The Beginning of a New Journey



We are but two days away from the adventure of a lifetime. On Wednesday, July 20th 83 pilgrims from the Diocese of Hamilton begin their journey to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. This adventure has been over two years in the making and involves young adults from across the great Diocese of Hamilton. Following this blog post you will be able to keep up with the adventure as it progresses.

The first leg of our journey will see half of our group in the city of Wroclaw and half in the city of Mszana, where we will interact with like-minded pilgrims from all over the world and with the congregation of one specific parish in particular. Together we will sing, laugh, pray and work as we enter into the daily lives of our hosts. Being billeted in individual homes will allow our pilgrims the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Polish culture and to interact, in a very personal way, with the Polish people.

There are two buses of pilgrims on our journey.  The Diocesan bus, with Fr. W. Kuzma, Fr. P. Jurzyk and myself (David Dayler) will spend their week prior to WYD in Wroclaw and the C.R. bus (Congregation of the Resurrectionists) with Fr. A. Wroblewicz, Fr. T. Collins and Fr. M. Kruszewski  who will spend their week in Mszana.  Following these days in the Diocese we will meet up in Krakow for the week of World Youth Day and then spend two days traveling following the completion of WYD.

Please follow our journey here on this “Disciples on the Journey” site and keep us in your prayers.

“God, merciful Father, in your Son, Jesus Christ, you have revealed your love and poured it out upon us in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. We entrust to you today the destiny of the world and of every man and woman. We entrust to you in a special way young people of every language, people and nation: guide and protect them as they walk the complex paths of the world today and give them the grave to reap abundant fruits form their experience of the Krakow World Youth Day”.  Amen

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