This will take place in Liverpool. (The first since 1908). Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of all our people, clergy, religious and laity, which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church with sessions focusing on different aspects of the Eucharist and celebration & adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There will be prayer and workshops for all involved.
Throughout the first day there will be prayer and worship with workshops especially for parish catechists but also all others to explore Scripture, Ecclesiology, Eucharistic Language and Catechesis and Rites and Music for Eucharistic Adoration.
The Echo Arena in Liverpool-which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims-will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on day two, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.
On the third and final day of the Pilgrimage and Congress, Sunday, there will be pilgrimage Masses and a street procession-open to all.
Now is the time for those who may be interested in representing the parish at this Congress (and reporting back to the parish) to come forward. The Congress is over three days and different people could attend on each day if that is their preference. If you would be interested, please speak with me after Mass or call me during the week if you want more detail. Thank you. Fr Jerome