Press Releases - Archive

We are very thankful for the media coverage given to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012. Thank you for helping us to inform people about this event and invite them to participate.   

Final Press Release from the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 

Press Release - 27th September Read about the final volunteer celebration, the financial reports of the Congress and the closing of the IEC2012 office. 


IEC2012 Volunteer Celebration

On Saturday 22nd September, volunteers that helped at the IEC2012 gathered to celebrate. Read Archbishhop Diarmuid Martin's homily at the Mass. 


Homily for the 'Statio Orbis' of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

Press Release - 17th June  Homily of Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, Papal Legate to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 


Message from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

Press Release - 17th June - Message from Pope Benedict XVI at the Statio Orbis, Final Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. 


Closing Greetings from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Final Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

Closing Greetings - 17th June- Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the Final Mass of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012


Communion in the Word through Mary

Press Release - 16th June - Brooklyn Bishop Calls for Self-reflection in Fast Moving World at 50th International Eucharistic Congress


Papal Legate Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrates Mass at Ireland's National Marian Shrine, Knock

Press Release - 16th June - Papal Legate Cardinal Marc Ouellet celebrates Mass at Ireland's National Marian Shrine, Knock


IEC2012 explores Communion in Suffering and Healing

Press Release- 15th June - Communion in Suffering and Healing explored at 50th International Eucharistic Congress


Healing Stone's permanent home will be Lough Derg, County Donegal

Press release - 15th June - Healing stone will move to St Patrick's Purgatory, Lough Derg


Celebration of Marriage and Family Life on Tuesday 12th June

Press release - 12th June - 50th International Eucharistic Congress celebrates Marriage and Family Life


Ecumenical theme at the Congress on Monday 11th June
Press release - 11th June - Ecumenism flourishes in Monday's programme of events at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 


IEC2012 opens with display of Faith and Culture

Press release - 10th June - 50th International Eucharistic Congress opens with colourful parade of pilgrims


IEC2012 pioneers online training for Volunteers

Press release - 9th June - 50th International Eucharistic Congress helps Pioneer online training aid for IEC2012 Volunteers


IEC2012 extends to Dublin City

Press release - 8th June - 50th International Eucharistic Congress extends to Dublin city


IEC2012 reveals Pilgrim Magnificat and App

Press release - 8th June - 50th International Eucharistic Congress reveals Pilgrim Magnificat and App


IEC2012 announces Eucharistic Congress Procession Route

Press release - 7th June 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress annouces details of Eucharistic Congress Procession



Two Commemorative Stamps Mark IEC2012
Press release - 7th June 2012 - An Post issues two special stamps to celebrate the 50th International Eucharistic Congress


Headliners and hosts at IEC2012 opening and closing ceremonies

Press release - 6th June 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress reveals Headliners and Hosts for Opening and Closing Ceremonies



Commemorative Mass in Nursing Homes for Congress
Press release - 1st June 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress reaches out with Commemorative Mass in Nursing Homes



Exhibition of 1932 Congress Memorabilia

Press release - 30th May 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress launches Exhibition of 1932 Memorabilia



MAGIS Ireland Programme at the Congress
Press release - 28th May 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress links with MAGIS Ireland



New Booking Options for Congress Pilgrims

Press release - 25th May 2012 -  50th International Eucharistic Congress announces extended booking and new booking options.


50th International Eucharistic Congress reveals Through the Eyes of the Apostles' Exhibition

Press release - 22nd May 2012 - Through the Eyes of Apostles' exhibition for 50th International Eucharistic Congress


IEC2012 announces details of Youth Space

Press release - 18th May 2012 - IEC2012 invites young people to Get Set Go to the Congress Youth Space


Eucharistic Congress Bell Pilgrimage to visit North West England

Press release - 14th May 2012 - Eucharistic Congress Bell calls pligrims in England to 50th International Eucharistic Congress


50th International Eucharistic Congress welcomes Cardinal Keith O'Brien

Press release - 14th May 2012 - His Eminence Cardinal O'Brien will preside at Morning Prayer at the Congress on Tuesday 12th June


Television Mass marks final month's preparation for 50th International Eucharistic Congress 

Press release - 2nd May 2012 - Live television broadcasts Mass to mark final preparations for 50th International Eucharistic Congress 


50th International Eucharistic Congress hosts event for 1932 Congress veterans
Press release - 18th April 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress gathers and remembers 1932 Congress 


50th International Eucharistic Congress involves Alpha
Press release - 11th April 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress announces Alpha events in the Congress Programme 


 Appointment of the Papal Legate to the Eucharistic Congress

Press release - 7th April 2012The Holy See has today announced the nomination of the Papal Legate who will represent Pope Benedict XVI at the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in nine weeks' time (10th – 17th June 2012). 


50th International Eucharistic Congress seeks 1932 Veterans

Press release - 5th April 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress seeks pilgrims who attended 1932 Congress in Dublin.


50th International Eucharistic Congress commissions almost 2000 volunteers

 Press release - 4th April 2012 - Special commissioning ceremony for IEC2012 volunteers at Mass of the Lord's Supper in the Pro Cathedral, Dublin


Pope Benedict XVI to receive delegation from IEC2012 and Eucharistic Congress Bell

Press release - 14th March 2012 - IEC2012 delegation and Eucharistic Congress Bell to be received by Pope Benedict XVI


50th International Eucharistic Congress Marks 100 Days to the Congress 

Press release - 2nd March 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress launches Ring for Renewal

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50th International Eucharistic Congress runs Host a Pilgrim Programme

Press release - 28th February 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress launches Host a Pilgrim programme
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50th International Eucharistic Congress Launches Youth Programme 

Press release - 27th February 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress invites Ireland's youth to the Congress
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50th International Eucharistic Congress Launches Day on Social Justice

Press release - 19th February 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress announces a programme of events and liturgies on social justice for 14th June 2012
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Father Kevin Doran gives an address on Renewal at the Divine Mercy Conference

Address - 19th February 2012  - Father Kevin Doran sees the 50th International Eucharistic Congress as an Agenda for Renewal in the Church
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50th International Eucharistic Congress Launches a Final Call for Volunteers

Press release - 17th February 2012 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress makes a final final call for volunteers
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New information about bookings and tickets for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

- Press release - 13th February 2012 - Read updated information about booking to attend the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, including admission to the Statio Orbis in Croke Park. 
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Tourism impact of international pilgrims attending the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

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Press release - 8th February 2012 - Overseas pilgrims attending the 50th International Eucharistic Congress are projected to spend €millions in Ireland.
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50th International Eucharistic Congress launches Official Programme of Events

-Press release - 4th February 2012 - Read the exciting programme of workshops, keynote addresses, catechesis, testimonials, concerts, drama and liturgical celebrations which will take place in the RDS. 
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50th International Eucharistic Congress launches Ecumenical Programme

- Press release - 18th January 2012 - At the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, IEC2012 launches the ecumenical programme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress
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Clarification regarding the use of the official Congress Logo

-1st December 2011 - Clarification from the 50th International Eucharistic Congress regarding the use of the official Congress logo

Recently we were made aware that the official logo for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in Dublin from 10th – 17th June next year, was used without our permission.

The Congress logo can only be used to promote the objectives of the Congress and not for any other purpose.

The logo for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is only available for use to promote next year’s Congress and guidelines for use of the logo are available on request from the Congress office. 
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Call for papers for Theology Symposium

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Press release - 15th November 2011 - Call for papers for Theology Symposium in St Patrick's College, Maynooth
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IEC2012's 500th volunteer and Aer Lingus becomes official carrier to the Congress

- Press release - 11th November 2011 - IEC2012 recruits 500th volunteer and announces Aer Lingus as official carrier for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress
 
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Meath Diocesan Eucharistic Congress 14th-16 October 2011


- Speaking Notes - 16th October 2011 - Father Kevin Doran, Secretary General in IEC2012, gives a homily at Mass during Meath Diocesan Eucharistic Congress
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Volunteer for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

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Press release - 29th September 2011 - Volunteering for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress___________________________________________________________________________________

National Ploughing Championships 2011

- Press release - 20th September 2011 - Eucharistic Congress Bell attends National Ploughing Championships in Athy, County Kildare

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Archdioces of Dublin Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes

- Press Release - 7th September 2011 - Eucharistic Congress Bell joins 2000 pilgrims from Archdiocese of Dublin on annual pilgrimage to Lourdes

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World Youth Day  in Madrid -  15th August 2011

- Press Release -19th August 2011 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress announces plans for Deaf Track at Next Year's Congress

- Press Release -15th August 2011 - 50th International Eucharistic Congress Team attends World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid

- Read the IEC2012 staff reports from World Youth day here

- See images from the IEC2012 stand on our WYD photo album

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Horse Show 3rd-7th August 2011

- Press Release - Friday 5th August 2011 - Ringing the Bell at the Dublin Horse Show

- See images from the IEC2012 stand on our photo album

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National Eucharistic Congress in Knock - 25th June 2011

Apostolic Blessing from Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of Ireland’s National Eucharistic Congress

- Homily of Cardinal Séan Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, for the National Eucharistic Congress in Knock

- Press release - Saturday 25th June 2011 - All roads lead to Knock for all-Ireland celebration of the National Eucharistic Congress

- Speaking Notes - Pro-Cathedral, 26th June 2011 -Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland - Corpus Christi 2011 - National Eucharistic Congress

- See images from the National Eucharistic Congress on our photo album

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Pontifical Committee for Eucharistic Congresses - Plenary Assembly, Dublin, 1-3 June 2011

- Press release - Thursday 2nd June 2011 - Visit of delegates to Dublin in preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012

"The Eucharist, Womb of the Church" - The Ecclesiology of Communion at the Heart of the Congress by Archbishop Piero Marini, President
Italian Text - English Text 

- Speaking notes - Thursday 2nd June 2011 - Most Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, Address to the International Delegates

- Speaking notes - Wednesday 1st June 2011 - Cardinal Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, address to the International Delegates

Day 1

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Speaking notes - Most Rev Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, at the diocese of Dublin's Chrism Mass on the Holy Thursday 2011.

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The Eucharistic Congress Bell pilgrimage

 

Press release - Thursday 17th March 2011 - Cardinal Brady Launches pilgrimage of International Eucharistic Congress Bell in Armagh

Press release - Wednesday 16th March 2011 - Eucharistic Congress Bell to Begin on Saint Patrick's Day

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Media Launch

 Press release - Monday 7th March 2011 - Cardinal Brady and Archbishop Martin to launch the International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland

Information on the 50th International Eucharistic Congress for Press Launch

Address by:

- Cardinal Seán Brady, Primate of All Ireland   Part 1 Audio file Part 2 Audio file

- Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin  Audio file 

- Fr. Kevin Doran, Secretary General for the IEC2012 Part 1 Audio file  Part 2 Audio file

- Anne Griffin, General Manager for the IEC2012 Audio file

Performance of Congress Hymn by Holy Child Secondary School, Killiney  Audio file

View a short video on the launch of the Congress, which includes the addresses to the media, the Eucharistic Congress Bell and the Congress Hymn

 

Fr Kevin Doran, Secretary General of the Eucharistic Congress 2012 talks about the preparations and the Eucharistic Congress Bell initiative, following the launch of the Congress in Dublin on Monday 7 March 2011.


Media Diary Notice - 4 March 2011 - Cardinal Brady and Archbishop Martin to launch the International Eucharistic Congress 2012

Press Release - 3rd March 2011 - Irish Bishops' statement on Launch of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 

-See some images of the Press launch on our photo album.

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Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses - Rome 2010

11 November 2010 - Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to participants in the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Press Release -  11th November 2010 - Pope Benedict greets Archbisop Martin and Eucharistic Congress Team - Background information sheet

«Opening talk and welcome» His Excellency Msgr. Piero Marini, President of the Pontifical Committee. English - Italian

10th November 2010 - Speaking Notes of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland - The Basic Text of the Dublin Eucharistic Congress - English - Italian

Theological Document - «The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another». Theological and Pastoral Reflections in Preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress to be celebrated in Dublin, Ireland (June 10th - 17th 2012)

English - SpanishItalian French

- See some images of this event on our photo album.

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Press Release - 5th June 2010 -  Eucharistic Committee Launches Pastoral Programme and Second National Collection

 

 

 

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