World Youth Day, to be held from July 25th to August 1st in Krakow, Poland, is right around the corner. Those who wish to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite can do under the patronage of the Federatio Internationalis Juventutem (FIJ) group, organized by Krakow’s youth. During the meetings the daily Mass celebrant will be His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan. The Bishop will also lead catechesis sessions. All of the events for our group will take place in the very heart of Krakow at Saints Peter and Paul Church on Grodzka Street https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_Peter_and_Paul_Church,_Krak%C3%B3w .
We wish to encourage youth from traditional communities in Poland and across the world to attend this event. Organization and group registrations can be made only through WYD 2016’s registration page. We urge those registering to familiarize themselves with all information either on the registration page or in the FAQ:
The Juventutem movement is already registered as a macrogroup, however, direct registration for pilgrims is carried out in subgroups counting up to 150 people. Every chaplain or lay leader registers his own members, in accordance with his needs, as a sub-group. If you plan on coming to Krakow for WYD or would like to help the youth in your ministry or group, we request that you inform us of your subgroup at tradiWYD2016@gmail.com. We will then create a subgroup in the WYD system, for which you will have a login and password, and which you will be able to use according to your needs. The registration page directs all those interested through all the steps, including payment.
As usual, Extraordinary Form clergy will accompany the young adults and will hear confessions, give lectures and take part in the liturgy. They include priests and seminarians from various countries, with Fr Armand de Malleray, Ecclesiastical Assistant to the FIJ.
Fr. Wojciech Grygiel & Artur Klasa
Organizational Committee for FIJ WYD 2016 in Krakow