We’re Going to Rio!

WYD Rio 2013

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!