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THIRD WORLD MEETING OF THE HOLY FATHER WITH FAMILIES

THE GREAT JUBILEE OF THE YEAR 2000

Rome, 14 - 15 October 2000

CHILDREN, SPRINGTIME OF THE FAMILY AND SOCIETY"

Program, 11 - 15 October 2000

* International Theological and Pastoral Congress

Paul VI Audience Hall-Vatican City

Wednesday 11 October Afternoon

Thursday 12 October

Friday 13 October

 

* Basilicas and national churches: Eucharistic Celebrations in language groups

Saturday 14 October morning:

Italian : San Giovanni in Laterano
             San Lorenzo fuori le Mura

English: Santa Maria Maggiore

German: Santa Croce in  Gerusalemme

French: Santa Maria degli Angeli e 
             dei Martiri

Spanish: San Paolo fuori le Mura
                Santi XII Apostoli

Portugese: Sant'Andrea della Valle

Moreover, National Churches can also organize meetings in other spoken languages.

 

* Saint Peterís Square: Festive Meeting for the celebration and witness of families from all around the world with the Holy Father

Saturday 14 October afternoon

 

* Saint Peterís Square: Eucharistic Celebration presided by the Holy Father

Jubilee of Families: Celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony

Sunday 15 October morning

 

* The International Theological and Pastoral Congress: Families delegated by the Bishopsí Conferences and organizations and movements working for the family and life will take part in this, together with experts in various disciplines. The Congress will address: "Children, Springtime of the Family and Society" from the doctrinal and pastoral viewpoints.

* Eucharistic Celebrations for families on pilgrimage divided into language groups in the Basilicas and some national churches, on Saturday morning, October 14. These meetings will serve as a spiritual and penitential preparation for the celebrations with the Holy Father and the Jubilee of Families.

* The Festive Meeting with the Holy Father with Testimonies from Families in St. Peterís Square in the afternoon of Saturday, October 14: this will be a moment of intense spirituality when families from the whole world will meet around the Pope in order to listen to his words and give witness to their faith through their own experiences and artistic expressions of various kinds.

* The Eucharistic Celebration presided by the Holy Father - Jubilee of Families, in St. Peterís Square on Sunday morning, October 15: around the Eucharistic table, the families from around the world will celebrate their Jubilee with the Pope. The Sacrament of Matrimony will be celebrated.

Pontifical Council for the Family
00120 Vatican City 
Tel: 39 Ė 06. 69.88.72.43 
Fax: 39 - 06. 69.88.72.72
E- -mail:
pcf@family.va

 

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