By Cian Molloy - 20 June, 2020
The faithful are invited to join in a National Eucharistic Congress, Adoremus 2020, which takes place online today from 2 p.m. onward.
Originally planned as a ‘bricks-and-mortar’ event to take place in Knock this weekend, Adoremus 2020 is organised jointly by the National Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration and the Irish Bishops’ Conference as a preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest.
The International Eucharistic Congress, due to take place in September, was postponed until next year by Pope Francis in April, because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and, similarly, the original Adoremus 2020 event has been cancelled.
The new online event can be accessed here or www.facebook.com/ICatholic and it features a number of pre-recorded reflections. The first of these is by Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin, who mediates on the theme ‘All my Springs are in You’
Other speakers include: Sr Virginia Joy of the Sisters of Life in New York, who will talk about ‘The Eucharist – Proof of God’s great love for us’ at 2.45 p.m.
Bishop Doran said: “This is an important celebration of faith in the life of the local and Universal Church.”
Adoremus 2020 will conclude with Rosary and the celebration Mass and Benediction by Father Richard Gibbons, parish priest of Knock.