The Archdiocese of New Orleans, through the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office, will sponsor the trip to
the international World Youth Day 2011 with Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid, Spain. In collaboration with the Dioceses of Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette and Lake Charles, there is a group of 21 young adults that will be pilgramaging to Madrid. Of the 21, 16 young adults are from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Father Steve Bruno will serve as the group chaplain.
World Youth Day in Madrid is scheduled to have the most participants on record. One month prior to the event, there are already 440,000 registrants.
The group will leave New Orleans August 14 and return August 23. Please follow their pilgrimage as they post on the site.