The task of the Diocesan Center is coordinating of the preparations for World Youth Day in 2016 and particularly the organization of the Missionary Week leading up to the meeting with the Holy Father Francis. At that time, there will stay approx. 20 000 young people from all over the world in our archdiocese.

The wide range of actions of the established team concerns spiritual preparation, preparation of volunteers, logistics and promotional activities. The Diocesan Center includes both clergy and lay people.

On 18 June 2014 Archbishop of Katowice Wiktor Skworc and the Chancellor of the Metropolitan Curia Fr. John Smolec signed a decree which established the Diocesan Center of World Youth Day 2016 in the Archdiocese of Katowice composed of:

1. Fr. Roman Chromy, director of the Department of Pastoral Care– WYD moderator
2. Fr. Marcin Wierzbicki, Youth Chaplain of the Archdiocese of Katowice – diocesan coordinator of WYD
3. Fr. Krzysztof Biela, moderator of New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Katowice – deputy diocesan coordinator of WYD
4. Kinga Ludwiczak, secretary of Diocesan Center of WYD
5. Marceli Łyczko, spokesman of Diocesan Center of WYD
6. Tomasz Klich, logistics section chief of Diocesan Center of WYD
7. Karolina Uniejewska, The Light-Life Movement – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
8. Agata Karasek – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
9. Anna Włosek – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
10. Fr. Robert Kaczmarek, inspector of catechesis – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
11. Fr. Krzysztof Brachmański, assistant of Catholic Youth Association of the Archdiocese of Katowice – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
12. Fr. Michał Anderko, editor-in-chief of Radio eM – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
13. Fr. Damian Copek, university chaplain – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
14. Fr. Andrzej Nowara, parson – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
15. Fr. Ryszard Skowronek, prefect of Silesian Higher Clerical Seminary – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
16. Seminarian Mateusz Kempiński – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
17. Michał Piec – member of Diocesan Center of WYD
18. Piotr Suślik – member of Diocesan Center of WYD