WYD Auckland Experience

Registrations are now OPEN !!!

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Leader Update

Leading up to #WYDAK17, the ACYM team will send out leader updates that will keep group leaders informed about what is happening at the event, what to expect and also what information you need to pass on to the young people in your groups.

Leader Update | 14 June 2017

Leader Update | Pre-WYDAK17 Information 2017

WYDAK17 Health & Safety System UPDATED 11 July

Programme Information 

Regional Days: Saturday 15 July 2017

Three regional days are confirmed:

South will host a regional day at St Therese Mangere Parish from 4.00pm
Central will host a regional day at Christ the King Parish, Owairaka from 4.30pm
North Shore will host a regional day at St Thomas More Parish, Glenfield from 4.00pm

Diocesan Day:  Sunday 16 July 2017

World Youth Day Auckland is prepared for young people aged 13 to 35 however people of all ages are welcome to attend.  Pilgrims under the age of 16 should be in groups with assigned leaders.   Any registration queries may be directed to Rochelle or Teresa in the ACYM Office.

Spend time with God in prayer at St Patrick’s Cathedral

1.00pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, 43 Wyndham Street, Auckland ($4 parking available from 12.30pm to 3.00pm only) – Cathedral opens at 12.45pm.  Allow yourself to be drawn closer to God through music and inspired by scripture to live your whole life the way Jesus calls you.

Be Facebook Famous with our official #WYDAK17 Group Photo.

Pilgrim Walk | Leaving from St Patrick’s Cathedral

It’s a long standing WYD tradition to make a pilgrim walk.  Let us walk to Victory Centre with youthful joy, publicly proclaiming our faith.
Stay focused on the walk as you never know who you might meet along the way.

Food and Faith | Victory Convention Centre

There will be a massive sausage sizzle before we start our afternoon programme.

#VoiceOfYOUthAK begins with the official countdown at 3.45pm

#VoiceOFYOUthAK is a celebration of prayer and music, teaching and testimony, making some serious noise and spending time with Jesus in the Eucharist.   We’ve refreshed the programme offered in previous years.   Be sure to have your group banner and a 10 second chant to shout out loud at Victory Centre.  This is quite possibly the most exciting time to be a young person in the Church.  Pope Francis has said that he has all young people in his heart.  He has asked bishops to “waste time” listening to young people.  Bishop Pat is keen to hear your voice and your ideas as Bishops around the world begin to prepare for a Synod in Rome in 2018.   Bishop Pat will be at #WYDAK17 and he wants to hear YOUR ideas.  We hope to see YOU at #WYDAK17!

WYD Diocesan Youth Mass | Victory Centre @ 7.00pm

Let’s gather as one community to be nourished as we receive the Eucharist.  This will be a multi-cultural celebration of faith.   Friends and family are welcome to come to any element of World Youth Day Auckland 2017.  This year particularly we encourage you to invite family including grandparents to this Mass.

Finish time is approximately 8.30pm.  We recommend bus pick-ups for 8.45 or 9.00pm

Victory Centre (www.victoryconventioncentre.co.nz)
(98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay – includes free parking for participants, leaders and supporters)
Click here to download a printable version of the poster.

Click here to join the Facebook event.

Take part in our social media competitions on Facebook and Instagram. Use the following hashtags #WYDAK17 #SynodAK #FitforMission #VoiceOfYOUth. Win prizes !