The Fly Away To Heaven Initiative in conjunction with the Pilgrim Partnership Support Program (World Youth Day), have committed to sponsoring a group of young people from East Timor to attend World Youth Day in Sydney, 2008. WYD08 will be the occasion of the first visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to Australia and we very much look forward to welcoming him to the "Southern Land of the Holy Spirit". (Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Oceania, John Paul II 22 November 2001).
Through the WYD08 experience, young people from throughout the world will make a pilgrimage in faith, meet, and experience hospitality and the love of God. The young people will have an opportunity to rediscover their baptismal calling and the centrality of the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation, and so discover a new apostolic zeal to witness more fully the Gospel in the modern world.
This pilgrimage of faith offers an opportunity to witness an amazing solidarity with young people from every nation on earth. For those fortunate enough to be sponsored and who would otherwise be unable to attend, will receive financial and practical assistance. This will allow them to participate in a once in a lifetime adventure to live an experience of faith that will empower them to become leaders within their own country.
To assist us to succeed in this venture, please purchase a copy of "Earth Angels Care", as 100% of funds from the first 5000 CD's sold, will go directly towards this initiative. More information on those awarded with these sponsorship packages will be provided in 2008. Please review this section of our web site on a regular basis as more information about this wonderful journey will be made available.