World Meeting of Families 2018

World Meeting of Families is being organised in Dublin, Ireland  from 21-26 August 2018. The event is guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  

This major international event is celebrated after every three years. The main purpose of the event is to bring together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of  family as the cornerstone of  life and society.

The event has at its heart the following key moments: 

  • 21 August 2018, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place simultaneously in all the different dioceses of Ireland.
  • 22 to the 24 August 2018a three-day Congress.  Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”and will include an enriching programme for adults of keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as fun activities for children. The Congress will also include daily celebration of the Eucharist, prayerful activities, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances.
  • Saturday 25 August 2018Festival of Families, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents.
  • Sunday 26 August 2018, WMOF2018 will close with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration, that will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world. 

The main events of the WMOF2018 will take place in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS), a large conference venue, in Croke Park Stadium and in the Phoenix Park, as well as in other venues in and around the city.

It is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. All official events will be ticketed. 
Thousands of families and individuals from all over Ireland and the world are expected to attend. 

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Location : Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

From : 20/08/2018 To : 25/08/2018

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Event Organiser : Archdiocese of Dubli


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