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World Meeting of Families 2015

Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 is “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society.

 

Visit the World Meeting of Families 2015 Website

 

Events:

Tuesday, September 22 – Friday, September 25: World Family Congress
Philadelphia Convention Center. Projected attendance is 15,000 – 20,000....
Schedule, registration and hotel information.

Saturday, September 26: Festival of Families with Pope Francis
Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Outdoors, open to the public, no admission fee.
Projected attendance is 350,000.
Pope Francis will participate in this intercultural celebration of families from around the world.

Sunday, September 27: Closing Mass Celebrated by Pope Francis
Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Outdoors, open to the public, no admission fee.
Projected attendance is 1,000,000.

 

Resources for Parishes

 

Catechesis for the World Meeting of Families

 

World Meeting of Families Prayer

Join together with families from around the world in prayer. Pray the World Meeting of Families prayer each day with your family for the success of the event and for your family’s personal intentions.

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.

May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.

May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015

Printable Prayer Cards