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World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2023 is being held in Lisbon, Portugal

The 2022 WYD was moved to 2023 as the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted planning.


What is World Youth Day (WYD)?

The international World Youth Day celebration is an event that happens every two to three years in different locations around the globe. It draws Catholic young people from all over the world together to meet with the Pope in order to profess their faith in Jesus Christ.

Dates and location of next international World Youth Day

The next international World Youth Day will be in the summer of 2023, and it will be hosted in Lisbon, Portugal. Further details will be released in the coming months. 

Who can attend? 

World Youth Day is aimed mainly at people who are 18-35 years old. In this Archdiocese it is a firm policy that pilgrims must be at least 18 years of age before they can go to WYD. 


At this point we expect that each pilgrim's trip will likely cost around $3,000 -- $4,000. Your parish group will also engage in fundraising that can significantly reduce the cost for each person.

Fun ways to prepare

I want to attend

Look into joining one of the existing groups (see below), or speak to your pastor about the possibility of forming another group that can go to WYD with the Archdiocese!

Existing groups

Group Leader
 St. Theresa Parish  Santo Chines
 St. Thomas More Parish  Sara Dmitri
 Christ the King Parish, Stettler  TBD (Contact Fr. Roger)
 St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminster  Tharin Fischer
 Holy Rosary Parish   Sr. Rafala Anna Duraj
 Mary Help of Christians Parish  Francis Lau
 St. Dominic Savio Parish  Angela Merkosky
 Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Ft. Saskatchewan  TBD (Contact Fr. Kris)
 Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove  James Whyte