World Youth Day plans underway

World Youth Day plans underway

Krakow, 2016


Fr. Grzegorz Suchodolski, the Secretary-General of the WYD Organizing Commiteee, with VISION Executive Editor Patrice Tuohy, and NRVC Executive Director Br. Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. at the 2016 World Youth Day headquarters in Krakow.

NRVC Executive Director Brother Paul Bednarczyk, C.S.C. and VISION Executive Editor Patrice Tuohy traveled in June to Krakow, Poland with other partners of the English-speaking pilgrim pavilion for World Youth Day (Knights of Columbus, Salt + Light TV, Holy Cross Family Ministries, and the Sisters of Life). The purpose of the visit was to view the proposed venue and to meet with various sub-committees of the National World Youth Day Planning Committee.

Similar to what was done in Rio de Janeiro in 2014, NRVC and VISION will sponsor a “vocation cafe” for pilgrims to “hang out” and meet informally with individual religious priests, sisters, and brothers. We also hope to offer a separate programming piece as part of the cafe.

The dates of the pavilion are Tuesday, July 26, through Friday, July 29.

There will be no fee for NRVC members (or other religious from NRVC member congregations) to participate in the cafe. Travel and lodging is on your own. All volunteers in the cafe must register as World Youth Day pilgrims.

For more information about World Youth Day, please consult the website at

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