The Joy of Love Parish Conversations. Ahead of the WMOF2018, Pope Francis has invited us to reflect on his letter, The Joy of Love, and to begin to have a conversation about what he is saying about the family today. Pope Francis offers us a vision for marriage and family which he believes is realistically attainable. At the same time he calls for compassion and a reaching out to those who for any reason cannot achieve that vision. This year Ash Wednesday and St Valentine’s Day are on the 14th of February. Why not forget about chocolates and go to St Conleth’s National School at 8pm and hear Pope Francis and then talk about the importance of family. This will take place for the six weeks of Lent. It promises to be interesting and varied. Parents of young families and others are invited to hear the Pope’s take on family life. Plates may fly! The Pope says it.