International Encounter of ECYD Team Leaders


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Saturday, December 28, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020

What:  International Encounter of ECYD Team Leaders

When:  December 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (Flight would need to depart Dec. 27th from the US or Canada)

Who:  ECYD Team Leaders with at least one year of experience as ECYD mentors.  16 years of age or older.  It is a co-ed event.

Where:  Rome – Participants will be staying at the Pontifical College Maria Mater Ecclesiae (PCIMME) Largo Girolamo Minervini, 00165 ROMA RM.  The boys and girls will sleep in different parts of the building.

Cost:  $725 (This cost includes 8 nights of room and board at PCIMME,  the materials and costs of the Encounter.   It DOES NOT include airfare, transportation to and from the airport, approximately 4 meals that will be outside of PCIMME, the cost of public transportation on outings.  It is suggested to have at least 80 Euro to help cover the other costs in Rome) The registration fee must be paid in full by May 10, 2019 to secure your spot!

Theme:  Go and Make Disciples of all Nations (Mt. 28:19)

  • Formation Courses and Workshops of Choice
  • Two apostolic experiences
  • Angelus with the Holy Father, following the Saints in Rome, pilgrimage to the Basilica of St. Agnes etc.
  • Sports and recreation
  • Times of prayer


General Itinerary of events (TBC):

Saturday, December 28:  Arrival Day

Sunday, December 29:  1st Formative Block and Workshops

Monday, December 30:  Visit Rome!

Tuesday, December 31:  2nd Formative Block and Workshops, apostolic experience and New Year’s Even Celebration!

Wednesday, January 1:  Angelus with the Holy Father and workshops

Thursday, January 2:  3rd Formative Block, Following the Saints of Rome, apostolic experience

Friday, January 3:  Special Mass and Workshops

Saturday, January 4:  4th Formative Block, pilgrimage to the Basilica of St. Agnes, Conclusion

Sunday, January 5:  Departure Day


How to Apply:

STEP 1:  CREATE ACCOUNT / LOGIN - You must create an account and login in order to view and complete the online application forms below.

STEP 2:  COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION BELOW - Complete the online application forms, and allow approximately 1 week for your application to be reviewed.

STEP 3:  APPROVAL CONFIRMATION - You will receive an email notification if you are approved. 

STEP 4.  COMPLETE PART II and pay REGISTRATION FEE - You will receive a link to go back into your account to complete legal documents, travel information and to pay the remaining balance for the registration fee.

If you have any questions, please email: