As you know,  our Collaborative is sending 15 pilgrims to World Youth Day 2023which takes place this summer in Lisbon, Portugal from August 1-6. 

We offer tremendous thanks to everyone who has responded so generously to our WYD Sponsorship ProgramAlmost 100 individuals and families have made financial donations in honor of our pilgrims and committed to lending their spiritual support in the form of prayer.

As you can imagine, the expense of participating in this pilgrimage is significant, and we recently learned that the original projected cost of  $4,000 per pilgrim has risen by $200 per pilgrim (primarily due to European fuel prices dramatically increasing the cost of land transportation.) 

Our goal has been to ensure that financial constraints will not prevent any of our young people from experiencing this life-changing event, and thanks to the combined contributions from our pilgrim’s families and the generous donations of our sponsors, we are so close to realizing that goal.  

As we wrap-up our fundraising efforts, please consider sponsoring one (or more!) of our pilgrims by making a financial donation in their honor and lending your spiritual support in the form of prayer.  You can choose the pilgrim(s) you would like to sponsor, or you can ask us to direct your sponsorship to where it’s needed most.  Donations can be made online online, and paper Sponsorship Forms are available in both churches.

Please visit our World Youth Day 2023 page, where you can learn more about the amazing young people we are sending on this transformative pilgrimage and make an online donation. To make a donation now, please click:

Sponsor a Pilgrim!

Thanks again to everyone for your financial and spiritual support – and stay tuned for updates!

World Youth Day: We’re So Close – Please Help Us Get There!