World Youth Day 2016

The Catholic Youth Apostolate is excited to announce our pilgrmage for World Youth Day in Krakow Poland in 2016!


Join Youth from across the Archdiocese of St. Louis for this once in a lifetime opporunity as we pilgrimage to JP II's homeland with Pope Francis

We'll  be traveling with JMJ Youth, who was our travel company for WYD Rio 2013. Their above and beyond service includes a tour guide for entire trip who will be fluent in Polish!

Contact us for more information or to register:
Tony Phillips at 314-792-7626 / or Tom Lancia at 314-792-7618 /  
The tentative itinerary is listed below.  
 Tentative WYD Pilgrimage Itinerary
July 24th
Depart St. Louis
July 25th
  Arrive in Krakow or nearby airport, prepare for WYD, City tour of Krakow, time permitting
July 26th
Depart early this morning for Czestochowa, to the most important Marian Shrine in Poland at the Jasna Gora Sanctuary. Take time in prayer and witness the miraculous “Black Madonna”, return to Krakow for Opening ceremonies begin this afternoon
July 27th
Morning catechesis, WYD events
July 28th
Morning catechesis, Welcoming ceremonies with our Holy Father                       
July 29th
Morning catechesis, WYD events
July 30th
Morning pilgrimage, evening vigil with our Holy Father
July 31st
Morning Mass with our Holy Father, pilgrimage back to accommodations
August 1st
Day trip to the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau where Maximillian Kolbe and  Edith Stein gave their lives in the holocaust, and to Wadowice the childhood home of St. John  Paul the Great
August 2nd
Depart for St. Louis
Pilgimage cost         $3599
Package Includes:            
Round trip airfare from  STL, current airport taxes and fees, converted apartment, guest house or similar lodging, public transportation in Krakow, airport transfers, WYD registration fees (up to $300), WYD backpack and credentials, breakfast in accommodations, WYD meals, JMJ Youth guide assistance during WYD, City tour of Krakow, two day trips with one extra night’s lodging
Prices based on official exchange rates published on Aug 15, 2016 (1.32 USD = 1 Euro)
Does Not Include:     
Passport or visa fees, gratuities, drinks, one meal per day pre and post WYD
Apartment Style lodging will include or be similar to:
Trzy Kafki Guestrooms 
Atelier Aparthotel              
Promien Guest Rooms     
Payment Schedule (Est. Per Person)      Cancellation fees per person
Deposit             $400                             $400 after deposit
Apr 15, 2015    $800                             $500 after April 15th, 2015
Aug 15, 2015   $800                         $800 after August15th, 2015
                                                           $900 after October 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2016   $800   $900 + 50% airfare after January 15th, 2016
Mar 15, 2016  Balance     No Refunds available after March 15, 2016

Age Limit: This pilgrimage is open to most teens and all young adults.  There is an age limit, however.  A teen must reach the age of 16 on or before July 24, 2016 to be eligible for the pilgrimage. We ask that you have one adult chaperone for every 6 teen participant

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For questions contact:

Tom Lancia 314.792.7618,

Young adults contact:

Brian Miller at 314.792.7083 or