Provisional programme (full)

Friday September 29

  • Arrival of participants from outside Rome in the host communities.
  • Where possible, evening prayer in the local community with prayer around the cross
  • Supper with host families

Saturday September 30

  • Breakfast with host families and communities.
  • 9:00 Morning programme starts:
    – Each participant has received the meeting place for one of the twenty five different theme pathways. Each pathway is made up of:
    – A moment of prayer together in a central church
    – Some form of input: Biblical reflection, life testimony…
    – A time of interaction: sharing in small groups, visiting an art exhibition, serving a meal, meeting with migrants, homeless, cleaning of a public park…
  • 11:30 Workshops/Round tables/Catechesis in several central churches
  • 12:30 Walk to the lunch distribution place.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (a packed supper is also distributed)
  • 14:00 Prayer of praise and worship
  • 16:00 Walking towards St Peter’s square
  • 17:00 – 18:30 on St Peter’s square
    – Choirs, musicians, listening to people’s stories
  • 19.00 Ecumenical evening vigil on St Peter’s Square in the presence of Pope Francis
  • People return to their host communities and families

Sunday October 1

  • Festive celebration in the host communities.
  • Lunch with host families or communities.
  • Programme ends with departure after lunch


Illustration: ©Marija Poklukar