We are a group of Catholic youths from the GTA belonging to the parishes of St. Mary of the Angels, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Judes, St. Thomas More, and St. Bernard de Clairvaux we seek your support in our fundraising initiatives:
In August 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal, thousands of youths from around the world will come together to participate in World Youth Day. This is an international event that takes place every two to three years in which pilgrims from all parts of the world meet to encounter different talks and meetings that the Pope offers. Saint John Paul II began World Youth Day in 1986 to capture the spirit of the youth and inspire them to embrace the teachings of Christ, love Jesus and reciprocate his message of love, forgiveness, and charity throughout the world.
Although the official World Youth Day occurs in August of 2023, our pilgrimage journey has begun as we are actively participating in fundraising activities leading up to our encounter with the Pope. We will be hosting fundraising events within our community such as a fundraising dinner, movie nights, sales of artisan goods, and many more. Within our group, there are young adults that are still in school and siblings of numerous families in which the cost of the trip may be unattainable without outside support. Our goal is to have all youth attend this forever life changing event. The cost per person to go on this pilgrimage is about $3,500, but the experience itself is priceless. This cost covers the flight, all local transportation, accommodations, meals and other pilgrimage incidentals.
The Youth of the Neocatechumenal Way of Toronto