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Eucharistic Congress - Get Commissioned/Participate in Procession

May 21, 2019

New:  Procession Help Needed

One June 28, twenty volunteers are needed to help guide people along the procession route from the BJCC to St. Paul’s Cathedral.  This four hour service opportunity begins at 6pm at the main entrance of the BJCC north exhibit hall. Each volunteer will have a radio and a wear a reflective vest. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Kevin Simpson at 757-342-9010.  View procession route map here.


In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, a program will be held at the BJCC with popular Catholic speakers, Adoration, and a gigantic celebration of Mass.  The focus of this Eucharistic Congress is on the “Source and Summit” of our Faith- The Eucharist.  Through this major event, we will have a rare opportunity to celebrate with the worldwide Church right here in our backyard.

The presentations will be held at the BJCC with several thousand people expected.  The first one is Friday, June 28, 7pm followed by a Eucharistic procession at 8pm from the BJCC to St. Paul’s Cathedral where there will be Eucharistic Adoration from 9pm to 7am on Saturday morning.   

You are invited to walk in the procession and to be part of a POP team to be present during the ten hours of Adoration.  There will be security at the Cathedral throughout the night and at least two deacons will be present.  To sign up for the POP Adoration team go the SignUp Genius link on the parish website homepage

Also, plan to bring the family on Saturday, June 29 as Scott Hahn and Curtis Martin will be among the speakers that day.  There will also be breakout programs in Spanish, and for youth and children. The Congress will end with a huge Mass on Saturday night at 4pm at the BJCC.  Everyone is invited and there is no cost.  For more information go to or contact [email protected].

In preparation for the Congress, Deacon Rick DiGiorgio is offering two classes at POP.

Eucharist- “A Practical Look at Real Presence” Class - What does face time have to do with the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist? Deacon Rick DiGiorgio will look at real presence both from the theological perspective and through the practical realities that we experience in life.  Join us in the St. Jude room on Sunday, June 2 from 9:40 am to 10:50 am

Missionary Disciple Class-Get Commissioned - Join us for a presentation that reviews missionary discipleship using Bishop Robert Baker’s pastoral letter, “Called, Formed, Sent:  Missionary Discipleship and its Consequences for Ministry in the Diocese of Birmingham”  as the outline on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the St. Jude room.  All who attend both parts of the presentation will be commissioned as missionary disciples at the closing Mass of the Eucharistic Congress on June 29 at 4 pm at the BJCC

Contact [email protected] with any questions about these classes.


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