WMOF Official Icon to visit the Diocese - 5th to 15th March 2018

WMOF Official Icon to visit the Diocese - 5th to 15th March 2018

The Official Icon of the World Meeting of Families will be in the diocese from Monday 5 March - Thursday 15 March. It is hoped that as many people as possible will go along to the venue in their deanery area or of course, to any of the four venues. There will be a Petitions Box in the various venues while the Icon is there. The petitions will be forwarded to a convent of contemplative nuns who will pray for all the intentions prior to WMOF2018.

Venues and dates are as follow:

Moville: St. Pius X Church, Moville, evening of Monday 5 March - Wednesday 7 March

Derry City : St Eugene's Cathedral, from 12:30pm on Wednesday 7 - 11.00am on Monday 12 March. Bishop Donal McKeown will lead Night Prayer on Wednesday 7th March at 8:30pm.

Omagh: Sacred Heart Church , Monday 12 - Tuesday 13 March

Bellaghy : St Mary's Church, Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 March.

Petitions Box – There will be a Petitions Box in each venue while the Icon is there.

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families 

God, our Father,

We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom we now pray:

(We pause and remember family members and others by name.)

Increase our faith,

Strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord,


Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.

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