Rev. Fr. Denis Buchholz

World Youth Day - 2008

Juventutem will once again represent youth devoted to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at World Youth Day 2008. Juventutem USA has or-ganized a group package to World Youth Day 2008, under the guidance of Monsignor Michael Schmitz and Father Denis Buchholz. The trip is from July 7-26th, 2008 and in-cludes RT airfare from San Francisco to Melbourne.

Father Buchholz will lead the Juventutem group from the USA. Juventutem Australia has been planning an extensive tradi-tional liturgical, cultural and catechesis schedule for the tradi-tional Catholic youth coming to Australia. There will be daily Latin Mass on the trip, as well as other liturgical services such as lauds, vespers and compline according to the Classical Roman Rite. For a the full schedule please visit the website of Juventutem Australia:
As in 2005, there will be separate sleeping arrangements for ladies/gents, and the Juventutem group will remain together in the accommodations in Sydney during World Youth Day. There will be three stages to the trip:

    • Stage I: July 9 (arrival in Melbourne )-14: Melbourne, "Days in the Diocese". These 6 days in Melbourne will act as a pe-riod of contemplation and preparation for the week of WYD. Several Pontifical Masses will be celebrated during this first week.
    • Stage II: July 15-20: Sydney, World Youth Day. As in Co-logne 2005, the group will stay together in Sydney and con-tinue its own traditional program. The WYD is closing with the Papal Mass on July 20th.
    • Stage III: July 21-26 (departure for San Francisco): Mel-bourne, "Discover Australia". There is a period of 5 days at the end of the trip to see a little bit of Australia itself. Tours are planned for the Great Ocean Road, wildlife parks, and Melbourne itself.

The cost of the trip is $2900 and includes almost everything. It does not include the cost of getting to San Francisco; some meals; any departure taxes from Australia; non-emergency health insurance; or trip insurance. For more information, please visit:
You can also e-mail or call (917) 363-1200. Space is limited - act quickly to reserve your place!