Congress Week Programme (Archive)

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

The Programme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress was built around the daily celebration of the Eucharist and each day had a theme of its own, related to the main Congress theme The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another. The main events of the programme took place in the RDS Arena. On most days these took place in the afternoon and included:

  • 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 were some variations from day to day and this can be seen below. Alongside the programme in the Arena, there was a full programme of workshops and cultural events. In addition there was a Youth Space which had its own dedicated programme and a programme of events around Host Churches in the city. 

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 SUNDAY 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 MONDAY 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

- Archbishop Barry Hickey (Archbishop of Perth)

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

- Other speakers are to be confirmed

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

FULL TUESDAY 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 WEDNESDAY 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 THURSDAY 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 FRIDAY 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 SATURDAY PROGRAMME
Sunday 17th June

Statio Orbis (In Croke Park)

Principal Liturgy: Celebration of the Eucharist

Papal Legate FULL SUNDAY PROGRAMME

 


We published the Congress Programme at a Glance in January 2012. This is a condensed, early edition of the Congress Programme which is intended as an overview of themes, workshops and speakers. The programme of events at a glance is available to download. The most up to date information for the Congress Programme is published on the web site. For current information about workshops and other events and to find out who is speaking, check the pages for each day of the Congress. 

In January 2012, we published a brochure called "the Congress Programme at a Glance". This is a condensed, early edition of the Congress Programme which is intended as an overview of themes, workshops and speakers. The programme of events at a glance is available to download here. However, for the most up to date information for the Congress Programme please check the pages for each day of the Congress above. 

Read more about the liturgical music that was performed on each day of the Congress here.  Download PDF


Download each day of the Congress programme in PDF print friendly format here. 

Download Congress programme for Sunday 10th June
Download Congress programme for Monday 11th June
Download Congress programme for Tuesday 12th June
Download Congress programme for Wednesday 13th June
Download Congress programme for Thursday 14th June
Download Congress programme for Friday 15th June
Download Congress programme for Saturday 16th June
Download Congress programme for Sunday 17th June

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