Gathering in Liverpool 2018

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in the Echo Arena, Liverpool, 7-9 September, 2018. 
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church

The Congress themes:
1. Eucharist
2. Adoration
3. Scripture
4. Ecclesiology – the Church
5. Formation
6. Music
7. Mission

These 7 themes all linked to the centrality of the Eucharist, provide a very rich reservoir of material for reflection and discussion. They can be adapted by parishes so that the prime focus remains at parish community level. The impact of this Congress needs to be absorbed and consolidated in each of our parishes and schools because that is where it matters to every individual person.
Congress Prayer Cards have been sent to each parish so please take one and keep this Congress in your prayers

PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN SOUTHWARK
Loving God, help us to be open to the freshness of your Spirit. Fill us with enthusiasm for the Good News. 
Invite us into a deeper relationship with your Son, Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist. 
Make us more aware of where there is need for new life. 
Help us to reach out to those who feel lost or abandoned, those who are searching and questioning, those who have walked away from you and those who are eager to know your love. 
We ask this through Christ, Our Lord, Amen.