On July 31st a group of forty young adults will travel to Lisbon to celebrate their faith with millions of others

World Youth Day happens every three years, and it promises to be the experience of a lifetime for the young adults who will be joined by five others from the Diocese of Cloyne.

Bishop Fintan Gavin will travel with the group. They will be joined by millions of young people from around the world for World Youth Day.

World Youth Day (WYD) is a gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. Although its Catholic identity is clearly evident, WYD opens its doors to everyone, no matter how close to or distant from the Church they are.

In preparation for World Youth Day the Cork pilgrims will meet on four occasions over the coming months including a day-long retreat in Kinsale.

Bishop Fintan said: "I have very fond memories myself from my own four trips to World Youth Day and it is my hope that our young adults will find this a very faith-enriching experience. It is wonderful that we are traveling with such a sizeable group, and I ask you to please keep us all in your prayers."