The latest updates on our website
Itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Ireland for WMOF2018
We have updated our page on Pope Francis’ schedule for his visit to Ireland for WMOF2018. Visit it here.
We have uploaded the press release of the announcement here.
Pastoral Congress Programme
Details on speakers, talks and panels have been updated and are available to view on the links below:
Wednesday Programme for the Pastoral Congress
We have updated the programme for Wednesday at the Pastoral Congress. View details on panels, speakers and themes here.
Thursday Programme for the Pastoral Congress
We have updated the programme for Thursday at the Pastoral Congress. View details on panels, speakers and themes here.
Friday Programme for the Pastoral Congress
We have updated the programme for Friday at the Pastoral Congress. View details on panels, speakers and themes here.
View the updated YOUCAT programme for young people here
YOUCAT for Kids
Details on the updated YOUCAT for Kids programme for children is available here.
The Family Arena is a welcoming space for people of all ages. View details on what’s happening for each day of the Congress here.
Tickets for Festival of Families
We have updated information regarding tickets for the Festival of Families on 25 August in Croke Park.
Volunteer application closing date extended!
There's still time to join our busy volunteering team - the closing date for Volunteer Applications has been extended until 30 June. If you wish to join us as a volunteer please apply here.
Final Mass, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Details and information on the Final Mass of WMOF2018, celebrated by Pope Francis, are available to view on the links below.
Tickets for the Final Mass
Visit this page for information on tickets for the Final Mass of WMOF2018
Transport to the Phoenix Park
Click here for information on how best to plan your transport to the Phoenix Park. Please be aware that it may be a long journey – information on planning preparation for this can be accessed here.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have uploaded a comprehensive list of question people may have about the Final Mass of WMOF2018. Click here for details
Details and information on Pope Francis’ visit to the Marian Shrine at Knock as part of his participation in WMOF2018 are available to view on the links below.
Tickets for Knock
Information regarding tickets for the event at Knock Shrine can be found here.
Transport to Knock
If you are planning to attend the event at Knock, travel information and details are available here. Please be aware that it may be a long journey – information on planning preparation for this can be accessed here.
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Knock event
Pope Francis’ visit to Knock is a recent addition to his schedule. We have listed some frequently asked questions about the event here.
Key Topics and Themes
The World Meeting of Families will focus on key issues related to family drawn from Pope Francis’ teachings in The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia). Click here to read more about our key topics and themes.
Humans of WMOF2018
Read our Social Media story, Humans of World Meeting of Families 2018, where we are collecting stories and anecdotes about family life from our staff, our volunteers, parish participants and WMOF2018 pilgrims.
A new initiative for families, especially children, to prepare for WMOF2018 in the home. It is an invitation to reach out to family members/friends and pray for them and to pray for any special intentions they might have. Similar to the aim of read-a-thons of fostering the habit of regular reading, the Pray-A-Thon encourages children in the practice of praying within the family home. See our Pray-a-thon page and download the different versions which includes a "colour me" picture.
Prayer Resources for the Home
Share images here of those spaces in your home which you transform as they become places which remind us of God
Visit our page with links to many sites you might find useful or intereting here.