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.

Additions

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.

Join A Group

Pilgrimage Location:Departure Date:Return Date:Price:Departure City*Register NowDownload Brochure 
Holy LandFebruary 28, 2019March 11, 2019$3,290DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy LandApril 5, 2019April 15, 2019$3,620MontrealRegister NowDownload Brochure3
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)May 13, 2019May 22, 2019$2,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure4
Holy LandMay 14, 2019May 24, 2019$2,895Washington D.C.Register NowDownload Brochure5
Camino de Santiago/FatimaMay 25, 2019June 5, 2019$3,510ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure6
ItalyJune 3, 2019June 13, 2019$3,720St. LouisRegister NowDownload Brochure7
FranceJune 5, 2019June 14, 2019$3,695IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure8
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)June 19, 2019June 29, 2019$3,295CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure9
TurkeyJune 30, 2019July 4, 2019$565NARegister NowDownload Brochure
IrelandJuly 6, 2019July 16, 2019$3,545ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure11
ItalyJuly 15, 2019July 26, 2019$4,365ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Marian ShrinesSeptember 9, 2019September 20, 2019$4,285OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure13
MedjugorjeSeptember 12, 2019September 21, 2019$2,090New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure14
ItalySeptember 16, 2019September 27, 2019$3,735ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure15
Camino de Santiago/FatimaSeptember 17, 2019September 27, 2019$3,295PhiladelphiaRegister NowDownload Brochure16
Holy LandSeptember 18, 2019September 28, 2019$3,195AtlantaRegister NowDownload Brochure17
Greece & TurkeySeptember 23, 2019October 4, 2019$3,695MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure18
Holy Land (Private Group)September 23, 2019October 3, 2019$3,495IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure19
MedjugorjeOctober 4, 2019October 13, 2019$2,280ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure20
FranceOctober 9, 2019October 20, 2019$3,900Birmingham, ALRegister NowDownload Brochure21
ItalyOctober 14, 2019October 27, 2019$4,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure22
Holy LandNovember 4, 2019November 14, 2019$3,285NewarkRegister NowDownload Brochure23
Holy Land (Waiting List Only)November 5, 2019November 15, 2019$2,890HoustonRegister NowDownload Brochure24
Holy LandNovember 5, 2019November 15, 2019$3,180ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure25
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatNovember 7, 2019November 18, 2019$2,495EdmontonRegister NowDownload Brochure26
Medjugorje and Fr. Zlatko Sudac RetreatNovember 8, 2019November 19, 2019$2,230New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure27
Holy LandNovember 12, 2019November 23, 2019$3,495ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure28
GreeceDecember 2, 2019December 11, 2019$2,895DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure29
Holy Land (Omaha)December 3, 2019December 13, 2019$3,395OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure30
Holy Land (Dallas-Fort Worth)December 3, 2019December 13, 2019$3,595Dallas-Fort WorthRegister NowDownload Brochure31