Dear young people!
Pope Francis makes an apostolic visit to Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. St Henry's Cathedral Parish is organising a trip for young people who wish to take part in the Youth Meeting with the Pope that is held in Tallinn's Kaarli Church (St Charles's Church) that Tuesday morning.
No further registrations will be accepted.
We meet up on Sunday, September 23, at 6 p.m. in Tapanilan kirkko (address: Veljestentie 6, 00730 Helsinki), where we begin our pilgrimage with a Holy Mass. Afterwards we will have something to eat together and then those participants who come from outside Helsinki can stay the night in the church (bring your own sleeping bags and pads).
On Monday, September 24 we take a bus to Länsiterminaali, from where our Eckerö Line ferry leaves for Tallin at 9 a.m. Those who do not stay the night at Tapanila Church must be at the ferry terminal no later than 8.15 a.m.
11.15 a.m. arrival in Tallinn. We spend the day in Tallinn and at 7 p.m. we take part in a Mass in Tallinn Cathedral. After that there may be a short prayer vigil with a local youth group. Our accommodation is not yet finalised.
On Tuesday, September 25 we attend the Youth Meeting with Pope Francis at 11.30 in Tallinn's Kaarli Church. Afterwards we have lunch and in the afternoon there is a Papal Mass.
We return to Helsinki very late as we take the 11.30 p.m. Tallink Silja ferry from Tallinn. It arrives in Helsinki at 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26. If needed, we can offer accommodation for the rest of the night for those who come from outside Helsinki.
Registration for the Youth Trip to Tallinn must be done by July 15. In order to register for the Papal visit, you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org the following information: first names and last name in the same form they are on your ID card or your passport), ID card or passport number (NB! For Finnish citizens an ID card is sufficient, foreigners need a passport), contact details, including your e-mail address and phone number, your date of birth (this is important, because we need written permission from the parents for anyone who is under 18 years of age; if a participant is under 10, they need to be accompanied by an adult supervisor during the trip), information if the participant has a disability and/or if they use a wheelchair.
The cost of the trip is €50 each. The fee covers the boat crossing, the bus to the ferry terminal as well as accommodation and one dinner. The trip should be paid into the parish bank account FI 611014 3000 2118 01 no later than July 30; please mark the payment with the participant's name and the information that it is for "Youth Trip to Tallinn". We hope to have a large group take part in this trip to see the Pope! Wishing you a Blessed Summer!