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.

Pilgrim friends reunite in Madrid


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Packs aplenty....
From St Monica’s North Parramatta Parish Priest Fr Fernando Montano and Catholic Education Office's Richard Blissenden

Our day was filled with increasing excitement as we got closer and closer to Madrid.

With our bus pilgrimage coming to an end, we spent time praying the rosary, singing hymns and saying goodbye to our 'fantastico' escort Ffilipe.

A countdown began using the kilometre signs heading into the city...followed by an enormous cheer when we saw the city skyline. We had a chance to explore the city, have dinner and share some of the excitement in Sol Square.

As the first of the Parramatta groups to arrive, we had a long wait to welcome our Holy Lands pilgrimage friends.

Here are their backpacks!!!!!

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