Our Eucharistic Congress Starts this Evening; Bear Witness to the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist
Note: We will be doing a moment of silence at 6:20pm tomorrow evening (Friday) with the following statement: Before we begin our Eucharistic Congress celebration, we would like to take a moment of silence to remember everyone in our Catholic Diocese of Memphis who has died from COVID-19 and the parishioners and family members that are struggling with this terrible pandemic. We also want to remember the people that have lost their lives in recent horrific shootings…Olivia King and Drew Rainer.
God is great! Our Eucharistic Congress starts this evening, Friday, Oct. 8, 6pm-9pm and Saturday, Oct. 9, 9am-6pm, at the Renasant Center, Memphis and all are invited. It is the most highly anticipated, do not miss Catholic events of the year across our Memphis Diocese and West Tennessee where thousands of clergy, religious, laity, youth and other community members will gather to bear witness to the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist.
Our Eucharistic Congress theme is That All May Be One (John 17:21) and is in recognition of the 50thAnniversary celebration of our Catholic Diocese of Memphis. Our Congress will include beautiful Masses, faith-filled Speakers, Prayer, Confession, Adoration and Music. There will be three breakout sessions in English, Spanish and for Youth. The Holy event will be a time of Joy, Faith, Hope and Unity with a mission to help make Catholics more aware that the Eucharistic is the source and summit of the Church’s life.
Also, tomorrow evening, Oct. 9, join Bishop Talley and thousands of the Faithful for Mass with Eucharistic Procession. We will all walk from the Renasant Center by going right on to Main Street and then by going left on to Adams Ave. to the magnificent St. Peter Catholic Church (190 Adams Ave.) where we will end the Procession with Benediction on the steps of the oldest Catholic Church in Memphis.
Admission, Masking and More
Admission is free. Masking is required inside the Renasant Center. Parking at the Renasant Center is $10 Cash. Food Vendors are available on Site. All Volunteers get Vouchers for Parking and Food.
Schedule and Speakers
Gain an Indulgence
A plenary, or full, indulgence will be offered to those who attend our Eucharistic Congress, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion and offer prayers for the Holy Father within a week of our Eucharistic Congress. “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven,” according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1471).