International Eucharistic Congress

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress commences at Cebu, the Philippines on Sunday 24th January. The theme:  ‘Christ in You, Our Hope of Glory’ will give the Congress a focus on mission.  Here in Ireland, we recall the many blessings and signs of hope which were experienced by so many people who attended the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 2012. Please join spiritually with the Irish pilgrims attending the Congress in Cebu by reciting the Congress Prayer during the week of Congress 24th to 31st January.

Prayer for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.

Sunday 24th – Sunday 31st January 2016

Lord Jesus Christ, our hope of glory, You are the fulfillment of the Father’s plan to save all humanity. You are the mystery hidden from the ages and from generations past now manifested to us. You abide in your Church in the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist. As we celebrate the Holy Eucharist and receive your Body and Blood, grant us the awareness that your presence in us urges us to continue your saving mission in the world. Send us your Holy Spirit, that he may lead us to walk humbly with the poor and the marginalized, in the company of Mary, your most holy mother and ours. O Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament, to you be all honour and glory and praise in the unity of the Father and the Holy Spirit. One God, forever and ever. Amen.