Derry Diocese to celebrate a 'Year of the Family' from 15th August 2017

Derry Diocese to celebrate a 'Year of the Family' from 15th August 2017

In preparation for the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin from 21 - 26 August 2018, the diocese of Derry will celebrate a Year of the Family which will be launched at all the Masses for the Feast of the Assumption (14/15 August 2017). 

The Year of the Family will conclude on 8 September 2018, the Feast of Our Lady's Birthday. 

The Year of the Family aims:

  • to encourage families to pray together at home, 
  • to remind us that the Church is "the family of families" (Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia/The Joy of Love, paragraph 87)
  • to help us to grow as diocesan and parish families - communities of faith, hope and love.
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