Knock Shrine event, Croke Park Festival of Families and RDS Congress booked out. 285,000 already signed up for WMOF2018 closing Mass in Phoenix Park.
"We have the highest number of individuals registered of any World Meeting of Families with just over 30,000” WMOF2018 Secretary General, Fr Timothy Bartlett has highlighted.
Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.
The Icon card includes the official WMOF2018 prayer and is designed so that it can be set up on the mantelpiece and used throughout the year or used as the prayer before the family sits down to Christmas dinner this year
The icon, which was written by Mihai Cucu, will be accompanied by petition boxes, and contemplative communities around Ireland have agreed to take petitions collected from families and to pray for them during the coming year.
It is hoped that this will offer people the opportunity to engage with the new direction Pope Francis is taking and renewed hope for the life of the Church in Ireland – Fr Richard Gibbons, PP and Rector of Knock Shrine.