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Galloway Catholic Youth

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The R C Diocese of Galloway is a resistered charity in Scotland SC010576.

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World Youth Day, Krakow, Poland


World Youth Day is a great meeting of Catholic young people from all over the world gathered around the Holy Father, Pope Francis.  It is one of the primary means by which the Church proclaims the message of Christ to young people.  In 2016 World Youth Day will be hosted in Krakow, Poland.


Galloway Catholic Youth will lead a group of young pilgrims from the diocese to take part in World Youth Day in Krakow.  The dates of travel will be 20th July - 2nd August 2016.  The group will be led by the Diocesan Youth Chaplain Father Stephen McGrattan and other experienced adult leaders.  Bishop Nolan will join the group for the last 8 days.


Travel will be by plane from Edinburgh to Krakow.  From 20th - 25th July the group will stay with different families in a Polish diocese to be confirmed.  On 25th July the group will travel to Krakow and stay in University accomodation in the city centre to take part in the World Youth Day programme until Sunday 31st July.  The group will stay in Krakow for two days after the final celebration of Mass to do some sightseeing.


The cost of the pilgrimage is £690 and includes:

  • Coach transfer between Galloway diocese to Edinburgh Airport

  • Return flights from Edinburgh to Krakow

  • All transport while in Poland

  • Accomodation for 13 days

  • Excursions

  • World Youth Day registration

  • Meals

  • Travel insurance


The cost can be paid in instalments and the payment schedule is:

  • £150 by 30th September 2015 (non-refundable)

  • another £200 by 30th November 2015

  • another £200 by 31st January 2016

  • another £140 by 31st March 2016.

  • To apply for a place please complete the application form and send it with a non-refundable payment of £150 to Father Stephen McGrattan at WYD Krakow, Galloway Catholic Youth, St John's, 92 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1JU.  Cheques should be made payable to "Galloway Youth Office".  Bank transfer details are available from


For further information please visit the FAQs page or contact Father Stephen McGrattan on

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