World Youth Day Sydney 2008

Sep 30, 2009   //   by admin   //   Events, World Youth Day  //  Comments Off on World Youth Day Sydney 2008

World Youth Day (WYD) is the largest youth event in the world and was held in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008. Altogether there were 58 people of all ages from the Chinese Catholic Community Brisbane who participated in this event. Below are some testimonials of those who attended.

The theme of 2008 is:
YOU will receive POWER when the HOLY SPIRIT has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses. (Act 1:8)

Read some of our members’ reflections below:

WYD08 has been an experience that has changed my life – literally. Before going to World Youth Day I had no idea what to expect, I was a bit anxious because I was spending a week with people I didn’t know extremely well, and I have never been on a pilgrimage before. On arriving in Sydney I knew that physically it would be a hard week; sleeping on the floor, queuing up for showers, eating the same food everyday and walking everywhere. But now I reflect back, none of that was hard at all. I actually enjoyed it because of all the people surrounding me; our love for God and each other made the experience incredible. I would trade any expensive, luxurious holiday to go to WYD again.
Laurel C.

World Youth Day may be officially over but it will be an experience that will remain in the minds of me and many other pilgrims in our church. World Youth Day, the largest youth event in the world, is an invitation from the Pope to the youth and any other pilgrims of the world to celebrate their faith together and walking the same journey.
Ben L.

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