Young Adult Ministry Pilgrimages

While there is no Young Adult Ministry pilgrimage planned at this time, we invite you to prayerfully discern if a pilgrimage to World Youth Day is for you.

Itinerary Includes:

– Celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
– Climb to the heights of the holy mountain, Croagh Patrick
– Tour the Connemara region’s lakes, mountains, small villages, ocean views, and fjord of Killary Harbor
– Visit the Benedictine monastery at Kylemore Abbey and pray with the religious community
– View a sheepdog demonstration at Caherconnel Stone Fort
– Hike coastal paths along the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
– Visit the Solas Bhride Centre and walk in the footsteps of St. Brigid of Kildare
– Trek along the scenic trails of Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains
– Explore Dublin: Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Cathedral
– Sample pints and local fare at pubs all throughout the pilgrimage

Info Session

Watch a recording of the virtual Info Session webinar to learn what it will be like to journey to Ireland with our pilgrimage group, organized by Verso Ministries in partnership with the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

During the Info Session, we introduce the pilgrimage leaders, walk through the itinerary, address Covid concerns, and reveal how to save money, such as the $240 subsidy and $500 scholarships.

Land-Only Package:

  • $2768 full price after 20 registrants1
  • $2518 with pay-by-check & early-bird discounts2
  • $2278 with pay-by-check, early-bird discount, & subsidy3

Note 1: The land-only package does not include an airline flight.

Note 2: The Pay-by-Check discount is $50 and the Early-Bird discount of $200 is available to the first 20 registrants.

Note 3: The Subsidy of $240 is available for any of the first 15 registrants who are residents/parishioners in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend (and their travel companions).

Subsidy Deadline: First 15 Registrants
Early-Bird Deadline: First 20 Registrants
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2021

See Verso’s website to learn about their SafelySent protocols and money-back guarantee to ease your concerns about travel during the pandemic.

Funding Assistance:

Read these Funding Tips for ways to make up the difference between the cost and what you can afford in order to make this pilgrimage a reality for you!

Seven scholarships are being awarded in the amount of $500 each:
   • Application Form
   • Application Deadline:  All scholarships have been awarded


This pilgrimage has unfortunately been cancelled due the current situation with COVID-19 in Ireland and the continued impact and complications caused by the coronavirus to safely travel and run pilgrimages.

Instead, consider traveling on our diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal with our own Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades. The exact dates have not yet been released by Pope Francis, but it is anticipated to take place in August 2023. Join us then!


Fort Wayne: Stacey Huneck – [email protected] or 260-349-5321
South Bend: Sean Allen – [email protected]