World Meeting of Families 2018 | Joe Walsh Tours

World Meeting of Families 2018

The World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin from the 21-26 August 2018. It brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. Dublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next WMOF guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

We will be offering overseas groups full packages to Ireland. We can also tailor-make a specific tour itinerary to suit your needs. If you would like to combine Ireland & Lourdes; Ireland & Fatima; Ireland & Medjugorje; Ireland & Shrines of Europe, please get in touch with us. Specific details will be released as soon as our 2018 programme is confirmed in the coming weeks.

The event has at its heart the following key moments:
» 21 August - a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place simultaneously in all the different dioceses of Ireland.

» 22 to the 24 August - a three-day Congress. Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” chosen by the Holy Father and will include an enriching programme for adults of keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as fun activities for children. The Congress will also include daily celebration of the Eucharist, prayerful activities, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances.

» Saturday 25 August - a Festival of Families, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents.

» Sunday 26 August - WMOF2018 will close with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration, that will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.

WMOF2018 will include exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity with those in need, celebrations and much more. The main events of the WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin, at a large conference venue as well as in other venues in and around the city. It is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland.

For further information, please visit the WMOF2018 website, here.

If you would like us to tailor-make your trip based on any special requirements, please do not hesitate to give our Tours of Ireland specialists a call on 00 353 1 241 0800 or drop us a line via email and we will be delighted to assist.

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