Dear Blessed Families!
We want to warmly invite you to the upcoming European Blessing Preparation WS taking place in Dunajska Luzna (near Bratislava) in Slovakia 20-23 September 2018. As we make ourselves ready for the Matching and Blessing it is very important that we have an in-depth understanding of it; the workshop can be a great help in this process.
A Blessing Preparation Workshop is a requirement for all who wish to attend the Blessing and is designed to assist all candidates preparing for the matching or those already matched getting ready to go to the Blessing.
Attending as Parents and Children is something we recommend, as it can be a positive experience to support the Parents Matching process. We will use time to study the meaning and process of the Blessing and how to best prepare for attending God and TP through the Blessing. There will be time to reflect, share and work on one’s personal situation.
European Blessing Prep WS – key information
Invited are: All Second (Third) Generation and Jacob children over 17 years of age, and all parents who have children in this age range.
Dates: 20 – 23 September 2018
Arrival: by 19:00 on 20 September (Thursday) to Dunajska Luzna
Please plan your arrival to Bratislava airport latest by 18:00 on 20 September
Departure: after 13:30 on 23 September (Sunday) from Dunajska Luzna
Please plan your departure from Bratislava airport after 16:00 on 23 September
Place: FFWP Seminar center Dunajska Luzna
Address: Kvetoslavovska 358, Dunajska Luzna, Slovakia
Early bird WS fee 95 EUR per person (if you register by 12 August)
Regular WS fee 110 EUR per person
Stay at the family hotel – additional 30 EUR per person
Register latest by the 9th September online here
Accommodation arrangements: We provide accommodation either in our seminar center or at the local family hotel.
Seminar center accommodation: Participants staying at the seminar center need to bring their own sleeping bag. Sleeping arrangement are oriental style on the floor with comfortable matrasses provided. Accommodation in a seminar center is recommended to young participants.
Family hotel accommodation: Participants will stay in a double-bed room or triple-bed room (depending on availability). There is no need to bring a sleeping bag. Family hotel is right next to the restaurant where we eat lunch. It is about 15 min walk from the seminar center. Accommodation in a family hotel is recommended to parents.
Local transport: We will provide a drive from the Bratislava airport. Those participants who will arrive with a bus or a train – we will assist you with local travel to Dunajska Luzna. There is a regular bus and train connection from Bratislava and the one-way ticket cost 1,50 EUR or less. You can plan your local travel online at www.cp.sk (select English in the bottom right corner).
The Blessing preparation workshop is organized and will be directed by the ESGD and the BFED staff. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ESGD at blessing(at)esgd.org.
If you need more information about Blessing application process, about European Blessed Family and Education Department please visit https://bfedeu.org/. There you will find all forms required for administration and contact information of support team.
The ESGD team