Volunteer profiles (Archive)

Read profiles of JoeDermot, Louise and Sister Felicity, four volunteers who are now part of the IEC2012 volunteer team.

Joe  Joe

My name is Joe and I live in Tallaght, Dublin.

My hope for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is that people around the world will see that we here in Ireland still have faith in God.

I am volunteering because I want to be there when people come together for the Congress and ask for God’s blessing.

If you are thinking of volunteering, God is inspiring you, so be inspired. Volunteer now!



Becoming involved with the International Eucharistic Congress 2012 will offer each person who chooses to volunteer a unique opportunity to play role in the largest event to be held in Ireland this year.My name is Dermot. I am student at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, where I am currently in my final year's training as a religion and history teacher. Before returning to education in 2009 I worked in youth and community projects in Dublin.

If you are free in June 2012 why not register now and play your part?Volunteers will not only have the chance meet people from all over Ireland, but they also have the opportunity to meet great people from across the world who will attend the Congress.



My name is Louise. I am involved with Catholic groups such as Elation Ministries and Youth 2000.

I think the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us as it has been 80 years since the last congress was in Ireland.

IEC2012 will be a great event for the Catholic Church in Ireland and hopefully awaken people again in their understanding of the Eucharist.

Not only is it a once in a lifetime opportunity, the Congress needs volunteers to be successful. My expectation is that the Congress will be a turning point for the Catholic Church in Ireland where people of all ages will have a newfound regard and renewed experience of the Eucharist. We can all be part of this event. IEC2012 is for Catholics of all ages. 

I think it is important for people to get involved by volunteering.  What better way to be a part of it than being a volunteer? I am looking forward to being part of this event.


sister felicitySister Felicity

My name is Sister Felicity. I am a Nigerian living in Ireland. I am very excited about the Eucharistic Congress, which will be held in Ireland in June.

This is a great opportunity for us to thank God, enjoy the fullness of His love and manifest His presence to the world. I decided to be a volunteer for the Congress so that you and I can make a huge difference to the world by creating an environment where people can experience the joy of knowing Jesus through an encounter with Him.

If you haven’t volunteered already, please do so now. Don’t think too much about it. Just do it and begin to enjoy this real lifetime experience. Thank you.


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