World Meeting of Families

Eight (8) day pilgrimage
The World Meeting of Families, Dublin

August 20 – August 27, 2018
departing from Cincinnati, OH. (CVG Airport)

$3,768.00 PER PERSON
All inclusive (except lunches)
Hosted by the Diocese of Covington

Dear Families of the Diocese of Covington,

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Our Holy Father, Pope Francis to host the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in August 2018. Started by Pope St. John Paul II and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and as the fundamental building block of society and the Church.

Families from around the world will gather in Dublin from August 22 – 26, 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share experiences from their various countries, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith. The theme chosen by Our Holy Father, Pope Francis for WMOF 2018 is, The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.

The event will consist of a joyful and reflective program of workshops, talks and discussions for adults, an engaging and exciting program for young people, as well as faith and fun activities for children. WMOF 2018 will include the daily celebration of Mass, a festival of families event, exhibitions, cultural events, musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity with those in need, and much more.

We in the Diocese of Covington are delighted to cordially invite you to join us at the 2018 World Meeting of Families. We would love to work with individuals or groups from our diocesan parishes and schools who wish to attend. Our travel agency, the Catholic Pilgrim Office (CPO), will make sure that participants receive a warm Irish welcome and have a wonderful time when they arrive in Dublin. Again, CPO will offer whatever assistance they can to our people so that they have a truly memorable experience and enjoy being part of World Meeting of Families, 2018.

Your Pilgrimage Features:

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
  • Four star centrally located hotel •
  • Airport transfers via private motor coach
  • Taxes and fuel surcharge ($527) and tips ($10) included
  • Breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Entrance fees to Guinness Storehouse.
  • 3 Day WMOF Congress ticket, ticket to the Festival of Families, the concert on Day 6, and a ticket to the Closing Mass on Day 7.
  • Daily Masses (if available during WMOF)

Important Information

Deposit: $300 due upon booking
Second payment due: March 23, 2018, 50% of balance
Full balance due: May 12, 2018

Each tour member must hold a passport that is valid up to 6 months after the scheduled return. The passport must be valid until February 28, 2019. Application forms are available at your local Passport Office or Postal Service. Any required visas will be processed for US citizens only. Non-US citizens are solely responsible for obtaining any required visas.

Rates are based on double occupancy, the airline tax and fuel surcharge ($527) and currency exchange rate(s) at the date of quotation to your host. Rates are subject to change up to 30 days prior to departure.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Monday 20, August 2018,br>
—Depart the USA. We will meet at the airport three hours prior to our flight to Ireland.

Day 2: Tuesday 21, August 2018
—Welcome to Ireland. This morning we arrive into Dublin Airport where we will meet with your driver and guide and depart for Dublin City Center. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Dublin. Then we visit Trinity College and have a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. We will eat dinner and overnight at our hotel in Dublin or area.

Day 3: Wednesday 22, August 2018
—World Meeting of Families Congress. Depart early this morning for the Dublin World Meeting of Families Congress Transportation is on our own. A full day enjoying the events of the Congress. We have dinner at and overnight at our hotel.

Day 4: Thursday 23rd August 2018
—World Meeting of Families Congress. Today we attend the events of the World Meeting of Families congress. Transportation is on our own. We have dinner at and overnight at our hotel.

Day 5: Friday 24, August 2018
—World Meeting of Families Congress. Today we attend the events of the World Meeting of Families congress. Transportation is on our own. We have dinner at and overnight at our hotel.

Day 6: Saturday 25, August 2018
—Dublin Sightseeing. Today is a free day at leisure to visit the city of Dublin on our own. See the highlights of this fascinating city: visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Dublinia which tells the story of medieval Dublin. See O’Connell Street, the historic Post Office and gracious Merrion Square where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found (today owned by an American College) and St. Stephen’s Square. Also visit Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells. Then visit St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral which functions as the main Catholic parish church of the city center in Dublin. This evening attend the Festival of Families concert. Transportation is on our own. We have dinner at and overnight at our hotel.

Day 7: Sunday 26, August 2018
—Dublin. This morning is at leisure for activities of our own. This afternoon we attend the closing Mass. We have dinner at and overnight at our hotel.

Day 8: Monday 27, August 2018
—Farewell. This morning we transfer to Dublin Airport for our return flight home, the end of a memorable pilgrimage to the 2018 World Meeting of Families.
For more information contact: Isaak Isaak, Director, Department of Catechesis and Faith Formation, Diocese of Covington, 859-392-1500, ext. 1529.


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