Catholic Youth Parramatta

pilgrims PRAYER

A prayer for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta's pilgrims travelling to World Youth Day 2011 Madrid.


Ever loving God, we give you thanks for the many blessing we receive in this life. Thank you for the gift of World Youth Day to our young people. We ask your blessing on all our Pilgrims at World Youth Day in Madrid. Bless them on their pilgrimage and help them to build on the many graces and experiences that were the fruit of the World Youth Day in Sydney.


Guide them along right paths by bestowing on them the power of the Holy Spirit, so that they may continue to be your witnesses in the world.


May this pilgrimage renew their faith and confidence in you, and strengthen the bond of communion as they journey together, so that the fruits of their experience might bring renewal to the Church of Parramatta.


We ask this through the intercession of Our Lady of the Southern Cross and in the name of our Lord Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God forever and ever.



Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Pray for us.

Blessed John Paul II. Pray for us.


16 Aug: Australian Pilgrims Gathering & Opening Mass


All Parramatta WYD pilgrims came together at the Australian Pilgrims Gathering in Madrid on 16 August.

Photographers Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu were on hand to capture the moment, as well as the Opening Mass later that day, marking the official start of WYD 2011.

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Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP with Parramatta World Youth Day pilgrims at the Australian pilgrims gathering in Madrid.

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The WYD Cross & Icon arrive at the Australian Pilgrims Gathering.

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Part of the celebrations at the Australian Pilgrims Gathering.

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The WYD 2011 Opening Mass in Madrid's Plaza de Cibeles.

See more photos from 16 August Madrid in our WYD Photo Gallery

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Comments & Responses

Thanks God fo the Inernet! Despite of everyone's busyness we are able to follow with you at least a little bit o these fantastic days in Madrid. Thanks to everyone who place here the photos and to those who write s detailed reports. United in prayer:)
Posted by: Sr Grace on 17/08/2011 9:33:59 PM(Reply)

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