Fr. Eric is taking some pilgrims to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day 2013! They will be leaving this Sunday for an exciting week with Pope Francis and Catholic youth from around the world!
Check in frequently to follow our pilgrims’ journey. They will try to send updates and pictures as time and data connection allow, so that those of us back home can participate in their pilgrimage and pray alongside them.
Here is our itinerary:
Throughout the week, links will appear below, taking you to a page with more detailed information about the day’s agenda, as well as updates from our pilgrims!
Day 1, 7/21: Departing Detroit for Rio!
Day 2, 7/22: Arrival in Rio! Walking tour of Copacabana and Ipanema
Day 3, 7/23: Walking tour of city center; visiting the Statue of the Christ
Day 4, 7/24: Catechesis and WYD festivities
Day 5, 7/25: Catechesis; Papal Welcome on Copacabana Beach
** A Letter from Fr. Eric **
Day 6, 7/26: Catechesis; Stations of the Cross
Day 7, 7/27: Pilgrimage Walk to
Campos Fidei Copacabana Beach; Adoration; Vigil with the Holy Father; Camp out under the stars
Day 8, 7/28: Papal Mass
Day 9, 7/29: Free Day
Day 10, 7/30: Free Day; Depart for Detroit
Day 11, 7/31: Arrive back home!