IEC2012 commissions 2000 volunteers for the Congress

Thursday April 05, 2012

Today, Holy Thursday, the 50th International Eucharistic Congress holds a special commissioning ceremony for all IEC2012 volunteers at Mass in the Pro Cathedral, Dublin at 6pm.

The special ceremony takes place during the Mass of the Lord's Supper at the Pro Cathedral, where Auxiliary Bishop Éamon Walsh, will wash the feet of twelve IEC2012 volunteers. These volunteers represent 2000 volunteers who will help before, during and after the Congress.

IEC2012 will also launch the programme for the Day of Ministry in the Service of Communion which is the theme for the Congress on Wednesday 13th June. Lay and ordained speakers will give workshops which explore various forms of ministry and sevice on 13th June in the Royal Dublin Society.

The themed day of service will conclude with a Eucharistic Procession around the RDS, led by the Papal Legate, Pope Benedict XVI's representative.

Read more about the commissioning ceremony for IEC2012 volunteers on Holy Thursday.

Read more about the Congress programme on Wednesday 13th June.

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