Archive for October, 2010

Days in the Diocese Valencia

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Interior of Madrid Cathedral

Following the Australian visit to Madrid the coordinating team has been able to confirm that the Armidale Lismore pilgrimage will be spending Days in the Diocese in the Diocese of Valencia. At this stage we do not know what parishes but we are confirmed for Valencia. This means we will fly into Barcelona, bus down to Valencia then travel to WYD in Madrid. Being an over 18 group means that all the pilgrims in our group will be able to enjoy the heritage of Catholic Spain in a very unique and exciting way.

Madrid Is Getting Ready

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

After meeting with the Madrid WYD committee the Australian delegation is very impressed with the work being done in preparation for next year. The Madrid WYD promises to be a fantastic experience. Apart from wonderful opportunities for prayer and worship the Madrid committee is developing a wonderful youth festival program.
Mind you one of the highlights will be free entry into some of the worlds great museums such as the Prado.

Invitation to All Young Staff in Catholic Schools

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

An Invitation to All Young Staff in Catholic Schools

Successful Meeting with Madrid World Youth Day Organising Committee

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I am currently in Spain checking out all the key sites for Madrid 2011. The group representing most Australian Diocese met with the Madrid Committe for severeal hours and received briefings on the wonderful plans they have for 2011.
They have most of the key event happening in the main part of Madrid. What a wonderfully beautiful and friendly city. It will be an amazing palce for WYD11.
The opening Mass will be set in a beautiful square at the Plaza Celibis which is near a great park called Retiro.
Stay posted for more news and pictures

Registering as a pilgrim

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Here are a few things to remember about registering for Madrid
1 you need to register for the Armidale Lismore group
2 you then need to complete a Diocesan application. This helps us make sure you meet the criteria for our group
3 Pay your deposit
4 Start saving for final payment which is due in April 2011

What has been happening???

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

We have been very quiet on the site for a while but that does not mean that we have not been busy. We have managed to make some great contacts in Valencia where our group will be doing Days in the Diocese.
Our pilgrimage is up on the WYD site and Harvest and we are beginning to get a few hits which is great.
We are getting close to our Armidale target but sadly we haven’t heard much from our Lismore pilgrims. Hopefully we will get a rush soon.
Let people know about our pilgrim group so we can get our group filled with a fantastic collection of people.