2012 International Eucharistic Congress

“Communion with Christ and with one another”

Your Word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path. Psalm 118:105

Click to see how the Parish of Cappagh witnessed the Liturgy of the Eucharist

For a wider perspective of the Eucharistic Congress, please be sure to visit the official website : http://www.iec2012.ie

In Omagh and the surrounding Parishes, we began our preparations in Advent 2010 for the 2012 Eucharistic Congress by reflecting on the first of the four parts of the Mass – the importance of the Gathering Rite.

In Lent 2011 we will reflected on the second part of the Mass, the Liturgy of The Word - listening to and hearing The Word of God. Our aim is to help deepen our understanding: that the Liturgy of The Word is a time when we as a community are formed, fed and guided by God’s Word.

Now, Advent 2011
we move onto the third stage of our preparation. At this stage, all the parishes of the collaboration will host their own services/events, with a joining together at a closing mass in Christ the King Church, Cappagh Parish, on Wednesday 23rd October at 8pm. The theme of this part of preparation focusses on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Click on any of the icons below to get an idea of what happened in St Mary's Drumragh.

Click here to see what happened in St Mary's, Killyclogher.


Stage III Closing Mass – Wed 23rd November 2011

On Wednesday 23rd November the seven local parishes of, Drumragh, Cappagh, Drumquin, Ardstraw West, Gortin, Newtownstewart, and Greencastle, gathered together in Christ The King Church to concelebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Since August 2010 we have journeyed together in our preparations for the International Eucharistic Congress, helping each other to highlight the importance of The Eucharist in our lives. Seven International Eucharistic Candles, representing the seven parishes, were carried in procession and placed around the Baptismal Font, bringing the light of faith from each parish to unite as God’s Family.

The Guest Homilist was Fr Silvester O’Flynn OFM, a Capuchin Monk based in Ards Friary, Creeslough. Fr Silvester is an internationally recognised preacher, retreat master and scripture scholar. His homily on the Our Father, (which can be viewed on the link below *), gave us a new and deeper insight into the prayer which Jesus himself gave to us.

The aim of the International Eucharistic Congress is to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in our lives, helping us to understand and to participate in it more fully – not just for ourselves, but for the benefit of our whole community. Tonight we gathered to celebrate, to adore, to give and to receive, and to leave, bringing Christ with us – to live the Eucharist, which is, ‘the source and summit of our lives’. CCC1324

We wish to thank the two Deacons from the diocese, Brendan Collins, native of Drumragh, and Patrick Lagan, native of Maghera, who joined us for this celebration

Monday 28th February 2011
Guest Speaker : : Fr Gerry Fitzpatrick ODC
Theme: God's presence in His Word
Click here to view Fr Fitzpatrick's Talk.
Tuesday 1st March 2011
Guest Speaker : : Fr Mark-Ephrem Nolan OSB
Theme: Listening
Click here to view Fr Nolan's Talk.
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Guest Speaker : : Sr Perpetua McNulty RSM
Theme: Responding
Click here to view Sr Perpetua's Talk.
Thursday 3rd March 2011
Guest Speaker : : Baroness Nuala O'Loan
Theme: Prayer
Click here to view Baroness O'Loan's Talk.
The Monday night service with Mr Francis Campbell, can now be viewed - CLICK HERE

Click here to view the Service Booklet for Friday, 3rd December 2010 (.pdf, 1.6MB)

Click here to view the Service Booklet for Thursday, 2nd December 2010 (.pdf, 1.6MB)

There was no booklet for Wednesday's special service.

Click here to view the Service Booklet for Tuesday, 30th November 2010 (.pdf, 1.6MB)

Click here to view the Service Booklet for Monday, 29th November 2010 (.pdf, 1.6MB) - *** VIEW VIDEO NOW ***

[Click here to view Novena Program as a pdf]
We are all invited, over the next two years, to journey together
in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress. Like the disciples
on the road to Emmaus, we may start out with heavy hearts [...]
Francis Campbell, a native of Rathfriland, was born in 1970. In 2005 he made history by becoming the first Catholic to be appointed Ambassador to the Vatican since the Reformation [...]
Marie Lindsay is from the Parish of Iskaheen in County Donegal and is married to Collie and they have 5 grown up children, Lee, Sarah, Kate, Denis and Fionnuala. Marie is Principal of St Mary’s College in Derry [...]
In 1972, Richard Moore was blinded by a rubber bullet fired at point blank range into his face. Amazingly, from childhood to the present day he has never allowed bitterness to stunt his development [...]
Father Paschal McDonnell, a native of Strabane, is a Franciscan Friar based in Rossnowlagh, County Donegal and is engaged in the ministry of healing and reconciliation [...]
Breige O’Hare, a native of Omagh, is married and living in Belfast. She worked in the Diocese of Down and Connor for eight years, assisting in the training and formation of adults for family ministry, producing material for use on sacramental preparation

Lord Jesus,
You were sent by the Father
to gather together those who are scattered.
You came among us, doing good and bringing healing,
announcing the Word of salvation
and giving the Bread which lasts forever.
Be our companion on life’s pilgrim way.
May your Holy Spirit inflame our hearts,
enliven our hope and open our minds,
so that together with our sisters and brothers in faith
we may recognise you in the Scriptures
and in the breaking of bread.
May your Holy Spirit transform us into one body
and lead us to walk humbly on the earth,
in justice and love, as witnesses of your resurrection.
In communion with Mary,
whom you gave to us as our Mother at the foot of the cross,
through you may all praise, honour and
blessing be to the Father in the Holy Spirit and in the Church,
now and forever.

Listen to prayer

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