Bishop Nulty celebrates the World Meeting of Families 2018 fifth anniversary

25 Aug, 2023 | Bishops, Church, News, Pope

This week marks five years since Ireland hosted the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, from 21 – 26 August 2018.

To mark this anniversary, Bishop Denis Nulty, Chair of the Council for Marriage and the Family, has launched a highlight video of Pope Francis in Croke Park. The Bishop said, “This was a very significant celebration of family life in Ireland, attended by thousands including Pope Francis who has had the family at the heart of his pontificate over the past ten years.  Pope Francis sees families as ‘God’s dream for humanity’.”

Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin will also celebrate Mass in the Pro-Cathedral this Sunday 27 August at 11.00am, for the fifth anniversary of the World Meeting of Families 2018.

Official 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 our 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.
We ask this, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
St Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zéile Martin, pray for us.



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