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WMOF2018 Dublin IrelandAt least three thousand volunteers are needed to assist with the planning and organising of the ninth World Meeting of Families which Pope Francis asked Archbishop Diarmuid Martin to host in Dublin in 2018.  This six-day festival of faith will take place from 21 to 26 August next year with the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. 

Volunteers must be resident in Ireland, over 18 years of age and respectful of the Catholic ethos of the event.  Volunteers will also assist at related preparatory events which will take place around the country.

Closing date for Volunteer Applications extended! Apply now!

choose lifeSermon by Monsignor Lorcan O'Brien
Sixth Sunday of Easter, B, 6th. May, 2018.

The referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th. amendment of the Irish Constitution is a most serious question of conscience for the citizens of the Irish Republic, touching as it does the most basic of human rights, the right to life. Each of us bears a big responsibility in how we influence the outcome, even if we should decide not to vote. The decision of the Irish people will have consequences not only for the child in the womb but will shape respect for the right to life more generally. Today, it’s the child in the womb, tomorrow the fragile older person.

WMOF pope francisPope Francis will travel to Dublin, Ireland in August to attend the World Meeting of Families. He made the announcement at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday

The Pope will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, 25 August, and will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park stadium which will feature personal stories of faith shared by families, each representing the five continents.

On Sunday 26 August, he will preside at Holy Mass in the Phoenix Park which will close the five day event.

See for further details and tickets.