WYD 2016 Day 4 of Pilgrimage 2 - 25/07/16 - Krakow and Homily of World Youth Day Opening Mass

29/7/2016
Krakow and Homily of World Youth Day Opening Mass
Krakow and Homily of World Youth Day Opening Mass



World Youth Day celebrations began with the Opening Mass said by Krakow Metropolitan Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. The Mass emphasised the culture of the host country, Poland!

To read the homily from the Mass click here: http://parrawyd.org/homilycardinalstanislawdziwisz/

Over the next three days, pilgrims will take part in morning catechesis with Bishops from around the world and have the opportunity to encounter the Vocations Fair and the Youth Festival program.

Catechesis is preached in different languages by Bishops from around the world who will teach and reflect with pilgrims on the beatitude; “Blessed are the merciful; for they shall receive mercy.” (Mt 5:7), the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the XXXI World Youth Day in Krakow. Catechesis sessions will take place across the city in churches and other chosen venues to ensure that all young people can participate.

Laura, a pilgrim from the Diocese of Parramatta asked Cardinal Dolan a question during his catechsis talk. Click here to see what Laura asked: http://parrawyd.org/questiontocardinaldolan/

The Youth Festival, a religious, artistic and cultural program takes place in the afternoons and evenings during the three days of catechesis, except during the main events. The Youth Festival is composed of open and free initiatives of an artistic, religious and spiritual character. This aspect of WYD gives pilgrims an opportunity to participate in concerts, exhibitions, workshops, sporting events, theatre events and many other activities.

The Vocations Fair/Centre is a place where religious congregations, Catholic schools and universities, religious publishing houses, missionary organisations, national and international movements and communities can present their charism and works. The Vocations Centre’s goal is to show young pilgrims different paths of achieving their vocation in the Church, and to encourage them to look for answers to the question of what God wants from them in their lives.
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