Programme

Wednesday 9 April:

Afternoon and evening: arrivals

8:00 p.m. Dinner

Thursday 10 April: WYD 2013 in Rio, “a celebration of faith and fellowship”

8:45 a.m. Morning prayer (Spanish)

9:00 a.m. Words of greeting and introduction (Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko, President, Pontifical Council for the Laity)

9:30 a.m. The pastoral fruits of Rio 2013

- Video of the address by Pope Francis in which he speaks about the Rio WYD (4 September 2013)

- The fruits of WYD 2013 in the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro (Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, Archbishop of Rio)

- The fruits of the pilgrimage of the WYD Cross and of Mission Week (The Brazilian Bishops’ Conference - CNBB)

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. The pastoral fruits in some countries:

- Introduction by Rev. João Chagas, Head of Youth Section, PCL

- Testimonies from 5 delegates from different parts of the world

- Open discussion

1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. The organisation of WYD 2013 in Rio (Part 1)

PCL Youth Section and Rio de Janeiro Local Organising Committee (LOC)

3:30 p.m. Open discussion

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. The organisation of WYD 2013 in Rio (Part 2)

5:30 p.m. Open discussion

6:30 p.m. Preview of the social movie “Bota Fé”, produced by Aleteia.org in partnership with the Rio WYD 2013 Committee

7:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Mass for the Rio WYD (presided by Cardinal Orani João Tempesta in Portuguese)

8:00 p.m. Dinner

Friday 11 April: On our way to Krakow 2016

8:45 a.m. Morning prayer (English)

9:00 a.m. The pastoral aspects of Krakow 2016

- The significance of WYD for the diocese of Krakow (Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow)

- The Church and youth ministry in Poland (The Polish Bishops’ Conference)

- Presentation of the Krakow Local Organising Committee (COL) and the organisation chart

- Presentation of the Polish Bishops’ Conference ad hoc Committee

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Organisational aspects of WYD 2016 in Krakow (Part 1)

Presented by the coordinators of each sector. Time will be given for questions by the delegates:

  • Logo and theme song

  • Registrations

  • Visas

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • Catechesis

  • Main events

  • International volunteers

  • Transport

  • Contacts for representatives of countries and international organisations

  • Days in the dioceses

  • Other information

12:30 p.m. Open discussion

1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. Organisational aspects of WYD 2016 in Krakow (Part 2)

4:00 p.m. Open discussion

5:00 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Open discussion

7:00 p.m. Holy Mass (presided by Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, in Italian)

8:00 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Evening entertainment organised by the Polish delegates

Saturday 12 April: The integration of WYD in regular youth ministry

8:30 a.m. Holy Mass (presided by Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko in French)

9:15 a.m. Talk: “The Church’s commitment to the young: from John Paul II to Pope Francis” (Bishop Josef Clemens, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity)

10:00 a.m. Open discussion

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Experiences in the field: “Church, where are you?” – Young people’s expectations

- Rev. Daniel Ange (founder of the Jeunesse Lumière school of prayer and evangelisation)

- Chiara Amirante (founder of the Nuovi Orizzonti Community)

- Dr. Bernhard Meuser (promoter and co-author of Youcat)

11:45 a.m. Open discussion

1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. - Responses from youth ministry in local Churches: given by 5 delegates from around the world

- Open discussion

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Responses from youth ministry in local Churches (continued)

6:00 p.m. Concluding words (Cardinal Stanisław Ryłko)

8:00 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Adoration

Sunday 13 April (Palm Sunday):

7:30 a.m. Coaches depart for St. Peter’s Square

9:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Mass and the diocesan celebration of the 29th WYD presided by the Holy Father

1:30 p.m. Lunch at the San Lorenzo International Youth Centre. Departures

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