WMOF 2018


World Meeting of Families 2018

The 9th World Meeting of Families  will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 21 – 26 August 2018.

World Meeting of Families 2018 has at its heart four main moments:

Click on the title for each event to see details of the confirmed speakers, topics and activities for each day.

21 August 2018 – Opening of World Meeting of Families 2018

Simultaneous National Opening of WMOF2018 in all dioceses in Ireland

22 to 24 August 2018 – World Meeting of the Families Pastoral Congress

Keynote speakers, workshops and discussions; exhibitions, art and cultural activities, daily celebration of the Eucharist, liturgical and prayerful activities. Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” chosen by the Holy Father. The venue has been confirmed as the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Evening of 25 August – Festival of Families

A festive time, where we gather to celebrate the gift of family from the perspective of the specific theme of the World Meeting. This will be a cultural celebration of music, dance, song, within a prayerful and joyful setting, and with the aid of stories given by families from different parts of the world

26 August 2018 – Solemn Eucharistic Celebration

The World Meeting of the Families 2018 will conclude with a Solemn Mass in thanksgiving to God, the Holy Trinity, for the gift of family and for its sanctification.


A registration/ticket will be required to attend any of these events. Visit our Ticket and Registration page for more information.