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!

The overall programme and daily catechesis are based upon the themes of ‘Faith, Hope and Love’ and will be supplemented by the Amoris animations which focus upon the topics of ‘Families and Consumerism’, ‘Love and Imperfection’ and ‘Families Living in a Digital Age’. 

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’. 

Teen Global Village Opening Hours

Wednesday 22nd August to Friday 24th August 2018

Morning Programme

(Teenagers between the ages of 13 – 17 yrs)

Evening Concert 

(For teens and their families. Open to all ages)

Wednesday 22nd
09:30 – 12:30 

Wednesday 22nd
18:30 – 20:00 

Thursday 23rd
09:30  – 12:30

Thursday 23rd 
18:30  – 20:00 

Friday 24th
09:30 – 12:30 

Friday 24th   
No Evening Programme

Please note: Teenagers may be left unaccompanied by parents/guardians in this space during the morning programme
(09:30- 12:30). 
Supervisors will be provided.​

Please note:  Teenagers (U 18’s) may not be left unaccompanied in this space during the evening programme (18:30 - 20:00). 
Parents/guardians must remain in attendance. ​

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.

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.