World Meeting of Families - Local Events

Archdiocese of Brisbane

Who is it for?: Families with a focus on families with primary school aged children.
Event Details: Family Festival, a children’s Mass with Archbishop Mark Coleridge followed by activities on the Cathedral grounds including activity stations, petting zoo, bouncy castle and more. A free event.
Where: St Stephens Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City.
When: Saturday June 25, 11am-2.30pm.
Contact: Nattasha Mierendonf: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (07) 3324 3997.
Local registration and to find out more: www.wmoffamilyfestival.com

Diocese of Cairns

Who is it for?: All people interested in faith and family life.
Event Details: An evening of fellowship, fun and formation focusing on family life and faith.
Where: St Therese's Church, 135 Robert Rd, Bentley Park.
When: Saturday June 25 at 5pm.
Contact: John Shay: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0405 229 781.
More information and local registration: https://edmontoncatholicparish.org.au/wmof/

Who is it for?: All people interested in faith and family life.
Event Details: Family picnic BBQ, children's games and talks on the church lawn beginning at 3pm. Rosary in the church at 5pm and Vigil Mass at 6pm. 
Where: St Thomas' Church, Constance St, Mareeba.
When: Saturday June 25 from 3pm.
Contact: Valentina Lister: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who is it for?: All people interested in faith and family life.
Event Details: Family Mass followed by morning tea, games and activities. Dress in your national dress (prizes for the best dressed) and bring a plate of your favourite food to share. 
Where: St Francis Xavier’s Church, Cnr Aktinson St and Mayers St, Manunda, QLD.
When: Sunday June 26 - 8am Mass followed by family fun at 9am.
Contact: Wanda (Parish Office): 0428 152 705.

Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Who is it for?: The Snowy Monaro faith community.
Event Details: Mass with Archbishop, youth and family activities, children's magic show.
Where: St Patrick’s Parish and School, Cooma
When: Sunday, June 12 from 10am-1pm
More information: https://cgcatholic.org.au/marriagefamily/wmf-2022/
Contact: Lara Kirk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0429 192 869.

Who is it for?: The Canberra region faith community.
Event Details: Mass with Archbishop and family festival.
Where: St Christopher's Cathedral and Pastoral Centre, Manuka.
When: Sunday, June 26 from 11am-2pm
Local registration: https://bit.ly/WMF26June
Contact: Lara Kirk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0429 192 869.

Who is it for?: The Western Deanery faith community.
Event Details: Free circus and reflections on family life.
Where: Sacred Heart Central School, Cootamundra.
When: Sunday, July 10 from 2pm-4pm.
Local registration: https://bit.ly/WMF_FREECIRCUS
Contact: Lara Kirk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0429 192 869.

Archdiocese of Hobart

Southern Tasmania Gathering
Who is it for?: All people interested in faith and family life.
Event Details: An afternoon of fellowship, fun and formation focusing on family life and faith.
Where: Diocesan Centre, 35 Tower Road, New Town.
When: Saturday, June 25 from 12pm-4pm.
Contact: Ben Smith: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6208 6036.
Local registration: https://southtasWMoF.eventbrite.com.au

Northern Tasmania Gathering
Who is it for?: All people interested in faith and family life.
Event Details: An afternoon of fellowship, fun and formation focusing on family life and faith.
Where: St Francis Assisi’s Church, 399 West Tamar Highway, Riverside / St Anthony Catholic School, 382a West Tamar Road, Riverside.
When: Saturday, June 25 from 12pm-4pm.
Contact: Ben Smith: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 6208 6036.
Local registration: https://northtasWMoF.eventbrite.com.au

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Who is it for?: Everyone.
Event Details: Local communities across the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are responding to the invitation of the WMOF and offering a variety of activities for families of all shapes and sizes.
Contact: Brendon Mannyx: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To find out more: www.mn.catholic.org.au/news-events/world-meeting-of-families-2022

Diocese of Parramatta

Who is it for?: Families of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
Event Details: Parishes across the Diocese have been invited to celebrate a special family-focused liturgy followed by a community event with activities, food and interaction. A new Diocesan Family Hub webpage will also be launched featuring many local, national and international resources.
When: Sunday June 26.
Contact: Your local parish or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
To find out more: www.parracatholic.org/family

Diocese of Rockhampton

Who is it for?: Open to everyone! Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Event Details: Weekend retreat for the World Meeting of Families.
Where: Coolwaters Discovery Park, Yeppoon.
When: June 24-26, 2022
Contact: Michael Otto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0433 897 973.
Local registration and to find out more: https://app.tickets.org.au/CDOR/WMoF

Archdiocese of Sydney

Who is it for?: Families within the Archdiocese of Sydney.
Event Details: Three events from June 24-26:

Evening Friday June 24 – Invitation to all parishes to do something locally with resources provided by the Life Marriage And Family Team
Saturday June 25 – veneration of various saint relics (7-8 locations around Sydney)
Sunday June 26 – St Mary’s Cathdral 10:30am Mass and festivities to follow

Local registration and to find out more: www.sydneycatholic.org/world-meeting-of-families

Diocese of Wagga Wagga

Who is it for?: All families in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga.
Event Details: A day of prayer, fun, formation, reflection, sharing and building up of faith and friendship.
Where: St Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga
When: Saturday, June 25 from 10am-4pm.
Local registration and to find out more: https://wagga.catholic.org.au/news/wagga-diocese-family-gathering/

Diocese of Wollongong

Who is it for?: Families representing each parish.
Event Details: Diocesan Family Mass of Thanksgiving.
Where: St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 38 Harbour St, Wollongong.
When: Sunday June 26 from 10.30am-12pm.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 4222 2403.
Local registration and to find out more: https://www.dow.org.au/events/celebration-for-year-of-the-family/

Who is it for?: Married couples celebrating significant marriage anniversaries.
Event Details: Diocesan Significant Anniversaries Mass.
Where: St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 38 Harbour St, Wollongong.
When: Sunday August 7 at 12.30pm.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 4222 2403.
Local registration and to find out more: https://www.dow.org.au/events/celebration-for-year-of-the-family/

Who is it for?: Fathers and their teenage sons.
Event Details: Growing Good Men Weekend Experience.
Where: Cataract Activity Centre - Lot 64, Baden Powell Drive, Appin, NSW.
When: Friday 21 October to Sunday 23 October.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 4222 2403.
Local registration and to find out more: https://www.dow.org.au/events/father-teenage-son-weekend-experience-menalive/

Who is it for?: Catholic families of all ages.
Event Details: Catholic Family Camping Weekend – Games, music, talks, great food great people.
Where: Cataract Activity Centre - Lot 64, Baden Powell Drive, Appin, NSW.
When: Friday 4 November to Sunday 6 November.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 4222 2403.
Local registration and to find out more: https://www.dow.org.au/events/called-to-holiness-family-camping-weekend/

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