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Broken Bay pilgrimage to World Youth Day

World Youth Day 2023 is in Lisbon, Portugal from 1 to 6 August 2023. The theme for the event is "Mary arose and went with haste" (Luke 1:39).

The Diocese of Broken Bay is hosting a Broken Bay pilgrimage to World Youth Day.

In addition to Lisbon, the Broken Bay three week pilgrimage will include the Sanctuary of Fátima in Portugal and, before Portugal, a pilgrimage from Venice to Rome in Italy. The pilgrimage will visit in Italy: Venice, Padova, Ravenna, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Cascia, the Vatican and Rome. And in Portugal: Lisbon and Fatima. The pilgrimage will depart to Venice in July 2023 and return from Lisbon in August 2023.

Broken Bay also have a Lisbon only one week pilgrimage for those who wish to attend only the week of World Youth Day in Lisbon.


Registrations for the Broken Bay pilgrimage are now open for young people aged 16-35 (at the time of departure). The link below provides direct access to the online registration. Now is the time to start considering your own World Youth Day plans.

Register for World Youth Day Lisbon with Broken Bay

General information

The videos below are an introduction to the Broken Bay pilgrimage.

Introduction to the Broken Bay pilgrimage to World Youth Day

Introduction to World Youth Day

Introduction to the city of Lisbon

Applications for leadership roles

Parish leaders are welcome to apply for a leadership role with a Broken Bay pilgrimage. If you would like to be considered for one of these roles, please complete the online expression of interest form at the link below. Expression of interest leadership applications close on Monday, 17 October 2022.

Leadership role expression of interest application form

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