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 
 

MORNING PROGRAMME

Please note: The morning programme 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. 

Dowload Terms and Conditions for the Teen Global Village here.

MCs:  Laura Whinnery, Cast Ministries and Chris Knowles, CAFOD

09:15     Open Festival

09:45     Welcome, Music & Games

10:15     Prayer & Reflection

  • Drama Rise Theatre – Race of Life
  • Amoris Video: Families & Consumerism
  • "Buzz’ Discussion: Core Team


BREAK

11:00 Teen Workshops: Festival Workshops in pods and tents.

11:30 Catechesis: Families of Faith in an Age of Consumerism

Bishop Denis Nulty, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland

11:45     Q&A with Catechist

12:00     On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: FAITH   

  • Tony Brennan, JPII Awards, Diocese of Derry
  • Elma Walsh, Donal Walsh Foundation
  • Fr Philip Mulryne, Dominican Priest and ex Manchester United player
  • Sr Máire McAteer, Sisters of Adoration and Reparation, Belfast, Ireland (North)


12:20 – 12:30 Music & Sending Out
(Under 18s to be collected)

EVENING PROGRAMME

(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.

18:30 - 20:00 Evening Concert: Gardiner Street Gospel Choir, Dublin.

Thursday 23rd August

MORNING PROGRAMME

Please note: The morning programme 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.

MCs: Laura Whinnery, Cast Ministries and Chris Knowles, CAFOD

09:15     Open Festival

09:45     Welcome, Music & Games

10:15     Prayer & Reflection

•    Drama Rise Theatre - Spiritualise
•    Amoris Video: Love and Imperfection
•    ‘Buzz’ Discussion: Core Team

10:45 BREAK

11:00     Teen Workshops: Festival Workshops in pods and tents.

  • Spiritual Combat Workshop (Fr Leo Patalinghug)

Using his extensive background in Martial Arts, Fr Leo Patalinghug from the USA will deliver an interactive talk fused with martial arts for youth and young adults on how to fight against evil, complete with the ABCD's of spiritual combat and how to "break through" the cycles of sin and hatred in our world. 


11:30     Catechesis: Families of Love and Imperfection

Sr Martina Purdy, Sister of Adoration and Reparation, Belfast, Ireland (North)
Sr. Martina of the Blessed Sacrament is a Sister of Adoration in Belfast. She made her first profession in September 2017, having entered the congregation in 2014. Born Martina Purdy, she is a former award-winning journalist and author and was the BBC's political correspondent in Northern Ireland for around 15 years. She was born in Belfast but was raised in Toronto, after her family emigrated to Canada during the Troubles.  The congregation of Adoration Réparatrice was founded in Paris in 1848 by a French artist, Venerable Mother Marie-Thérèse.

11:45     Q&A with Catechist

12:00     On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: LOVE

  • Catriona Kelly, Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland
  • Fr Vincent Stapleton, Diocese of Cashel and Emly
  • Fr John Harris, Dominican Order

    
12:20 – 12:30     Music & Sending Out
(Under 18s to be collected)

EVENING PROGRAMME

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

18:30 - 20:00 Evening Concert:

  • REXBAND: Internationally Renowned Contemporary Christian Band.

Friday 24th August 2018

MORNING PROGRAMME

Please note: The morning programme 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.

MCs:  Laura Whinnery, Cast Ministries and Chris Knowles, CAFOD

09:15     Open Festival

09:45     Welcome, Music & Games

10:15     Prayer & Reflection

  • Drama Rise Theatre - Tuned In!
  • 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

Fr Michael Remery, ‘Tweeting with God’, The Netherlands

11:45     Q&A with Catechist

12:00     On the Couch’ Panel Discussion: HOPE

  • Teresa Carvalho, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
  • Peter Rigney, Youth Alpha
  • John McAreavey, Michaela Foundation
     

12:20 – 12:30     Music & Sending Out
(Under 18s to be collected)
 

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 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. 

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