The 5oth International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Ireland in June 2012. A Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people which aims to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church, to help improve our understanding and celebration of the liturgy and to draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist. People of a certain generation in Ireland will still remember with great fondness the last Eucharistic Congress to be held in Ireland in 1932.
The Eucharistic Congress Schools Committee has created a Resource Pack which contains five lesson plans and resources for your class level based on the second stage of the Eucharistic Congress “Christ gathers us to hear, to be nourished and to be formed into community by God‟s word”. It is suggested that you have a “Eucharistic Congress” themed week using the lesson plans provided during your religion classes in the Spring/Summer of 2011. Further lesson plans and resources (including project work) will be available for the third Eucharistic Congress stage in Autumn/Winter 2011. Further information on the Eucharistic Congress 2012 can be found on the website: http://www.iec2012.ie/