AECYA 2018 pilgrimage

10 July 2018 12:00 am - 24 July 2018 12:00 am

AECYA 2018 pilgrimage
Join the Diocese of Bridgetown AEC Youth Assembly pilgrimage to Martinique from July 10 – 24, 2018!

What is AECYA?
The Youth Assembly of the Antilles Episcopal Conference allows young people in the region to experience their Catholic faith as practiced in the region. This encounter with their contemporaries is an opportunity to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, along with hundreds of other young people from the region. Our young people spend two weeks immersing themselves in the spiritual and physical life of the (Arch)diocese emerging with a new appreciation of their faith and having formed friendships across the region.

Who can go on pilgrimage?

The pilgrimage is open to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 30 who qualify according to the Diocese of Bridgetown’s travel policy. What is the cost of the pilgrimage? • Total pilgrimage cost is BBD $1,900 per person. Each pilgrim is responsible for paying $600 and assisting their parish and diocese to raise the remainder.

• The payment schedule is as follows
1. March 31, 2018 - $200
2. April 30, 2018 - $200
3. May 31, 2018 - $200

What does payment cover:
• Roundtrip airfare from Barbados and ground transfers in Martinique
• AECYA registration inclusive of meals and accommodation
• AECYA t-shirt
Travel insurance

What is the schedule of events?
Tuesday, July 10 – Travel to Martinique
• Wednesday, July 11 – Sunday July 15 – Days in the Parish (includes Daily Mass, Missionary Work, Cultural Exchange, Museum Tours, Theme related activities, Eucharistic Adoration)
• Sunday, July 15 – Opening Ceremony, move to new host family in Fort de France 
• Monday, July 16 - 18 – Assembly Days (Catechesis)
• Tuesday, July 17 – AEC Got Talent
• Thursday, July 19 – Missionary Day
• Friday, July 20 – Reconciliation and Stations of the Cross
• Saturday, July 21 – Sports and Cultural Day
• Sunday, July 22 – Closing Mass
• Monday, July 23 – Martinique Tour TBD
• Tuesday, July 24 – Travel home

Important Conditions:
• Pilgrims will be required to participate fully in preparation activities for the pilgrimage that are arranged by the Diocese
• Pilgrims will be required to assist in fundraising activities of their parish and diocese
• Pilgrims are expected to comply with the Diocese travel policy
• A Valid passport is required for travel to Panama
• Passport must be valid for at least 3 months following return date
• Holders of Barbados passports do not require a visa to visit Panama
• Holders of other passports must check the visa requirements for their home country 

For more information or to register, please contact: Gillian Hassell Email: