WYD 2016 – Bus 5

World of promise - Prayer, Pope Francis and new friendships were all part of Sydney Catholic school pilgrims' 2016 World Youth Day journey.
Day 19: Zakopane, pm - Sydney Catholic school pilgrims joined in a Sydney Archdiocesan Mass on their final night in Zakopane.
Pilgrims bask in atmosphere at final mass - 'It didn't matter that we all spoke different languages. The universal greeting was an enthusiastic high five.'
Day 17: Krakow – Wadowice – Zakopane, am to pm - Mountain-fresh air, a visit to St John Paul II's birthplace, and taste of the Pope's cake. All fun in transit to Zakopane!
Day 16: Final Mass - Sydney Catholic Schools pilgrims joined 3 million people at the final Mass for World Youth Day 2016.
Day 15: Night vigil - A long and crowded walk before Sydney Catholic Schools' pilgrims settled at Mercy Field for a night vigil with the Pope.
Day 14: Way of the Cross - No rain this time as pilgrims gathered in Blonia Park for a third night to observe the Way of the Cross.
Sydney Catholic School pilgrims celebrate at the Australia Gathering, World Youth Day 16, July 26. Day 11: Krakow, am - About 3,000 people from dioceses across Australia gathered at Tauron Arena to set the tone for World Youth Day week.
Day 13: Papal Welcome - 'I love that the Pope believes in us.' Pilgrims braved the rain again to welcome Il Papa to World Youth Day 2016.
Day 12: A mercy walk - Pilgrims walked to the Divine Mercy Shrine and prayed during their first Catechesis session of the World Youth Day events in Krakow.
P1020879a Day 11: Heavens open for first international WYD mass - Rain didn't dampen spirits as Polish Cardinal Stanislav Dziwisc officially opened World Youth Day celebrations with a Mass for more than 200,000 people.
A message from Pope Francis to pilgrims - There are just three more sleeps before the Papal welcome at the 31st World Youth Day.
Youth Ambassador Racquelle Wehbe and Bethany College Hurstville pilgrims Holly Stansfield, Jasmin Juncal and Tara Lillicot after Mass in St Peter's Basilica. Photo: Glen Thompson Day 3: Rome, am to pm - Catch up with Bus 5's journey in pictures.
P1020457a Day 4: Rome, am to pm - 'Pilgrims were able to walk each step on their knees with a prayer and specific intention from their heart.'
wyd16-reflection-and-the-art-of-the-journal WYD16: Reflection and the art of the journal - Finding a quiet space in the evenings to talk, reflect and write about each day's events is integral to the pilgrim experience.
Families say goodbye to their children at Sydney Airport. Photo Giovanni Portelli Video: Pilgrims depart for WYD16 - Only five more sleeps until Sydney Catholic School Pilgrims fly to Poland.
Bus 5 adventures Day 2: Rome, am - 'With all our walking we had certainly earned our gelato': Pilgrims meet with Italian desserts, history, and Cardinal George Pell.
Bus 5 adventures Day 1: Rome, pm - Celebrating Mass on their first evening in Rome was a reminder of the pilgrimage's purpose.
wyd16 welcome WYD 16: The journey begins - Welcome to Sydney Catholic Schools' World Youth Day 2016 blog, where you will find news and photographs from each day of the journey for more than 560 pilgrims.