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.
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. This day will require booking.
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 when 10,000 people are expected. This day will also require booking.
Parishes and Communities have been allocated numbers for the Friday and Saturday and booking should be made through them.
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 with priority given to those who were booked on Friday and/or Saturday. 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.
There are 22 dioceses participating and Salford is invited to send 780 delegates on the Saturday with a smaller number on the Friday.
Those who would like to attend on the Friday and/or Saturday should book through their parish or community. If required, it is hoped to arrange transport on a deanery basis.