We are very proud that through your help we have been able to fundraise, organise and now host the visit of 11 people from Ethiopia for WMOF. Our 11 visitors arrive into Dublin on this Sunday, 19th August, at 6.30am on a direct flight from Addis Ababa. Upon arrival we will welcome them and transport them to their hosts. 6 families/individuals have very kindly agreed to host the families.

We are also focused on creating the opportunities for our visitors and parishioners to meet and create our own “World Meeting of Families” in the Glasnevin Grouping. The following event has been arranged and we hope and encourage you all to come along and participate: -

Ethiopian Mass and Cultural Night

Date: Friday 24th August from 6.30pm til 10 pm approx.

Location: Our Lady of Dolours Church and Parish Centre (under the church)

Please join our visitors at an Ethiopian Mass celebrated by Father Eyob (in Amharic language). A typical Mass in Ethiopia last approximately 3 hours but this Mass will last 75 minutes approx.

After Mass there will be an evening of traditional Irish culture and hospitality. Demonstrations will take place of traditional Irish music & Ceilí dancing alongside hospitality. Lots of music, dance and craic!

There is an updated schedule of events that have been arranged for our visitors during their 9 day stay, on the notice-board at the back of the church. Please read at your leisure.