Posted by: naomhmuire | 31/05/2012

Eucharistic Congress Update

Diocese of Kerry – Eucharistic Congress Information

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Eucharistic Congress?
The Congress is being held in Dublin from Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th of June 2012.  The Closing Mass of the Congress is being celebrated at Croke Park on the afternoon of Sunday 17th of June.  The rest of the Congress Programme will be held at the RDS.

What’s happening at the Congress?
All kinds of events!   As well as the celebration of Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a Eucharistic Procession, there will be talks, workshops, exhibitions, dramas, music and other events.  There will be events suitable for young and old.  The common theme of everything that happens during the Congress is a deepening understanding of the Eucharist.
The full Congress Programme was distributed to churches throughout the Diocese.  It can also be found on the Congress website.

How can I attend?
1-Day, 3-Day and 7-Day tickets can be booked online at the Congress Website until the 4th of June.
Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on-site at the RDS during the duration of the Congress. (Pay at the door)

Tickets for the Statio Orbis Closing Mass at Croke Park will soon be distributed throughout the Diocese to those who have already ordered and paid for them.
The last tickets available for the Croke Park Mass can be booked online from tickets.ie.
They can also be obtained from some Centra and Supervalu outlets including:
Walsh’s SuperValu, Valentia Road, Cahirciveen
Murphy’s SuperValu, Kenmare
Garvey’s SuperValu, Listowel
Garvey’s SuperValu, Tralee
Garvey’s SuperValu, Castleisland
Garvey’s SuperValu, Dingle
Daly’s SuperValu, Killarney

I can’t make it to the Congress.  How can I participate?
Keep an eye on your Parish Newsletter for Congress-related events happening in your parish.  Parishes can submit details of events to the Diocesan Website for publication there.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Congress will be televised by RTÉ.
EWTN will be broadcasting some of the main Congress sessions each day.  These can also be viewed online via EWTN and Salt and Light TV.

Where can I find more information?
The Congress has an excellent website at www.iec2012.ie

Are buses being organised to the Congress?
Yes, several parishes are organising buses.  There are still seats available on the bus organised by Castleisland Parish on the Tuesday of Congress week.  Details can be found here.

(Other parishes organising buses are invited to make contact with bernard.healy@gmail.com in order to have their details included on the website.)

Additional Congress Information

  1.  There are Liturgical Resources for Congress week on the Congress Website.
  2. A service of anointing for Nursing Homes is also available as part of the Congress preparations.
  3. Parking arrangements for the Congress:  CARS in Rugby Grounds near RDS. Park and ride facilities at €10 a day for cars.  Coaches drop off people at Simmonscourt Rd. Send an email to   coachparking@iec2012.ie as soon as possible, stating the registration number of your coach and how many approx will be in the coach and if coach needs parking facilities.
  4. Don’t forget the Youth Space – there is an excellent Youth Programme happening as part of the Congress: Details here.

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