World Youth Day

The Last Installment!

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. After a lovely meal and time of sharing memories last night, we had some precious free time this morning before the coach arrived at 4pm to take us to the airport. Some of … Read more >

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Saturday – Papal Mass

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. Nobody can quite believe that the official WYD overnight vigil and Papal Mass is finally here! We feel God looking down on so much as so many things are making our journey easier! … Read more >

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‘Come, follow me’

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. Some very tired Pilgrims gathered in the hotel reception this morning at 7.30 am to travel to our Catechesis site. Like yesterday our group were in charge of welcoming pilgrims from America, Canada, … Read more >

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Wednesday – Inspiring Words

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. This morning we gathered at 7:30am to leave for Catechesis. The Birmingham group have been asked to work with Edwin Fawcett and help animate the session. Despite being a little bit chaotic, it … Read more >

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Monday – onto Rio

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. Gathering this morning as one community we realised just how close we had become to our new friends as speeches and presentations were made whilst fighting back tears. The Christian Life Movement community … Read more >

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High Emotions

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. Emotions were very high yesterday and last night as the mission part of our journey comes to end. We are all so incredibly proud of what has been achieved in this last week.  … Read more >

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An Amazing Experience!

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. The last two days have been so incredible it really is hard to put into words the experience we are having. We have been to the mission daily and in such a short … Read more >

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Arrived safely!

By Carmel Keane, Christ the King, Coventry. We arrived safely into Rio this morning and travelled straight to Petropolis where we were given the warmest of welcomes from Julio and his team! We were shown sleeping areas and floor space … Read more >

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And we’re off!!

And we’re off! This morning 50 very excited pilgrims from the Diocese of Birmingham met at Holy Family Church in Coventry to begin our pilgrimage to World Youth Day by celebrating Holy Mass.  In his sermon, Fr. Des reminded us … Read more >

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The 5759 mile pilgrimage…

After nine months of fundraising, preparation and exploration, the wait is finally over! Birmingham Catholic Youth Service (BCYS) are taking the largest diocesan delegation from the UK to World Youth Day’s 2013th host city of Rio de Janeiro. With monthly … Read more >

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