add-On

    August 7  |  Avila, Madrid

    August 8  |  Toledo

    August 9  |  Depart for USA

Director of Youth Ministry

Caroline Ebberwein
912-201-4057

Executive Assistant to the Department of Catholic Education

Nancy Thornock
912-201-4121

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