How to Support Our Pilgrims

Doing this in community

42 of our young adults have been saving and earning money together for nearly a year so that ALL may go on this pilgrimage in August 2023.

Many cannot afford to go on this life-changing pilgrimage without our help. Let’s encourage them and get to know these extraordinary young adults among us – and they will bring an extraordinary experience of God’s love back to our parish!

Pray for our pilgrims

The Holy Spirit is at work in all this! Your prayers have impact. Please pray for:

  • those seeking citizenship and other clearances for travel
  • strong spiritual preparation
  • generous outpouring of support and enthusiasm within our parish – and the blessing of new personal connections among us
Donate for World Youth Day sponsorship

Gifts of all sizes are welcome and needed.

To pledge or discuss sponsoring a pilgrim with a major gift, contact Theresa Lewis, Director of Family Faith Formation: 515.288.7411, ext 206.

Be inspired!

Our young people of faith inspire us and give us hope! We’re proud that 2/3 of the pilgrims attending from the Diocese of Des Moines are from our own St. Ambrose Cathedral community!

It’s an act of faith for our parish to say, “We will help you go!” and for our young adults to commit to this trip. We’ve trusted that the Holy Spirit can work among us to make this possible for them. Surprises and miracles have been happening for months around this effort!

Please follow the news as it unfolds, and share the excitement.

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St. Ambrose Cathedral

607 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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