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World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland
August 18-27, 2018


World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland
August 18-27, 2018


Registration open now!

Held every three years, the World Meeting of Families
brings together families from across the globe to celebrate,
pray, and reflect upon the central role of the family
in our lives today.

Join us in Ireland as we embark upon a pilgrimage of families!

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The Gospel of the Family

Joy for the World

The Gospel of the Family

Joy for the World


Highlights of the pilgrimage include:

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Ireland's Holy Sites
August 18-21


Visit Ireland’s most sacred places in the days leading up to the World Meeting of Families. Pray at Croagh Patrick, the Knock Shrine, and Kylemore Abbey.


Three-Day Congrees
August 22-24

Enjoy a dynamic program of workshops, talks, panels, and other activities, all exploring the theme of "The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World."

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Children/Youth Programs
August 22-24

The Children's Program (ages 4-12) will include music, arts and crafts, dance, games, and lots of fun! The Youth Program (ages 13+) will feature music, prayer experiences, workshops, speakers, and other exciting activities.


Festival of Families
August 25

Experience a one-of-a-kind rally and concert with performances from world-renowned musical artists and from families representing each continent.


Closing Liturgy
August 26

Pray with thousands of pilgrims from all over the world at the Closing Mass. It's anticipated that Pope Francis will preside!


Registration is open now!

This pilgrimage departs on Saturday, August 18, and returns on Monday, August 26, 2018. Cost is $3,848 per person, with reduced rates for children. Early-bird rate only $3,748 until January 25th, 2018. Click "Learn more" below for full details, terms, and conditions.

Pilgrimage package includes:

  • Preparation and follow-up materials
  • Dedicated pilgrimage guides
  • Daily Mass, prayer, and reflection time
  • All entrance fees, activities, and tours, including the World Meeting of Families registration fee
  • Round-trip, economy-class airfare from Chicago
  • Private, coach bus while in Ireland
  • Accommodations (8 nights) in 4-star hotel properties with double-occupancy, including taxes and bellman/chambermaid gratuities
    • Option for single-occupancy supplement (limited availability)
  • Breakfast daily at hotel, plus 3 lunches and 2 dinners

For full details, including a daily itinerary and terms and conditions, click the link below: