Trócaire Romero Family Award

Óscar Romero was Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated in 1980 as he was celebrating Mass. Thirty five years later he was declared a martyr of the Church and was beatified in 2015. He was a great defender of the poor and a harsh critic of injustice. This initiative by Trocaire links in with World Meeting of the Families and is geared to keeping the life and good works of Blessed Óscar Romero alive in our world.

Who is this award for?

This award will provide you and your family with an avenue to learn about the lives of other families around the world where Trócaire works. You will learn about their daily lives, the issues that they face and share in their hopes and dreams for the future.

The 'Trócaire Romero Family Award' aims to compliment the 'Amoris' preparation programme for the World Meeting of Families.

Each participating family will receive a certificate and a solidarity gift from a country where Trócaire works. They will also be invited to an awards ceremony that coincides with the celebrations at the World Meeting of Families gathering in Dublin next August 2018, as well as being entered into a draw to win an eco-friendly 'Green Family trip' to the Slieve Aughty Centre, Co. Galway.

What is a Family?

"There is no stereotype of the ideal family, but rather a challenging mosaic made up of many different realities, with all their joys, hopes and problems." (Pope Francis)

How do we enter?

Step 1: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your interest

Step 2: Receive your 'Family Journal' via post from Trócaire.

Step 3: Submit your family workbook via post to Trócaire, Church Team, Trócaire, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Step 4: Receive a certificate and solidarity gift for your family.

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"Aspire not to have more, but to be more." (Blessed Óscar Romero)

The Closing date for entries is Thursday 31st May 2018 (Feast of Corpus Christi)