The Festival of Families will be one of the highlights of WMOF2018 and is choreographed as a celebration of family life. Details of the programme have just been released, which include national and international performers, hundreds of musicians, dancers, choirs and flag-bearers and features community-based groups and artists.
A code for every parish will be distributed by the diocesan office next week. Each code will allow the parish to book up to ten tickets online for the Croke Park festival. At least one family from each parish should be included in this allocation of ten tickets. Tickets not booked under each of these codes by midnight on Tuesday 31 July will be reassigned to the WMOF to allocate.
Pope Francis will deliver an address to the families in the stadium and will hear five family testimonies, shared by families from Ireland, Canada, India, Iraq and Africa.
The selection of themes and artists featured in the event reflect many of the priorities in the ministry of Pope Francis including homelessness and those on the margins; migrants and refugees; care for our common home and the importance of the family.
Check out the artists and performers for the WMOF2018 Festival of Families here.