SCRANTON — Young adults from throughout the 11 counties of the Diocese of Scranton will have the unique opportunity to join Bishop Joseph C. Bambera on a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, for World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis. The 12-day pilgrimage is from July 23 to Aug. 3.
The pilgrimage will consist of catechesis, evening cultural events, Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis, Eucharistic Adoration, speakers, confession and a Closing Mass with Pope Francis.
In addition, pilgrims will see and experience some of the most moving religious sites in the world, such as the origins of Saint Faustina, Saint John Paul II, and Saint Maximillian Kolbe in Niepokalanow. Mass will be also be celebrated in Czestochowa in front of the Black Madonna icon.
The travel package includes round-trip airfare from the United States, airport and hotel transfers, one night stay in Warsaw, a visit to Czestochowa, nine-night hotel accommodations at a three-star hotel in downtown Krakow, breakfast daily, day trips to Auschwitz and Zakopane, luggage tags, four group dinners, and World Youth Day registration, which includes lunch, dinner, and public transportation. Dube Travel is handling the travel arrangements and the itinerary for the Diocese of Scranton pilgrimage.
All are welcome to attend an information session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 330 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. For more information, call the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213.