WYD Auckland Experience

Registrations are now OPEN !!!

Click here to access our registrations page.









Leader Update

Leading up to #WYDAK18, 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 | 31 May 2018

Leader Information | June 2018

WYDAK18 Health & Safety System – updated 28 June.docx

Pre-WYDAK18 Information 2018

WYDAK18 – Marshal and H&S Briefing Updated

DE-Escalation Techniques

WYDAK18 – Marshal and H&S Briefing Updated

Want a consent form for your young people?  Click here

Don’t miss out on the World Youth Day 2018 experience, be sure to register your group.


Programme Information 

Regional Days: Saturday 14 July 2018

Two regional days have been confirmed for the 14th of July:

  • South / East regions – Sancta Maria College, 3-9pm
  • North Shore / City / Central/ West regions – Rosmini College, 2-9.30pm

Diocesan Day:  Sunday 15 July 2018

World Youth Day Auckland is for young people aged 10 to 35 however people of all ages are welcome to attend.  Pilgrims under the age of 18 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

There will be TWO prayer sites for the Sunday of #WYDAK18. Prayer will begin at 1pm and
locations are allocated depending on your region:

 St Patrick’s Cathedral – for young people from South/East regions
 Sacred Heart Parish, Ponsonby – for young people from City, Central, West and North Shore regions
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 #WYDAK18 Group Photo.

Pilgrim Walk | Leaving from St Patrick’s Cathedral and Sacred Heart Parish, Ponsonby

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. Get your youth group banners along and be ready to fly them high as we walk to Victory Convention Centre.

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 begins and includes a celebration of prayer and music, teaching and testimony, making some serious noise and spending time with Jesus in the Eucharist. This year there will be separate teaching sessions for teens and young adults.

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 2018.  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 #WYDAK18 #SynodAK #FitforMission #VoiceOfYOUth. Win prizes !