Oct. 5, 2023 Parish Link

Eucharistic Congress - Oct. 28 - BOS Center - Springfield

Eucharistic Congress at the BOS Center - Oct. 28 - Springfield

The Eucharistic Congress will be a spiritually uplifting and motivating event featuring talks from nationally popular Catholic speakers. It also includes a Catholic Marketplace, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, and inspirational videos.  The day culminates with the very essence of the Year of the Eucharist, the Mass, with an arena full of Catholics eager to hear the Word of God and receive Jesus present in the holy Eucharist.

Ticketing update

All registered attendees will receive a ticket via their email or text message. If you have not received your ticket after 5 days of registration, please first check your spam folder. Then contact your local parish or email Erin Danaher at edanaher@dio.org.

Here is a bulletin announcement you can use in your bulletin/e-blasts to communicate this.

Tickets now available to the public

Tickets to the Eucharistic Congress are now open to the general public. Please promote this to your parish/school. People can get tickets by going to the diocese's website.

Here is a bulletin announcement you can use in your bulletin/e-blasts to communicate this.

Singers wanted for historic Eucharistic Congress Mass - If you or know someone who is interested in singing in the choir for the Eucharistic Congress Mass Oct. 28 at the BOS Center in Springfield, please contact Mark Gifford at: mgifford@cathedral.dio.org. Mass is at 4 p.m. with rehearsal at 2 p.m. in the lower level of the BOS Center. Dress: white tops, dark (black) lowers and tie is requested for men. Music will be sent upon registration.

Here is also a graphic you can send out to your choir members.

Here is a bulletin announcement you can use in your bulletin/e-blasts to communicate this.

Materials to promote the Eucharistic Congress

1. You can copy and paste a bulletin announcement.

2. Here is a graphic image for the Eucharistic Congress

3. Several flyers are available for your social media, to hang in your parish/school, and/or use as graphics in your bulletin/e-blasts to parishioners. Here are 6 options:

One, two, three, four, five, six

4.  This promotional video can be played at your church, posted on your social media, your website, and/or used in an e-blast to parishioners.

5. On Sept. 21, we posted a behind the scenes tour at how the curia offices are preparing for the Eucharistic Congress, which also tells people what to expect and why they should be excited for the event. Please share the video we posted on our Facebook page or post the YouTube link on your social media channels.

6. This link takes people directly to the Eucharistic Congress website which includes ticketing, the schedule of the day, the speaker's bios, FAQ, and more.

7. On Oct. 4, Bishop Paprocki put out this video inviting people to the Eucharistic Congress. Please play this in your small group gatherings, parish gatherings, use in e-blasts, in your schools, etc.

Reminder, no Masses/weddings/funerals Saturday, Oct. 28 - Due to the Eucharistic Congress going on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the BOS Center in Springfield, a reminder to all priests/schedulers that there are to be no parish Masses/weddings/funerals that day as priests will be in Springfield.

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