It looks like the Pope will be present for the Concert in Croke Park on Saturday and celebrate Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday. He is also expected to visit the Capuchin day Centre for the homeless in Dublin.
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 !!