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Training session in An Grianan Hotel on Thursday 19 October

I would like to encourage every parish in the diocese to send representatives to the Amoris training session in An Grianan Hotel on Thursday 19 October.  The session will be led by Martin Kennedy.  Tea/coffee will be served from 7pm, and the session will begin at 7.30pm sharp, ending at 10pm.

World Meeting of Families in Dublin, 21 – 26 August 2018

Dublin, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  

Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. The event has at its heart the following key moments: 

  • A National Opening on Tuesday 21 August which will take place simultaneously in each of the dioceses of Ireland;
  • A three day congress from 22-24 August in the RDS, Dublin;
  • A Festival of Families on Saturday 25 August, 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;
  • A Closing Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 26 August with thousands of people from Ireland and across the world.

Registration for all WMOF2018 events, as well as accommodation during the celebration, is now open and can be done through www.worldmeeting2018.ie.