Congress Events for 2015 Announced

Cebu, being the cradle of Philippine Christianity, is chosen to be the venue for the celebration of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) where at least 15,000 people are expected to join.

The theme of the 51st IEC is “Christ in You, our Hope of Glory”. It is derived from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.

Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, the executive director of the IEC 2016, talked about five significant events.

First was the switching on of the countdown clock that happened last January 24, 2015. This clock serves as a 365-day countdown towards the opening of the 51st IEC in 2016 with its opening mass to be held at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines.

“This is a historic day for all of us. This countdown serves as our way of thinking and praising our beloved God. It’s our way to come together with one heart and mind. It is our way to dedicate our time to God. This celebration would bring hope and joy to all of us,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said.

Second is the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Hour. This will be at 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting January 31, 2015 at the Carmelite Monastery until the holding of the congress. There will also be a lecture in the aspects of the Holy Eucharist and of the congress.

Third is the meeting of the Pontifical Committee of national delegates that will happen on April 25-27, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. This will be attended by coordinators of different countries where there is a committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. They will be looking at the preparations and leading the rest of their congress delegates.

Fourth is the national pilgrimage of the IEC symbol. On January 25, 2015. There will be a set of masses in the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral then the symbol will begin its journey in the Visayas area starting with the archdiocese in Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran, Talibud, Maasin, Leyte, Samar, and Bicol then to the different regions in Luzon. This will serve as a reminder for the Filipino people about the upcoming IEC,and it will also serve as a channel of information and eucharistic dissemination.

Last is the formation of a program for street kids or “Skids”. A committee in the archdiocese of Cebu ought to include in the program free catechism, food and the opportunity to take a bath. They aim to gather as many skids possible as this also prepares them for their first holy communion.     Cebu, being the cradle of Philippine Christianity, is chosen to be the venue for the celebration of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) where at least 15,000 people are expected to join.

The theme of the 51st IEC is “Christ in You, our Hope of Glory”. It is derived from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, the executive director of the IEC 2016, talked about five significant events.
First was the switching on of the countdown clock that happened last Saturday, January 24. This clock serves as a 365-day countdown towards the opening of the 51st IEC in 2016 with its opening mass to be held at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines.
“This is a historic day for all of us. This countdown serves as our way of thinking and praising our beloved God. It’s our way to come together with one heart and mind. It is our way to dedicate our time to God. This celebration would bring hope and joy to all of us,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said.Second is the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Hour. This will be at 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting January 31, 2015 at the Carmelite Monastery until the holding of the congress. There will also be a lecture in the aspects of the Holy Eucharist and of the congress.Third is the meeting of the Pontifical Committee of national delegates that will happen on April 25-27, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. This will be attended by coordinators of different countries where there is a committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. They will be looking at the preparations and leading the rest of their congress delegates.
Fourth is the national pilgrimage of the IEC symbol. On January 25, 5am, there will be a set of masses in the Cebu Cathedral. After which the symbol will begin its journey in the Visayas area starting with the archdiocese in Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran, Talibud, Maasin, Leyte, Samar, and Bicol then to the different regions in Luzon. This will serve as a reminder for the Filipino people about the upcoming IEC,and it will also serve as a channel of information and eucharistic dissemination. Last is the formation of a program for street kids or “Skids”. A committee in the archdiocese of Cebu ought to include in the program free catechism, food and the opportunity to take a bath. They aim to gather as many skids possible as this also prepares them for their first holy communion.     Cebu, being the cradle of Philippine Christianity, is chosen to be the venue for the celebration of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) where at least 15,000 people are expected to join.

The theme of the 51st IEC is “Christ in You, our Hope of Glory”. It is derived from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, the executive director of the IEC 2016, talked about five significant events.
First was the switching on of the countdown clock that happened last Saturday, January 24. This clock serves as a 365-day countdown towards the opening of the 51st IEC in 2016 with its opening mass to be held at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines.
“This is a historic day for all of us. This countdown serves as our way of thinking and praising our beloved God. It’s our way to come together with one heart and mind. It is our way to dedicate our time to God. This celebration would bring hope and joy to all of us,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said.Second is the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Hour. This will be at 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting January 31, 2015 at the Carmelite Monastery until the holding of the congress. There will also be a lecture in the aspects of the Holy Eucharist and of the congress.Third is the meeting of the Pontifical Committee of national delegates that will happen on April 25-27, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. This will be attended by coordinators of different countries where there is a committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. They will be looking at the preparations and leading the rest of their congress delegates.
Fourth is the national pilgrimage of the IEC symbol. On January 25, 5am, there will be a set of masses in the Cebu Cathedral. After which the symbol will begin its journey in the Visayas area starting with the archdiocese in Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran, Talibud, Maasin, Leyte, Samar, and Bicol then to the different regions in Luzon. This will serve as a reminder for the Filipino people about the upcoming IEC,and it will also serve as a channel of information and eucharistic dissemination. Last is the formation of a program for street kids or “Skids”. A committee in the archdiocese of Cebu ought to include in the program free catechism, food and the opportunity to take a bath. They aim to gather as many skids possible as this also prepares them for their first holy communion.     Cebu, being the cradle of Philippine Christianity, is chosen to be the venue for the celebration of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) where at least 15,000 people are expected to join.

The theme of the 51st IEC is “Christ in You, our Hope of Glory”. It is derived from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, the executive director of the IEC 2016, talked about five significant events.
First was the switching on of the countdown clock that happened last Saturday, January 24. This clock serves as a 365-day countdown towards the opening of the 51st IEC in 2016 with its opening mass to be held at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines.
“This is a historic day for all of us. This countdown serves as our way of thinking and praising our beloved God. It’s our way to come together with one heart and mind. It is our way to dedicate our time to God. This celebration would bring hope and joy to all of us,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said.Second is the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Hour. This will be at 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting January 31, 2015 at the Carmelite Monastery until the holding of the congress. There will also be a lecture in the aspects of the Holy Eucharist and of the congress.Third is the meeting of the Pontifical Committee of national delegates that will happen on April 25-27, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. This will be attended by coordinators of different countries where there is a committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. They will be looking at the preparations and leading the rest of their congress delegates.
Fourth is the national pilgrimage of the IEC symbol. On January 25, 5am, there will be a set of masses in the Cebu Cathedral. After which the symbol will begin its journey in the Visayas area starting with the archdiocese in Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran, Talibud, Maasin, Leyte, Samar, and Bicol then to the different regions in Luzon. This will serve as a reminder for the Filipino people about the upcoming IEC,and it will also serve as a channel of information and eucharistic dissemination. Last is the formation of a program for street kids or “Skids”. A committee in the archdiocese of Cebu ought to include in the program free catechism, food and the opportunity to take a bath. They aim to gather as many skids possible as this also prepares them for their first holy communion.     Cebu, being the cradle of Philippine Christianity, is chosen to be the venue for the celebration of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) where at least 15,000 people are expected to join.

The theme of the 51st IEC is “Christ in You, our Hope of Glory”. It is derived from the letter of St. Paul to the Colossians.
Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, the executive director of the IEC 2016, talked about five significant events.
First was the switching on of the countdown clock that happened last Saturday, January 24. This clock serves as a 365-day countdown towards the opening of the 51st IEC in 2016 with its opening mass to be held at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City, Philippines.
“This is a historic day for all of us. This countdown serves as our way of thinking and praising our beloved God. It’s our way to come together with one heart and mind. It is our way to dedicate our time to God. This celebration would bring hope and joy to all of us,” Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said.Second is the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Hour. This will be at 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting January 31, 2015 at the Carmelite Monastery until the holding of the congress. There will also be a lecture in the aspects of the Holy Eucharist and of the congress.Third is the meeting of the Pontifical Committee of national delegates that will happen on April 25-27, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines. This will be attended by coordinators of different countries where there is a committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. They will be looking at the preparations and leading the rest of their congress delegates.
Fourth is the national pilgrimage of the IEC symbol. On January 25, 5am, there will be a set of masses in the Cebu Cathedral. After which the symbol will begin its journey in the Visayas area starting with the archdiocese in Dumaguete, Siquijor, Tagbilaran, Talibud, Maasin, Leyte, Samar, and Bicol then to the different regions in Luzon. This will serve as a reminder for the Filipino people about the upcoming IEC,and it will also serve as a channel of information and eucharistic dissemination. Last is the formation of a program for street kids or “Skids”. A committee in the archdiocese of Cebu ought to include in the program free catechism, food and the opportunity to take a bath. They aim to gather as many skids possible as this also prepares them for their first holy communion.

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