wydBishop Nicolas DiMarzio wrote in his official statement – “Brooklyn Sends One of the Largest Delegations in the U.S. A convocation of hundreds of teens from Brooklyn and Queens will assemble for an official send-off Mass to World Youth Day Madrid this Saturday. Aug. 6 at S p.m. at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston.

They will join the more than 25.000 American young people who are expected to converge on Spain, with over one million pilgrims from every corner of the world for the mother of all meetings for teens: World Youth Day.

The Diocese o( Brooklyn can proudly boast the largest delegation of pilgrims from the U.S., with over 600 youth from Brooklyn and Queens; 340 of those are from the official delegation led by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. Additional pilgrims are traveling with the Neo Catechumenal Way, the Korean apostolate. and other smaller delegations. Eighteen priests and three bishops. Bishop DiMarzio. and Auxiliary Bishops Frank Caggiano and Octavio Cisneros will be joining the group.   Read more on the pilgrimage in the official statement from the Bishop DiMarzio: