Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

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Dedicated to the memory of

His Holiness, Pope John Paul II

Limited on-site registrations will be accepted.

Saturday, October 29, 2005
The Ocean City Convention Center
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, Maryland

You are invited to join Catholics from across Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore for the first Diocese of Wilmington Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at The Ocean City Convention Center. Celebrate the pinnacle of the Year of the Eucharist by uniting in prayer and learning with families and individuals from all corners of the diocese. Deepen your experience of "the source and summit of the Christian life" at this once-in-a-lifetime all-day event.

Schedule of events

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee; All-day Eucharistic adoration begins
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Opening Prayer
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Welcome
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Keynote Address by Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington (Bilingual)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Breakout Sessions and Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions and Lunch
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. Sacred Liturgy

Breakout Sessions will feature the following presenter - topic*:

  • Vy. Rev. Michael Camilli, MSC - Mary and the Eucharist
  • Rev. Andrew D. Ciferni, O.Praem - The Eucharistic Prayer
  • Sr. Mary Ann Donovan, SC - Spirituality of the Eucharist
  • Ms. Eileen Emerson - Being One in the Eucharist
  • Rev. Jack Kolodziej, OSFS - Centrality of the Eucharist in Our Lives as Catholics
  • Ms. Mary An Love - Eucharist as a Source and Center of a Life of Service
  • Rev. J. Glenn Murray, SJ - Full, Conscious and Active
  • Rev. Thomas Protack - In the Words of Jesus...go and do
  • Rev. Juan Sosa - The Eucharist and the Hispanic Catholic (Spanish Track)

Plus a panel discussion featuring Rev. Msgr. John O. Barres, Mr. Justin Carisio and Sr. Margaret Cunniffe, OSF

Click here for more information about the Eucharistic Congress Breakout Session presenters.

* subject to change.

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick to give Keynote Address at Eucharistic Congress (Click here for details)


The Office for Religious Education is offering Catechist's Certification Credit for attendance at the Eucharistic Congress.                      Click here for details.

Prayer for the Eucharistic Congress

Lord, Holy Father,
in Jesus Christ, your Son,
truly present in the Eucharist,
you give us the light that enlightens every person coming into this world,
and the true life that fills us with joy;
we ask you to grant that we, your people,
who are beginning the Third Millennium,
may celebrate with confidence the Eucharistic Congress,
so that we may be strengthened at this sacred banquet
to become in Christ a light in the darkness,
and to live closely united to Him who is our life.

May the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Mother of the true God for whom we live,
truly support and accompany us always.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.


(Adapted from 48th International Eucharistic Congress)

Some Questions About Eucharistic Congresses

Year of the Eucharist
Celebrating the Year of the Eucharist

For more information contact:
Rev. Michael J. Carrier
Director, Office of Worship
Diocese of Wilmington
1626 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806

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