June 13, 2011

Registration has opened for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in 2012, and organizers hope the event will help reinvigorate the Irish Church.

Delegates from some 70 countries met June 1-3 to hear plans for the events that Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin described as a "vital element in the reform agenda of the Irish Church."

 

Participants at the June 10-17, 2012, congress will hear reflections, catechesis and workshops.

Father Kevin Doran, congress secretary-general, said he expects around 25,000 people to participate in the catechesis and workshops and 80,000 to take part in the concluding Mass.