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World Youth Day

The next WORLD YOUTH DAY will be held in 
Lisbon, Portugal July 2022

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life, made this announcement at the final Mass of World Youth Day Panama.

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope, typically celebrated every three years. This encounter, intended for ages 15-35, can be in person on pilgrimage to the host nation or it can be World Youth Day at Home.

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World Youth Day 2019 - Panama

was held in January 2019

Events are available for viewing on demand: 

For more information contact Ballarat Diocese Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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World Youth Day 2016 - Krakow
was held from 26-31 July 2016

Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall receive Mercy Matthew 5:7

World Youth Day 2016:

20 pilgrims from the Ballarat Diocese participated in the Victorian WYD Pilgrimage to Krakow where 2 million young Catholics from around the world joined Pope Francis in exploring and celebrating Catholic faith.

Our pilgrims were from Mildura, Horsham, Portland, Casterton, Warrnambool, Timboon and many of the parishes in the Ballarat city area.  Pilgrims included a number of young teachers from St Joseph’s Primary and Emmanuel College in Warrnambool, and Lumen Christi, St Francis Xavier, St Thomas More and St Patrick’s Primary in Ballarat.





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we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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