World Youth Day 2016 took place in Krakow, Poland from July 24-August 1. The Diocese took a group of 11 pilgrims
THEME: Each WYD has a theme. The theme for WYD2016 was "Blessed are the merciful; they shall have mercy shown them."
TOUR COMPANY: After much comparison of tour companies, we decided to go with Belmont Tours. The Diocese has used Belmont for two previous World Youth Days and has been very pleased with their work. What's more: Belmont's package provided a hotel in the center of the city about a 10 minute walk from the Cathedral in Krakow (and about a block and a half away from the Cardinal’s residence where the Holy Father was staying).
Reflections and articles by the pilgrims can be found Here
The Next World Youth Day will be in Panama in 2019. Most likely the dates will be sometime between January and March of 2019 which is the dry season in Panama. Stay tuned for more information. We will begin planning in 2017.