Presentation on theme: "By Stephen Colella, Fr. Matt Williams, Danielle Olsen, and Kathy Stebbins Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Boston Partnered with Dube."— Presentation transcript:
By Stephen Colella, Fr. Matt Williams, Danielle Olsen, and Kathy Stebbins Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Boston Partnered with Dube Travel
A Brief History of Pilgrimage: O God, who granted to the sons of Israel to pass through the middle of the sea with dry steps, and who revealed thee to the three wise men through the guidance of a star, grant us, we beg thee, a prosperous path and calm weather, so that we might be worthy of arriving at the place where we are going and, finally, at the gate of eternal happiness.
A Brief History of Pilgrimage: Go to be closer to God Scriptures Moses and Israel Three Magi St. Paul Judaism: Temple in Jerusalem
A Brief History of Pilgrimage: Christianity: Desert Fathers Early Christians To see where where Jesus and the Apostles lived 4 th Century established St. Jerome and St. Augustine Piety, Discernment, Retreat from worldy concerns Constantine Constructed Basilicas Roman infrastructure
A Brief History of Pilgrimage: Christianity: Medieval Period Rome St. Peter and St. Paul Relics Cathedrals and Monasteries Santiago de Compostela St. James the Greater Canterbury St. Thomas Becket
The Spirituality of Pilgrimage: To: Deepen Faith Fulfill a Vow Expiate a Crime Seek a Cure And many others This Intention for Yourself and/or Others Influence of Franciscans and Dominicans
The Spirituality of Pilgrimage: Composed of: The Blessing of the Local Bishop Full Confession Holy Mass Special Prayers Reading and Living the Scriptures Fasting Deliver Intentions Special Graces
The Spirituality of Pilgrimage: Et Cetera: Objects to deliver or give away Objects as proof of pilgrimage Long coarse garment Small purse
A Brief History of WYD: Blessed Pope John Paul II UNIV Palm Sunday Papal Gathering San Lorenzo International Youth Center UN Year for Youth
A Brief History of WYD: Blessed Pope John Paul II His Own Life Child, Young Adult, Priest, Athlete, Actor Family, Work, Suffering, Vocation Lifes Journey as Pilgrimage Juvenology Poland Young Adult Ministry Nature Milieu Thesis of Love and Responsibility Phenomonology Man and Woman He created Them Complementarity Communio Know Self through Gift of Self
A Brief History of WYD: UNIV Palm Sunday Papal Gathering St. Jose Maria Escriva Opus Dei community movement College University Student Ministry 1968 Gathered them all in Rome Began to meet with the Pope on Palm Sunday
A Brief History of WYD: San Lorenzo International Youth Center Communion and Liberation movement A Proposal from their Young Adults 1983 Pope John Paul II gave the Church in Rome to the Emmanuel Community Entrusted the Emmanuel Community with what became the World Youth Day Cross after the Year of Redemption
A Brief History of WYD: UN Year for Youth 1985 the United Nations declared a Year for the Youth Pope John Paul II wanted to make sure that the Catholic Church had a voice and witness in it
Original Goals of WYD according to Blessed Pope John Paul II: A moving and sanctifying Pilgrimage in faith An experience of the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the faith of our young people To rediscover the centrality of the Word and Sacrament To enable pilgrims to be witnesses to Christ To provide An encounter with Jesus Christ, His Spirit, and His Church. - JP2
Monday: (Mass with Cardinal Sean) (Opening Dinner with Cardinal Sean) (Visit to Local Cathedral) (Meet and Greet- Out and About) Tuesday: Welcome Mass to the Youth of the World with the Local Bishop Wednesday (Repeated Thursday and Friday): Confession Stations Catechesis Sites Holy Mass Faith Celebrations Thursday: Welcome Gathering with the Holy Father The Schedule of WYD: Friday: Stations of the Cross Saturday: (Mass with Cardinal Sean) Physical Pilgrimage to overnight site Adoration with the Holy Father Sunday: Holy Mass with Holy Father Angelus and Next WYD Invite (Closing Dinner with Cardinal) (Debrief)
The Four Themes of the Catechism: Trinity Christ Paschal Mystery Human Person
The Four Themes of the Catechism: Trinity Christ Paschal Mystery Human Person
Pope Benedict IXV Pilgrimage in the Year of Faith To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendor and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe. –Benedict XVI (Nov. 6, 2010) Pope Benedict on Pilgrimage
How the Archdiocese of Boston Coordinates WYD: Pope at the Vatican WYD Committee Rio WYD HQONE Parish Pastor/Priest Parish CaptainAdultsTeens
How the Archdiocese of Boston Coordinates WYD: Pope at the Vatican WYD Committee Rio WYD HQONE Parish Pastor/Priest Parish CaptainAdultsTeens Dube Travel
The Train the Trainer Model We are all Pilgrims. The ONE Team serves the Parish Captains, the Parish Captains serve their Adult Leaders, the Adult Leaders serve their Teens.
The Train the Trainer Model All Teens All Adults Parish Captains ONE Team
Expectations for All Pilgrims This is a Pilgrimage, Not a Vacation, We Never Complain, And we Always Have Fun!
Expectations for All Teens Agree to the Terms of the Pilgrimage Be Open to the Faith Basic Communications Skills Ability to Follow Instructions Respect Self, Others, and Property Self Aware and Able: Crowds, Sun, Heat, Hydration, Walking
Expectations for All Adults ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Be present at all preparation meetings and group meetings at the parish and at the Pastoral Center. Be present for young pilgrims and help in any way to prepare them for pilgrimage. Be present and available for the group leader during planning phase of pilgrimage. QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate effectively with teens and adults especially in small group setting. Some experience working with teens either in a parish or school setting. Knowledge and love of the Catholic faith and a desire to contribute to the mission of the Church. Strong service orientation. Catholic Christian lifestyle. Some experience travelling with large groups a plus. PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS: Ability to walk 5 – 10 miles daily, with a backpack. Ability to function in a calm and helpful manner during crisis. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Patience Ability to engage pilgrims in spontaneous activity during down time. THE BOTTOM LINE Understand Pilgrimage; Like Christ and His Bride; Like Teens; Be a Facilitator!!!
Expectations for Parish Captains ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Be present at all preparation meetings at the Pastoral Center to ascertain and obtain information regarding pilgrimage in order to communicate the information to all other pilgrims in your care. Be able to communicate effectively with pilgrims and parents during preparation period as well as during pilgrimage. Be present and available for team during planning phase of pilgrimage. QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to communicate effectively with teens and adults especially parents. Working knowledge of WYD and pilgrimage with teens and young adults. Knowledge and love of the Catholic faith and a desire to contribute to the mission of the Church. Strong service orientation. Catholic Christian lifestyle. Ability to communicate effectively with ONE Team and travel company.. PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS: Ability to walk 5 – 10 miles daily, with a backpack. Ability to function in a calm and helpful manner during crisis. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Patience Ability to engage pilgrims in spontaneous activity during down time. Ability to pray with adults and young people. THE BOTTOM LINE Attend Meetings; Present the Church Teachings; Hold Boundaries; Communicate and Process Well; Be a Leader!!!