World Youth Day 2011, Aug. 16-21 in Madrid, Spain, is less than a year away.

The Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Office for Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) is sponsoring a pilgrimage from Philadelphia to Spain for the event.

OYYA is currently conducting information meetings for prospective pilgrims.

The archdiocesan trip, scheduled for Aug. 10-22, includes a pre-trip excursion to Lourdes, France and Fatima, Portugal.

At $3,993, the pilgrimage covers air

fare, four-star hotel accommodations, all meals, World Youth Day registration, transportation and more, according to OYYA officials.

The OYYA World Youth Day pilgrimage information meetings are as follows:

Montgomery County

Monday, Oct. 18; 7-8:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Corpus Christi Parish Center, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale, Pa. 19446.

To register for the information meeting only, contact Amanda Cowley, coordinator for youth and young adult ministry at Corpus Christi Parish, at or 215-855-1311.

Chester County

Wednesday, Oct. 20; 7-8:30 p.m., Meeting Room 3 of the St. Joseph Parish Center, 340 Manor Ave., Downingtown, Pa. 19335.

To register for the information meeting only, contact Abbie Langsdorf, OYYA program and vicariate coordinator for Chester and Delaware Counties, at or 215-965-4625.

Delaware County

Thursday, October 21; 7:30-9 p.m.; Basement Meeting Room of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Rectory, 2130 Franklin Ave., Morton, Pa., 19070.

To register for the information meeting only, contact Father Richard J. Smith, parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, at or 610-543-1046.

For more information about OYYA’s World Youth Day pilgrimage, contact Abbie Langsdorf at or 215-965-4625.