Glanmire Parish, County Cork, Ireland - part of the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross.

World Meeting of Families 2018

September 15, 2017

Message relating to World Meeting Of Families in Ireland read at all Masses in Glanmire 9-10 Sept 2017

Good morning / evening, As a member of Glanmire Parish Assembly. I’m here to speak about the World meeting of Families which is being held in Ireland in 2018. Pope Francis has declared August 2018 as a celebration of the family and hopes that every family will join in this important world event which takes place from 21st to 26th August 2018. This event occurs every three years. Ireland was chosen by Pope Francis. He has an Irish connection due to the time he spent here in 1980.

Every family in every parish is invited to join in this series of preparations and celebrations taking place from Sept 2017 to August 2018. Even in today’s society where family breakdown is becoming an everyday occurrence, we in Ireland still have the highest marriage rate and the lowest divorce rate in Europe. The bond of marriage and family is clearly still strong in Ireland.

The family is still the first and most important school. It is the place where we learn to share, to be unselfish and to forgive. It is the place where we learn the three vital works of please, thank you and sorry.

We will give further updates as we learn more about the events over the coming months. Leaflets with website details are available at the back of the church. All the contact details and information about ticketing for the event are on this website. Please take a leaflet home with you today.

I’d like to thank you for your time and patience.

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Ireland has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church.

The main events of the WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin, at a large conference venue as well as in other venues in and around the city. It is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over Ireland.

View the link below to get more information on this event and continue to watch our website for updates on events planned in Glanmire for this event. You will also get regular (approx monthly) updates on the event from local organisers at Sunday masses.

World Meeting Families info

 

 

 

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