World Youth Day

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide event with the Pope celebrated about every three years in a different country. WYD is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter centered on Jesus Christ together with their peers. This event is an opportunity to personally experience the universality of the Catholic Church and to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who are committing their lives to Christ and His Church. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, through prayer and the sacraments, together with hundreds of thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.

Lisbon2023 Dates Announced

The next international celebration of World Youth Day will be held August 1-6, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

After years of anticipation prolonged by COVID-19 pandemic, the WYD Local Organizing Committee in Lisbon announced the event will take place August 1-6, 2023. Lisbon2023 is expected to follow the standard schedule of WYD events beginning with an Opening Ceremony & Mass on Tuesday, August 1st and concluding with a Papal Mass on Sunday, August 6th. Throughout the week, pilgrims will have opportunities to attend Masses, Eucharistic Adoration and catechetical sessions, as well as festival events including concerts and films. Want to travel to Lisbon2023 and experience World Youth Day? Contact your parish and/or your diocese to find out local plans. Find more information at

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