World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland, August 21-26, 2018

The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World

Families from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA are invited to join families from around the world.

August 21 – Tuesday: Opening ceremonies held throughout Ireland

August 22-24 – Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: Pastoral Congress Program

August 25 – Saturday: Festival of Families

August 26 – Sunday: Final Mass 

Learn more about the World Meeting of Families – registration is open. Consider housing options on University campuses to reduce costs (see the lodging information link in the registration process).

A Journey through Amoris Laetitia – TV Series

To prepare for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 2018, a 6-part television series explores the document written by Pope Francis on love in the family.

Episode 1/6 – Reality

Episode 2/6 – Vision

Episode 3/6 – Love is …

Episode 4/6 – Social

Episode 5/6 – Mercy

Episode 6/6 – Go Forth

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


All families can participate in the Amoris Programme which has six sessions that include parish discussions, practical activities, resources for children and youth, digital animations, live-streamed events, and online resources.


A Joy for all the Earth –  Official WMOF 2018 Hymn