for attending the Jubilee of Families
Jubilee of Families
Third World Meeting of the Holy Father With the Families
(Rome, October 14-15 2000)
On Saturday morning the 14th, the Eucharistic
Celebrations of the different linguistic groups in the various Basilicas and
Churches, will start at 9:30 am and will end at approximately 11:00 am.
Italian pilgrims are advised to gather at the Basilica S. Giovanni
in Laterano, offering greater capacity given the forecasted
number of attendance.
The admittance to Saint Peterís Square for the meeting on Saturday
afternoon of the 14th , is forecasted to begin at 2:00
pm. The program will start at 4:00 pm with information on the unfolding of
the evening livened by some animation (songs, presentations, etc.), in
preparation for the beginning of Worldvision and the eventual
arrival of the Holy Father.
The Holy Eucharist of Sunday morning, October 15, presided
by His Holiness John Paul II, will start at 9:30 am. The admittance to Saint
Peterís Square will be commence starting from 7:00 am.
The Way of the Cross for the Families will be held on Thursday,
October 12 at 7:00 pm in Saint Peterís Square.
TICKETS FOR PARTICIPATION
The tickets for the participation to the meeting of Saturday the 14th
in the afternoon and for the Holy Mass of Sunday October 15, are free of
charge. Those who did not reserve tickets, will be able to take them
directly at he Offices of the Jubilee of Families, that will be open
starting from October 9, at 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm,
at Via della Conciliazione 1, near Saint Peterís Square.
Tickets are not necessary for the participation to the Way of the
Cross of the Families on Thursday October 12 and to the Eucharistic
Celebrations in the respective Basilicas on Saturday morning the 14th.
RULES AND ADVISE FOR THE PARTICIPATION TO THE EVENTS
For security reasons, it is absolutely forbidden to bring blunt objects in
Saint Peterís Square: glass bottles, cans, wooden, plastic or metal seats,
wooden posts for banners or posters, etcÖ
It is advisable to bring hats and water or drinks in cartons.
The disabled with their assistants or aids, will be directed by the
Volunteers of the Jubilee towards the area reserved for them in Saint
To permit a more ordered exit towards the public transport system as
well as to the busesí parking lots, you are asked to follow carefully
the instructions given that will be transmitted from the stage at the
conclusion of the events in Saint Peterís Square, and to follow them
To avoid regretful inconveniences, it is recommended that the bus
drivers respect the rules set by the Comune di Roma (Romeís City
Hall) for transit in the zones of limited traffic, in the parking, and in
the loading/unloading areas.
During the events of October 14-15, the Sala Situazioni del Comune
di Roma ("Strategic Centre" of the City Hall)
will be functioning around the clock; it will be able to respond to any
unforeseen event regarding health problems, logistics, and transport or
security matters. In case of necessity, you may phone at the following
The responsibles for the larger groups may be contacted by the Central
Committee of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, requesting
information of organizational or logistical nature (arrival schedule,
means of transportation, board and lodging facilities and parking areas,
etc). You are asked to provide maximum collaboration, so as to make of the
entire organisation as good a success as possible.
MATERIAL FOR THE PARTICIPATION TO THE JUBILEE OF
There will not be the sale of the backpack for the Jubilee of
Families. But during the events, a certain amount of useful material for
the gathering will be distributed free of charge (carton seats for standing
room areas, candles, scarves (foulards), etc).
All participants are courteously requested not to leave in the
meeting places on the evening of the 14th the carton seats or
other material, so as to permit a more rapid cleaning of the Square, but
on the contrary to conserve the material for the subsequent participation
to the Holy Eucharist, the following Sunday on October 15th.
The texts of the Eucharistic Celebrations of the 14th at the
various Basilicas and on the morning of the 15th in Saint Peterís
Square will be made available to the participants prior to the onset of
All participants, Italians and Foreign Visitors are invited to carry
with them a portable FM radio with ear-phones, to listen in Saint Peterís
Square the simultaneous translation of the event of the 14th in
the afternoon. The predicted radio frequencies for the various languages
are the following:
90.7 MHz German
93.3 MHz English
96.3 MHz Spanish
103.8 MHz French
105.0 MHz Italian
105.9 MHz Portuguese
It is advised that each person carry with him/herself an card containing
oneís written identification to be used in case one gets lost: phone
number and address of the living quarters while in Rome; the cellular phone
number of a head of the group or of the bus driver.
For the non-Italians, it is advised to carry also the phone number of
the Consulate in Rome of the country of origin.
It is mandatory never to lose sight of the children especially in crowded
places. In case one child gets lost or is found, it is necessary to contact
the police without delay, also with the help of the Volunteers of the
Jubilee if need be.
Each participant to the Jubilee of the Families must carry with
him/herself a document of identification valid and recognized in Italy.
It is recommended to be careful in crowded places (subway Ė bus etc.)
for the likelihood of pickpockets. It is preferable not to hold documents
and money in the handbags.
FOR ADITIONAL INFORMATION
This information and all eventual ulterior useful notices will be made
available over the Internet www.vatican.va,
that we invite you to consult and to pass on the information prior to the
onset of the Jubilee of Families.
It is advised to distribute copies of this information also to all the
singular participants of the organized groups.