What is the Festival of Families and how do I get in?
The Festival of Families is a faith-based cultural concert as part of the World Meeting of Families six-day programme.
It is described as “a celebration of family life around the world that will feature musical and dance performances, as well as five selected families from around the world giving witness to their family’s faith”.
To attend the Festival, you must register for a free ticket. Tickets will be limited subject to availability.
A first level of access is available for people attending the three days of Congress.
Booking a three day registration to the WMOF2018 Congress guarantees the opportunity to book a free ticket to the Festival of Families at time of registration, as well as for the Final Mass.
Subject to availability at time of registration, booking a one day ticket will include an option to access tickets to the Festival of Families and Final Mass.
People can register for the Congress as part of a group, as a family or as individual adults. Children under 18 can attend for free if they’re registered as part of a family.
Registering online is slightly cheaper, however you can also choose to register on the day, subject to availability.
A five-day registration booked online costs €68 for an adult, while a single day registration online is €38.
A five-day registration booked on the day costs €78, while a single day registration on the day of attendance is €43.
Pensioners, the unemployed and students over 18 can avail of a reduced rate.
A limited number of tickets to the free event will also be made available through each diocese in Ireland.
Members of the clergy are welcome to attend by themselves or in groups, while large groups can also make a booking together.
What about seeing the Pope in the Phoenix Park?
Pope Francis is due to be the main celebrant for the Final Mass on Sunday August 26 in the Phoenix Park.
This event is free but all those wishing to come must have a ticket.
Again, those wishing to attend the Final Mass can secure a ticket by booking a three day or a one day registration to the WMOF2018 Congress.
A limited number of free tickets for the Final Mass on Sunday will be also made available through each diocese in Ireland. Further details will be made available in the coming months.
Article courtesy of: Edel Hughes. Irish Mirror.