The World Meeting of Families is an international event of prayer, catechesis, and celebration that draws participants from around the globe. It seeks to strengthen the bonds between families and to witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society. Pope Francis has announced that he will attend the World Meeting of Families.
The event takes place every three years. The next World Meeting of Families is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 22 and conclude on Sunday, September 27, 2015. More information can be found at www.worldmeeting2015.org.
God and Father of us all,
in Jesus your Son and our Savior,
you have made us 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 the Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those msot 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!