National Eucharistic Congress Adoremus 2018
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of all the faithful – 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. The Congress in 2018 will be the first National Congress ever to be held in England and Wales.
Arrangements for Booking Delegate Places to the Congress
All delegates wishing to attend can do so through their parish or other religious community Or by sending booking forms directly to Mgr John Allen the diocesan co-ordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Any delegates who attend either Friday or Saturday are welcome to reserve places for either of the two solemn Masses which will be celebrated in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 9th September.
The first solemn Mass is at 9.30am with main celebrant Archbishop Malcolm McMahon. The second solemn Mass is at 11.30am with main celebrant Cardinal Vincent Nichols. An outdoor Eucharistic Procession will commence after this Mass with Benediction at 2.45pm and the Congress concludes at 3pm.
All booking forms and payment, £40 per day (apart from Sunday), are to be made payable to’ Our Lady of Grace’ and returned to Mgr J Allen, Diocesan Congress Co-ordinator, Our Lady of Grace Presbytery, Fairfax Road, Prestwich, M25 1AS no later than 21st March 2018. If attending both Friday and Saturday, a separate cheque should be sent for each day.
Further details of payments online are available on the booking forms.
If you require any further information, please contact the direct congress email address
There are 22 dioceses participating and Salford is invited to send 780 delegates on the Saturday with a smaller number on the Friday.
On Sunday 9th September the Congress Masses will be celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. People are encouraged to come for the day to Liverpool and to take part in or witness the Blessed Sacrament Procession through the streets of the city. This obviously does not require prior booking.
ADOREMUS YOUTH CONGRESS
Saturday 8th Sept 11.30am-5.30pm. Liverpool Echo Area-Auditorium. Cost £10
Parishes and schools are invited to send young people to the Adoremus Youth Congress which has been developed to compliment the main event.
The keynote speaker at the Youth Congress is Katie Prejean, from Louisiana. In the afternoon there will be youth streams for those 13-15, 16-17, 18-20 year of age.
The aim of the day is to help young people to live the Eucharist through witness, proclamation, care for the broken in society and love for the planet.
The day features CJM, Rise Theatre, Cardinal Nichols, CAFOD, Animate, Salesians, Joel’s Bar-One Hope Project. There will be an opportunity to highlight the Synod on young people which will be happening in October of this year. Resources to help prepare for the event of available on the Adoremus Youth website.
Young people whatever their church background will have a positive experience on the day. To book places, check arrangements with Lorraine Leonard, or go to adoremusyouth.co.uk or use the booking form Adoremus Booking Form