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World Youth Day 2016

What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is an international gathering of Catholic youth around the world that is held in a different host city every 2-3 years. It was introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1985 to mark the International Year for Young People. The first WYD was held on Palm Sunday in 1986 in Rome.

WYD is the largest gathering of youth in the world, with millions of people gathering in faith. It is a week-long celebration, which includes youth festivals, Stations of the Cross and a final Mass that is celebrated by the Pope.

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World Youth Day Themes

Every World Youth Day has a different theme and logo. The logo reflects the theme chosen for the pilgrimage and aspects of the host country. Next year the theme for World Youth Day is..
"Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy"

"Blessed are the merciful"

Merciful means to have real compassion, to be intensely aware of another’s pain, and to feel a yearning for their healing.

“for they shall obtain mercy”

This means to give mercy leads to receiving the mercy of God in its abundance.

World Youth Day 2016 
Krakow, Poland
25th July - 1st August

We are excited to announce that a student from this College has decided to embark on the adventure of World Youth Day in 2016. Our Year 10 student will be joining millions of youth from around the world to experience the love of Christ together with Pope Francis.  Raffle tickets are being sold at the College to assist in fundraising for his pilgrimage. Tickets can be purchased for $2 with incredible prizes to be won. Additionally, a fundraising BBQ will be held at lunchtime on Wednesday 11th November Week 6. Please show your support for our proud Year 10 student as he proudly represents the College and embarks on an adventure of a lifetime.