Richmond Hill is the place for young adults to connect with faith and friends on Thursday evenings this June as the Grilling With God Series returns to Holy Child Jesus parish for a seventh year.
World Youth Day pilgrims from Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, smile in front of a statue of Pope John Paul II in the parish’s gathering space. They will soon head for this celebration of faith in Krakow, Poland.
In the final week before heading to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day (WYD), local pilgrims met with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to pray and go over final preparations. The official diocesan contingent is comprised of 400-pilgrims, including 23 priests and three bishops.
Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski, a native of Poland, is going to World Youth Day (WYD) with 400 pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. The bishop sees a deep connection between the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and celebrating World Youth Day in Krakow, a city rich in history in the southern part of Poland.
Michele Cipriano, 20, a catechist at St. Patrick, also feels blessed to go to her second WYD. “This isn’t a vacation. We are going for a purpose, we have a mission,” she said.
In a July 7 news conference, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Conn., the U.S. Bishops’ episcopal liaison for World Youth Day, said that so far, there have been 30,000 fully registered U.S. pilgrims, including 85 bishops, and another 10,000 partially registered pilgrims still in need to finish the process.
Young people from St. Brigid Church, Bushwick, will be among the 400 pilgrims from the Diocese of Brooklyn who would head to this year’s World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, July 26-31.
With World Youth Day (WYD) less than 100 days away, organizers are making sure to be as prepared as possible for this international celebration of faith in Krakow, Poland, July 26-31. To ensure this, the USCCB hosted a webinar on safety, security and traveling for group leaders on April 14.
In an effort to meet today’s youth where they are, St. Francis de Sales parish, Belle Harbor, has become the first in the diocese to offer online religious education classes for elementary-age students.
Seven young people from St. Sebastian Church, Woodside, spent a weekend in March fundraising to go to World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow, Poland, this summer. They said that the support of the parish means a lot as they continue their fundraising efforts.