'In Communion with Christ and one another'
This year we celebrate our annual Corpus Christi procession in communion with all those gathered in Dublin for the opening ceremony of the International Eucharistic Congress. All city parishes are invited to participate, and everyone is welcome to join us.
We will begin our celebrations by joining the faith community of the Augustinians for Sunday evening Mass at 7:30pm. (Details on the St Augustine church and co
mmunity are HERE)
We will then process as one People of God - the Body of Christ - from the Augustinians to St Johns Cathedral. Please join us as we carry the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of Limerick, praying and singing hymns of praise to God.
In St Johns Cathedral we will celebrate in prayer with Benedication and Sacred Music.
Please come and join us to celebrate Corpus Christi
The Opening Ceremony of the International Eucharistic Congress, followed by Mass.
Sunday, 10th June. 13:00 - 16:45. RDS Arena.
RTÉ will broadcast the opening Mass from the RDS on television and online.
The opening liturgy of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress takes place on Sunday 10th June, the feast of Corpus Christi in the Arena at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).
The Mass will be celebrated, with pilgrims gathering from all over Ireland and overseas. The liturgy will include Mass and a colourful celebration that will welcome pilgrims to an amazing week-long spiritual and cultural festival.
The Opening Ceremony is a celebration of Irish Heritage, both cultural and spiritual. The ceremony will acknowledge the Gathering of thousands of pilgrims to the RDS. During the Gathering pilgrims will enjoy choirs and musicians as they rehearse for the Mass and appearances by some of Ireland's finest musicians and singers.
As the Gathering draws to a close, the Congress extends a true Irish welcome to national and international pilgrimsl. This welcome involves some 500 participants, bearing flags and banners representing each parish in Ireland, an expression of individual communities. Before Mass beging, the Gathering will conclude with an extract from The Book of Armagh, illustrating St Patrick’s wisdom and understanding.