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“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of giving a morning of catechesis to the young adults of the Juventutem International Federation. I was quite impressed with their maturity and the quality of their attention and questions after the presentation of the catechesis. I was also delighted to be able to participate in the celebration of the Solemn Pontifical Mass offered by Bishop Schneider. I was edified by the prayerfulness of the young people in attendance. May God bless you and all the member of the Juventutem International Federation.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester” – 8th August 2016
“Dear young friends,
I was glad to meet your group, including some Dubliners, for catechesis and Mass last week in Krakow. When I was requested by the Vatican to do so, I wondered if I would need to preach in Latin, but happily, English was sufficient!
Answering Pope Francis’ invitation, you came to Poland from various countries to learn about divine mercy, to make friends and to worship God together. I am sure that, as the Holy Father pointed out at the Vigil, you will not “confuse happiness with a sofa” but rather will “offer the best of yourselves”.
May God inspire you, through an always more personal encounter with Him Who is Love incarnate.
Signed: Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin – 1st August 2016”
SHE SAID YES!
Read about the wonderful event on the National Catholic Register, clicking on the link below!
and on Radio Vatican:
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Dear Father, you were kind enough to invite me to celebrate Holy Mass for the young people of “Juventutem” taking part this coming Summer in the Catholic World Youth Day in Krakow. I replied to you through my secretary saying that I was sorry not to be able to attend, owing to other commitments that did not enable me to come to Poland. I am writing to thank you for sending me this invitation and to assure you that I shall accompany this great gathering of young people with my prayers. Like John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, we must support young Christians with our pastoral care in order to lead them to Christ and to give them the opportunity of establishing a personal and intimate relationship with Him. Young people are the future of our society and of the Church.
Please accept the expression of my most cordial greetings and be assured of my prayers for all your intentions.
Robert Card. Sarah, Vatican City, 24th June 2016
Secretariat for the Economy:
Dear young Catholics of the Juventutem youth movement, I prayed for you and all the young adults gathered around Pope Francis last week in Krakow for the World Youth Day. As you know, urgent business at the Vatican prevented me from coming to Poland to deliver one of the official catecheses and to offer Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite for your group. However, I am pleased to hear that six of my fellow bishops accompanied you. As you travel to your home countries, be assured of my prayer for all WYD participants. May you all help spread God’s mercy, with conviction and joy.
Signed: George Cardinal Pell, Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, 2nd August 2016
AMAZING WYD Krakow 2016 PICTURES with JUVENTUTEM:
Pictures credits: Daniel Blackman: https://www.flickr.com/…/134575086…/albums/72157670792374721
Pictures Credit: Jeremy Chua & Issac Teng:
Days in the Diocese (Lgin) – https://juventutem.shutterfly.com/pictures/1672
500 young adults from 12 countries with 6 bishops and 20 clergy in 3 beautiful churches in historic centre of Krakow:
Juventutem give thanks for having taken part in this important Youth Pilgrimage of Mercy with the Church Universal.
Read Pope Francis speech at the Prayer Vigil here: http://www.romereports.com/2016/07/30/pope-francis-full-speech-to-the-youth-on-the-wyd-prayer-vigil
On Saturday morning, 30 July 2016, at 08:30 a.m., all Juventutem pilgrims – French-speakers, English-speakers, and everyone else – are invited to Sung Mass at the Church of Saint Casimir (Reformacka 4 Street) before making the trip to JMJ Vigil with Pope Francis.
Today we gathered at 11am for a Solemn High Mass followed by catechesis given by Bishop Anthanasius Schneider, followed by some group time, lunch and a tour of the city. At 5.30pm we’ll have catechesis by Fr Armand de Malleray from the Fraternity of St Peter. He’ll speak on the theme of mercy and the sacrament of Confession. All are welcome.
Juventutem groups continue to arrive from all over the globe. We had a beautiful Solemn High Mass this evening at the Church of the Conversion of St Paul. Here’s some photos of the Holy Mass, and a few group pics. We had young adults from the UK, France, US, Italy, China, Germany, Nigeria, Poland, Sweden, Portugal and a group from South America join us. Check back here regularly for updates. We’re also on Twitter so follow us at @FIJuventutem