January 22-27, 2019

First International WYD
in Central America

On Palm Sunday, 1985, pope John Paul II announced to the youth in Rome that World Youth day would be created. Since then, World Youth Day has been celebrated in every diocese around the world. With this invitation, the Pope calls every two or three years the youth of the world to come together to celebrate their faith in Christ. In 2019, this gathering will take place, for the first time in Central America, in Panama.

How to participate


Young adults 18 to 35 yrs old who want to live a spiritual experience in a group and discover the richness of another culture.

Group Leader

Adults 20 years of age or older who would like to bring a group to WYD, coordinate logistics, or accompany a group spiritually.

International WYD Volunteer

Young adults between 18 to 35 yrs old who want to serve can apply to the International World Youth Day Organization to become international WYD volunteers. Please note that this requires that an application be submitted directly to the coordinators of International WYD in Panama separately.

WYD Montreal 2018

You can live the experience in communion with pilgrims through the WYD Montreal celebrations. You can participate as a pilgrim, volunteer, or even be part of the team that will organize the event.
Contact missionjeunesse@diocesemontreal.org


International World Youth Day is not only a pilgrimage but also an opportunity to discover the culture, the country and the people who welcome us.

That’s why, Mission Jeunesse – in partnership with Spiritours – offer you
several packages that will allow you to discover more about the richness of the history of the country and beyond, from a faith perspective.


Option SVF1


No flights and no transfers**:


** WYD PANAMA ONLY (25-27 JAN 2019)

Option SVF2

One Week

No flights and no transfers**:


** WYD PANAMA ONLY (22-27 JAN 2019)


Option SVF3


No Flights – includes transfers**:



All packages…


✔ International flights (except packages with no flights)

✔ Transfer from the airport to your accommodation

✔ All taxes, including airport taxes

✔ Blue Cross Insurance Regular Package: Medical, cancellation of trip, baggage (0-60 yrs) (except packages with no flights)


✔ WYD Registration and Missionary week

✔ Accommodation and meals WYD style

✔ WYD Solidarity Fund

✔ Diocesan fee


✔ Tips

✔ Personal expenses

✔ Toutes les taxes, incluant les taxes d’aéroport

✔ Some meals (not-included in the itinerary)

✔ 3.5% fee if paid by credit card

Price is subject to availability at confirmation, and exchange rate, minimum basis of 40 pax per bus to guarantee this rate
A deposit of $500 + the cost of insurance are NON REFUNDABLE

Mission Jeunesse Guide

International World Youth Day is a week-long spiritual pilgrimage. Pilgrims from all over the world come together to share their faith and celebrate Jesus Christ. Young pilgrims participate in all kinds of worship and sharing activities, as well as catechesis and community service activities. The week ends with vigil and a Mass with the Holy Father.

Even if the international WYD lasts only one week, this represents the summit of a journey of several months, even often of a few years of preparation which is done in every diocese around the world.

It is also an experience not only for those who travel, but by the entire community that accompanies them spiritually and financially. For Mission Jeunesse, the WYD pilgrimage is therefore an initiative that is initiated in the pastoral calendar of the year and which is inspired by the themes proposed by the Pope. The pilgrimage becomes a spiritual and pastoral itinerary that develops in three stages.

Info Session

Here we go! You are part of a group and you already began thinking about going to WYD Panama 2019? You are an individual who wishes to go to WYD Panama? You would like to get some information on the next international WYD?

We invite you to the preliminary info-session which will be held at the Archdiocese of Montreal!
7pm – 2000 Sherbrooke street O. H3H 1G4

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