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.


Pilgrims glimpse the promised land


Photographer Ryan Reyes captures some special moments during the Holy Land to Madrid pilgrimage, with a Mass celebrated by Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at Our Lady of the Rosary in Amman, Jordan. One group of pilgrims also ascended Mt Nebo, where God gave Moses a glimpse of the Promised Land.

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Fr John Watkins assists Bishop Anthony at a Mass celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary in Amman, Jordan.

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Catholic Diocese of Parramatta pilgrims from St Clare's Catholic High School Hassall Grove at Mt Nebo.

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The view atop Mt Nebo.

See more Ryan Reyes photos in our WYD Photo Gallery


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Comments & Responses

Ryan, what a beautiful photo from Mt Nebo! The Holy Land looks so barren and lifeless, it's amazing that this is the birthplace of our faith. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us at home.
Posted by: Julie Car on 10/08/2011 6:09:31 PM(Reply)
What beautiful photos! It truly does make us feel a part of the pilgrimage reading the blog. It has captured for us a little of the spiritual journey you are all walkimg. God bless, Julie
Posted by: Julie fehon on 10/08/2011 10:11:06 PM(Reply)

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