Kelly Seegers for the Catholic Standard
For Sylvia Klein, a rising junior about to transfer to St. Mary’s College of Maryland, going to World Youth Day is a dream that she originally never thought she would be able to achieve. She was sitting at Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Waldorf, when someone from nearby St. Peter’s Parish came to speak and invite youth to join them in traveling to Kraków, Poland.
Upon hearing the invitation, Klein knew she wasn’t going to be able to afford to go. But several weeks later, someone from her parish asked, “If you could go, would you?” and soon told her that if she could pay a quarter of the cost of the trip, the parish would pay the remainder. As a result, Klein and two other young people from Our Lady Help of Christians will now be able to attend World Youth Day.