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“The sense of joy and exuberance at Festival of Families was unbelievable”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore responds to the papal visit and says he hopes that the Pope will introduce the necessary structures of accountability to ensure that child safeguarding will be an integral part of church life.

2018.08.29.

Art of the family and art for the family at WMOF2018

Religious art suitable for display in the family home features in the WMOF2018 exhibition organised by the Committee for Sacred Art and Architecture of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.08.24.

Family is basic unit of society, WMOF Pastoral Congress hears

In supporting the family, the State cares for its citizens, but also strengthens and nurtures the foundations of society itself – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.23.

“I am excited at the thought of returning to Ireland!” – Pope Francis

Pontiff offers warm words of greeting to the Irish people in a special video message and shares his hope that the WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement to families.

2018.08.22.

Relics of Ss Louis, Zélie and Thérèse in Ireland for WMOF2018

Relics will be present at the Opening Ceremony of the World Meeting of Families in the RDS on Tuesday 21 August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26 August.

2018.08.08.

Tradition and biodiversity for WMOF garden

Artists and craftspeople have created a holy well and sculptures for the garden at Saint Damian's Monastery in Dublin.

2018.08.06.

Pitch perfect: Papal Mass choir will total 3,000 singers

Music by Irish composers will feature prominently at the Mass, along with a handful of international composers.

2018.08.01.

Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park booked out

Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.

2018.07.10.

Less than 20,000 tickets left for papal Mass in the Phoenix Park

As of Monday morning, over 480,000 tickets out of 500,000 had been booked for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families 2018.

2018.07.03.

Hundreds of thousands already booked to see Pope Francis

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.

2018.06.26.

Tickets for Papal events available on Monday

Pope Francis to visit Knock and the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

2018.06.23.

WMOF2018 already setting new records

"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.

2018.06.12.

Over 18,000 now registered for WMOF2018

Registrations for the ninth World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August are rising fast while volunteer numbers have now exceeded over 3,000, organisers reveal.

2018.05.08.

WMoF2018 milestone as 2,500th volunteer registers

Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.

2018.05.02.

Divine Mercy Conference theme of courage apt in advance of referendum

The whole theme of the conference was to have courage, prophetic with the (referendum on the) Eighth Amendment coming up

2018.02.21.

More than 3,500 Christmas dinners will be provided by Knights of Columbanus

A key part of the event is that guests are given a spiritual and a festive welcome.

2017.12.23.

Conference will focus on reality of legalised abortion

Former director of International Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnston will address Pro Life Campaign conference this Sunday at RDS Dublin.

2017.12.02.

World Meeting of Families recruits volunteers at Ploughing

The most asked question at the Ploughing was “Is Pope Francis coming to Ireland?” That has not been confirmed yet – not even by Bishops Denis Nulty and Fintan Monahan who visited the World Meeting of Families 2018 stand on the first day.

2017.09.21.
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