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Please read the Congress Programme in the English web site for information about daily events during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. 

The daily programme for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress from 11th until 16th June 2012 will take place in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). Statio Orbis, the liturgy on the final day of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, will be celebrated in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday 17th June 2012.

The Programme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is built around the daily celebration of the Eucharist and each day has a theme of its own, related to the main Congress theme The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another.


The programme of events at a glance is available to download. This is a condensed edition.

The main events of the Programme take place in the RDS Arena. On most days these will be in the afternoon and will include:

  • The Catechesis: a “teaching” moment, usually presented by a bishop, reflecting on the theme of the day and its challenges
  • The Testimony: words of encouragement and inspiration from a lay-person with a story of faith to tell
  • Celebration of the Eucharist: Mass celebrated with all the Congress delegates, presided over by a bishop

There are some variations from day to day and you can see these below.

Alongside the programme in the Arena, there is a full programme of workshops and cultural events, many of which are now confirmed. In addition there is the Youth Space which has its own dedicated programme, details of which will appear shortly. 

Date Theme Speakers in Arena Programme
Sunday 10th June

- Feast of the Day: Corpus Christi.

- Theme: Gathering

Opening Ceremony

- Main Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

- Papal Legate FULL PROGRAMME
Monday 11th June

- Feast of the Day: St Barnabas

- Theme: Communion in One Baptism

Morning Mass by Language Groups

Principal Liturgy: Ecumenical Liturgy of Word and Water

- Br. Alois Löser (Prior of the Taizé Community, France),

Dr Maria Voce (President of Focolare)

- Right Rev. Michael Jackson (Anglican Archbishop of Dublin and Glendalough)

 

FULL PROGRAMME
Tuesday 12th June

- Feast of the Day: Ordinary week day

- Theme: Communion in Marriage and Family

(Family Day)

- Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

- Most Rev. Barry Hickey (Archbishop of Perth)

- Dr Carl Anderson (Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus)

- His Eminence André Cardinal Vingt Trois (Archbishop of Paris)

FULL PROGRAMME
Wednesday 13th June

- Feast of the Day: St Anthony of Padua

- Theme: Priesthood and Ministry in the Service of Communion

- Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

Evening Eucharistic Procession

- Most Rev. J. Michael Miller (Archbishop of Vancouver, Canada)

- Ms Noreen Carroll (Foxrock parish, Dublin)

- His Eminence, Oscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríquez Maradiaga (Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras)

FULL PROGRAMME
Thursday 14th June

Feast of the Day: Ordinary week day

Theme: Reconciliation in our Communion

Principal Liturgies:

-  Liturgy of Reconciliation (Morning)

- Celebration of the Eucharist (Afternoon)

- His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Turkson (President, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Rome)

- Mr Richard Moore (Children in Crossfire)

- His Eminence, Seán Cardinal Brady (Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland)

FULL PROGRAMME 
Friday 15th June

Feast of the Day: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Theme: Communion in Suffering and in Healing

Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist with Anointing of the Sick

- Ms Rose Busingye (Meeting Point, Kampala, Uganda)

- Partriarch Fouad Twal (Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem)

FULL PROGRAMME
Saturday 16th June

Feast of the Day: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Theme: Communion in the Word through Mary

Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

- Most Rev. Luis Antonio Tagle (Archdiocese of Manila, Philipines)

- Dr John Monaghan (Deputy President, Society of St Vincent de Paul)

- His Eminence, Robert Cardinal Sarah (President, Pontifical Council Cor Unum, Rome)

FULL PROGRAMME
Sunday 17th June

Statio Orbis (In Croke Park)

Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

Papal Legate FULL PROGRAMME

The information provided is an outline of the programme and is subject to change. Details are still to be finalised and programme information will be updated.

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