Jubilee of Youth (ROME)


About the event

Join thousands of young Catholics from across the globe in July 2025 for the Jubilee of Youth (part of the Jubilee Year)

The Church celebrates a Jubilee Year every 25 years, spending an entire year celebrating every member of its body and their role in his great plan for salvation. From 28 July – 3 August, the light of celebration falls on the world’s Catholic youth, inviting them to the Church’s mother house, the Vatican.

Pope Francis invites us all to Rome to join him in this great pilgrimage of HOPE.

As young people, you are indeed the joyful hope of the Church and of a humanity always on the move. I would like to take you by the hand and walk with you on the path of hope. I would like to speak with you about our joys and hopes, but also of our sorrows and concerns, and those of all our brothers and sisters in the human family (cf. Gaudium et Spes, 1).

Read the Holy Father’s full message here.

The Pilgrimage

Our Jubilee pilgrimage (28 July – 4 August) is going to take us on an impressive journey with some of our best-loved young saints, beginning in Turin and finishing in Rome.

We start off in Turin, the home of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (soon to be canonised!). There, we will learn all about Pier Giorgio, and see the incredible Shroud of Turin, supposed to be the burial cloth of Jesus and which carries his image.

We then pass through Sassello, the home of Blessed Chiara Badano, and then Assisi, the hometown of Blessed Carlo Acutis (also soon to be canonised).

Our pilgrimage culminates in Rome, where we will join with young Catholics from all over the world for the celebration of the Jubilee of Youth.

We have only 25 spaces on this pilgrimage, and any applications beyond this will be placed on a waiting list.

The total estimated cost per pilgrim is £1500, which includes flights, accommodation, 2 daily meals, transport in Italy, and donation fees to tourist sites. Fundraising is strongly encouraged and we will soon be publishing an article on our Voices page that contains helpful advice and guidance on this. After the summer, we will be running a workshop on fundraising; details will be sent to those who have contacted us to register their interest in the pilgrimage.

Jubilee Pilgrimage 2025: Pilgrim Registration Form

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Your phone number will be added to a WhatsApp groupchat for the duration of the pilgrimage only. If you would prefer to be contacted differently, please email youth@rcdow.org.uk.
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