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Date: 21 August 2017
Launch of World Meeting of Families one year preparation plan
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Launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018

 

On Monday 21st August, at the National Novena in Knock; the launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 programme ‘Amoris: Let’s talk Family, Let’s be Family!’ will take place.

Families representing each diocese will travel to Knock for this special day. A newly commissioned Icon of the Holy Family will be unveiled and anointed in the Basilica following which, the Icon will travel to each diocese around the country as part of the WMOF2018 celebrations.

It is also hoped to have a special ‘Witness Walk’ at 7pm, prior to the Novena evening Mass. This is to remember the witnesses and follows a route around the village and Shrine grounds followed by a special blessing in the Apparition Chapel.

Very Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin will highlight family life with ‘When Plates Fly! Pope Francis on the joys and challenges of family life’ and workshops will be facilitated by Fr Timothy Bartlett on how to make technology more family friendly.