New information released on tickets for the week of the Congress and final Mass at Croke Park
Wednesday February 15, 2012
Booking for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 is now available online with three different options to attend the Congress, which takes place in the RDS, Dublin from 10 - 17 June 2012. New information has been released as well for admission to the Statio Orbis, final Mass of the Congress in Croke Park on Sunday 17 June 2012.
1st Option: Pilgrims have the choice to register for 7 days, 10 - 16 June, at the RDS for €95 with the option to gain admission to the final Mass Statio Orbis in Croke Park on 17 June, for an additional €10. Registration for the Congress does not include accommodation costs.
2nd Option: The second option is to register to attend the Congress for 3 consecutive days in the RDS for €60, again with the offer of admission to the final Mass for an additional €10.
3rd Option: The third booking option is to purchase a single day ticket for €30 to attend one day of the Congress programme in the RDS. However, this does not include the option to gain admission for the final Mass.
To gain admission to Croke Park you can book for 7 or 3 days (plus €10) or obtain a ticket through your diocesan network.
More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the final Mass in Croke Park, therefore a limited number of tickets for the Statio Orbis are being distributed by each Irish diocese and through local parishes in the coming weeks. Information on who you need to contact in each specific diocese is available on www.iec2012.ie/statioorbis
Online bookings are available until 9 May 2012. Until this date, pilgrims can register either as an individual, as a family or as a group at www.iec2012.ie/registration. Clergy and Media will also need to register. Alternatively, for those who cannot register online, you can do so by calling 00353 (1) 298 1122. Online registration closes on 9 May 2012, after this date bookings will be on-site only at the RDS.
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC 2012) will be a momentous occasion for all pilgrims travelling from all over the world, who will join an expected 25,000 people, including 12,000 international pilgrims, during each day of the Congress at the RDS. Pilgrims attending IEC 2012 can look forward to an exciting programme of cultural events, workshops, keynote addresses and themed liturgies.
More information on the Programme of the Congress can be found on www.iec2012.ie/programme.
The Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people, held every four years somewhere in the world, which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church and to help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist. The theme of the Congress is ‘The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another’.
The programme of cultural events, workshops, exhibitions, catechesis and testimonies throughout the week of the Congress will help deepen and renew the commitment to the lifestyle of justice and service inspired by the Eucharist.
In addition, a dedicated Youth Space for more than 2,500 young people will be held each day at the RDS with a programme of interactive catechesis, workshops, dramas, celebrations, concerts and fun. Young adults between 17 and 25 years of age can register online to participate in the Youth Space programme.
More than 2,000 volunteers are also required to make this great international event happen. Anyone over 18 years of age can now register online to volunteer either before, during or after the Congress at www.iec.ie/volunteer.