Since I have received no response whatsoever to my most earnest suggestion made on 11th July, I have decided to repost it here:
World Youth Day 2016 with Pope Francis will be taking place in Krakow, Poland, from 26th to 31st July 2016. Millions of Catholic young people from all over the world are expected to gather for a celebration of their faith, for some moving catecheses, for spiritually fulfilling and wonderful encounters with the Holy Father in this city of Pope Saint John Paul II, the founder of World Youth Days.
Wouldn’t it be stupendous if the youth of the Ordinariates worldwide, from England, Scotland, Wales, the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan could arrange a joint pilgrimage? In 2011, the first year of the Ordinariates’ existence, there was already an important Ordinariate presence at the Madrid World Youth Day. Deacon James Bradley, as he then was, sang the gospel in typical Anglican style at the service of welcome for Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid. Deacon James is on the left of this photo holding the Book of the Gospels.
Let’s make 2016 a year for Ordinariate youth worldwide to meet and to bear witness to the diversity and universality of the Catholic Church at this largest international gathering of Catholic youth. Maybe each community can send one young person (or more) and assist them in paying for the pilgrimage, or the young people can try to raise their own travel expenses.
I am too old myself to organise and accompany the pilgrimage, but I invite all those interested to contact us by eMail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to pass everything on to enthusiastic organisers.
Get out of your armchairs and start planning.