We are excited to announce that the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative will be sending a group of teens to World Youth Day Lisbon 2023! 

World Youth Day was initiated by Pope John Paul Il in 1986, and the event attracts more than one million youth from almost every country in the world. It is an opportunity for our young people to learn about themselves and their faith, and to build bridges of friendship and hope between people, continents, and cultures. The week-long event, taking place August 1-6, 2023, culminates in a special Mass with the Holy Father. Many of the young people from our parishes who have attended World Youth Day in the past have described it as a life-changing event in their journey of faith.

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 will take place August 1-6, 2023, culminating in a special Mass with the Holy Father. Please support our young pilgrims by participating in our World Youth Day Raffle – all proceeds will be used to help defray the travel and other expenses associated with attending this week-long event.

Only 500 tickets will be sold in this Closed-End Raffle so be sure to get yours early! Tickets are $100 each and you could win one of the prizes below:

1st Prize: $5,000

2nd Prize: $2,000

3rd Prize: $1,000

The drawing will be held on October 23 after the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass at St. Paul Church.

Our young pilgrims and their chaperones will be on hand at Masses beginning September 10-11 to sell tickets before and after Mass – look for the purple shirts!  Tickets can be purchased in-person by cash or check, by scanning the QR with your smartphone.  

You can also purchase tickets right now by clicking this link:  WYD Raffle

We thank you in advance for supporting our young pilgrims!