Pope Benedict to deliver homily at International Eucharistic Congress
Cardinal Marc Ouellet
Cardinal Marc Ouellet

.- At a press conference held on April 24, Cardinal Marc Ouellet extended an invitation to the public to attend the closing ceremony of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress on June 22, 2008. The homily for the Mass will be given live from Rome by Pope Benedict XVI.

The ceremony will take place on June 22, 2008 on the Plains of Abraham in front of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Events will include musical performances prior to the celebration of the Eucharist, Mass celebrated by Cardinal Jozef Tomko and a time for socializing following the conclusion of Mass.

Pope Benedict XVI will deliver the homily for Mass from Rome via satellite. The faithful will be able to view the Holy Father’s homily on large screens stationed throughout the area.

Since the Congress is also an official event of the 400th Anniversary of Quebec City, activities will commence at 9 a.m. with a musical concert. Florence K, singer and pianist, and Natalie Choquette, opera singer, will prepare the assembly for the closing ceremony with their music.

The Eucharistic celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with an entrance procession of about 1,200 people. All the Cardinals, bishops, priests and deacons present will take part in this solemn entrance. His Eminence Jozef Cardinal Tomko, who is the representative of the Pope for the Congress, will preside at this Eucharist.

After the celebration of the Mass, organizers are inviting participants to picnic and socialize with everyone.

A crowd of about 50,000 people is expected for the June 15-22 event.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 17, 2014

Holy Thursday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 13:1-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

Homily of the Day

Jn 13:1-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: