Adoremus Eucharistic Congress & Pilgrimage full Programme

'We seek to rejuvenate Eucharistic adoration as the source of strength for our lives and for our mission.'

Cardinal Vincent Nichols

This programme may be subject to change.

The Adoremus Symposium Day

Exploring the Place of Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 7th September, The ACC Convention Centre Liverpool

10.00 Arrival and Coffee

10.30 Welcome & Opening Prayer: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP and the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain

11.00-11.45 Keynote 1: The Scriptural Context – Canon Mervyn Tower

11.45-12.00 Short Break

12.00-12.45 Keynote 2: The Eucharist in the life of the Church - Canon David Oakley

12.50-13.35 Keynote 3: Teaching the Eucharist – Sr Margaret Atkins OSA

13.35-14.30 Lunch - a sandwich lunch will be provided

(In the afternoon delegates can attend 1 of the 3 presentations for each time slot)

14.30-15.15 Presentation Set 1:

- Dora Nash: Preparing Children for the Sacraments of Initiation

- Bishop Paul Mason and Fr Paul Douthwaite: The ministry of the Eucharist in hospitals and prisons

- Fr Paul Gunter: Eucharistic Liturgical Rites outside of Mass

15.30- 16.15 Presentation Set 2:

- Dr Dominic Robinson SJ and National Ecumenical Officers: The Eucharist as a sign of the Church’s Unity: “One Bread, One Body” revisited

- Dr Philip McCarthy, CSAN: “A kingdom of justice, love and peace”: The Eucharist and Social Justice

- Julie Rourke: Teaching children to pray

16.30 – 17.15 Presentation Set 3:

- Dr Ian Ker: John Henry Newman and Dominic Barberi: An historical moment in Eucharistic Adoration

- Chris McElroy: Musical resources for Adoration

- Fr Chris Thomas and Sr Moira Meeghan: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Ministry and Practice

17.30 – 17.45 Conclusion & Closing Prayer

18.15 (Choral Vespers followed by Mass at 19.00 is available at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral for those wishing to attend)

The Adoremus Congress Day

Reflecting on the centrality of the Eucharist

Saturday 8th September, The ACC Liverpool Echo Arena

8.15 (Morning Prayer and Mass at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, for those wishing to attend)

9.30 Arena opens

10.30 Welcome: Bishop Robert Byrne, Greeting by the Apostolic Nuncio and Welcome from Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP

11.00 Keynote 1 - Bishop Robert Barron

12.30 Lunch - a range of food options will be available to purchase, or delegates can bring lunch

13.30 Keynote 2 – Bishop Robert Barron

14.30 Exploring the themes of the congress with Drama, Testimony and Presentations

15.30 Break

16.00 Exposition and Benediction with Evening Prayer of Corpus Christi to include a reflection by Cardinal Vincent Nichols

17.00 Finish

Adoremus Pilgrimage Day

Sunday 9th September, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

9.30 Solemn Mass, Celebrant: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP

11.30 Solemn Mass, Celebrant: Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Preacher: Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP

13.00 Outdoor Eucharistic Procession

14.45 Benediction

15.00 Finish

In the afternoon and evening of the Friday and Saturday there will be a supporting programme, presented by the Archdiocese of Liverpool and the Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis of the Bishops’ Conference with numerous activities across the city centre for anyone wishing to attend.

'O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament, have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to adore the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood, that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.'


Booking information at: www.catholicnews.org.uk/adoremus2018



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