World Meeting of Families

In preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August, 2018, a group within the parish will implement a number of projects between now and then. We hope involvement in these projects will encourage spiritual growth in families.


Parish Conversations on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)

Parish Conversations in preparation for the World Meeting of Families will resume on Tuesday April 10 in the Community Centre at 8:15pm and run for four Tuesdays. The format is video clips on Pope Francis' letter The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) followed by group discussion. All Welcome.

In The Joy of Love, Pope Francis expresses his hope that families will study his document carefully and patiently.  The Parish Conversations is an initiative to promote and resource this study in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August 2018.  The theme of the next session is The Reality of Family Life Today.

Family here is understood in the broadest sense.  There are many types of families.  Everyone is part of a family and the Church is a family of families.

Each session last approximately 75 minutes and is structured as follows;


             Video Clip – Vox Pop

             Group Discussion

             Video Clip – How Pope Francis sees the topic

             Group Discussion

             Facilitators record main points raised

             Closing Reflection

Further information on the programme can be found on

Future dates can be obtained from the Parish Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you at one of these events.


Céad Míle Fáilte Project

This is a challenge to Confirmation candidates to live out The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) by doing acts of kindness for their family, friends and community.

More information here or go to

Valentine's Day Project

The World Meeting of Families Team's St. Valentine's Day project is to distribute booklets of St. Valentine's Day gift tokens to anyone who would like to give their loved one an alternative gift this St. Valentine's Day. 

See here for more details

New Year's Resolutions

Click here for information sheet on New Year's Resolutions
Download Resolutions sheet

Holy Family Icon

HolyFamilyIconCopies of the laminated image of the Holy Family Icon are availalble in the church on the weekend of December 16th/17th.. We ask that every family will take one, together with a page explaining the image and the purpose of this project.  We hope the Icon will inspire family prayer.

See more information here

Make a family Crib

Make a family crib from the kit available by downloading the resources below or by collecting them from the Church or Castleknock Community Centre before December 16th.
We hope you and your family will enjoy making a family crib and then bring that crib to the masses on the weekend 16/17 December to have them blessed.
If you have a family crib or crib figures which may have played an important part in your Christmases, you are also invited to bring them along for blessing on the weekend of December 16/17.

Advent Prayer
Family Crib Instructions
Family Crib

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