PILGRIMAGE DETAILS

Pre-Pilgrimage Events

Please save the date for the following pre-pilgrimage events:

The Diocese of Hamilton is please to welcome everyone to a special celebration of the Eucharist with His Excellency Bishop Crosby on November 20th at 11 o’clock Mass at The Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King in celebration of the World Day of Prayer for Young People. During the Mass His Excellency will be offering a commissioning to those who will be participating in the Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day in  Lisbon Portugal next year.

We invite everyone to come and pray for the young people of our Diocese and most especially those making the pilgrimage to World Youth Day.

Full Day Pilgrimage Meeting with all International Pilgrims – Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster

 

World Youth Day Fundraiser Dinner held at St. Mary’s Parish in Hamilton. Tickets will be $75.

Mass will be celebrated at 5:00 PM with dinner to follow.

Instalment two of World Youth Day pilgrim fees due to the Diocese of Hamilton.

Final instalment of World Youth Day pilgrim fees due to the Diocese of Hamilton.

Full Day Marian Retreat with all International Pilgrims.

The day will begin at Mount Mary Retreat Centre, Ancaster and conclude at St. Mary’s Parish in Hamilton.

World Youth Day
2023 Itinerary

Please note, this itinerary is subject to change.

28th

OF JULY 2023

DEPART CANADA

29th

OF JULY 2023

ARRIVAL IN LISBON and DEPARTURE FOR FATIMA

30th

OF JULY 2023

DAY IN FATIMA

31st

OF JULY 2023

DEPART FATIMA FOR LISBON

1st

OF AUGUST 2023

OPENING MASS and OFFICIAL WELCOME TO WYD

2nd

OF AUGUST 2023

CATECHESIS AND YOUTH CULTURAL FESTIVAL

3rd

OF AUGUST 2023

CATECHESIS, CULTURAL FESTIVAL, and WELCOME OF POPE FRANCIS

4th

OF AUGUST 2023

CATECHESIS, CULTURAL FESTIVAL and STATIONS OF THE CROSS

5th

OF AUGUST 2023

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE AND EVENING VIGIL WITH THE POPE

6th

OF AUGUST 2023

CLOSING MASS WITH POPE FRANCIS

7th

OF AUGUST 2023

DEPART LISBON for CANADA    

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