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“Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness"

The Diocese of Broken Bay will celebrate the 10th World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 June with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Anthony Randazzo.

All families are warmly invited to the Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara at 2.oopm which will be followed by refreshments, and fun games for kids at The Light of Christ Centre. While the children are enjoying supervised outdoor games, the adults can hear Simon Carrington from Fire Up Ministries talking about “The Joy of Married Love”.

While Rome is the main venue for the event this weekend, Pope Francis has asked dioceses around the world to make it possible for every family to participate in the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) after being postponed for a year due to the pandemic.

Every three years since 1994, the Church has celebrated WMOF in a different city in the world.

Pope Francis has chosen this theme for this World Meeting of Families - “Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness.”

In announcing the theme this year, the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life said; “On the fifth anniversary of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia and three years after the promulgation of Gaudete et Exsultate, this is intended to highlight family love as a vocation and as a way of holiness, so as to understand and share the profound and salvific meaning of family relationships in daily life.”

If you are unable to attend the Mass on Sunday 26 June at the Cathedral, it will also be livestreamed at

For more on WMOF, reflections, news, videos and resources, visit Dicastery for Laity Family and Life at