World Meeting of Families
PILGRIMAGE REGISTRATION TO CLOSE JUNE 30, 2015
THIS MONTH WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OUR PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO PHILADELPHIA TO BE WITH POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES ON SEPTEMBER 24-27, 2015. CANTEBURY PILGRIMAGES WILL CLOSE ALL RESERVATIONS ON JUNE 30, 2015, TO BEGIN COMBINING PARISH GROUPS IN ORDER TO ASSIGN GROUPS TO THEIR OWN HOTEL AND BUS.
There are still some seats available on our bus but they won’t last long, so register as soon as possible. Late June registrants may be assigned to a different parish’s bus.
For personal reservations please see the link below
In August we will have a meeting of all pilgrims to answer questions and get to know one another.
Sacred Heart Statue
Please don’t forget to sign-up after Mass in the Gathering Space for the Sacred Heart statue weekly family rotation. Prior to your selected week, our team coordinator, Rob Cotner will contact you. Then receive a blessing and the statue from Fr. Jerry at the closing of Mass. Consecrate your family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Prayers are included
What is the
The World Meeting of Families is an international gathering of families that was instituted by St. John Paul II in 1994 and held every three years. The 2015 gathering will be the 8th World Meeting of Families, the first in the U.S.
The World Family Congress will take place Tuesday, September 22 - Friday, September 25. Pope Francis will preside over the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26 and celebrate the closing Mass on Sunday, September 27.
Whether or not you plan to attend the World Meeting of Families, all
Catholics and people of good will are encouraged to begin preparing
in the following ways for this international gathering of families:
- Enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus in your home. Go to sacredheartcolumbus.org for more info.
- Read and discuss the Preparatory Catechesis, Love Is Our Mission, the Family Fully Alive with your family or parish group.
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