Teens' Programme

Teen Global Village at the WMOF2018 Pastoral Congress (RDS)

"Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you!
Do not be afraid to dream of great things!’
Pope Francis 

Credit Photo: Des McMahon

The World Meeting of Families Teen Global Village is a fun and interactive space for teenagers between the ages of 13 to 17. We invite all teenagers of these ages to join us for some ‘CHILL’ time where we will pray together, hear uplifting music, express ourselves though dance, listen to stories of faith, hope and love, and most importantly, have FUN!

The teen programme will offer a variety of workshops throughout the Teen Global Village whereby teens can choose which workshops they themselves would like to attend. There’s lots to choose from!

 

Teen Global Village Opening Hours

Wednesday 22nd August to Friday 24th August 2018
 

Morning Programme

(Teenagers between the ages of 13 – 17 yrs)
Please note: The morning progamme is for teens only to participate in, while parents/guardians take part in morning sessions or other activities.
Supervisors will be provided.​
There is a maximum capacity of 1000 participants in the Teen Global Village. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Evening Concert 

(Open to all ages)

Please note:  Teenagers (under 18s) may not be left unaccompanied in this space during the evening programme.  Parents/guardians must remain in attendance.  

Wednesday 22nd

09:15 Open Festival    
09:45 Welcome, Music & Games    
10:15 Prayer & Reflection
Drama    Rise Theatre 
Amoris Video: Families & Consumerism
‘Buzz’ Discussion: Core Team
10:45 BREAK 
11:00 Teen Workshops. Festival Workshops in pods and tents.
11:30 Catechesis: Families of Faith in an Age of Consumerism 
11:45 Q&A with Catechist    
12:00 ‘On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: WITNESS & LEADERSHIP
12:20 - 12.30 Music & Sending Out

Wednesday 22nd

18:30 - 20:00: Evening Concert

 

  • Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, Dublin.

Thursday 23rd

09:15 Open Festival    
09:45 Welcome, Music & Games    
10:15 Prayer & Reflection
Drama    Rise Theatre 
Amoris Video: Love and Imperfection
‘Buzz’ Discussion: Core Team
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Teen Workshops. Festival Workshops in pods and tents    
11:30 Catechesis: Families of Love and Imperfection  
11:45 Q&A with Catechist    
12:00 ‘On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: LOVE OF SPORT
12:20 - 12.30:  Music & Sending Out

Thursday 23rd 
 

18:30 - 20:00: Evening Concert
 

  • Rexband:  Internationally Renowned Contemporary Christian Band.

Friday 24th

09:15 Open Festival    
09:45 Welcome, Music & Games    
10:15 Prayer & Reflection
Drama    Rise Theatre 
Amoris Video: Families Living in a Digital Age
‘Buzz’ Discussion: Core Team
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Teen Workshops. Festival Workshops in pods and tents.
11:30 Catechesis: Families of Hope; Living in a Digital Age 
11:45 Q&A with Catechist.    
12:00 ‘On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: Love and Healing
12:20 - 12.30: Music & Sending Out.

Friday 24th   

No Evening Programme

 

 

Please Note: The Teen Global Village will be held in a secure area of the RDS Simmonscourt campus. Only pre-approved adult volunteers, speakers, entertainers, workshop leaders and other necessary leaders will have entry to the WMOF Teen Global Village for the duration of the morning Teen Programmes. However, ALL AGES are welcome to visit the Teen Space for the evening Village Concert. Under 18’s must not be left unaccompanied in the Teen Village at this time.


The Teen Global Village will present teenagers with an opportunity to experience the Universal Church of Jesus Christ. They will share and listen to stories of faith and witness from around the world and reflect on issues that affect ALL teenagers, regardless of where they live in the world….Ireland, USA or The Philippines! 
The workshops in the Teen Global Village will particularly draw participants into a deeper engagement with the interests and issues that all teens face of today in their daily lives, including…relationships, family, justice, spirituality and prayer. Some of the themes for these workshops include ‘Caring for the Earth and our Common Home’, ‘Mental Health Awareness’, ‘Discerning Vocation’, ‘Christian Mindfulness and Prayer’, and ‘Seeking Global Justice and Human Rights for all of Humanity’. 

Further details on the programme, timetables and performers will be announced closer to the date of the events.

For ticket information on this or other events, please go to our Ticket and Registration section.