The World Youth Day (WYD) is one of the greatest concrete expressions of the Church’s love and confidence in young people. Instituted by the late John Paul II, the “pope of the young”, after the International Youth Year of the United Nations last 1985, the WYD continues on in an annual journey of faith-reflection and largely characterized by faith deepening and celebration, and spiritual and cultural exchange. The WYD is held every year in the local churches, and every two or three years in an international gathering. Many Filipino youth dreamt of joining the WYD pilgrimage: to encounter Christ and to experience a bigger community of the faithful - especially after the Tenth World Youth Day which the Philippine Church hosted last 1995. And so, for the succeeding WYDs, the Episcopal Commission on Youth (ECY) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) sent large delegations of youth and youth ministers who not only shared the faith, but were also strengthened in it by their WYD experience.

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On July 19-31 2016, a gathering of Roman Catholic youth from all over the world will congregate as one to celebrate the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. I believe that this gathering will help strengthen my faith and would fuel me to serve God more as a fisher of men to spread His words.!
I will be there for almost 15 days, during this time my fellow pilgrims and I will be carrying a backpack (our only piece of luggage) everywhere we go. While in Poland we will be housed by the local parishes parishioners as well as sleeping under our Lord’s beautiful night sky. The second week of our journey we will be attending a week long event known as “World Youth Day”. This event involves youth from all walks of life congregating in one place and growing in our faith. Mass will be attended every day and on one of the days Pope Francis himself will be giving the mass for us to enjoy!

I am from the Philippines and it has always been my dream to join this memorable event of my Christian Faith. Overall with airfare,lodging and meals included this journey comes up to about $4,000. I organized a fund raising activity recently for me to be able to join the WYD 2016. Me with my fellow pilgrims organized last February here in our community a Mini Concert named “This Time With You Concert” ( i attached images of our concert) just to raised funds and help all the pilgrims of the WYD 2016. Indeed, it takes a lot of sacrifice just to be able to join this WYD 2016.

With this, I humbly seek for your financial assistance for me to come up with a certain amount to fund my participation in the said event. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Please do not be afraid to ask for any special prayer intention that you may want me to carry to the Vatican for you, each and every one of you will be in my daily prayers. Please pray for my fellow pilgrims and I as well as we spiritually and physically prepare ourselves for this life changing journey that with your help can come to life!

Thank you for your support. May God continue to bless you a hundred folds.

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