World Meeting of Families

August 21-26, 2018

“God wants you to be in the world, but so different from the world that you will change it. Get cracking.”
-Mother Angelica

Dublin, Ireland has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by St. Pope John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates the family as the cornerstone of our lives and the fundamental building block of society & the Church. The theme chosen by Pope Francis is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World. Come to Ireland, see how the Family can transform the world and see how Ireland can transform you.

Pope Francis released a letter to Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the new Vatican office for Laity, Family and Life, in anticipations and hopes that the WMOF will be a way for families to grow deeper in faith and increase their desire to spread authentic love throughout the world. Read Pope Francis’ letter to Cardinal Farrell.

Pilgrimage Schedule

August 22nd-26th : WMOF will include the daily celebration of Mass, a “Festival of Families” event, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity with those in need, and much more.


Tekton will be providing pilgrimage opportunities before and after the WMOF to explore Ireland, its Saints, sacred sites, and deep Catholic history of the island.

  • August 16-26
  • August 22-September 1

Our Lady of Knock, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Brigid of Kildare, Croagh Patrick, Clare Island Abbey and more await pilgrims who seek to dive deeper into our faith at the WMF.

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Pilgrimage Location:Departure Date:Return Date:Price:Departure City*Register NowDownload Brochure 
(Postponed to October 20th, 2020)
June 15, 2020June 25, 2020$3,970CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy Land
(Postponed to November 2nd, 2020)
June 29, 2020July 9, 2020$3,250ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure3
Oberammergau (Postponed)July 7, 2020July 17, 2020$4,335PhiladelphiaRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Oberammergau (Postponed)September 1, 2020September 11, 2020$4,310DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure5
Oberammergau (Postponed)September 12, 2020September 22, 2020$4,270IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure31
Oberammergau (Private Group)
September 28, 2020October 9, 2020$4,560IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure7
Holy Land
For Holy Family/New Albany Deanery Participants
October 5, 2020October 15, 2020$4,225CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure8
ItalyOctober 8, 2020October 16, 2020$2,785IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure9
MedjugorjeOctober 13, 2020October 22, 2020$2,595MinneapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure10
ItalyOctober 19, 2020October 29, 2020$3,990CincinnatiRegister Now
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ItalyOctober 20, 2020October 31, 2020$3,950MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Holy Land (Croatian Franciscans)October 26, 2020November 5, 2020$3,135ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure13
Holy Land
For Blessed Sacrament Parishioners
October 30, 2020November 10, 2020$3,995WichitaRegister NowDownload Brochure14
Holy Land / JordanNovember 1, 2020November 12, 2020$4,095OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure15
Holy LandNovember 2, 2020November 12, 2020$2,895ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure16
Holy Land / Jordan
Private Group
Sold Out
November 8, 2020November 19, 2020$3,995Kansas CityRegister NowDownload Brochure17
Holy LandNovember 30, 2020December 11, 2020$3,185ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure18
Holy Land (Private Group)December 1, 2020December 12, 2020$2,775DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure19
Holy LandDecember 9, 2020December 19, 2020$3,495OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure20
Holy Land
(Private Group - Land Only)
January 8, 2021January 17, 2021$3,455NARegister Now21
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)
Waiting List Only
February 1, 2021February 11, 2021$2,970ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)22
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)February 1, 2021February 11, 2021$4,500IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)23
Holy LandMarch 7, 2021March 17, 2021$3,690MemphisRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)24
Italy (Pricing Estimated)March 12, 2021March 20, 2021$2,700DenverRegister Now
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)April 12, 2021April 23, 2021$3,800SeattleRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)26
Poland & Prague (Pricing Estimated)April 19, 2021April 29, 2021$3,245OrlandoRegister NowDownload Brochure27
Ireland (Pricing Estimated)May 10, 2021May 21, 2021$3,500OmahaRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)28
Greece & TurkeyMay 10, 2021May 21, 2021$3,800DenverRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)29
Italy (Private Group)June 1, 2021June 11, 2021$4,355CharlotteRegister Now
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Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)June 7, 2021June 17, 2021$4,500CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)31
Poland and Lithuania – in honor of Divine Mercy (Pricing Estimated)June 14, 2021June 25, 2021$3,195ChicagoRegister Now
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Shrines & Steins
(Pricing Estimated)
June 21, 2021July 1, 2021$3,800ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)33
Ireland (Pricing Estimated)June 30, 2021July 11, 2021$3,500OmahaRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)34
Poland (Pricing Estimated)August 2, 2021August 12, 2021$3,500ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure35
Holy LandAugust 16, 2021August 26, 2021$3,105ChicagoRegister Now
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Ireland (Pricing Estimated)August 25, 2021September 4, 2021$4,500Omaha/LincolnRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)37
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)September 7, 2021September 17, 2021$3,395DallasRegister Now
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Italy (Private Group)September 17, 2021September 28, 2021$4,295ChicagoRegister Now
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Camino de SantiagoOctober 1, 2021October 12, 2021$3,790ChicagoRegister Now
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Marian Shrines
(Pricing Estimated)
October 4, 2021October 15, 2021$3,500SeattleRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)41
Italy (Pricing Estimated)October 18, 2021October 29, 2021$3,595ChicagoRegister Now
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Holy Land
Private Group
(Pricing Estimated)
October 25, 2021November 4, 2021$4,500Kansas CityRegister Now
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