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Cardinal Brady and Archbishop Martin to launch the International Eucharistic Congress 2012

Friday March 04, 2011

Media Diary Notice - 4 March 2011 - Immediate


Attn: Newsdesks, Photodesks and Religious Affairs Correspondents 


Cardinal Brady and Archbishop Martin to launch the International Eucharistic Congress 2012


Congress Bell to visit all 26 dioceses of Ireland


Representative of the Media and Congress volunteers have been invited to the launch of the International Eucharistic Congress which takes place in Ireland in June 2012. The theme of the Congress is "The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and one another". Over the week 10 - 17 June 2012 a programme of liturgical and cultural events, workshops and daily celebration of the Eucharist will culminate in an open air Mass and closing ceremony in Croke Park on 17 June next year. The details for the launch of the International Eucharistic Congress are as follows: 


Venue                     Members' Club, RDS, Dublin (main entrance off the Merrion Road)


Date and Time       Monday 7 March at 11:00am


In attendance        Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh; Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and President of the Congress; Fr Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the Congress; Ms Anne Griffin, General Manager of the Congress; and the choir from the Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney, who will sing the Congress hymn, Though We Are Many, composed by Bernard Sexton. 


Photo opportunity in the RDS with enthusiastic young volunteers wearing t-shirts embossed with the Congress logo alongside the International Eucharistic Congress Bell. On St Patrick's Day, 17 March next, a pilgrimage of the Congress Bell will begin from St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Dublin, going to St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh and from there to all 26 dioceses of Ireland.  The bell is a symbolic invite to Irish Catholics, and for Christians of other traditions, to join in the call to faith, prayer, reconciliation and mission that is at the heart of the Church's preparation for the Congress over the next year and a half.


Further information: www.iec2012.ie/mediacentre



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