WYD: remembering 10 years ago

A genuinely Epic occasion… it’s just ten years since 10,000 people gathered in Canberra at Epic for the WYD Festival and Mass. Were you one of them? Here is some of the video footage for those who are interested to revisit the experience:

Opening Procession and welcome from Archbishop Mark – Canberra & Goulburn DiD 2008 Commissioning Mass


Opening Procession with 220 clergy and welcome from Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the 2008 Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Days in the Diocese Commissioning Mass.

The congregation celebrating Mass numbered between 8000 and 10 000 people. It is estimated that around 4500 of these were international pilgrims and a similar number were local archdiocesan worshipers.

Archbishop Mark Coleridge Homily DiD July 2008 Commissioning Mass – EPIC, Canberra


Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Homily to the 10,000 strong congregation at the 2008 Days in the Diocese Commissioning Mass at EPIC in Canberra.

Fr Chris Ryan on WYD and youth leadership


Remembering World Youth Day 2008

Ten years ago, Pope Benedict XVI visited Sydney to celebrate World Youth Day – an event intended to reinvigorate parishes, schools and leadership within the Church in Australia. >> Read more