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What is World Youth Day?
World Youth Day is a gathering of the global Church for a week-long pilgrimage event. Held every 2-3 years, Catholic young people meet in various cities around the world for a time of prayer, fellowship, celebration, and grace. The Holy Father is welcomed into these cities during the week, and concludes World Youth Day with a Vigil experience of Adoration and Mass. During World Youth Day, pilgrims are given hundreds of activities to choose from including cultural rallies, catechesis session with Bishops from around the world, site-seeing, and prayer. In addition to these daily activities, there is typically a Welcome Celebration, a Papal Welcome Celebration, and Stations of the Cross. WYD concludes with Adoration and Mass during an overnight camping event with the Holy Father.

Who is World Youth Day for?
World Youth Day is for any young person ages 16-35.

When is World Youth Day?
Pilgrims from the USA will depart for World Youth Day on July 30th 2023. Events in Lisbon will officially kick off on Tuesday, August 1st and conclude with the Vigil on Saturday, August 7th thru Sunday, August 8th.

Where is World Youth Day?
World Youth Day 2023 will be in Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and the largest city in the country. Lisbon is known for both it’s architecture and as mainland Europe’s most western capital city. Lisbon is known as one of the oldest cities in the world. Lisbon, Portugal is full of beautiful Churches and a vibrant faith life. Just a short hour and a half car ride away from Fatima, Lisbon has been a host city to millions of pilgrims throughout centuries.

Why should I consider World Youth Day for my group?
“The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” – John 1:5
World Youth Day is a transformative experience of faith. At this moment in our cultural experience, young people often carry the heavy weight of isolation and disconnection. World Youth Day is a moment to light up the Good in the world, and celebrate Truth, and Beauty. World Youth Day allows young people to join in joyful celebration with up to one million (or more!) people of faith. Grounded in Sacramental Grace offered throughout the week, pilgrims experience lessons, music, and sharing in the fullness of the Gospel. It is a pilgrimage meant for igniting enthusiastic expression of the Catholic Faith and will spark pilgrims into a deeper understanding of lifelong discipleship!

What can I expect each day of World Youth Day?
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What should I do to prepare for World Youth Day?
The best way to prepare for World Youth Day is to approach preparation both spiritually, and practically. Spiritual preparation could include daily prayer, Scripture reading, and Sacraments, along with gathering with your pilgrim group to pray together. Practical preparation would include registration and following along with group leader updates.

Corporate Travel Service’s mission to enhance lives and promote culture by creating customized travel experiences that open the world to clients; along with the promise of exemplary service, governed by integrity, will create for each WYD pilgrim a uniquely positive travel experience. Corporate Travel Service is uniquely positioned to assist your group on this pilgrimage journey because of our experience in past World Youth Days, and account managers who have experienced this pilgrimage personally and know it’s transformative power. The mission of World Youth Day is something we understand personally and believe in. World Youth Day is an intense experience of pilgrimage, and it is important to have travel experts who understand this global event, and have the tools to pave a smooth road for participants.

To register for the WYD package click here!

We do plan on having the presence of clergy for our family pilgrimage. World Youth Day offers pilgrims an opportunity to partake in worship through the Sacraments throughout the week