Papal Visit 2018

Pope Francis Thought for the Month

Pope Francis - Prayer for December 2017

This month the pope asks us to pray for the elderly. Those who have lived the longest have the most to give! Let us take care of them. They are our future.
“A people that does not take care of grandparents, that does not treat them well has no future!
The elderly have wisdom.
Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations.”
They are entrusted with a great responsibility: to transmit their life experience, their family history, the history of a community, of a people.

Pope Francis has made it known that he would like to make a Pastoral Visit to Ireland during the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Dublin in August 2018

Some details of the arrangements for the World Meeting of Families can be found on the Official Website:

WMF 2018 Official Site

Prayer to the Holy Family

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Graciously hear our prayer.