Archive for March, 2010

Pope’s World Youth Day Message

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

“Good Teacher, What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 15, 2010 ( Here is a translation of the message Benedict XVI wrote for the 25th World Youth Day, which will be celebrated Palm Sunday, March 28, at the diocesan level.

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Dear Friends,

This year we observe the 25th anniversary of the institution of World Youth Day, desired by the Venerable John Paul II as an annual meeting of believing young people of the whole world. It was a prophetic initiative that has borne abundant fruits, enabling new generations of Christians to come together, to listen to the Word of God, to discover the beauty of the Church and to live experiences of faith that have led many to give themselves totally to Christ.


Expressions of Interest

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The Diocese of Armidale is organising a 15 day pilgrimage to Madrid for World Youth Day August 2011. If you are interested in being part of the group could you please complete the expression of interest and send it to the WYD Office. Obviously the more pilgrims we have the cheaper it will be for us all. At the moment we have around 20 people who are interested in joining the group. The aim is to have the pilgrimage costing around $5000.

Palm Sunday Resources

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

As a lead up to Holy Week we commence with Palm Sunday Celebrations.  The Diocesan Committee will be sending out a support resource to all parishes and WYD Contacts.

The following link  Stations of the Cross 2   will access support material for Palm Sunday.