The Launching Of The 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines

lungsoranon-layoutThe Archdiocese of Cebu formally launches on Sunday, November 24, 2013, its preparations for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in this central Philippine city on January 24 – 31, 2016.  Coinciding with the Solemnity of the Christ the King, the launching is also a collective act of solidarity with the victims of two calamities that affected the neighboring islands of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

The event will start with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:00 P.M. at the Fuente Osmeña rotunda.  Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu,  will preside over the mass.  It will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament along the major streets of the city, culminating in Plaza Sugbu, where the Cross of Magellan now stands, symbol of the Christianization of the Philippines.   Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu will preside at the benediction ending the Eucharistic Procession.

To concretely manifest solidarity with the victims of calamities, participants of the Holy Mass and the Procession are requested to carry at least one canned food or one bottle of water.  These will be gathered after the procession for distribution to the typhoon-stricken areas.  Since this act comes later than the more massive supply of relief goods days immediately after the earthquake and the typhoon, it is dubbed by organizers as “One can more.”    It is the extra mile, the extra shirt, one walks with or one gives to a brother or a sister in need.lungsoranon-layoutThe Archdiocese of Cebu formally launches on Sunday, November 24, 2013, its preparations for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in this central Philippine city in January 24 – 31, 2016.  Coinciding with the Solemnity of the Christ the King, the launching is also a collective act of solidarity with the victims of two calamities that affected the neighboring islands of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

The event will start with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:00 P.M. at the Fuente Osmena rotunda.  The Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu,  will preside.  It will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament along the major streets of the city, culminating in Plaza Sugbu, where the Cross of Magellan now stands, symbol of the Christianization of the Philippines.   Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu will preside at the benediction ending the Eucharistic Procession.

To concretely manifest solidarity with the victims of calamities, participants of the Holy Mass and the Procession are requested to carry at least one canned food or one bottle of water.  These will be gathered after the procession for distribution to the typhoon stricken areas.  Since this act comes later than the more massive supply of relief goods days immediately after the earthquake and typhoon, it is dubbed by organizers as “One can more.”    It is the extra mile, the extra shirt, one walks with or one gives to a brother or a sister in need.lungsoranon-layoutThe Archdiocese of Cebu formally launches on Sunday, November 24, 2013, its preparations for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in this central Philippine city in January 24 – 31, 2016.  Coinciding with the Solemnity of the Christ the King, the launching is also a collective act of solidarity with the victims of two calamities that affected the neighboring islands of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

The event will start with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:00 P.M. at the Fuente Osmena rotunda.  The Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu,  will preside.  It will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament along the major streets of the city, culminating in Plaza Sugbu, where the Cross of Magellan now stands, symbol of the Christianization of the Philippines.   Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu will preside at the benediction ending the Eucharistic Procession.

To concretely manifest solidarity with the victims of calamities, participants of the Holy Mass and the Procession are requested to carry at least one canned food or one bottle of water.  These will be gathered after the procession for distribution to the typhoon stricken areas.  Since this act comes later than the more massive supply of relief goods days immediately after the earthquake and typhoon, it is dubbed by organizers as “One can more.”    It is the extra mile, the extra shirt, one walks with or one gives to a brother or a sister in need.lungsoranon-layoutThe Archdiocese of Cebu formally launches on Sunday, November 24, 2013, its preparations for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in this central Philippine city in January 24 – 31, 2016.  Coinciding with the Solemnity of the Christ the King, the launching is also a collective act of solidarity with the victims of two calamities that affected the neighboring islands of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

The event will start with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:00 P.M. at the Fuente Osmena rotunda.  The Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu,  will preside.  It will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament along the major streets of the city, culminating in Plaza Sugbu, where the Cross of Magellan now stands, symbol of the Christianization of the Philippines.   Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu will preside at the benediction ending the Eucharistic Procession.

To concretely manifest solidarity with the victims of calamities, participants of the Holy Mass and the Procession are requested to carry at least one canned food or one bottle of water.  These will be gathered after the procession for distribution to the typhoon stricken areas.  Since this act comes later than the more massive supply of relief goods days immediately after the earthquake and typhoon, it is dubbed by organizers as “One can more.”    It is the extra mile, the extra shirt, one walks with or one gives to a brother or a sister in need.lungsoranon-layoutThe Archdiocese of Cebu formally launches on Sunday, November 24, 2013, its preparations for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in this central Philippine city in January 24 – 31, 2016.  Coinciding with the Solemnity of the Christ the King, the launching is also a collective act of solidarity with the victims of two calamities that affected the neighboring islands of Bohol, Leyte and Samar.

The event will start with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:00 P.M. at the Fuente Osmena rotunda.  The Most Rev. Jose S. Palma, Archbishop of Cebu,  will preside.  It will be followed by a procession of the Blessed Sacrament along the major streets of the city, culminating in Plaza Sugbu, where the Cross of Magellan now stands, symbol of the Christianization of the Philippines.   Most Rev. Julito Cortes, Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu will preside at the benediction ending the Eucharistic Procession.

To concretely manifest solidarity with the victims of calamities, participants of the Holy Mass and the Procession are requested to carry at least one canned food or one bottle of water.  These will be gathered after the procession for distribution to the typhoon stricken areas.  Since this act comes later than the more massive supply of relief goods days immediately after the earthquake and typhoon, it is dubbed by organizers as “One can more.”    It is the extra mile, the extra shirt, one walks with or one gives to a brother or a sister in need.

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