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Due to unprecedented demand all 60 places have now been filled. Bookings and deposits received will now be added to the waiting list.
World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Madrid from August 16th to 21st, 2011, and the next WYD will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 15th to August 3rd 2013.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2013
15th July to 3rd August 2013
Clogher don Óige are taking a group of 50 young people.
Part 1: Sao Paulo
ØDays in Diocese
ØVolunteer work in shanty towns
ØSightseeing in Sao Paulo
Part2: Rio de Janeiro
ØWorld Youth Week Events
·Opening Mass in Copacabana beach
·Arrival of Pope Benedict XVI
·Stations of the Cross
·Vigil with 4 million other young people
ØSightseeing in Rio
·Copacabana beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Statue of Christ the redeemer etc.
ØOther youth gatherings/events/activities
Preparation for World Youth Day
In order to get to know other pilgrims to learn more about WYD and to explore faith, we will have six gatherings known as prep days. Prep days are usually held in St. Tiarnach's Primary School, Clones on Saturdays and begins at 10.30am and finish at 4.00pm. The first tow are taking place on Saturday 10th November and Saturday 15th December. The other dates will be arranged during the first prep day so that dates do not clash with school or college examinations. Prep day are an important part of the pilgrimage experience and are compulsory.