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World Youth Day USA Store

International and stateside pilgrims can be united through WYDUSA prayer cards, posters, t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles, and much more, all at the online store.

Safety and Security

Get the latest updates on safety and security during WYD Krakow on our Safety and Security webpage.

National WYDUSA Alumni Network

Register to be part of the National WYDUSA Alumni Network.World Youth Day is not the destination, but one point along the pilgrimage of life. As a WYD alumni, you are still on that journey. Connect with other U.S. citizens who have participated in a World Youth Day event, either stateside or internationally, at least once in the past thirty years since these gatherings began in 1984. Over one-half million people in the USA have been to a World Youth Day event-are you one of them? If so, connect with the national alumni network today! Find more information and resources on our NEW WYD Alumni Resources Page!


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Check out these links for more resources on WYDUSA.
  • The WYDUSA office has teamed up with FLYTES to create a unique item for US Pilgrims to bring to where ever they are celebrating World Youth Day. Order yours today! 

  • Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati in a joyful pose. © Associazione Pier Giorgio Frassati, Rome. Used with permission.As part of an official collaboration between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops World Youth Day Office, the Catholic Apostolate Center is assisting World Youth Day pilgrims and leaders in deepening their pilgrimage experience through blog posts, leader guides, and videos throughout the international festivities in Krakow. Check out wyd2016.us each Wednesday for new content from bishops, pilgrim leaders, pastoral ministers, and pilgrims. Whether traveling to Krakow, attending a stateside celebration in your diocese or participating as an active digital pilgrim, we invite you to utilize our free resources to enrich your journey! 

  • Check out our blogs! Until WYD 2016, we will be releasing new blogs each week. These blogs are meant to help you spiritually prepare for WYD. Countdown to WYD Blog | WYD Wednesdays Blog

  • How well do you know the official patrons of WYDUSA? Check out our patron page for more information. Also, check out more information on Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati to help you climb "to the heights" on your WYD pilgrimage.

The Grid of Guides - Excellent Resources

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  • STATESIDE GUIDES: Not able to attended World Youth Day in Krakow? Use the Stateside Guides in English and Spanish or the Stateside Quick Guide to plan your own WYD event. Check out the Stateside Page, for ideas and events stateside.

  • GROUP LEADERS: If you are taking a group to Krakow, check out the International Pilgrimage and Retreat Manual. These guides were developed by WYD leaders for WYD leaders. Also, check out the Auschwitz Guide and Ecumenical Guide.

  • WYDUSA PILGRIM JOURNAL: The journal is for all pilgrims heading to Krakow in 2016, youth and young adults celebrating stateside or following along as a digital pilgrim - Order Now.

  • RETREAT GUIDE: How have you prepared your heart for World Youth Day? Check out the Retreat Guide to spiritually prepare for this once in a lifetime experience.

order guides AT 202-541-3044, or wyd@usccb.org.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the USCCB World Youth Day Office with any questions you may have pertaining to World Youth Day, including information about pilgrim preparation and hosting stateside events. Additionally, if you are hosting a stateside event, consider submitting information for your event to be featured on our stateside activities page.

Phone: (202) 541-3044 | E-mail: wyd@usccb.org

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