World Youth Day

World Youth Day (WYD) Recap:

Link to Official WYD Vatican website with transcripts of all talks by Pope Francis.

Facebook page to see travel notes and some pictures!

Watch Fr. Matt, Shannon, and Cruz on EWTN's "Life on the Rock" show! (can move forward to 14:00 in video). (from June 2013 before WYD)
Fr. Matt, Shannon, Mary Kate, Cruz and more live on "Life on the Rock" show while in Rio de Janiero. (starting at 21:10 in video) (from July 24, 2013)

Fr. Matt, Mary Kate, and Marco on The Bishop's Hour radio show after WYD (beginning at 27:00 in audio) (from August 2013).

Father Matt and 10 pilgrims will be heading this summer to Rio de Janiero for World Youth Day!  World Youth Day is a global gathering of youth with Pope Francis.  They are expecting more than two million young people to descend on Rio de Janiero, Brazil July 23-30, 2013.  Stay tuned on this page as Father Matt and the pilgrims journey from Arizona to Peru (to visit Machu Picchu) on their way to Brazil.

Preparation Video #1

Preparation Video #2

Preparation Video #3

Official World Youth Website

Make an offering to support the students' pilgrimage here.

The next WYD will be taking place in the summer of 2016 in Krakow, Poland!  The Newman Center hopes to be able to make a pilgrimage that will involve spending several days in Rome before heading to Poland.  Start saving now because the cost will likely be over $5,000.