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 
Holy LandFebruary 3, 2020February 14, 2020$4,025Dallas-Fort WorthRegister NowDownload Brochure2
Holy Land / RomeFebruary 9, 2020February 21, 2020$4,095OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure3
Italy (Land Only)March 4, 2020March 15, 2020$2,895NARegister NowDownload Brochure4
ItalyMarch 13, 2020March 21, 2020$2,695DenverRegister NowDownload Brochure5
Holy Land (Croatian Franciscans)March 16, 2020March 27, 2020$3,535ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure6
ItalyMarch 16, 2020March 27, 2020$3,990MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure7
ItalyMarch 20, 2020March 28, 2020$2,995IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure8
MedjugorjeApril 14, 2020April 23, 2020$2,485MinneapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure9
Holy LandApril 20, 2020April 30, 2020$3,545OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure10
Holy LandApril 22, 2020May 2, 2020$3,670MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure11
Holy LandApril 27, 2020May 8, 2020$3,695SeattleRegister NowDownload Brochure12
Holy LandMay 11, 2020May 21, 2020$3,105ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure13
ItalyMay 25, 2020June 5, 2020$4,135New YorkRegister NowDownload Brochure14
Italy (Private Group)June 1, 2020June 11, 2020$4,355CharlotteRegister Now15
ItalyJune 15, 2020June 25, 2020$3,970CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure16
England (Land Only)June 20, 2020June 27, 2020$3,695LondonRegister NowDownload Brochure17
Holy LandJune 29, 2020July 9, 2020$3,250ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure18
OberammergauJuly 7, 2020July 17, 2020$4,335PhiladelphiaRegister NowDownload Brochure19
PolandAugust 10, 2020August 20, 2020$3,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure20
Oberammergau Waiting List OnlySeptember 1, 2020September 11, 2020$4,310DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure21
Shrines & Steins
(Pricing Estimated)
September 7, 2020September 17, 2020$3,800ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)22
Holy LandSeptember 8, 2020September 18, 2020$3,395DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure23
PolandSeptember 8, 2020September 18, 2020$3,395MemphisRegister NowDownload Brochure24
Oberammergau Waiting List OnlySeptember 12, 2020September 22, 2020$4,270IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure31
Poland & PragueSeptember 14, 2020September 24, 2020$3,245OrlandoRegister NowDownload Brochure26
Holy LandSeptember 16, 2020September 26, 2020$3,595IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure27
Italy (Private Group)September 18, 2020September 29, 2020$4,295ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure28
Poland and Lithuania – in honor of Divine MercySeptember 27, 2020October 8, 2020$3,195ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure29
Oberammergau (Private Group)
Waiting List Only
September 28, 2020October 9, 2020$4,560IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Brochure30
Camino de SantiagoOctober 1, 2020October 12, 2020$3,790ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure31
Holy Land
For Holy Family/New Albany Deanery Participants
October 5, 2020October 15, 2020$4,225CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Brochure32
ItalyOctober 12, 2020October 22, 2020$4,410DallasRegister NowDownload Brochure33
ItalyOctober 19, 2020October 30, 2020$3,595ChicagoRegister NowDownload Brochure34
Holy Land
Private Group
Waiting List Only
October 26, 2020November 5, 2020$4,780Kansas CityRegister NowDownload Brochure35
Holy Land
For Blessed Sacrament Parishioners
October 30, 2020November 10, 2020$3,995WichitaRegister NowDownload Brochure36
Holy Land / JordanNovember 1, 2020November 12, 2020$4,095OmahaRegister NowDownload Brochure37
Holy Land / Jordan
Private Group
Waiting List Only
November 8, 2020November 19, 2020$3,995Kansas CityRegister NowDownload Brochure38
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)
Waiting List Only
February 1, 2021February 11, 2021$3,800ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)39
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)February 1, 2021February 11, 2021$4,500IndianapolisRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)40
Ireland (Pricing Estimated)May 10, 2021May 21, 2021$3,500OmahaRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)41
Greece & TurkeyMay 10, 2021May 21, 2021$3,800DenverRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)42
Holy Land (Pricing Estimated)June 7, 2021June 17, 2021$4,500CincinnatiRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)43
Shrines & Steins
(Pricing Estimated)
June 21, 2021July 1, 2021$3,800ChicagoRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)44
Ireland (Pricing Estimated)August 25, 2021September 4, 2021$4,500Omaha/LincolnRegister NowDownload Flyer (Brochure Coming Soon)45