World Youth Day Panama 2019

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Information on booking for World Youth Day Panama 2019

Young Dubliners (ages 16-29) are now being invited to join in a pilgrimage to Panama for World Youth Day in January 2019.

World Youth Day is an international Church event, similar to the World Meeting of Families, which is focused on young people.  It is held in a different country every three years and takes place in Panama for 2019.  Pope Francis is expected to travel for the first time to Panama to engage with young people there, and the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism is inviting parishes, parish groups and deanery areas to nominate young people who might be interested in travelling on this inspirational pilgrimage.

The travel dates are 18th–30th January 2019.  Unfortunately, due to the distance involved, places are limited to 30 pilgrims.  Deposits and bookings can be made online from next week, and the cost of the trip can be covered by scheduled payments.

All pilgrims will undergo preparation and will take part in the Diocesan young adult leadership programme.

To register your interest or find more information, email wyd@dublindiocese.ie

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Terms and conditions
• If you would like to secure a place, you may send a non-refundable deposit of €250 to the Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, Holy Cross College, Dublin 3.  Cheques payable to Archdiocese of Dublin c/o WYD, Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3.
• Our cost proposal is that WYD Panama will not exceed €2000; the final cost will be published on our booking form.
• Please note that registration does not imply acceptance to travel.  All those who register to travel must sign up to our code of conduct.  The Office for Evangelisation & Ecumenism retains the right to refuse bookings.
• Information gathered will only be used for WYD Panama, and all data gathered and stored will be in line with GDPR 2018.


Pope Francis’ Message for the 33rd World Youth Day – which will be held at diocesan level on Palm Sunday – centres on the theme: “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God” (Lk 1:30).  The document is available in various languages on the Vatican website at http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/youth/index.html