According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, there is an estimated 40,000 American registered for the upcoming World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. This international event is slotted for July 26-31. What makes this upcoming WYD significant? It is the birthplace of its founder Saint John Paul II.
Rome Reports gives us a brief look into the Holy Father’s Schedule in Krakow. Take a look:
There may not be any gathering anytime soon as large as this Catholic gathering of young people …. so what can we take away from this international event? The Church is always in the business of turning sinners into saints! We come together with the Holy Father to be exhorted, challenged, and strengthened for the ministry of Christ. Sometimes young people can feel that they are alone in their faith journey … days like that in Poland remind them that they are not alone. They walk with the Body of Christ and realize that the Church is bigger than what we experience in our Sunday lives. It’s a beautiful thing to be Catholic, so let’s pay attention in the days to come and offer prayers for the safety of this gathering under the Successor of Peter.