A National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Knock Shrine on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September.
It is intended to be an opportunity to reflect on the fruits of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, which was held in Dublin in 2012, and a spiritual preparation for the next International Congress, scheduled to take place in Cebu, Philippines, in January 2016.
It is hoped that a pilgrim group from Ireland will participate in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu.
The last National Eucharistic Congress in Ireland was celebrated at the Marian Shrine in Knock during June 2011 and it marked the one year countdown to the ‘50th International Congress 2012’ in Dublin.
On 21 August 1879, Our Lady, St Joseph and St John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church
This miraculous apparition was witnessed by fifteen people.
Knock is now an internationally recognised Marian Shrine and was visited by St John Paul II as part of his 1979 papal pilgrimage to Ireland.
More details will follow. For more information see website www.nec2015.ie