In January of 2019, 12 COTLF pilgrims will be traveling to Panama for World Youth Day 2019, representing our parish and the Archdiocese of Miami at this worldwide gathering of Catholic youth, which is held every 3 to 4 years. In 2016, our parish sent a group of 8 pilgrims to WYD Krakow, where they were moved by Poland’s rich Catholic identity, got to participate in catechetical sessions led by bishops from around the world, participated in a night of praise and worship with some of the world’s most famous Catholic musicians, and the highlight of all highlights, attended Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Mass with Pope Francis, who actually passed by within 6 feet of the group!
This year’s pilgrims are ready for another life-changing experience as they gather with the youth of the world and we need your help to get us there! Each pilgrim will be covering half of their way to the trip, and we as a parish have pledged to cover the remaining half. We are just $10,000 from meeting our goal to send this group of parish teens on the pilgrimage experience of a lifetime!
If you might be interested in donating and helping to sponsor one of our pilgrims, please contact Jorge Santibáñez, our DRE/Youth Minister, at JSantibanez@cotlf.org.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
With gratitude, WYD 2019 Pilgrims :
JP, Julianna, Nicolas, Daniela, Sebastian, Isabel, Amanda, Alessandra, Jorge, Angie, Miriam, & Paulina.