The Archdiocese of Denver has around 600 pilgrims attending World Youth Day. Our pilgrims come from every corner of our archdiocese, from Granby to Foxfield, from Fort Collins to Conifer.
Some of our parishes even banded together for the journey. The official Archdiocese of Denver pilgrimage had 16 pilgrims from Joan of Arc in Arvada, St. Stephen in Glenwood Springs and St. Therese in Aurora. Even more pilgrims from the mountains and northern Colorado decided to journey together—the Evergreen group of 42 pilgrims came from Christ the King in Evergreen (read more about them here), Our Lady of the Pines in Conifer, Our Lady of the Snow in Granby and Holy Name in Steamboat Springs.
The northern Colorado group consists of 63 pilgrims from St. John XXIII in Fort Collins, Our Lady of the Valley in Windsor, St. Joseph in Ft. Collins, St. John the Evangelist in Loveland, St. Paul in Idaho Springs and St. Mary of the Assumption in Central City.
We also have 57 pilgrims in our Centennial group, including the parishes of St. Thomas More in Englewood, St. Louis in Louisville, St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont, Our Lady of Loretto (Foxfield) and St. Mark in Westminster.
Some parishes were able to go alone. Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood is brining 20 pilgrims, Risen Christ in Denver is bringing 35 and St. Mary’s in Littleton is bringing 27 pilgrims.
We also have many special groups going. The Neocatechumenal Way alone is bringing around 300 people!
The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosted an international conference in Austria, attended by pilgrims from five different countries. They are now in Poland, ready to see Pope Francis!
To all of our pilgrims—we’re praying for you, and please keep us in your prayers!
If your group isn’t represented here, please let us know!
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