The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 (WMOF), in partnership with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Mural Arts), will host a Dedication Ceremony for the commemorative mural, titled The Sacred Now: Faith and Family in the 21st Century.
The dynamic mural stands to receive the Guinness World Record for “Most Contributions to a Painting by Numbers.” More than 2,700 people – including Pope Francis himself – have contributed to the mural through Community Paint Days and during the 2015 WMOF Congress. In total, participants representing more than 100 countries have helped paint the mural.
Honoring the recent visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia and spanning three building facades at the future home of Saint Malachy School, the final record-setting mural consists of 153 individual panels measuring 5’ x 5’ in size, encompassing 4,239 total square feet. 100 students from Saint Malachy and Saint Veronica Independence Mission Schools will also attend the celebratory event.
Mayor Michael Nutter will be joined by Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director, World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and Jane Golden, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to formally dedicate the commemorative mural which will serve as a lasting reminder of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and the Holy Father’s historic visit to Philadelphia.
The event and media availability will take place:
Monday, November 30, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Future Home of Saint Malachy School
1012 W. Thompson Street (At the Corner of 11th & Thompson Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Key Speakers / VIP Guests will include:
Mayor Michael Nutter
Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director, World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015
Bishop John McIntyre, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Jane Golden, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Cesar Viveros, Mural Arts Program lead artist