A MESSAGE TO ALL ST ROBERT’S PARISHIONERS AGED 18 TO 30
Dear young parishioner,
Pope Benedict warmly invites you to join him in Madrid this summer for World Youth Day. I want to encourage you to respond to his invitation. I am sure it will be the experience of a lifetime. Please don’t let the expense put you off. I am sure that the parish will support you and we can always arrange some fundraising activities. It’s for all parishioners aged from 18 to 30. Bishop Seamus will lead the pilgrims from this diocese and Fr Dermott Donnelly and the Youth Mission Team are making all the arrangements. They need to know very soon if you wish to go. Please fill in the Initial Request Form at the back of church and hand it to Fr Jim or myself or put it in the white box at the back of church. You can also contact me on Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilgrimage lasts from 12th to 22nd August 2011. See below for information provided by the Youth Mission Team.
I hope you will give serious consideration to this invitation and this incredible opportunity to take part in a most unique event. Once again, can I emphasise that money is no obstacle. If you want to go we will make sure that you get there.
Click here for the official website. It seems to have crashed at the moment. Click here for the Facebook page. Click here for xt3 the Catholic social network for young adults. Click here for another website. Click here for the Youtube channel.
Fr Lawrence Jones.
DIOCESE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE
WORLD YOUTH DAY – MADRID 2011 PILGRIMAGE
“Rooted and Built Up in Jesus Christ, Firm in the Faith” Col. 2:7
(The itinerary below is provisional and may be changed nearer the time.)
12.08.2011 Depart Newcastle Airport to Madrid
13.02.2011 Coach transfer to Toledo for the Days in the Diocese Programme
14.08.2011 Depart Toledo for Madrid
8 nights Bed and Breakfast
15.08.2011 World Youth Day Programme
20.08.2011 World Youth Day Vigil
21.08.2011 World Youth Day Closing Mass
22.08.2011 Early morning departure from Madrid to Newcastle
WYD Preparation Days
WYD Pilgrims Retreat Weekend
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 April 2011
Diocesan Youth Village
WYD Sponsored Walk
16 April 2011
From World Youth Day in the Jubilee of the Year 2000 with Pope John Paul II in Rome. At the end of the vigil an estimated 2 million young people sing “Jesus Christ, you are my life”: