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World Youth Day 2016, Krakow World Youth Day 2016, Krakow

World Youth Day 2016

Rome, Prague, and Poland Pilgrimage
July 19, 2016 to August 1, 2016


2016 World Youth Day Krakow, Poland Safety and Security

The safety and security of youth and adults participating in World Youth Day Krakow, Poland and related activities are of utmost importance to the Diocese of Fort Worth and the trip organizers, The Catholic Pilgrim Office.

Fort Worth diocesan officials as well as Catholic Pilgrim officials are working with appropriate event organizers, law enforcement and other agencies regarding appropriate safety and measures to safeguard each and every pilgrim on the trip. Travel conditions will be monitored continually and safety and security measures will be adjusted accordingly.

Please check this web page from time to time for any updates.

Official Bishop Olson WYD Invitation
Official WYD Video


World Youth Day Locations

Free Book

Please read the WYD information sheet for everything you need to know — including how to register!

WYD Brochure
WYD Packing List
AGH University Hostels
WYD Hotels Map


Make a Donation

Thank you for helping more than 200 pilgrims attend this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage with Bishop Michael Olson to Rome, Assisi and Krakow. The spiritual and educational benefits, especially for young people, will change them forever. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as we journey on this holy pilgrimage.


Bishop Michael F. Olson invites you to join him and hundreds of other youth, young adults, and chaperones, at World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Rather than having separate parish groups attend, we will be having one "official" diocesan pilgrimage.

This incredible diocesan pilgrimage will take place from July 19, 2016 to August 1, 2016. We will be spending several days in Rome, a day in Assisi, with stops in Prague, Auschwitz, Wadowice, and Czestochowa before we end up in Krakow for the days of World Youth Day — in many ways we will be following in the footsteps of Saint John Paul the Great! As if that’s not enough to inspire you to come, check out this video from Krakow.

**The cost of the pilgrimage is $4,500 and it is all inclusive, which mean it covers EVERYTHING. All travel, all lodging, all food — everything but your free time activity and souvenirs!




Jason Spoolstra
Director of Youth Ministry

Marlon De La Torre, MA MEd.
Department Director for Catechesis

Melissa Loza
Administrative Assistant


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