World Youth Day Rio Pilgrim Commissioning Mass
On Sunday 30 June, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP will preside at the Commissioning Mass for World Youth Day pilgrims at 6pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta.
Bishop Anthony is leading a group of 250 young people on a pilgrimage to WYD in Rio de Janeiro where they will join with more than two million people and Pope Francis. Departing on 13 July, our pilgrims will head off to Lima in Peru and Iguazu Falls before going on to Rio for WYD week from 23-28 July.
In Lima, they will spend several days learning about and working with the Church’s overseas aid agency, Caritas Peru, in schools and homes. This outreach is through Building Houses and Hope, a diocesan project that involves pilgrims in the building and painting of houses for 10 families living in Lima’s shantytown.
Download Bishop Anthony’s Message to WYD Rio pilgrims
To read Bishop Anthony’s message for pilgrims and their families, visit: www.parrawyd.org
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