Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Mane Nobiscum Domine

Have you signed up yet for the ....

Collegiate Eucharistic Congress
to be held at the University of Maryland's Catholic Student Center on Saturday, April 16, 2005?

If not, then you should. Registrations are due today (Wed., March 30).

The Eucharistic Congress has the theme "Mane Nobiscum Domine (Stay with us, Lord)" is being planned by students at Maryland and George Washington, Howard and American universities. Students from the U.S. Naval Academy, Catholic, Georgetown and other universities will also be in attendance. Students from any and all colleges/universities are welcome. The day will include:

*A talk by columnist Robert Novak
*Mass celebrated by Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
*Adoration, confession, talks, etc.

It is going to be amazing and it a great way to celebrate the Easter season. The Congress will be held at UMD's Catholic Student Center (4141 Guilford Rd. in College Park) and will last from 10 am-6 pm (you can come and go if you need to). The cost is only $5 and includes lunch, dinner and a T-shirt. What a deal!

The Eucharistic Congress is being held in celebration of the Year of the Eucharist proclaimed by Pope John Paul II. The theme is taken from the apostolic letter of the same name the Holy Father issued at the start of the Year of the Eucharist. The Holy See suggested Eucharistic Congresses be held in honor of the Year, and this particular one is going to be great.

If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Michelle at michelle@catholicterps.org or call her at (301) 864-6223 immediately with your full name, university and T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL).

The T-shirts will feature a pelican. Find out more about why pelicans are used as a depiction of the Eucharist. Also check out the pope's recent encyclical on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia.