Gathering in Liverpool
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.
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
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 5 themes now emerging for the Congress:
2. Ecclesiology – the Church
3. Catholic Education/Formation
There are 22 dioceses participating and Southwark is invited to send
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
An Information evening was held at St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Morden, on Tuesday
7th November at 7.30 to 9.00pm. More details to follow.
The next preparation event:
Congress Workshop for Southwark
The Kairos Centre, Roehampton.
Saturday 9th December 2017 - 9am to 1pm
Facilitated by: Fr John Farrell OP and Dr Bridie Stringer
Booking essential (catering) email@example.com
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