Meeting in Madrid

Provisional Programme

Take part in the Madrid meeting and ...

... pray in song and in silence.

... join with thousands of other young adults to deepen our faith and understanding.

... experience the hospitality of families and share with others in simplicity.

... meet with people living out the Gospel in the midst of today’s challenges.

... find new impetus for solidarity in Europe.

Friday 28 December

Arrival in the morning in Madrid, where you will receive all information. First meeting with your host church community and host family.

Supper then evening prayer in the exhibition halls (Feria de Madrid - IFEMA).

Saturday 29

Morning prayer in your host parish, then small reflection groups and meetings with people involved in local community life. Packed lunch.

Distribution of a hot drink, followed by prayer in city-centre churches.

Afternoon workshops in city centre venues on themes of social involvement, faith and inner life, and artistic creation.

Supper then evening prayer in IFEMA.

Sunday 30

Participation in the morning service in local churches, then packed lunch, before leaving for the city-centre at the beginning of the afternoon for workshops.

Supper then evening prayer in IFEMA.

Monday 31

Morning prayer in your host parish, then small reflection groups and meetings with people involved in local community life. Packed lunch, then departure for the city-centre.

Distribution of a hot drink, followed by prayer in city-centre churches, then meetings with people from your own country.

Supper then evening prayer in IFEMA.

Prayer vigil for world peace at 11pm, followed by a “Festival of Nations” in your host parish.

Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Participation in the morning service in local churches, then lunch with host families.

Departure from 5pm onwards.

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