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Get to Know Saint Faustina, Patron for WYD2016
Last edited 27th January 2015

The Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy who live in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Krakow, are running a Facebook page dedicated to World Youth Day Patron Saint Faustina in order to help pilgrims learn more about this inspirational Saint.


Polish Bishops Announce Patron Saints for World Youth Day 2016
Last edited 26th January 2015

The Bishops of Poland released a letter last year with an update on the preparations for World Youth Day 2016, in which they announced that the Patron Saints for WYD2016 will be Saint John Paul II and Saint Faustina!


Download Sheet Music for the WYD2016 Official Song
Last edited 20th January 2015

On 6 January 2015, the World Youth Day office in Krakow released the official song for WYD2016, “Blessed the merciful”. You can now access the sheet music for the official song for the World Youth Day gatherings in your local diocese.


Official Song for World Youth Day 2016 Debuted in Krakow
Last edited 9th January 2015

The official song for World Youth Day Krakow 2016, inspired by the theme “Blessed are the merciful,” was premiered in the Polish capital on Tuesday. The official debuting of the song took place at the conclusion of the traditional procession of the Magi to mark the Solemnity of the Epiphany.


The Premiere of the Official Hymn of WYD Krakow 2016 on January 6th 2015
Last edited 18th December 2014

The Organizing Committee of World Youth Day Krakow 2016 is delighted to announce that the premiere of the official hymn of WYD Krakow 2016 will take place on January 6th 2015, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, at the end of the traditional Procession of the Three Kings.

WYD2016 Advent Series with Fr Stan Fortuna - "The King"
Last edited 10th December 2014

When we reflect on the Kingdom of God, we cannot forget to reflect on the King – our Lord Jesus Christ, who chose to show himself to us as an innocent baby. Watch this latest Advent video reflection produced by the WYD2016 team in Krakow for more!

WYD2016 Advent Video Series with Fr Stan Fortuna
Last edited 4th December 2014

We are very excited about this new Advent video series created by the World Youth Day 2016 team in Krakow team, featuring Fr Stan Fortuna. Here is a short preview of what looks to be an awesome series...


Donate a WYD2016 "Ticket for a Brother"
Last edited 2nd December 2014

Ticket for a brother (TfB) is an outreach project for pilgrims living in the East that was initiated by Polish volunteers shortly after 2013 WYD in Rio de Janeiro. Its goal is to raise funds for the Eastern youth to allow them to participate in the WYD in Poland in 2016. Countries taken into account for our project are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


What is Your World Youth Day Story? - Selina Hasham
Last edited 27th November 2014

Catholic Youth Services, the Archdiocese of Sydney youth agency, officially launched their journey towards World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow! During their launch event, which took place in Sydney on 26 November 2014, Selina Hasham shared her World Youth Day story - and challenged the participants to find their own story with by reflecting on the question: "What is your World Youth Day story". Have a listen in this podcast!


Australia's Young People Prepare for WYD 2016
Last edited 17th November 2014

With just over 18 months to go before Poland's ancient city of Krakow hosts World Youth Day in 2016, Catholic Youth Services (CYS) is holding a special WYD information evening for Sydney pilgrims on Wednesday, 26 November.


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