The Diocese of Des Moines

World Meeting of Families 2018


The IX World Meeting of Families  will be held August 21-26, 2018 in Dublin Ireland. This is the first World Meeting of Families since the promulgation of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on Marriage, The Joy of Love. To learn more about this historic event visit their website here


Our diocese will be sending a pilrgrimage group to tour Ireland prior to the World Meeting of Families and join Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for the closing mass and ceremony. Check out our pilgrimage brochure here, and sign up for our pilgrimage here with group number 18025. Sign up by November 10th and save $100.