Adoremus: The First National Eucharistic Congress in England and Wales for 110 years.
The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year.
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908.
Preparatory Events in Southwark
The Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool
On Friday 7th September, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The day runs from 10.00am to 6.00pm.Numbers for this are limited so places need to be booked when the booking process opens.
On Saturday 8th September, there will be a six hour stage led event with two key note speakers, various presentations with music, drama, prayer and adoration. This day is open to all and 10,000 people are expected.
On Sunday 9th September the Congress Masses will be celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. The numbers for the Cathedral will be limited so these also require booking.
4. Ecclesiology – the Church
There are 22 dioceses participating and Southwark is invited to send 570 delegates.
Anyone interested in attending please discuss with your parish clergy or
headteacher. Schools have difficulties as the Congress clashes with the first week of term but if a teacher or RE leader is unable to be released, a Foundation Governor could also be a very valuable delegate.
For more information contact
Rev Dr John Mulligan Johnmulligan1@hotmail.co.uk
Rev Canon Alan McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Mark Nash email@example.com
Dr Bridie Stringer Bridie.firstname.lastname@example.org