In brief:
The first week we will be participating in the “Days in the Diocese”. A Bishop, Joe Grech, who is also involved in Charismatic Renewal, has invited us to his Diocese of Sandhurst/Bendigo. We will be staying in the town of Shepparton, 180kms north of Melbourne.

The second week: we will be in Sydney with the Pope and 500.000 young people.

The third week: After the WYD events in Sydney, we will have time to pray and visit places of interest. A time to digest the spiritual fruits and make the most of a time in Australia!

Itinerary so far:

Tuesday 8th July; Fly to Melbourne. Transfer to Shepparton and welcomed into families in the evening.

Wednesday, 9th July;
9.00am Time of prayer and Praise, catechesis.

1.00pm Workshops

5.00pm Mass

6.30pm Evening time of Worship

Thursday, 10th July;
9.00am Prayer and Praise, catechesis / Bishop Joe.

1.00pm Workshops / Bishop Joe

3.00pm Mass / Bishop Joe

6.30pm Evening time of Worship

Friday 11th July;
9.00am Mass –National Day of service

Saturday 12th July;
Day in families

Sunday 13th July;
9.00am Prayer and Praise

11.00 Street and Door to Door evangelization

5.00pm Mass

6.30pm Evening Vigil

Monday 14th July;
Mass and farewell, then departure for Sydney by bus

Arrival in Sydney and settle into places of lodgement

Tuesday 15th July;
9.00am Assembly- Mass and catechesis

10.00am-3.30 m Vocations Forum

2.00pm Beginning of Youth Festival – Opening Mass celebrated by Cardinal George Pell followed by Concert.
Place- Barangaroo 4.30-7.00pm

Evening: Youth Festival (Show/concert and Adoration…)

Wednesday 16th July;
9.00am Assembly- Mass and catechesis

1.00pm-10.00pm Vocations Forum

2.00pm Youth Festival

Thursday 17th July;
9.00am Assembly –Catechesis-Mass

2.00pm Welcome and encounter with the Pope, Barangaroo

5.30pm-10.00pm Vocations Forum

5.30pm Youth Festival

Friday 18th July
9.00am Assembly – Catechesis – Mass

3.30pm Stations of the Cross- a re-enactment of the Lord’s Passion and Death

Then Prayer meeting with the Charismatic Communities, Barangaroo.
7.00pm Youth Festival

Saturday 19th July;
Pilgrimage walk to the site of the Closing Mass (Randwick Racecourse)

Evening vigil with the Holy Father then sleep out under the stars!!

Sunday 20th July;
10.00am Closing Mass (500.000 people!) and concluding events

Afternoon and evening: Free time to visit Sydney

Monday 21st July;
6.00am Mass and visit at the Mary MacKillop Sanctury

Late morning: departure for ‘after WYD’ experience!

Tuesday 22nd July;
Visits, encounters and prayer, in Wodonga

Wednesday 23rd July;
Visits, encounters and prayer

Afternoon: road to Melbourne

Thursday 24th July;
Visits, encounters and prayer

Evening: Healing Mass in Melbourne with Fr. Vic. Farrugia

Friday 25th July;
Visit Melbourne, prayer and take the plane for your return home!

If you need more info, please contact us (,
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Itinerary Melbourne-Shepparton-Sydney-Wodonga-Melbourne