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Papal Texts and Homilies from WMOF2018
Read the homilies, speeches and addresses that Pope Francis delivered during his visit to Ireland for WMOF2018 here.
Videos of Pope Francis’ Engagements on his Visit to Ireland
Many of the meetings and events that His Holiness participated in were recorded. These were shared on live television and can now also be viewed through our website. Watch them here.
Access Pastoral Congress Texts and Videos Now
Over 37,000 people of all ages attended the Pastoral Congress of WMOF2018, including families, teens, children, religious, people active in their faith lives, as well as those interested in marriage and family. Three days, from Wednesday 22 - Friday 24 August were packed with talks, workshops, discussions, presentations, liturgies and entertainments. Some of the panels and talks were live-streamed and many are now available to view on our website. Watch the discussions you are interested in, those you might have missed on the day, or those you’d like to re-visit, at your leisure, from your own home. Videos available here.
WMOF2018 Blogs - Painting a picture, sharing the stories & capturing the atmosphere
The blogs provide a prism through which to remember the ninth World Meeting of Families in Ireland in 2018. They describe the anticipation and excitement of the lead-up, preparations and opening ceremonies, the different events and activities of the Pastoral Congress (including talks and workshops, exhibitions, prayer spaces and more), the arrival of Pope Francis to Ireland and the warm welcome he received during his various engagements, the build-up to and performances at the Festival of Families and a selection of individual experiences of and reflections on the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park. Our blogs are a wonderful part of the legacy of WMOF2018 and will breathe fresh life into the event for years to come. Read them here.
WMOF2018 Liturgical Memorabilia and Merchandising
Liturgical Items and Memorabilia from the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park are now available for parishes to purchase, as well as a number of WMOF2018 merchandising items and publications. Please note that there is limited availability of stock. Last orders by the 22nd of October. Visit our website for more information.
The liturgies for the events of WMOF2018 are available to download here.
Update on Tickets for WMOF2018
For updated information on tickets please click here
Take Note of Prohibited Items
Check the list of what you can and cannot bring to the Phoenix Park and Croke Park
Route Guide for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park
A downloadable colour-coded guide of access routes to the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park is available here.
Check out our new blog about the WMOF2018 Dublin Pilgrim Walk here.
Festival of Families programme details announced
Read about the Festival lineup here
Visit WMOF2018TV, our inhouse video platform here.
Additional Events at WMOF2018
Running alongside the Congress programme, we have a number of additional events that are free for everyone to attend. Read about them here.
Tickets for WMOF2018 events - Frequently Asked Questions
We have updated our page on questions people may have about tickets for WMOF2018 events here.
We have a new page specifically for clergy who wish to register, either as a concelebrant or a general pilgrim, for WMOF2018 events here.
Music and hymns to be played and sung at the various liturgies of WMOF2018 are listed in the Rescources section of the webiste. We have added downloadable links for many of the pieces. Details can be found here.
Meet the WMOF2018 staff - we have updated this page here.
Programme of Events for Pastoral Congress
Speaker Manager Hannah Evans discusses the range of workshops, talks and discussions featuring speakers and panellists from across the world, here.
Media Accreditation is Now Open
Media Accreditation for WMOF2018 is now open - visit our page here
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.
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.
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.