The World Meeting of Families 2018 will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 21 – 26 August 2018. Promo available in 7 other languages and subtitles.
for more info – www.worldmeeting2018.ie
Every society, every person understands a universal bond. A bond that connects us. Family.
We are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters.
Family has its challenges. It can also be the place where we share the greatest tenderness and joy.
The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church. Our Catholic Church is a family of families.
Every three years the Church brings together the largest international gathering of families in the world. In 2018 this gathering will take place in Dublin, Ireland. A place known for its long Christian heritage and its welcome.
For centuries, Irish missionaries have travelled the world proclaiming the joy of the Gospel. Now we look forward to welcoming people from every corner of the world to our shores for the 2018 World Meeting of Families including, God willing, having Pope Francis join us for the Festival of Families and the final Mass.
Cardinal Kevin Farrell
“Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, is encouraging families from all across the world to come to Ireland in 2018 to celebrate family life and to reflect on the importance of family in our lives”.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin
“The family is a central theme of the ministry of Pope Francis. He produced this wonderful document Amoris Laetitia on the Joy of Love. This is what we want to celebrate in the World Meeting of Families. As Archbishop of Dublin, I am very pleased to have been asked to host this Meeting and to invite you to join with us in preparing for this event and hopefully also to come to Dublin to celebrate with families from all around the world.”
Families come in all shapes and sizes, join us in Dublin at the World Meeting of Families 2018 where we will celebrate family life in all its wonder, strength, trials and triumphs. A life changing experience that will enrich you and your family.