Young people from Mullingar to join Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid
Fr Padraig will travel with parishioners aged 18 - 35 years from our parish will take part in the World Youth Day gathering with Pope Benedict in Madrid next August.
The youth group from the Diocese of Meath will leave Ireland on 15 August and and return on 22 August. There are 38 places available but a significant number have already been booked. The pilgrimage costs €650 per person. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications in 16 August 2011.
Bishop Smith is hoping that this event will help young people to take a more active part in Church life at home. Preparation for the gathering is important. Three preparatory meetings will take place before departure; they will be scheduled for late April, early July and early August.
World Youth Day is an opportunity for young people to share life and faith together, and to experience the rich cultural diversity of faith at this international event.