Stay in touch with WYD2011 events live on the web at xt3.com
In only a couple of days many Australian World Youth Day pilgrims will head off on what will surely be an amazing experience.
Guided by a number of Austyralian bishops, priests, seminarians and youth ministry leaders they will visit many holy sites before coming together in Madrid - with up to two million other young people from around the world.
The Catholic Social network xt3.com will be filming many of the pilgrims on their way to Madrid, as well as webcasting live the key events of WYD2011.
For the many youth groups around Queensland and Australia who may be organising gatherings here at home to coincide with events in Madrid, a schedule of the webcast events is listed below:
World Youth Day 2011: Live Webcast on Xt3.com at http://www.xt3.com/
Full Webcast Schedule, 16-21 August 2011
1. Gathering of Australian Pilgrims in Madrid: Tuesday 16 August 2011
All of the Australian Bishops, Priests and pilgrims who have travelled to Madrid for World Youth Day will gather for a celebration of the Catholic Church in Australia. This is the only moment during the WYD week in which all Australian pilgrims will be together.
Madrid – 12noon 16/8/11
Australia – 8pm 16/8/11
2. Papal Arrival Barajas Airport: Thursday 18 August 2011
Pope Benedict XVI will arrive at the Barajas Airport in Spain. There will be a small welcome ceremony at the state hall at 12pm local time. This will be the first event in the Holy Father’s schedule for World Youth Day.
Madrid – 12noon 18/8/11
Australia – 8pm 18/8/11
3. Papal Welcome Ceremony with Youth: Thursday 18 August 2011
Join the Holy Father for the welcome ceremony with youth at Cibeles In Plaza de la Independencia. Pope Benedict XVI will pass through the Puerta de Alcalá with young people from all the continents. After this event, he will ride in Popemobile to Plaza de Cibeles.
Madrid – 7:30pm 18/8/11
Australia – 3:30am 19/8/11
4. Stations of the Cross: Friday 19 August 2011
The well known World Youth Day ‘Vía crucis’ (Stations of the Cross) re-enactment will take place through the streets of the city of Madrid. Statues from traditional Spanish Holy Week celebrations will be used to illustrate each station.
Madrid – 7:30pm 19/8/11
Australia – 3:30am 20/8/11
5. Vigil with the Pope: Saturday 20 August 2011
After the WYD pilgrims make their way from downtown Madrid to the the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome, the crowds will gather for an overnight Vigil. The Pope will arrive at the Cuatro Vientos aerodrome at 8:30pm local time, and will lead Eucharistic Adoration, followed by a Papal address.
Madrid – 8:30pm 20/8/11
Australia – 4:30am 21/8/11
6. WYD Final Mass: Sunday 21 August2011
Pope Benedict XVI will concelebrate Mass with thousands of bishops and priests, challenging all of us to go out into the world witness the faith, as the Lord did with his Apostles. At the end of the Mass, the Holy Father will announce where the next World Youth Day will be held.
Madrid – 9am 21/8/11
Australia – 5pm 21/8/11
Visit www.timeanddate.com/time to convert these times to your timezone.
For parishes or groups that want to host gatherings and watch the webcast together please use the instructions supplied by xt3 in the following link: http://www.bne.catholic.net.au/asp/index.asp?pgid=11475&cid=5533&id=833