updates on the World Meeting of Families 2018

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Volunteer at WMOF2018

WMOF staff visit Navan

Richard Brennan from the WMOF office spoke during the Eucharistic Adoration conference in Navan on Saturday 7 October. He encouraged parishioners from around County Meath to consider the coming year as a time of family and faith renewal through all levels of the parish.

If your family is willing to host a family in Navan, please contact the parish office for further information.

Details of the Volunteer Application Process and the Pilgrim Programme are available by clicking the link above.

Romero Family award

During our enrolment ceremonies on the weekends of 7-8 October & 14-15 October we are proposing the Trócaire Romero Award to families.

We invite the parents of children preparing for their First Confession, First Holy Communion & Confirmation to register your interest by clicking here.

Joy for all the Earth

Music for your Wedding Day

The priests of the parish are recommending “A Joy for all the Earth” to choirs, musicians and all couples who are preparing for their marriage in the coming months.

This hymn has been composed for the World Meeting of Families by Ephrem Feeley – a teacher in St Joseph’s Mercy Secondary School.

The hymn setting finds its origin in the letter of St Paul to the Corinthians – a popular New Testament text chosen for marriages. Pope Francis has given it a rich “Francis-treatment” in paragraphs 90 – 119 of Amoris Laetitia.

We hope that Ephrem’s music will become part of our parish repertoire in the coming months and will become “a joy for all the parish family!” The music and vocal score can be ordered from the Parish shop.

WMOF preparations

National Collection weekend of 01 – 02 April 2017

Dublin has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.

Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 21-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.

Bishop Michael describes his hopes for the preparation of the World Meeting of Families in a video interview below: