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Polish Pilgrim in Rio Throw Confetti

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CUCP stands for Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Pilgrims.

It is a group of young adults and leaders (aged 18-35, as per the Vatican definition of Youth) who have made a commitment to deepen their faith and experience of the Ukrainian Catholic Church through a pilgrimage experience.  (For further information, click HERE)CUCP logo


July 26 – 31, 2016

26th-31st July 2016 is the official date of the XXXI World Youth Day, which will take place in Krakow in 2 years. A week earlier, on 20th-25th July 2016, all over Poland, will be “Days in the Dioceses”. These dates, proposed earlier by Pope Francis, the Metropolitan Diocese of Krakow, have been considered as the most appropriate dates; the Secretary of State of the Holy See has made their official approval. This means that the opening ceremony of the XXXI World Youth Day will be held in Krakow SIA in 872 days. Today, information is passed on to the public conductive Organising Committee World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz and Archbishop Damian Muskus.

In the week before the central events take place because the so-called. “Days in the Dioceses”, where around 300 thousand young people from abroad will visit their Polish peers in all the dioceses of the country outside of Kraków. From Wednesday (20th July) to Monday (25th July) the young you will be hosted by 43 Polish dioceses (not including Krakow), finding accommodation in the parishes and with families. The coordination of this stage deal with Diocesan World Youth Day Centres and the National Organization Office WYD Polish Bishops’ Conference.

After the end of “Days in the Dioceses”, on Monday, 25th July, the young pilgrims will go on the road to Krakow for the central events. During the last two days (Saturday and Sunday) the number of participants may be as high as 2 million people.

Framework Plan for the main WYD week in Krakow is as follows:
– Monday: arrival in Krakow and accommodation;
– Tuesday: Youth Festival, Opening Ceremony XXXI WYD Mass. under the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Diocese of Krakow;
– Wednesday: Catechesis in language groups, Youth Festival;
– Thursday: catechesis in language groups, welcome to the Holy Father, Festival of Young;
– Friday: catechesis in language groups, Youth Festival, Way of the Cross;
– Saturday: Festival of Young, Vigil with the Holy Father;
– Sunday Mass. End of the XXXI World Youth Day, the announcement of the next World Youth Day.

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Krakow Crest

Welcome to your comprehensive source for information about World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland. 

From the above website you can access the official website for WYD Kraków 2016, explore the history of Poland, or learn more about navigating the city.

Event details will be posted as WYD 2016 is planned by the local organizing committee in Kraków. On fire to join the Holy Father in Poland? Be Part of the Pilgrimage Experience, and have your group travel with JMJ Youth and


Hello Everyone! Below, in a very much butchered form, is a memo sent out to all the youth and young adult ministers, as well as all parish offices, regarding an information session that we are holding for our World Youth Day pilgrimage in 2016. Please help us share this information and forward it to specific friends and family members who might want to experience this worldwide celebration! Thank you in advance!


To: All Youth Ministers
All Young Adult Ministers

From: Christian Martinez

Date: July 11, 2014

Re: Information Session for World Youth Day 2016 – Krakow, Poland

An information session regarding World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, 836 Arlington Street. All who are giving serious consideration to attend as Archdiocesan delegates to this pilgrimage are invited. Note the items below:

1) Your help will be appreciated in sharing this information personally with those whom you know would like to attend WYD. Even in this day and age, word of mouth is still the best means of spreading information.

2) The minimum age requirement for all WYD delegates in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg is eighteen (18) at the date of departure, Tuesday, July 19, 2016.

3) Those giving serious consideration to attend WYD should anticipate a non-refundable deposit of 500.00 Canadian Dollars due by the end of October 2014. Payment details will be discussed at the information session.

4) If you would like to attend the information session in September, your response to this notice is required. Those who do not respond by September 5, 2014, might not receive information packages and other important materials at the information session. The r.s.v.p. should include your (1) name, (2) parish or organization, (3) telephone or cellphone number and (4) e-mail address.

All inquiries should be forwarded to the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Thank you in advance for your kind attention and cooperation.

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