Boston College World Youth Day 2008
It's a pilgrimage, not a vacation!!

What is World Youth Day?

World Youth Day is a gathering of Catholic youth from around the world that takes place every two to three years. World Youth Day 2008 is taking place in Sydney, Australia. For two weeks, we will be celebrating with Catholic youth from around the world through mass, catechism, speakers and presentations, highlighted by a vigil and mass with Pope Benedict XVI. During this time we will also engage in conversation with our peers about what it means to be a Catholic youth in the world today, as well as experience the unique culture of Australia.

Who We Are

The Boston College delegation is comprised of two staff leaders, two student leaders, and eight student pilgrims. In preparation for our pilgrimage, we have bi-weekly formation meetings throughout the semester. We reflect together in order to better understand our relationships with each other and our fellow pilgrims, and through these connections, better understand our relationships with God. Part of our focus is also to build a community within our group and participate in various fundraising activities.

How YOU can help send us to Sydney

We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare to embark on our pilgrimage. Also, as Australia is quite a hike from Chestnut Hill, we would greatly appreciate any financial assistance you may be able to contribute. As Boston College is a not-for-profit entity, all contributions are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to "Campus Ministry" and put "World Youth Day" in the memo line. Checks can be sent to Boston College Campus Ministry, McElroy 233, Attn Ellen Modica, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 

Athletics Prize-Pack Raffle!!

If you would like to participate in our most recent fundraiser look no further! Thanks to the generosity of Boston College Athletics we are currently raffling off the following prizes:

  •  Boston College Athletic Apparel - BC jackets, sweatshirts, hats and more!
  •  GRAND PRIZE: 4 Football Tickets to see the BC Eagles take on the Maryland Terrapins on November 29, 2008!!!!!!

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5

Contact Us

For more information about World Youth Day, making a contribution, or to participate in the Athletics Prize-Pack Raffle, please email us at