Invitation to the World Youth Day 2016
to the Shrine of the Birth and Baptism of St. Faustina Kowalska in Świnice Warckie
The Diocese of Saints – that’s how the Włocławek Church, which produced many saints and blessed, is described. Among them, there is Saint Faustina Kowalska, known around the world as the Apostle of Divine Mercy. Looking into the image of Divine Mercy, faithful Christians from all continents repeat with one voice, “Jesus, I trust in You!” Therefore, it’s not surprising that this small part of the Włocławek Church – the Parish and Shrine of the Birth and Baptism of St. Faustina Kowalska in Świnice Warckie – is a popular destination among Pilgrims from all corners of the world.
The World Youth Day 2016 is coming soon. During that time, Kraków will become the capital of Christianity for young people. Joining this great Feast of Mercy, the Diocese of Włocławek intends to take what’s most beautiful from its great heritage of faith and give it to the youth, the hope of the Church.
Therefore, we invite Pilgrims from Poland and abroad to our native Parish and the Shrine of the Baptism of St. Faustina for a joint celebration of the Mystery of Divine Mercy. Before the meeting with Pope Francis in Kraków, let’s visit the family house of the Apostle of Divine Mercy, the church of Her first Confession and Holy Communion; let’s say a joint prayer for our families in the house of God, in which the Merciful Jesus allowed us to learn the power of His love and where He called her by the following name – “My chosen one.”
Along with the WYD organizers in Świnice Warckie
Fr. Janusz Kowalski, Custodian
Schedule of the prayer meeting of the World Youth Day
in the Shrine of the Birth and Baptism of St. Faustina Kowalska in Świnice Warckie
July 22 (Friday) – The Day of Mercy – “Mercy is in You!”
10:00 am – noon – Arrival of youth groups by buses to Głogowiec: possibility of visiting the house of St. Faustina Kowalska;
noon – Głogowiec (in front of the house of St. Faustina): welcome, introduction, forming a prayer group;
12:30 pm – Stations of the Cross from Głogowiec to Świnice Warckie (approx. 2.5 km): involvement of various groups in reading reflections, carrying of the cross and relics of St. Faustina;
2:00 pm– Arrival to the church in Świnice Warckie: break, time for individual prayer and meal (field kitchen);
3:00 pm – Solemn celebration of the Hour of Divine Mercy led by Bishop Wiesław Mering
– Solemn presentation of the relics of St. Faustina, image of “Divine Mercy,”
– Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song with reflections in various languages, (in front of the church):
– Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
– homily (or a short reflection),
– solemn blessing;
3:45 pm – Concert of songs to Divine Mercy performed by choirs and orchestras from the Świnice area;
4:30 pm – End of the meeting and departure by buses from the parking lot in Świnice Warckie.
Note! On that day
15.00 – Hour of Divine Mercy in all parishes of the Diocese