World Youth Day 2013
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Diocese Invites Young Adults To Participate in Pilgrimage to Rio in 2013

World-Youth-Day-2013-Rio-logoGREEN BAY, Wis. (Sept. 14, 2012) -- The Diocese of Green Bay is inviting young adults to join its pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro July 19-29, 2013, for World Youth Day with Pope Francis I.

World Youth Day will be July 23-28, 2013. The theme is: "Go and make disciples of all nations" (Mt 28:19).

Pilgrimage Sites

The Diocesan pilgrimage includes stops in Sao Paulo, Aparecida, and Paraty, in addition to Rio De Janeiro. Pilgrimage highlights include:

Sao Paulo
  • Luz Monastery (Monastery of the Light)
  • Tomb of Antonio de Sant'Ana Galvao (the only Brazilian-born saint)
  • The Sacred Art Museum
Aparecida
  • Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron of Brazil and fourth most popular Marian shrine in the world
Paraty (a preserved Portuguese colonial and Brazilian imperial town on the Costa Verde)
  • Chapel of St. Rita
  • Museum of Sacred Art
  • Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Benedict (built and used by African slaves)
  • Church of Our Lady of Remedies
Rio De Janeiro
  • World Youth Day
  • Corcovado Mountain (site of the colossal Christ the Redeemer sculpture)
  • Tijuca Forest (a mountainous hand-planted rainforest within the city)

Cost

Cost of the pilgrimage per person is $4,499.00 (single), $4069.00 (twin), or $3979.00 (triple).

Information

CLICK HERE | Pilgrimage Brochure pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's Message pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Pope Francis World Youth Day Schedule

CLICK HERE | U.S. Catholic Bishops' World Youth Day Webpage

CLICK HERE | World Youth Day Rio 2013 Official Website

CLICK HERE | Detailed Itinerary Diocese's WYD Pilgrimage pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Basic Information About Pilgrimages pdf_button

CLICK HERE | World Youth Day Patron Saints/Intercessors pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Greater Rio de Janeiro METRO Maps pdf_button

 

CLICK HERE | Rio METRO Route Maps pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Major World Youth Day Venues pdf_button

CLICK HERE | World Youth Day Schedule pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Travel Checklist pdf_button

CLICK HERE | How to Apply for Visa pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Sample Visa Application Form pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Visa Photo Tips pdf_button

CLICK HERE | Official Hymn pdf_button


Pilgrimage Information

Dr. Joseph Bound, Director
Department of Education
Diocese of Green Bay
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Phil Lawson
Young Adult Ministry Discipleship and Formation Coordinator
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Phone: (920) 272-8304 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8304

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Who We Are

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 345,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.

Contact

Justine Lodl
Director of Communications
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Amber Backus
Communications Coordinator
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