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.
|WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 EVENTS
|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.