Catholic Youth Parramatta

Madrid Memories

WYD Commissioning Mass
Commissioning Mass for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta's World Youth Day 2011 Madrid Pilgrims with the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at St Patrick's Cathedral Parramatta, Sunday 31 July 2011.
Photography: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

Close to 300 young people from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta undertook the experience of a lifetime in making the journey to World Youth Day (WYD) 2011 in Madrid, Spain (16-21 August).

The enthusiastic group joined 4,000 young people from Australia in celebrating their faith on the road to WYD11 Madrid, which was themed: ‘Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.’ (Saint Paul).

On these pages, you can meet some of our pilgrims and relive their journey through our photo galleries and blogs, and catch up on what was making news in the lead up to, and during, WYD11.

To find out more about joining us on our spiritual journey to WYD13 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, South America, go to our WYD13 section.