What if you could learn more about Pope JPII?

An Official World Youth Day 2023 Event

Holiness starts now.

Pray for your vocation with St. John Paul II and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. We’re sharing the legacy of these World Youth Day patrons with the next generation.

We’re the JP2 Project, and we are hosting a World Youth Day event featuring relics of St. John Paul II and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

From dynamic talks to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, this is a must-visit youth festival site of WYD23.

We hope you can join us!

In all the craziness of life, when did you last ask God about His plan for you?

If we aren’t intentionally drawing close to God every day, we quickly become confused about who He is and who we are.

Many young people struggle to find purpose and meaning.

Few recognize the power prayer has to connect us to God and help us discern His will.

We’re offering young people a unique opportunity to step into the quiet and pray.

“The search and discovery of God’s will for you is a deep and fascinating endeavor. Every vocation, every path to which Christ calls us, ultimately leads to fulfillment and happiness, because it leads to God, to sharing in God’s own life.”

— Pope St. John Paul II, WYD 1995

Escape to a place of prayer and inspiration.


Benefit from the legacy & witness of these two patrons of World Youth Day.


Experience opportunities to deepen your interior life, fanning the flames of desire for holiness.


Discover more about God’s call in your life and receive the courage to pursue His will without fear!


Foster a deeper relationship with Our Lady through prayer and the incredible story of the attempt on St. JP2’s life.

Through the witness of St. John Paul II and Blessed Pier Giorgio, grow in your relationship with Jesus.

Relics of both St. John Paul II & Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

First-class relic & personal item of St. John Paul II and hiking pick-ax and rosary of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Free biography and holy cards

We’ll be passing out free information about St. John Paul II & Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Formative talks on the lives of these holy men

Jason Evert & Chris Stefanick will talk on John Paul II, Fatima, and the Future of the Church​.

Only 20 minutes from the main WYD Stage!

Stop by our event before or after the main events.

Opportunities for prayer & Adoration

Pray in silence with interludes of music and readings from scripture and on the lives of the saints.

Exclusive saint exhibits and intentions box

Write down personal intentions, which will be brought to the John Paul II Sanctuary in Krakow, Poland and the Frassati residence in Pollone, Italy.

Keynote Event

"John Paul II, Fatima, and the Future of the Church"

Site Special Events Schedule

Official Dates & Times – Last Update: July 25, 2023

August 01 st

Tuesday, 9:00AM ➝ 5:00PM

Tuesday, August 01st, 2023

9:00 AM > 12:00 PM

Open Veneration of Relics

12:00 PM > 1:00 PM

Holy Mass (in Portuguese)

2:00 PM > 3:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration led by Bishop Philip Egan, Portsmouth, UK (Theme: “Two Loves of Pier Giorgio”)

3:00 PM > 3:30 PM

Divine Mercy Chaplet

August 02nd

Wednesday, 1:00PM ➝ 4:00PM / 8:00PM ➝ 10:00PM

Wednesday, August 02nd, 2023

1:00 PM > 3:00 PM

[Tentative] Special Event with Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire

4:00 PM > 4:30 PM

Rosary for Life, led by The Portuguese Federation for Life

6:00 PM > 7:00 PM

Pipe Organ Concert (Liturgical Music)

8:00 PM > 9:30 PM

Eucharistic Adoration led by Bishop Robert Lombardo, CFR, Chicago, IL (Theme: Following your Vocation”)

August 03th

Thursday, 1:00PM ➝ 4:00PM / 8:00PM ➝ 10:00PM

Thursday, August 03th, 2023

1:15 PM > 1:45 PM

Holy Rosary with Pope Saint John Paul II

2:00 PM > 3:00 PM

Holy Hour with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Holy Hour with Pope Saint John Paul II

9:00 PM > 9:30 PM

Holy Rosary with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

August 04th

Friday, 1:00PM ➝ 4:00PM / 8:00PM ➝ 10:00PM

Friday, August 04th, 2023

1:00 PM > 2:00 PM

Eucharistic Adoration led by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Denver, CO (Theme: “I am the Bread of Life”)

2:30 PM > 4:00 PM

Panel with Jason Evert and Chris Stefanick (Topic: "John Paul II, Fatima, and the Future of the Church")

8:00 PM > 9:00 PM

Holy Hour with Pope Saint John Paul II

9:00 PM > 9:30 PM

Holy Rosary with Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati


Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

Downtown Lisbon (Av. Marquês de Tomar, 1050-154, Lisboa, Portugal.)

The church is a 15-minute walk from the main WYD events.

See you at World Youth Day!

Here’s how you get started.

Let us know you’re coming.

While not required, this will help us keep you updated.

Mark your calendar.

We’ll email you any updates to the event.

Join us in prayer.

Event start August 1st—we can hardly wait!

Sainthood: the ultimate adventure.

Take the next step in your vocation. He is waiting for you.

[Pier Giorgio] testifies that holiness is possible for everyone, and that only the revolution of charity can enkindle the hope of a better future in the hearts of people.”

— Pope St. John Paul II, Beatification Mass of Pier Giorgio Frassati, 1990.

Schedule a time to host an activity.

Want to be a part of making this vigil a powerful one? If you or your group would like to lead a Holy hour, a rosary, or some other activity, you can make a request here.

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Our events are made possible by the generosity of the Church.

“My experience with the JP2 Project was truly life-changing!.. I deepened my relationship with God and the Saints in ways and to an extent I never could have imagined beforehand.”

Justin Read

Santa Clara University

“Perhaps now more than ever, our world needs to discover the truth, goodness, and beauty of Saint John Paul Il’s vision of human love. The JP2 Project immerses the next generation of young people in this treasure, forming them to become effective missionaries across the globe.”

Jason Evert

Founder of chastity.com

“After your time at the JP2 Project you will be able to understand and live out the genius of Pope St. John Paul the Il. I invite you to Poland!”

Cardinal Stanistaw Dziwisz

Former Archbishop of Krakow and Pope St. John Paul lI’s Personal Secretary of 39 Years.

About the Host

The JP2 Project

The John Paul II Project helps young people become builders of a civilization of love and truth. We offer immersive programs that both encourage and challenge young people in every dimension of their person—intellectually, spiritually, and in virtue.

Through study abroad semesters, pilgrimages, service programs, and outdoor retreats, we’re forming the next generation in the example and teaching of St. John Paul II.

The JP2 Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on generous donations of those who passionately share our mission.

The Event Team

JP2 Project Staff, directed by Corinne MacDonald, Co-Founder and Program Director of the John Paul II Project.

JP2 Project Alumni: 15 young adult volunteers serving as missionaries, coordinators, and hosts of the prayer vigil.

About the USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of bishops who jointly exercise pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth assists the bishops in advancing the vocation and mission of the lay faithful particularly with married couples and families, young people, pastoral leaders, and lay movements.