World Youth Day USA Guides Stateside Pilgrimage Leaders Guide - Page 58

Stateside Model #10 (local mission work) This stateside celebration would ideally be situated on the Saturday of the World Youth Day week. The program can begin in one location, as pilgrims physically journey to another location for the duration of the event throughout the day. 9:00 am Registration and check-in o What was most challenging about this experience? What was most affirming? 9:30 am Daily Mass o Where did you see/feel the presence of God in those we served, the people we 10:30 am Depart for Mission Activity encountered, and/or the work we did? o Read Mt 25:31-46 and discuss “Lord, o WALKING OPTION: depart from one when did we see you hungry…?” as it location on foot towards a local mission relates to the missionary activity of the day site; the site can be 60 to 90 minutes apart o How can we be agents of mercy beyond traveling by foot this one-time activity? o DRIVING OPTION: depart from one location by vehicle if the local mision site 4:45 pm Closing Prayer at Worksite 5:00 pm Return to Starting Point is farther away; the site should be within 60 to 90 minutes’ drive. (by WALKING or DRIVING) 12:00 pm UPON ARRIVAL: Lunch 6:30 pm 12:30 pm Mission Project o Group leader can dismiss participants at o Choice of service or mission work is this point, if they so desire; here are some dependent on local needs additional options if they remain together: o Pray before beginning work 4:00 pm OPTIONS UPON ARRIVAL  Dinner and socializing  Praise and worship, music Small Group Reflection Time performances, or coffeehouse setting o On site, at whatever time is most fitting  Evening prayer (vespers) and/or o Allow participants, if they are willing, to  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  Watching live or video footage of share how God might be speaking to them at this particular pilgrimage site World Youth Day activities in Kraków 56