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Pope Francis to attend World Meeting of Families 2018 27 / 06 / 2017

Pope Francis to attend World Meeting of Families in Dublin 

The World Meeting of Families (WMOF)  is a huge international event (a little like World Youth Day) for families from all over the world.

This year it is in Dublin 22nd-26th August.

Families will gather to listen to talks, join workshops, and celebrate family life and faith. There are events organised for childrena and for young people too so the whole family can enjoy it. 

WMOF comprises three days of talks and workshops; one day Festival for Families and a final day with a Mass for everyone (celebrated, we hope, by Pope Francis).

Details here 

Pope Francis is likely to be there for just the final two days: the Festival of Families (on Saturday 25th August) and the final Mass (on Sunday 26th August). The only FREE day is the final Mass which is FREE to all but everyone wishing to attend MUST REGISTER as no-one will get in without a ticket. 

Have a look online at https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/ and think about whether your family would like to attend all or part of this event. Why not combine this with your family holiday in Ireland this year? 

The theme of this World Meeting of Families, chosen by Pope Francis, is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World

Online Registration is recommended to get the best price (68 euros per adult). Tickets on site will cost more (78 euros per adult).

The Amoris 'Let's Talk Family! Let's be Family!' series of parish conversations  is now available free online at https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Resources/Amoris-Programme.

See below for Amoris in Leeds in June and July. 

APPLY FOR FUNDS: For families who want to attend all or part of the 5 day World Meeting of Families there is the possibility of some financial assistance to help with Registration fees:

Please apply using the Diocesan Parenting Fund Application Form asap. 

There is no plan to centrally organise families attending from the Diocese of Leeds but individual families and parishes within the Diocese are free to make their own arrangements to attend.

See the WMOF website for more details. 

Call me anytime on 07761715101 if you have any questions:

Breda Theakston

Family Life Ministry (Parenting Coordinator)

or email: breda.theakston@dioceseofleeds.org.uk



AMORIS: Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family!

Amoris flier Leeds

This lovely series of parish conversations from Amoris is open to everyone, whether or not you are planning to attend the World Meeting of Families. Topics include:


  • The Reality Of Family Life Today 
  • God's Dream for Love
  • God's Mercy - No-one Excluded


Two series of Amoris Let's Talk Family! Let's Be Family! will be offered, one running on Wednesday mornings, one on Wednesday evenings.

Starts on Wednesday 6th June and runs for six weeks to close on Wednesday July 18th  (N.B.There is NO session on Wednesday 20th June)

Choose the best option for you: Every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12 noon OR every Wednesday evening from 7pm -9pm (No need to attend both, you select whether you want to attend the morning sessions or the evening sessions.)


The Diocesan Pastoral Centre,

Hinsley Hall,

62 Headingley Lane.



Call me to book your FREE Place 07761715101 or emaill me at breda.theakston@dioceseofleeds.org.uk 

OR complete and return this word doc  Amoris Application Form  (in word so you can write on it and return it electronically) OR this pdf Amoris Application Form (pdf to print and post)

Amoris flier Leeds


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