Limerick diocese is launching preparations for the World Meeting of Families next year with a special ‘Family Fun Day’ in Mary Immaculate College.
Everyone in the diocese is invited to the free event on October 8 so “that there is a real experience of the whole diocesan family coming together for a joyful moment”.
From 1pm to about 3.30pm there will be marching bands, water zorbs, archery and obstacle courses, climbing walls, a mobile farm for younger children, food stalls and musical acts every hour as well as quiet prayer spaces and continuous Eucharistic Adoration in the college chapel. Limerick youth service is organising activities and volunteers will be offering face painting. The day will end with a festive family Mass at 4pm on the steps of the Tara building in Mary I.
Organisers are hoping that “every parish, group, department and organisation will be well represented on the day” and are encouraging parishes to carpool “so that as many people as possible can be there”.