Monday, May 09, 2016

KiYC sponsored walk on Wicklow Way

The Kilcullen Parish Youth Club (KiYC) are holding a sponsored walk along the Wicklow Way on Friday 20 May, to raise funds for a group travelling to World Youth Day, writes Brian Byrne.

The event is taking place in Krakow, Poland, ‘The City of Saints’, during the week 25-31 July, and will be attended by Pope Francis.

KiYC members hope to walk at least 10 kilometres of the WW to raise funds towards their travel expenses to Poland.

World Youth Day was established by Pope John Paul II in 1986, in Rome, where the Pontiff asked young people to ‘give an account of the hope that is in you’.

Subsequent events have been held in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Czestochowa, Poland; Denver, USA; Manila, Phillipines; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Toronto, Canada; Cologne, Germany; Sydney, Australia; Madrid, Spain; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 2016 event in Krakow has the theme ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’, the fifth Beatitude of the eight given by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount.