Many countries try to organize an official presence for their respective pilgrims at the WYD grounds. Please check back leading up to WYD for more information on activities for US pilgrims during World Youth Day 2023 in Portugal.
Open to USA Pilgrims: Sunday, July 30, through Friday, August 5, 2023. 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., local time, each day, subject to change. Special Prayer Service each night (except 8/2) at 9:00 p.m. All are welcome.
This parish church is available to all U.S. pilgrims to stop by, rest, and pray. Take a moment to refresh yourself amidst the busy WYD week. Join the U.S. bishops each evening at 9:00 p.m. for a special prayer service to close the night. Space is limited. Please note that, at some occasions, some U.S. groups will have special liturgies or gatherings in the church; please be respectful if one is happening upon your arrival and speak to a volunteer or staff for details on the next availability.
Special U.S. Pilgrim Holy Hour
featuring Bishop Robert E. Barron, Chairman USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
Come together with WYD pilgrims from across the USA for a special national gathering. The program will feature prayer, music, testimony, networking, and a Holy Hour with the Lord, led by Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester. More details will be coming soon. For now, save the date and time – and see you there!
Tuesday, August 1, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 2, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 4, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WYD EVENT - Journeying Together at World Youth Day
A Special Intercultural Event during the WYD Youth Festival on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. local time at Museu Nacional dos Coches, Lisbon - (National Coach Museum).
Bishops, young adults, and ministry leaders from the United States will lead a special intercultural and interactive dialogue event, inspired by the USCCB Journeying Together process. All U.S. pilgrims are welcome to engage in this synodal experience, subject to space availability. The program will feature ways to engage in dialogue with other young people, reflecting the great diversity of cultures from and within countries around the world – and learn how to take this process home with you, too.