By: Chelzee Salera
The presentation of two book projects for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress was held last July 14, 2015, at SM City Cebu. These books, namely the Program Book and the Souvenir Congress Book, will be published for the 51st IEC that will be held in Cebu come January 2016.
“The program book will be given to each delegate as guide for the whole congress,” says Fr. Joseph de Aquino, head of the documentation committee in charge of the book projects for IEC.
This book will help the delegates who will be coming from different parts of the world know more about the Philippines and most importantly to navigate their way around Cebu. It will contain the schedule of events, list of speakers, map of Cebu City and Cebu Province, contact numbers of important agencies and personalities, and important messages from significant individuals.
“The Souvenir Congress Book will contain all the records of events, the speeches of the speakers, messages and homilies, and photos. It will be given to bishops of the Philippines, catholic schools and institutions in the Philippines, and a number of copies will be given to the main IEC office in Rome,” Father added.
Extra copies of the Souvenir Congress Book will be up for sale to the public after its publication, however, the price cannot be determined yet as the book will be published after the congress. In behalf of the IEC Committee, Fr. Joseph is calling on all interested buyers to support this project by making early reservations for the book. This way, an early estimate can be made as to the number of copies to be printed. Support may also be extended by pledge of sponsorship for the said book, and sponsors will be acknowledged accordingly.