World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families Congress is a meeting of families from around the world. This year they will gather in Dublin to pray, learn, and celebrate the gift of the family.

During the congress there will be a daily programme of workshops and discussions along with fun and prayerful activities for individuals and families. There will be a tailored programme for children (4-12 yrs) and young people (13-17 yrs).

Schedule Detail

World Meeting of Families, Ireland 2018, ScheduleTicket Information
The Final Mass for WMOF2018 is a free ticketed event. Every adult and child in attendance requires a ticket to access.

The process of issuing tickets for the Final Mass commenced on Thursday 9th August . This process will take several days due to the volume of orders so please do not be concerned about your tickets.

It is not possible to change your transport details at this point. The process of allocating tickets to gates has involved several agencies and statutory authorities.

If you received a confirmation email when you registered, you will receive your ticket(s) by email in the coming days. Tickets are route specific.

It is not possible to change details on your booking at this point or to exchange tickets.

All pilgrims are asked to plan your transport and to prepare for a long journey.

Transport Maps
See updated information on Routes inside the Phoenix Park here.


Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018

God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
  (We pause and remember family members and others by name.)

Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope, Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.
This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.

Official Hymn

World Meeting of Families, Official Hymn