FATIMA-2018 12th International Teams Gathering 16th-21st July

The booking window for Fatima opens on September 15th ,2017 and closes on January 15th, 2018. Please be aware that the gathering is likely to be heavily over-subscribed with a strictly limited capacity of 9,000 places. Places have been strictly rationed to each Super Region and so we urge all participants to go online and register as soon as possible after September 15th.

To register you must visit the dedicated Website: www.endfatima2018.pt  and follow the registration instructions.  You will be asked to choose a User ID and Password which you will use during the months ahead to follow the registration process and the e-mail address used will receive all communications from the organisers including hotel vouchers and pick-up instructions. Each “user” can register multiple participants – not just spouses but perhaps your priest as well or another couple less comfortable with websites. 

There is also a good and extensive “Frequently asked questions” section.

Please then e-mail Tony & Breda Preston at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who are our co-ordinating couple for the Super Region (Mario and Shelly Romany as well if in the Trinidad & Tobago Region).  Your registration will then be “pre-accepted” on-line (or, if no places remain you will be advised that you are on the waiting list) and “accepted” once full payment is received.

You will need to deposit the full €500 per participant into the € (Euro) account - details as below-  quoting your User No. or surname. Please note that any bank charges are the responsibility of the participants. The funds must be received before Registration ends (January 15th, 2018) or the place will be automatically released to participants on the waiting list.  

A Solidarity fund to assist couples who may have trouble with the registration fee exists and such couples are advised not to delay pre-registration but pre-register and contact their Regional Couple who will give them confidential advice regarding the level of assistance available.

Further details  / questions can  be put to Tony & Breda Preston at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Super-Regional Couple: Piotr & Dzidzia Chodzko-Zajko:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  who can also be contacted by phone: 0208 575 5421.

Account name:     TEAMS OF OUR LADY

Sort Code:        93-34-57         

Account number:   10241180

IBAN:  IE94 AIBK 9334 5710 2411 80    (BIC:AIBKIE2D)




World Meeting of Families

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families from 21-26 August 2018, guided by the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  

Held every three years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church.

The event has at its heart the following key moments: 

21 August 2018, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place simultaneously in all the different dioceses of Ireland.

22 to the 24 August 2018, a three-day Congress.  Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” chosen by the Holy Father and will include an enriching programme for adults of keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as fun activities for children. The Congress will also include daily celebration of the Eucharist, prayerful activities, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances.

Saturday 25 August 2018, a Festival of Families, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents.

Sunday 26 August 2018, WMOF2018 will close with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration, that will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.