The World meeting of Families in Dublin during August 2018 will consist of catechesis, liturgies, gestures of solidarity, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances around the city.
At its heart it will have the following four key elements:
a National Opening of the World Meeting of Families on 21 August will take place simultaneously in each of the 26 dioceses on the island of Ireland;
from 22 to 24 August,a three-day Pastoral Congress will be hosted in the RDS and this will include a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the WMOF theme.
This Congress will also offer an engaging programme which includes faith and fun activities for young people and children.
A Festival of Families will be held in Croke Park on Saturday 25 August at which Pope Francis will attend. This will involve a cultural concert within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere to include personal stories of faith to be shared by families representing the five continents;
On Sunday 26 August Holy Mass for WMOF2018 will be celebrated by Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park involving hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from Ireland and from around the world. ...
YSI speakout in Kilkenny....Congratulations to Ms. Farrell on winning Most Inspirational Guide and to Jack Queally for winning the YSI dance off 👏🎉 well done to all of our YSI group on their fantastic work this year !!
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Next Sunday March 25th is Palm Sunday. Warmer weather is forecast. You are invited to join us on the Anne Valley Walk for the annual outdoor ‘Stations of the Cross’ in the afternoon at 3pm. Please share this message with friends who might be interested. All are welcome. ...
IT'S COMPETITION TIME
To celebrate the recent publication of FÁILTE POPE FRANCIS from the children of Ireland, the Gift Shop at Mount Melleray Abbey is giving away a copy of this very sweet and inspiring book. To be in with a chance of winning, please answer the following question:
Before he became a Jesuit, Pope Francis worked as
a ______?______ in a Buenos Aires bar to help pay for his studies? Closing Date: Easter Sunday, 1st April.
More about the book:
This book started when The Irish Catholic launched a Fáilte Pope Francis competition to celebrate the World Meeting of Families and the expected visit of the Pope Francis in August 2018. The competition asked the children from all over the island of Ireland, aged 6 to 9, to draw a picture and write a letter of welcome addressed to Pope Francis.
The response from primary schools was so overwhelming, one cuter than the next, that the decision was made to publish a book with the most engaging entries. This is an eclectic mix of images expressing the children’s large imaginations and their robust curiosity. Only a young child would dare to invite the Pope over for a cup of tea and a bun, and there are no better words than those of a six-year old to describe how much of an inspiration Pope Francis is to the world.
Fáilte Pope Francis is a beautiful gift for First Holy Communion and all royalties go to The Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF). (RP: €15)
The Copper Coast and other Waterford & Munster locations are featured in this tourist promotional video. ...
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