How can we prepare?

Let us “Enlarge the site of our tent” (see Isaiah 54.2)

Let’s journey together

  • with leaders of the Christian Churches
  • with the people of God in all their diversity
  • with those who hear the cry of the earth
  • with those on the margins of our societies
  • with young adults from many countries
  • with people of all generations
  • with all who are seeking meaning in life

Every month, a support document can be found here with material and suggestions to help prepare for “Together” whether you are planning to come to Rome for the gathering or will plan an event in your home locality

If you would like to commit a little more in terms of time and energy, why not join one of the workgroups that will prepare the gathering? We need volunteers who can help between the period of March and October 2023 for a shorter or longer time depending on how long you can give. Some of the preparation doesn’t necessitate being in Rome but can be followed from a distance.

  1. Support document for praying and meditating on the Word each month from February to September – being part of a team that will produce a monthly document in collaboration with different partners for use throughout the world
  2. Contacts with local authorities & logistical aspects – mainly for people who can be in Rome during the time of preparation and who enjoy the practical side of organising gatherings
  3. Morning programme and workshops – working together with local people to highlight their commitments and to prepare the morning programme, with the different pathways and workshops
  4. Time of praise and worship – to prepare the time of praise and worship together with the different partners
  5. Hospitality: welcome in parishes and communities of Rome – to ensure accommodation for all participants for two nights during the gathering. Many visits!
  6. Prayers elsewhere in the world – to encourage people throughout the world to follow the preparation programme as suggested in the support document and set up local prayers
  7. Prayer Vigil in St Peter’s Square – preparation of the programme before the vigil in St Peter’s Square
  8. Ecological coherency – to remain in contact with the other work groups to ensure ecological coherency for the gathering
  9. Accessibility for all – to remain in contact with the other work groups to ensure accessibility for all to and during the gathering
  10. Communication – to communicate in all possible ways news of the preparation of Together and the actual event

If you would like to take part in one of these work groups, please write to the following address:

We will get back to you and give you further information

To download a flyer to help you invite others click [here]