National Congress, Liverpool

Students and staff from the Sixth Form were delighted to attend the Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool on September 7th – 8th.

The St. Joseph’s group joined friends and colleagues from Bishop Vaughan Catholic School in Swansea, alongside parishioners from across the diocese and Bishop Tom. The group travelled by coach to Liverpool on Friday arriving early evening, in time to attend Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

The Menevia delegates joined over 10,000 pilgrims from across England and Wales, travelling to Liverpool for the first national Eucharistic Congress to be held by the Roman Catholic Church in this country for 110 years – the last having been in London in 1908.  The theme of the Congress was “I am the Bread of Life” and was an opportunity for clergy, religious and laity to gather, promote and understand the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

During the day, the pupils listened to stirring and enlightening homilies and speeches from Cardinal Nichols and internationally renowned Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, who is an on-air contributor and analyst to many American media channels. The themes of the Congress were also explored through drama, testimony and presentations.