IEC2012 announces route for Eucharistic Congress Procession
Thursday June 07, 2012
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress (IEC2012) will host a special Eucharistic Procession around the RDS complex on Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm. The general public and pilgrims are invited to participate.
Father Kevin Doran, Secretary General of IEC2012, said: “The purpose of the procession is to allow the faithful to walk with the Blessed Sacrament as an expression of our desire to walk with Christ as His witnesses on the journey of life. The procession is a way of extending the worship of Christ in the Eucharist outside of the Mass in keeping with the desire of Pope Benedict XVI.”
The Eucharistic Procession will commence in the RDS Main Arena at 7.30pm. Members of the public and parish groups from across the country who wish to attend the procession should (unless booked for the Congress on Wednesday 13th June) gather in the RDS Simmonscourt extension area from 5.30pm until 6.30pm, where they can join and follow the procession after it has left the Main RDS Arena.
From there the procession will turn left down Simmonscourt road, turn right onto Anglesea Road, right again onto Merrion Road, and it will complete the route in the grounds of the RDS Simmonscourt, a route of approx 2.5km.
The PA system will relay prayers and music from the Main Arena around the procession route. Pilgrims remaining in the Main Arena may watch the procession on the large screens beside the main altar. Individuals and parish groups walking the procession are encouraged to bring colourful banners.
People who do not wish to join but want to watch the procession are welcome to gather along the road as the procession passes on Merrion Road, Anglesea Road and part of the Simmonscourt Rd.