World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia 2015, available at:

World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia 2015


World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia 2015

From September 22 to 27, 2015, families from around the world will gather in Philadelphia to pray, learn, and celebrate the gift of the family. Whether you’re able to come to Philly or not, the resources below will help you and your family prepare for this important event in the life of the Church. More will be added as it is made available.

Links on For Your Marriage
• Archbishop Charles Chaput (Philadelphia), “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive”
• David Gibson, Marriage in the News, “Philadelphia To Host World Meeting of Families in September, 2015”

Links on the World Meeting of Families website
• Main website:
Registration information
Plan your pilgrimage (information about Philadelphia, travel, dining options, and more)
Childcare information
Preparatory Catechesis
Schedule at a glance
Patron Saints (St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Molla)
Resources for parishes (parish preparation packet, flyers, prayer cards, and more)
Host a family (for Philadelphia-area residents)
Volunteer information

Reflections on the World Meeting of Families Catechesis
Hosted at the USCCB website Marriage: Unique for a Reason; new reflections will be added as they are made available.

Other reflections available at the Archdiocese for the Military Services website.

Official World Meeting of Families Prayer

God and Father of us all,
in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
you have made us
your sons and daughters
in the family of the Church.

May your grace and love
help our families
in every part of the world
be united to one another
in fidelity to the Gospel.

May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
guide all families, especially those most troubled,
to be homes of communion and prayer
and to always seek your truth and live in your love.

Through Christ our Lord,

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

Prayer in other languages


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