World Youth Day Krakow 2016

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“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy”

(Matthew 5:7)

wyd poster 2The Archdiocese of Armagh will lead a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland- July 2016. It is our hope that we will bring two groups (16-20 year olds and young adults 20-30 years). We are hoping to promote this as widely as possible so that the young people of our Diocese will have the opportunity to experience this fantastic youth pilgrimage.

Archdiocese of Armagh Pope John Paul II & Muiredach Cross Awards Ceremony

Archbishop Eamon at the recent faith awards ceremony launched our World Youth Day logo which will travel all around our diocesan schools and parishes to bring the teachings of the beatitudes and to help promote this amazing pilgrimage for summer 2016.



Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission (ADYC) is bringing 100 pilgrims to WYD Krakow 2016.  We feel that this is a wonderful faith development project to enable young people to celebrate and experience the joy of the Gospel.

ADYC have conducted a lot of research and planning.  A delegation from Ireland, including myself (Dermot Kelly, Diocesan Youth Director) travelled to Krakow recently to visit WYD Office, see some of the key sites and visit accommodation sites. From past experiences of WYD I was surprised by the city.  I loved its Catholic identity and historic narrative.  While the city was calm on our visit, I can imagine how the City of Krakow will be transformed during WYD.

What’s Next?

We have reserved and paid for 100 places.  We will be bring different age groups on the one pilgrimage experience.  If you are 16-18 years old and 18-30 years old and are willing to be part of this worldwide encountering of faith, then we would like you to complete your registration TODAY.  See link above with registration form.