Every four years, Catholic faithful from around the world are invited to gather together to reflect on and celebrate the great mystery of the Eucharist during the International Eucharistic Congress.
From Jan. 24-31, 2016, thousands of Catholic clergy and lay people will gather in Cebu, Philippines, for the 51st Congress, on the theme “Christ in you, our hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).
The Most Reverend Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke, and the Most Reverend J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver, are the official delegates from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) to the 2016 Congress, following their appointments by the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses. Read Archbishop Miller’s invitation to Canadian dioceses .
The Official website for the 51st IEC makes it possible to download the following documents for promoting and spiritually preparing for the Cebu Eucharistic Congress.
- Official prayer;
- Official theme song
- Theological and pastoral reflections in preparation for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress Cebu, Philippines.
- Primer – history and background of the Eucharistic Congress.
Online registration for the Congress is available up until January 22, 2016.
|Early Registration||Sept. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015||US$350|
|Regular Registration||Oct. 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015||US$400|
|Late Registration||Dec. 1, 2015 to Jan. 22, 2016||US$450|
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Get Involved Locally
We encourage all faithful to reflect and celebrate on the great mystery of the Eucharist during the 51st International Eucharistic Congress.
There are many ways in which you can get involved including participate in the local events leading to the International Eucharistic Congress in January 2016.
Check out a list of local events that are happening in the Archdiocese.
Over 30 parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver hold Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at least once a month.
Please watch this page, The B.C. Catholic, and our Facebook page for news and updates on pilgrimages and ways to participate.