ABOUT WORLD YOUTH DAY

The theme of World Youth Day 2019, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38) invites us to reflect with our Blessed Mother, Mary, and ponder God’s call in our lives.  Now more than ever, our Holy Father is asking followers of Jesus Christ to go deeper in faith and to listen carefully and courageously to the “tug” of the Holy Spirit.

 

Your World Youth Day Pilgrimage will set the stage to encounter “the young Church” and continue your discernment on how to use God’s gracious gifts to bring healing, hope, and peace to our world.

 

Faith Journeys is delighted to be your ministry partner on this adventure with young adults seeking to deepen their Catholic identity and relationship with Christ and the Church.  We are also proud to be the only travel provider serving as a Collaborating Member of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).

ITINERARY

Day 1: Monday, January 21: Arrival in Panama & Canal Tour

Arrival into Tocumen International Airport and meet our Faith Journeys representative who will assist us to the awaiting motorcoach and transfer to Panama City.  Guided tour to Casco Antigua, a colonial area that represents the second Panama City, characterized by a very special architecture, later we will visit the main attraction in Panamá, the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center. In the afternoon, we will proceed to check-in to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Tuesday, January 22: World Youth Day Opening Mass

Morning  at leisure (or guided city tour if it did not happen on day of arrival). Afternoon and evening participation in the opening of the World Youth Day in Panamá.

Day 3: Wednesday, January 23: World Youth Day

Morning Catechesis and World Youth Day activities. WYD participants, organized by language groups, will have catechesis sessions with bishops from all over the world. The sessions will take place in church, school, auditoriums, and sports centers in Panamá.

Day 4: Thursday, January 24: World Youth Day & Arrival of Pope Francis

Morning Catechesis and World Youth Day activities. WYD participants, organized by language groups, will have catechesis sessions with bishops from all over the world. The sessions will take place in churches, auditoriums, and sports centers in Panamá. Arrival of Pope Frances and Welcoming Address.

Day 5: Friday, January 25: World Youth Day & Stations of the Cross

Morning Catechesis and World Youth Day activities. WYD participants, organized by language groups, will have catechesis sessions with bishops from all over the world. The sessions will place in church, school, auditoriums, and sports centers in Panamá. Take part in the Stations of the Cross.

Day 6: Saturday, January 26: World Youth Day & Overnight Vigil

Young people will arrive at the site for the Overnight Vigil. Pope Francis will arrive and Eucharistic Adoration will begin. An address is made by the Holy Father. Overnight Vigil.

Day 7: Sunday, January 27: World Youth Day, Papal Mass & Dinner Cruise on the Canal

Pope Francis will concelebrate Mass with thousands of bishops and priests, and he will address the young people, to send them out to the world to witness to their faith, as the Lord did with His Apostles.  At the end of the Mass, the Holy Father will announce the place where the next edition of World Youth Day will be held. Culmination of World Youth Day 2019.  Return to Panamá. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner Cruise on the Panamá Canal before our final night in Panamá.

Day 8: Monday, January 28: Depart for Home

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for return flight home.  With renewed faith in Christ and the Church, we share our gifts and strengths in our local community.

WYD HOST PREVIEW TOUR TO PANAMA

August 2 – 5, 2018

As a World Youth Day delegation host, Faith Journeys invites you to join us on our WYD Host Preview Tour to Panamá. Our Preview Tour will allow you to meet our US and on-site office staff and be introduced to the World Youth Day planning committee. Additionally, you will see hotel lodging sites, explore the transportation system, and become familiar with the venues being used for WYD 2019. Together, we will enjoy the local culture and cuisine as we pray and play our way through Panamá.

Contact Faith Journeys to join the Preview Tour!

Contact us to learn more about our detailed itineraries!

ABOUT FAITH JOURNEYS

Faith Journeys is proud to be the only travel provider serving as a collaborating member of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).  We are not only the premier travel agency for faith-based travel, we are also your ministry partner.  Our staff has served at the diocesan and parish levels. in youth and young adult ministry.  At Faith Journeys, we understand that travel is only a tool for real-world faith formation and deeper catechesis on the Church’s mission of Word, Worship, Community, and Service!

 

World Youth Day 2019 in Panama City promises to be the best formation experience ever.  Faith Journeys is delighted to have Robert Feduccia, Declan Weir Productions, Inc. as our World Youth Day Consultant.  Robert’s passion for nurturing young adult spirituality will flavor every aspect of our WYD preparations and travel programs.  An added bonus is Faith Journeys’ collaboration with +Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, Episcopal Moderator of the NFCYM, as he hosts our WYD Farewell Dinner Cruise.  Don’t miss the boat!

 

Thanks for allowing Faith Journeys to be your World Youth Day ministry partner!

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