World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2027 will be held in Seoul, South Korea. Information regarding our diocesan pilgrimage will be announced on this page as it becomes available.

WYD 2023 Lisbon


When is the registration deadline?
We will be accepting WYD pilgrim registrations through Oct. 1, 2022.

Is there funding available to help me attend?
Yes! Many parishes are open to organizing fundraisers, but additionally, there are diocesan scholarships available for youth and young adult pilgrims from our diocese. Download the pilgrimage scholarship form on this webpage and submit it by August 15, 2022 to receive scholarship funding!

I applied for the scholarship, when will I hear how much money I have been granted?
Scholarship applicants will be notified on Sept. 1, 2022 of the amount of funding they have been awarded. Pilgrims who receive this funding will need to register and pay a deposit by Oct. 1, 2022 in order to “claim” this scholarship funding.

Who can attend the pilgrimage to Portugal?
Youth and young adults age 16-35 (as of July 28, 2023). Leading and accompanying our youth and young adults will be Bishop Rhoades, priests, seminarians, youth ministry leaders, diocesan staff as well as dedicated chaperones for our high school youth.

Pilgrimage Preparation:
Leading up to the pilgrimage, the diocese will have many community-building and faith-formation opportunities for participants as we prepare to be united with millions of our brothers and sisters in Christ. These will be announced as they are planned. Our first WYD 2023 pilgrimage gathering will be on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Sacred Heart parish in Warsaw. Pilgrims are invited to join Bishop Rhoades for a 6:30 p.m. Mass followed by a dinner and WYD formation event. Those who have registered will receive more information via email.

Noche de información para la Jornada Mundial de Jóvenes

What will this cost?

Base Cost: $4,525

The base cost per pilgrim is $4,525. This fee includes estimated costs for flights, WYD 2023 registration, hotels, and most meals as well as support from our travel partner, Verso Ministries. Knowing that this considerable investment will require great sacrifice, we encourage interested persons to begin prayerfully fundraising now. We also know that this will certainly be an experience that will impact participants and bear great fruit for years to come. What is not included in the base price is travel insurance, drinks, certain tips, baggage fees, personal purchases, etc. Find a full list of what is covered in your package on the registration page.

Diocesan Scholarships will be available for youth and young adult pilgrims. Scholarship application window is June 1 – August 15, 2022. Scholarship applicants will learn on Sept. 1, 2022 how much funding they have received. Registration deadline is Oct. 1, 2022.