World Youth Day (WYD) is an event started by Saint Pope John Paul II in 1986 calling the youth from all over the globe to come together to hear the message of Jesus Christ. A week of prayer, music, spiritual talks, confession and daily Mass culminates with Pope Francis giving talks as well as celebrating the final solemn Mass with more than one million people participating in Kracow, Poland beginning July 25th, 2016.
In addition, the $300,000 Matching Fund donation has been created from The Charitable Exchange (TCE) for Camden, Philadelphia, and Syracuse Dioceses toward their selection of students, seminarians, and newly ordained priests to attend WYD. At World Meeting of Families TCE had established a random selection giveaway for five students to join those nominated by the Dioceses to compete for the three $100,000 scholarships.
For more information, visit TCE at www.charitableexchange.org.