In preparation for the forthcoming World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin, our diocese was asked to form a group of parishioners to help identify the reality that families face in today's world. The group is formed of people from all age groups and come from all over the Derry Diocese. The members of the group range from single, engaged, newly married and married as well as members of the religious community. Bishop Donal oversees all group activity and the group is chaired by Fr. Pat O'Hagan from the Moville Parish.
The aim of the group is to come together and identify what families face today as well as plan events and activities leading up to the World Meeting of Families 2018. The group also aims to establish a legacy of prayer and faith based around the family that will live on after the meeting passes in 2018. They are looking at establishing prayer within young people throughout the schools, promoting the domestic church within the home and also helping young couples transition into the sacrament of marriage.
The diocesan group started meeting late in 2016. Since its inception the group has been meeting monthly to discuss a plan of action to help inform the community about the up coming meeting in 2018.
Information will be posted here on the Diocesan Website and we will have a Facebook and Twitter page dedicated to news and events leading up to the World Meeting of Families 2018.
So search Facebook and Twitter for @WMOF2018DERRY for the latest news within our Diocese.
You can also visit the WMOF Website by clicking here