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May 20, 2015

Papal visit organizers want to know if you're coming

WMOF website taking survey of attendees

The organizers of the World Meeting of Families are taking a survey that asks if you plan to show up for the event's activities in September.

The purpose of the survey, according to the event's website, is to try and find the "best way to serve those interested in attending these events." The site says that knowing the potential attendance is a key to that goal. 

Survey respondents are asked for their parish, their diocese and which specific events they plan to attend during the six-day celebration.

Respondents are also asked how they will be traveling to Philadelphia and how many parishioners from their church they estimate will be coming.

The three separate events constituting the WMOF include:

• World Meeting of Families Congress (Sept. 22-25): Clergy members and lay people will give a series of presentations and speeches on various topics concerning the Catholic Church. Attendance requires registration.
• Appearance of Pope Francis at Festival of Families (Saturday, Sept. 26): Pope Francis will arrive and make an appearance to conclude the WMOF.

• Mass with Pope Francis (Sunday, Sept. 27): Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. 

If you do plan on attending, you can take the survey here.