Online Registration
Preliminary Information

Online registration forms are found at links at the bottom of this page.

The first 100 people to register will have registration for themselves (and family or group members if registering together) and transportation provided; hotel costs and food will be the responsibility of all participants.

Registration Fees

Adult Registration Package
$250.00 - US Currency


  • Congress Registration
  • $100.00 Debit Card (for use to purchase food or entertainment)
  • SEPTA Trail Pass (Regional Rail Pass)
  • World Meeting of Families Welcome Kit 

Child Registration Package (Age 6 - 17)
$125.00 - US Currency


  • Youth Track Registration
  • SEPTA Trail Pass (Regional Rail Pass)
  • World Meeting of Families Welcome Kit

Child (Age 5 years and younger) Day care - cost will be covered by Diocese for children whose registration is part of the first 100 registrants.


Childcare will be available for families attending the Congress. Care will be provided at the Convention Center by a bonded, certified childcare provider. All Care providers will have required background checks. Parents have the option of having their children remain without throughout the conference, but are asked to respect speakers during workshops.

Hotel Costs

The Diocese has arranged a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza West Philadelphia at an excellent per night rate for the first three evenings; the anticipated number of people coming to see Pope Francis means the rooms are guaranteed for the final three evenings, but the rates for those dates have not been finalized - they could be as much as double the cost per night. If you register now and determine the final costs to be prohibitive of your attending, a full refund will be issued as long as you inform us prior to March 4, 2015.

September 22 - 27, 2015   (CANADIAN) $1636.80 per room per night

* Please note that for families that require more than one room due to family size, an additional bursary may be available. The Family Ministry Office will contact you.


The Diocese will fund two buses to transport Diocesan members at no charge. Once these spots are taken, registrants will have to find their own transportation to the event.

Online Registration

Due to hotel time restrictions, online registration is no longer available. To register for the World Meeting of Families please call the Family Ministry Office directly: (905) 528-7988 ext 2249

*For the individual registration, you must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure which is September 22, 2015.