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Papal Visit / WMOF2018

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 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.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord,  Amen.

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

Official Opening of the World Meeting of Families

(for the Parishes of Donore/Rosnaree, Duleek/Bellewstown, Holy Family Ballsgrove, Laytown/Mornington, Saint Mary's Drogheda, Slane/Monknewtown and Stamullen/Julianstown)

Tuesday 21st August 2018

  • Gather at Holy Family Church, Drogheda from 6.30pm

  • Youth Drama in Holy Family Church at 7pm

  • Procession with Parish Banners from Holy Family Church to St. Mary's Church 7.45pm

  • Evening Prayer in St. Mary's Church, Drogheda beginning at 8.30pm

All are invited to be part in this opening Festival

The World Meeting of Families opens on Wednesday 22nd August in the RDS.
The theme for the Pastoral congress on that day is ‘Family & Faith’.  Mass will be celebrated in the Main Arena at 4.30pm.  The Meath Diocese will participate and members of the Mornington Gospel Choir are  involved in the choir.  


The Bus to the Phoenix Park - for those who booked tickets with the Parish Office and are interested in travelling
will leave Mornington Church at 8am on Sunday 26th August.


The tickets for Croke Park & The Phoenix Park are being distributed this week.

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