World Youth Day

July 28 – August 9, 2023 If you have or are going to register for WYD please fill out the “register now” and mail to Attn: Rick Cheek 12615 Parallel Parkway KCK 66109 Passport information REQUIRED.

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WYD | Details & FAQ

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Panama City, Panamá from January 22-27, 2019 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2023

  • WYD Opening Mass
  • Daily Catechesis & Mass
  • Youth Festival
  • Papal Welcoming Ceremony
  • Way of the Cross
  • Evening Candlelight Vigil with Pope Francis
  • Morning Papal Mass

World Youth Day is a pilgrimage experience targeted to those aged 16 to 35. We especially encourage young adults in their 20s and early 30s to attend the international World Youth Day events.

Both international and domestic World Youth Day celebrations are important for three reasons:

• Celebrating and putting trust in the youth

• Setting forth on a pilgrimage

• Encountering the Catholic community

World Youth Day (WYD) was initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1985 for the youth all around the world. Its concept has been influenced by the Light-Life Movement that has existed in Poland since the 1960s.

The Youth Office in conjunction with Archbishop Joseph Naumann and the Vocations Office will be coordinating this Pilgrimage to Lisbon Portugal for 2024 for youth and seminarians.

$4080.00 per person. Once committed you will need to register and send a $300 deposit to secure your spot.

  1. Deposit – $ 300  ( i m m e d i at e l y ) 
  2. Initial Payment Due: January 31, 2023 
  3. 2nd Payment Due: February 28, 2023 
  4. Full Payment Due: April 14, 2023 

Each tour member must hold a passport that is valid until at least JANUARY 31, 2024 

  • Price includes

    • Air transportation (from MCI)
    • Land transportation
    • Accommodations in gym/dorm setting
    • All entrance fees
    • Two meals each day 
    • Fuel surcharges and airport taxes are included. 
    • Health Protection Plan is included (during the trip). 


  • Also Included:

    • Backpack
    • Scarf or hat
    • Poncho
    • Pilgrim’s Guide
    • City Guide or map
    • Prayer book
    • Pass for public transport within Lisbon area
    • Meal vouchers

Day 1: fri jul 28 – USA – LISBON. 

Depart North America for Lisbon, Portugal. 

Day 2: sat jul 29 – LISBON / SANTAREM / FATIMA. Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, meeting with our assistant and we continue to Fatima and enroute we visit (with local guide) Santarem and the site of the Eucharistic Miracle. Arrival in Fatima for dinner and overnight in hotel. 

Day 3: sun jul 30 – FATIMA. 

After buffet breakfast, our day is devoted to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fatima. In the morning, we celebrate Mass. This afternoon we visit (with local guide) the Basilica and the Shrine od our Lady of Fatima and the birthplaces of Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia to whom the Virgin appeared for the first time on May 13th, 1971. We also visit the Apparition Chapel. Dinner in hotel. In the evening we join the Rosary and the Candlelight Procession. Overnight in hotel. 

Day 4: mon jul 31 – FATIMA – SANTIAGO de COMPOSTELA. 

Buffet breakfast. Time at leisure this morning for personal meditation. This afternoon we drive to Lisbon to your simple accommodations provided by WYD council. 

Day 5: tue AUG 1 – WYD WEEK – Lisbon. 

Today is a day of leisure for activities to visit Lisbon on our own. Tonight we walk and attend the opening ceremony for WYD 2023. 

Day 6: WED AUG 2 – WYD – Lisbon. 

Catechesis (teaching) sessions in the morning and festival events in the afternoon and evening.t 

Day 7: THU AUG 3 – WYD – Lisbon. 

Catechesis (teaching) sessions in the morning. Arrival and welcome of the Holy Father in the afternoon and evening. 

Day 8: FRI AUG 4 – WYD – Lisbon. 

Catechesis (teaching) sessions in the morning. Stations of the Cross – a re-enactment of our Lord’s Passion and Death in the afternoon and evening. 

Day 9: sat aug 5 – WYD – Lisbon. 

Pilgrimage walk to site of Closing Mass, evening Vigil with the Holy Father and sleep out ‘under the stars’. 

Day10: sun aug 6 – Lisbon. 

Closing Mass and concluding events. 

Day11: mon aug 7 – Lisbon. 

On your own. 

Day 12: tue aug 8 – lisbon. 

On your own. 

Day 13: wed aug 9 – TRANSFER TO AIRPORT. This morning, we transfer to the airport for our departure. 

hotel. In the evening 

Join the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas as we travel to Lisbon, Portugal in 2023 to attend World Youth Day.