Programme of Events

Each day of the Eucharistic Congress includes an exciting programme of workshops, keynote addresses, catechesis, testimonials, concerts, drama and liturgical celebrations at the RDS, Dublin, which will be transformed into a Eucharistic village where 25,000 people are expected to attend on each day of the seven day event. IEC 2012 will be a significant event for Ireland culminating in the final mass, ‘Statio Orbis’ at Croke Park stadium when more than 80,000 people will gather to celebrate.

The Congress has been described as a ‘Spiritual Olympics’ a kind of Spring Show or a ‘World Youth Day for Adults’ that will be a momentous occasion in Ireland 2012. Pilgrims from over 95 countries have already registered for the Congress where masses and prayers will take place in seven languages.

The Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people held every four years to promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church. The programme of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 is built around the daily celebration of the Eucharist and each day has a theme of its own, related to the main Congress theme: ‘The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another’.


Full Listing

For a full listings of the IEC 2012 programme of events see: