Adoremus 2018

Announcing Adoremus Youth Congress

Adoremus National Youth Congress has been announced for Saturday, 8 Sept from 10:30am to 5:30pm at the Echo Arena auditorium.

Cost is only £10 per person
for ages 13-20


Why have a Youth Congress?
  • Youth leaders, chaplains, priests asked what provision there was for young people at the Eucharistic Congress 
  • It will offer an age appropriate participation for young adults as has been the custom at Eucharistic Congresses in other parts of the world.
  • In this year of the Synod on “Youth, Faith and Vocation Discernment,” it is a great opportunity the involve young people in the national gathering.
  • It gives a unique opportunity for youth delegates to focus on Eucharistic catechesis and prayer.
  • The cost for the main Congress was prohibitive for many young people, schools and parish youth groups. 
Congress Aims:
  • To give young people a positive experience of being a young Catholic today.
  • To help young people experience how God speaks to them through the celebration of the Eucharist.
  • To help enable young people to live the Eucharist through witness, proclamation, care for the broken in society and love for the planet.
Introductory letter to dioceses and parishes
A description of the event
booking forms and registration

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress – 7 to 9 September 2018, Liverpool

I. Programme
 
Friday 7th – talks & workshops £40 per person. In the new year more information will come from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) about the content of the Friday talks and workshops. Catechists, clergy, chaplains, school staff and musicians are the audience for these talks.
 
Saturday 8th – all day event at the Liverpool Echo Arena. £40 per person with keynote speaker Bishop Robert Barron (Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles).
 
Sunday 9th – 9:30 & 11:30am Masses at the Metropolitan Cathedral with a Eucharistic Procession at 1pm. These Masses require tickets because of delegate numbers.
 
II. Tickets
  • Each Pastoral Area has been allotted delegate tickets.
  • Each Dean has received a letter with the number of delegates for their Pastoral Area.
  • Tickets are to be distributed locally. Each Deanery decides how to pay for the delegate tickets – paid by delegate, by parish, fundraising or a combination.
  • Pastoral Area delegate tickets should be accepted as soon as possible if you plan to send delegates.
  • Deans will send names of delegates by the end of February 2018 to the Pastoral Formation Department (delegate names can change if necessary).
  • Payments for delegate places on the Friday and Saturday will be taken directly from parish accounts and sent to CBCEW.
  • The Archdiocese will host a ‘fringe programme’ on the Friday and Saturday - free events to complement the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress.
III. Prayer Resources

In preparation for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress in September 2018 and the Diocesan Synod in 2020, prayer resources will be made available to all parishes.
  • Cards containing a prayer to be said together during Mass.
  • 3 Holy Hour resources with the Archbishop visiting every Pastoral Area to lead a Holy Hour.
  • Prayer station banners with scripture and meditations which will travel around the diocese to aid prayer and reflection in parishes.

A PowerPoint Presentation containing information about the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool.


Prayers in preparation for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress and for Synod 2020

Pentecost prayer card - Pentecost 2018

Pentecost prayer card/book mark is to be prayed in the parish between Ascension and Pentecost as a novena.

Here is a letter explaining how the bookmarks might be used in the parish.


Advent prayer card - Advent 2017. Pray the 
prayer in preparation for the National Eucharistic Pilgimage & Congress and for Synod 2020.

Copies of this prayer card have been sent to all parishes.

Further copies can be obtained from the Pastoral Formation Department 0151 522 1040 or formation@rcaol.co.uk.

Resources for prayer, parishes and schools

Holy Hours

3 Holy Hours (in PDF and Word format should you wish to edit them, add an illustration or your own parish logo).
  • Holy Hour - Thanks to God - PDF  Word
  • Holy Hour - Meeting Jesus - PDF  Word
  • Holy Hour - Called and Sent: Missionary Disciples - PDF  Word
  • Additional Resources - PDF  Word
  • Closing Benediction - PDF  Word
Prayer Station Banner Set

Each Pastoral Area has a set of the banners with reflection cards to accompany them.
Additional banner sets are also available to purchase from the Pastoral Formation Department for a total of £235. Please contact 0151 522 1040 or formation@rcaol.co.uk.

Resource for Schools

To adapt or use as it is - PDF  Word

National Liturgy Office Resources

Available on this page: www.liturgyoffice.org.uk

Catholic Bishops Conference of England & Wales launch pack
Podcasts and other materials

Other Resources

Catholic Truth Society
http://www.ctsbooks.org/adoremus

Redemptorist Adoremus Extra and an Adoremus Journal
http://www.rpbooks.co.uk/blog-entry/items/adoremus-national-eucharistic-pilgrimage-and-congress.html

Locally a large selection of preparation resources for the Eucharistic Congress is available at Pauline Books & Media:

Pauline Books & Media, 82 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HR
Tel: 0
151 709 1328
Email: liverpool@pauline-uk.org and facebook page

Candles

A film clip Featuring Fr Denis Blackledge of SFX Church in Liverpool speaking about the Broken television series and the Eucharistic Congress: