This week a group of eighteen pilgrims from across our diocese make their way to Spain to take part in World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid. The theme of this year's WYD is "Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith." The diocesan delegation will begin its pilgrimage by being hosted by the members of a parish in the Diocese of Plasencia, which was established in 1189 AD. Cultural, religious and community events are planned for this leg of the journey.
On the 16th of August our pilgrims will make their way to Madrid to take part in the catechesis sessions, devotional programs and cultural activities leading up to the final Mass with His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI.
To help friends and family back home follow the pilgrims' progress, a blog has been set up on which updates and photos of the journey can be posted. Visit the blog at: http://www.wydthunderbay.blogspot.com/ Please pray for the pilgrims that their journey might be a blessed and enjoyable one!