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
* 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