Date(s) - 31 May 2013 until 2 Jun 2013
The Enniscorthy Eucharistic Gathering is a three day event presented by the parishes of St Aidan’s and St Senan’s to mark the ‘Year of Faith’ in the diocese of Ferns. It takes place from Friday 31st May until 2nd June 2013, the feast of Corpus Christi. The three day event will be opened by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and closed by Bishop Denis Brennan and includes a number of interesting seminars and speakers.
Here is a programme of events and celebration.
Friday, 31st May
Previous week: Outreach to the Secondary Schools of the parish and involvement of the youth.
Visit of Eucharistic Congress Bell
2.30pm: Talk on Contemplative Prayer by Ms. Colette Furlong, St Aidan’s Cathedral with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, St Aidan’s and St Senan’s.
2.30pm: Opening of Exhibition in Enniscorthy Castle of liturgical artefacts, photographs, memories of past Eucharistic Celebrations.
5.00 pm: Talk by Mr. Micky Harte, Tyrone Football Manager, St Aidan’s Cathedral.
8.00 pm: Opening ceremony with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, St. Aidan’s Cathedral.
Saturday, 1st June
9.00 am: ‘Pugin’s Gift: A Gem in our Midst’: Tour of St Aidan’s Cathedral by Mr. Aidan Ryan, Chairman of Pugin Committee, Enniscorthy.
11.00 am: ‘Priests in a Changing World’ led by Bishop Brendan Leahy. Presentation Centre.
11.00am: ‘A Time for Religious’ led by Sr. Mary Kenny. Loreto Village.
2.30 pm: ‘Faith of our Fathers and Mothers Living Still’: Celebrating the faith and wisdom of our senior citizens. Mass at St John’s Hospital.
2.30 pm: Talk by Ms. Meabh Carlin. St Aidan’s Cathedral.
4.30 pm: ‘The History of the Mass in the Diocese of Ferns’ by Fr. Seamus de Val. St Senan’s Church
4.00 pm: Youth seminar on faith. Presentation Centre.
7.00 pm: Youth Mass for Vigil of Corpus Christi. St Aidan’s Cathedral.
Sunday, 2nd June
Morning: ‘Gathering at Home Sunday’: Focus on the Eucharist as source and summit of Christian life. Feast of Corpus Christi.
2.30 pm: ‘The Eucharist and Scripture’ with Fr Chris Hayden. Presentation Centre.
3.30 pm: Focus on Ecumenism by Ferns Ecumenical Group. Presentation Centre.
5.00 pm: ‘Why the Believer and the Doubter can be friends’: led by Mr. John Waters, author and Irish Times journalist. Facilitated by Mr. Dermot O’Neill. Presentation Centre.
8.00 pm Closing ‘Songs of Praise’ liturgy led by Bishop Denis Brennan. St Aidan’s Cathedral.
All are welcome to participate in the events above that celebrate the gift of faith while deepening that gift within us.
‘Believing is Beautiful: Come and See what Faith Can Do’.