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Join us on one of our pilgrimages to World Youth Day 2023.

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Join us on pilgrimage to WYD in 2023.

For more than 30 years, World Youth Day has been an opportunity for the young people of the world to go on pilgrimage. Join us, as we share this journey, and discover how Jesus calls each of us to be his disciple. Through our experiences together, we will be strengthened in faith and return to Melbourne ready to share our encounter with the local Church.

Which route are you taking?

Direct to Lisbon

Short on time or funds, Direct to Lisbon is a great way of participating in this fantastic opportunity. These 14 fun-filled days will see you participating alongside other young people from Melbourne in the major events of World Youth Day including the Papal Welcome, catechesis, and youth festivals, as well as the final pilgrim walk and vigil with Pope Francis and millions of other young Catholics.

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28 July – 9 August 2023 (13 days)

A$5900 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Airfares, hotels, internal transfers, 2 meals per day, WYD registration, Pilgrim preparation and post WYD Retreat in Melbourne.

The Italian Way

Since the first century, the streets of Rome have echoed with the testimonies of apostles and saints. On fire with the love of the Lord, they have borne witness to their faith, even by the shedding of their blood. Join us as we journey to the eternal city, walk those same streets, visit the tombs of St Peter and St Paul, and immerse ourselves in the lives of these great witnesses. We will then hit the road and visit the shrines of great saints who have embarked on the life of faith and changed the course of the world.

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22 July – 9 August 2023 (19 days)

A$8100 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Rome, Assisi, Fatima, WYD Week in Lisbon
Airfares, hotels, internal transfers, 2 meals per day, WYD registration, Pilgrim preparation and post WYD Retreat in Melbourne.

Footsteps of Jesus

Throughout his life and ministry, Jesus called disciples to come follow me.’ Join us as we journey to the Holy Land, walk the same roads and visit some of Christianity’s most historic sites. As we travel through the Holy Land, the Scriptures will come alive. We will be immersed in the story of salvation, discovering what it means to be a disciple and being inspired to embark on our own journey of discipleship with the Lord.

Please note this tour option is only available to those who are 18+ years.

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20 July – 9 August 2023 (21 days)*

*Exact travel dates to be confirmed in 2023.

A$9200 per person (twin share)

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Mt Tabor, Caesarea Philippi, Mt of Beatitudes, Haifa, Mt Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Jerusalem, the WYD Week in Lisbon, and a post-WYD retreat.

Airfares, hotels, internal transfers, 2 meals per day, WYD registration, Pilgrim preparation and post WYD Retreat in Melbourne.

Our Emerging Leaders Program

An intensive 17-day formation program open to leaders and upcoming leaders from Schools, Parishes, and Catholic organisations across the Archdiocese.

This program will provide an opportunity to be more deeply immersed formed in the principals of discipleship, Christian leadership, prayer, and evangelisation.

Accompanied by experts from Australia as well as guest lectures from international leaders in their fields that will join the group in select cities.

Our Emerging Leaders Program

23 July – 9 August 2023 (17 days)*

*Exact travel dates to be confirmed in 2023.

A$8600 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Rome, Assisi, the WYD Week in Lisbon, and a post-WYD retreat.*

*Exact itinerary to be confirmed.

Interested in Serving on WYD?

Join our team at the Archdiocese of Melbourne and help us bring our World Youth Day Pilgrimage to fulfillment.

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