Day one - up and away
By Richard Blissenden,
|Pilgrimage leader, St Monica’s Nth Parramatta Parish Priest Fr Fernando Montano, with two young pilgrims.|
Catholic Education, Parramatta Diocese
Day one for our WYD pilgrimage, and the plan was to meet at sydney airport and being sooo organised our group co-ordinator was the first to arrive at Sydney Airport.
Next to arrive was Fr Fernando (pilgrimage leader) and his group from his St Monica's North Parramatta Parish. There were many family members to see pilgrims off and once we had checked in most people went for some lunch.
We gathered again at the departure sign and took many photos.
Fr Kumar Suresh and Annabelle Cauchi (from Catholic Youth Parramatta) came to see our group off also. Traveling on Thai airlines we departed Sydney on time.
Our group comprises 40 pilgrims - but one member is already in Europe and we will meet her there. Our pilgrims were very excited with some having never traveled before. The plane was full and we needed to ask some passengers to move so our group could be closer together. The first hours of of the flight were spent having dinner, watching a movie and playing games on the interactive.
The pilgrims are currently talking about the place they are most looking forward to visiting on the pilgrimage - stayed tuned to hear which one it is!!!
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