For the World Youth Day 2023 Pilgrimage to Lisbon, the Ukrainian Catholic Youth from Canada will be a joint group facilitated by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.

For Youth from the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon, PLEASE REGISTER AS “UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC EPARCHY OF TORONTO AND EASTERN CANADA” on the below form.

Here are the next steps that you will need to take:

1.    Will be 18 years of age by August 1, 2023 

2.  Download the attached information presentation, which has all the information you need to know.

3.   Pray about going on this pilgrimage, and speak with your parents, guardians or spouse to see if it is feasible.

4.   Fill out the registration form by clicking hereSpots are limited, and the deadline to register is Thursday, June 30.

On the registration form, please indicate that you belong The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada

I’m a member of…  *

Diocese of Pembroke
Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall
CECCE (Conseil École Catholique du Centre Est)
CSDCEO (Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique de l’Est Ontarien)
The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Eastern Canada
Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

Starting in the fall every eparchy, we will begin activities to fundraise, have times of formation, small groups, and retreat in order to prepare ourselves fully for this very special pilgrimage. The theme of the next WYD is based on the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God to her cousin, Elizabeth.

The official theme song is lovely and catchy.

Here’s a basic overview of the pilgrimage:

· July 27, 2023 departure from Montréal. (ALL pilgrims MUST depart from Montréal)

· Days in the diocese (where we stay with a local community in Portugal): July 28 – July 31, 2023.

· Actual WYD: Aug 1-6, 2023.

· 1 rest day, Lisbon, Aug 7, 2023.

· 1 day at Fatima on Aug 8, 2023.

· Return to Montréal on Aug 9, 2023.

· Total cost: $3600. Final payment due April 27, 2023.

· $100 deposit on 30 June, 2022 (refundable until 1 September).

· $400 deposit by 1 September, 2022.

Official WYD 2023 website: https://www.lisboa2023.org/en/

If you have any questions, please contact Shavi Perera, Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator of Ottawa-Cornwall, 613-738-5025 ext.  266