Presentation on theme: "ARCHDIOCESE OF HALIFAX PILGRIMAGE TO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 15 DAY PROGRAM AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 24, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
ARCHDIOCESE OF HALIFAX PILGRIMAGE TO WORLD YOUTH DAY 2011 15 DAY PROGRAM AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 24, 2011
World Youth Day “The principal objective of the Days is to make the person of Jesus the centre of the faith and life of every young person so that he may be their constant point of reference and also the inspiration of every initiative and commitment for the education of the new generations. This is the slogan of every Youth Day, and through this decade, the Days have been like an uninterrupted and pressing call to build life and faith upon the rock, who is Christ.” John Paul II
Days in the Diocese The Days in the Diocese program (DID) takes place the week before WYD is held. From August 11th-15th 2011 several Spanish dioceses allows young people from all over the world to live the Spanish dioceses life in order to prepare the WYD. The program varies form one diocese to another and it combines cultural activities, visits to historical sites and leisure moments. There is also time for praying in the sanctuaries and pilgrimage places, which are part of the local religious identity. DID was first established in 1997, WYD Paris. The church in France wanted to promote its own youth services, receive youths from all over the world and to encourage young French people to participate in the WYD.
Travel Breakdown August 10. 2011 – Depart Halifax August 11 – 15, 2011 – Days in the Diocese August 16 – 21, 2011 – World Youth Days August 22, 2011 – Day Trip to Toledo August 23, 2011 – Day Trip Avila & Segovia August 24, 2011 – Depart Madrid
Payment Breakdown Some costs are estimates and subject to change. The final payment will be calculated based on actual costs and may increase or decrease accordingly. Pilgrims are responsible for any increases and will receive the full benefit of any decreases.
Pilgrim Discernment DO I WANT TO… Grow in My Faith? Possess a Vital Faith? Practice My Faith? Make Faith a Way of Life? Live a Life of Service? Reach Out to Others? Exercise Moral Responsibility? Speak Publicly about Faith? Possess a Positive Spirit?
How to Apply Complete Online Pilgrim Discernment Questionnaire (www.catholichalifax.org/youith)www.catholichalifax.org/youith Return “WYD Agreement” with deposit and post-dated cheques or credit card info Obtain Reference Letter from Parish Priest Obtain a valid passport