Gathering in Liverpool
Congress in Liverpool
all Southwark delegates:
and access passes for the Congress are being distributed week beginning Monday 20th August. Please ensure you
have them with you at all times in Liverpool.
arrival at the Congress: if you wish to sit with other
Southwark delegates please arrive together or assemble with friends before
entering the Arena.
the Friday workshops: it has not been
possible to offer all their first choices you may be assigned to another
workshop - but all materials will be available online so all can gain the
fullest benefit from the Congress.
Due to the nature of these day long
events we advise comfortable dress for everyone attending.
On arrival, you will receive a
welcome pack. There is one per attendee.
(Please do not take multiple bags as
this will cause others to miss out).
Southwark delegates can carry their River of Life (BLUE)
Worksheets which you received at the preparation sessions in Lewisham
& Croydon. Extra copies available in Liverpool.
Please observe the instructions and
deadlines re written reports (worksheet page 7).
When you finish your report please
create a main title e.g. PARISH / SCHOOL
/ HOSPITAL / MUSIC / 1st COMMUNION etc as this will enable us to field the report to the
appropriate person on the Listening Team.
dates for Southwark:
- Tuesday 2nd October: 7.30
9.00 pm at West Malling. OR
- Saturday 6th October: 10am
12 noon at CCF Tooting Bec.
10th November: Discerning
Mission & Legacy Wimbledon 10am 1pm with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP. Everyone!
2019 we shall have a Diocesan
Discernment Day to consider next steps.
Dr Mark Nash
Rev. Dr John Mulligan email@example.com
Rev. Canon Alan McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic
Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool this 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.
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.
The morning will feature three Keynote addresses:
The Scriptural Context - given by Canon Mervyn Tower
The Eucharist in the life of the Church - given by Canon David Oakley
Teaching the Eucharist - given by Sr Margaret Atkins OSA
afternoon will be a series of presentaions, allowing the delegates to
choose three talks out of a set of nine to attend. The Diocese has been
allocated places for 124 delegates.
On Saturday 8th September, in the ACC Liverpool Echo Areana, there will be a six hour stage led event
with two key note addresses, various presentations with music, drama,
prayer and adoration. This day will be open to a general audience, and 10,000 people are
expected. Southwark has an initial allocation of 570 delegate places.
invited speaker for the event is Bishop Robert Barron. He is well
known as an author, theologian and evangelist, particularly
for his Word on Fire ministry. He has served as an auxiliary
bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since September 2015.
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.
There are seven themes now emerging for the Congress:
4. Ecclesiology the Church
Congress Programme for the Gathering
Youth Congress Why are we having a Congress for youth?
- Youth leaders, chaplains, priests asked what provision there was for young people at the Eucharistic Congress?
will offer an age appropriate participation for young adults as has
been the custom at Eucharistic Congresses in other parts of the world.
this year of the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocation Discernment, it
is a great opportunity the involve young people in the national
- It gives a unique opportunity for youth delegates to focus on Eucharistic catechesis and prayer.
Find out more from the organisers here
- The cost for the main Congress was prohibitive for many young people, schools and parish youth groups.
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
assist in the Spirotual preparation of for the Pilgrimage and Congress
the Diocese has had Prayer Cards produced and distributed to Parishes.
It is hoped that this prayer will be used by many people during the months ahead.
Cards have also been produced for pupils in Catholic School in the Diocese.
Primary School Card:
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Secondary School Card:
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An Information evening was held at St Teresas Parish Centre, Morden, on Tuesday
7th November at 7.30 to 9.00pm. More details to follow.
The next preparation events:
- There are two
meetings planned specifically for delegates to prepare for the Congress. Please try and
come to ONE of them.
Tuesday 26th June. 7.30 9.00pm
Venue: Christ the
King Sixth Form College
Grove, Lewisham, London SE13 5GE.
Tuesday 3rd July, 7.30 9.00pm
Our Lady of Reparation, West Croydon.
70 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CRO 2AR .
Please also invite your priest or deacon to come with you to the preparation session even if they are not travelling to Liverpool.
The Congress concerns us all.
Please let Coral Davis at the Centre for Catholic Formation know
which venue you plan to attend. We need to know numbers for the host venues.
Archdiocese of Liverpool will be offering an extensive Parallel
Programme as a way of offering this great gift of Adoremus to the City,
wider Church and community. It will include discussions, lectures,
prayer, processions, walking tours and cultural events which are
designed to complement the main programme.
Please find here a link to full schedule of events. Booking is necessary in advance. Please enrol at http://jumpdp/adoremus2018
Fr John Mulligan has prepared a document with all the above dates and some additional information. This can be downloaded by clicking HERE
Click here for The Archdiocese of Southwark's Aims and Guildlines
Click here for the handout
important event in the life of the Church in England and Wales needs
support at many levels. Please keep "Adoremus", those involved in
the preparation, and those intneding on joining this even in your