In September 2018, Liverpool will host the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress – ‘Adoremus’.
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.
The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908 so this year’s event will mark the 100 year anniversary and organisers are expecting over 10,000 Catholics from across the UK to attend.
Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Metropolitan Cathedral will play a central part in the weekend’s activities, and we are delighted to share the outline programme below:
On the first day of the Congress, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers.
The Echo Arena in Liverpool will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers, including Bishop Robert Barron (Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles), and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.
On the final day of the Pilgrimage and Congress, Sunday, there will be Pilgrimage Masses at 9:30 & 11am here at the Metropolitan Cathedral with a Eucharistic Street Procession at 12:30pm.
Full details are still to be confirmed, but more information can be found by clicking here.