The 51st International Eucharistic Congress is taking place in Cebu in the Philippines from 24 – 31 January. A total of 26 pilgrims, representing 11 Irish dioceses, are in Cebu for the Congress. The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is ‘Christ in You, Our Hope of Glory’. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who was President of IEC2012 in Dublin, will be the principal celebrant for the main Congress Mass on Friday 29 January in Cebu. Bishop Kevin Doran will be the main celebrant for the English language Mass on Wednesday 27 January. There will be fourteen language Masses in various parishes around Cebu that afternoon. Other Irish pilgrims involved in the Cebu Congress are Father John Coughlan from the Diocese of Elphin who will spoke at the Theology Symposium and Ms Frankie Berry, Chaplaincy to Deaf People, who will be speaking at a workshop on Thursday 28 January. Ms Anne Griffin, General Manager of IEC2012, is attending the Congress as part of the Holy See delegation along with Archbishop Piero Marini, the president of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, and his team.
Bishop Kevin Doran who was Secretary General of the IEC2012 in Dublin is blogging from the Cebu congress. Read his blogs here.