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WYD 2013 – Resources

World Youth Day (WYD) is a gathering of young people from around the world, held on an international level every 2-3 years. Gathering around the WYD Cross, pilgrims come together with the Pope to celebrate their faith, be inspired by teaching, and renew their commitment to be disciples in their daily lives. In the intervening years WYD is celebrated on the local level in dioceses and parishes. In England and Wales it is marked on the feast of Christ the King. Resources for this year’s National Youth Sunday on 25 November can be found here.

Even if you’re not going to Rio, you will find information and ideas to help young people find out more about Brazil.
In 2013, pilgrims will gather in Brazil to celebrate WYD. Groups from across England and Wales will be making the pilgrimage, whilst others celebrate at home. The Assumption Volunteers, Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA), and CAFOD have produced some resources to help those going to Rio to prepare for their experience in a culture with many similarities and differences to life in the UK. Even if you’re not going to Rio, you will find information and ideas to help young people find out more about Brazil.

If you have any questions about WYD, the National Office for Vocations are holding WYD for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Visit their webpage here.

WYD Resources


Exploring motivations and preconceptions

Talking about our visit

Cross-cultural learning

Reality of Brazil

Prayers and reflections from Latin America

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with:
Helen Granger, Sr Cathy Jones – Assumption Volunteers, [email protected],
0207 361 4752
Anita Morais, Bosco Volunteer Action, [email protected],
Tanya Jenkins, CAFOD, [email protected], 020 7095 5316

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