National Eucharistic Congress 2015

A National Eucharistic Congress will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015.

The Congress will serve both as a spiritual preparation for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress 2016 in Cebu next January, and as an opportunity to focus in the light of our Eucharistic communion, on some of the important pastoral questions in the life of the Church at the present time. The theme for the National Congress, echoing the theme of IEC2016, is “Christ, our Hope” (Col 1:27).  

The Congress, which is free of charge, will have a particular focus on Marriage and the Family as well as the Year of Consecrated Life and the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy.

The programme is currently being finalised but will include:

  • Over 40 workshops and talks
  • Children’s Programme
  • Youth Space
  • Perpetual Adoration
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Liturgy of the Hours
  • Concert of Praise and Worship
  • Candlelit Procession
  • And a lot more!

The regular Knock Shrine pilgrimage schedule will still be in place which includes Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Sacrament of the Sick and the celebration of the Eucharist.