krakow2016World Youth Day 2016

The Diocese of Tyler Office of Youth Evangelization is excited to announce that we will join Pope Francis and millions of young people from almost every nation on earth for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland.  July 23-August 2

Our 10 day pilgrimage will include visits to Czestochowa, Auschwitz, Wadowice and more.

The highlight of the trip will be the once-in-a-lifetime experience of joining the Holy Father and millions of faithful young Catholics in offering themselves to Jesus Christ!

Questions about the pilgrimage should be address to Mark Knox at the Diocese of Tyler.



We spots on the wait list for teens age 16 to young adults age 35.
Please register below if you want the next spot on the wait list.


Official Brochure (PDF)


Trip Itinerary

Jul. 23:   Travel from Texas  to Poland

Jul. 24:    Arrive in Krakow,  City tour by bus

Jul. 25:    Czestochowa – Jasna Gora Monastery National Shrine, Black Madonna

Jul. 26:    Lagiewniki /Krakow – Divine Mercy, St. Stanislaw on the Rock, Nova Huta Church .  Main Market Square, St. Marys, Wawel Cathedral

Jul. 27:    Auschwitz/Wadowice – St. Maximimilian Kolbe, Birthplace of John Paul II

Jul. 28:    Krakow – Tourling religious sites.

Jul. 29:    Krakow -Welcome the Holy Father, Morning tour, evening Stations of the Cross

Jul. 30:    Krakow – Pilgrim walk to site of closing mass

Jul. 31:    Krakow – Closing Mass with the Holy Father

Aug. 1:    Travel from Poland to Texas


Student Registration Form

Adult Registration Form

Make Online Payments


Other Information

WYD Prep meetings will begin Sunday, August 2, and will continue the first Sunday of every month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m..  Pilgrims can attend the 6 p.m. mass at the Chapel together

Teens must be age 15 before getting on the airplane

Note to Adults:  This is a YOUTH pilgrimage.  We have limited space for adult pilgrims, and their purpose is to guide, support, and encourage the youth.  This is not a “trip” but a pilgrimage.  We will be walking several miles each day, and visiting holy sites.  All adults must have completed background checks and ethics and integrity training before our meetings begin in August.