Preparation for WYD'19


An invitation from Bishop Michael

Dear Young People of the Diocese of Bathurst,

Every few years, the Pope invites young people from around the world to gather with him for World Youth Day. Ten years ago, it was in Sydney. Since then, it has been in Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Krakow.

In January 2019, I invite you to join me and the group from our Diocese as we travel to WYD in Panama City, via Los Angeles.

I can’t guarantee that you’ll meet Pope Francis in person, but I can guarantee you’ll meet young people from many countries. I can’t guarantee that the journey will change your life (though that could happen). I can guarantee that you will get a new experience of being young and Catholic in our world today.

Yours in Christ

+Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst