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A Day on the theme of the International Eucharistic Congress for CEIST schools (Cork Area)

A Day on the theme of the International Eucharistic Congress for CEIST schools in the Cork area.

An idea has emerged from one of our CEIST Schools, Coláiste Muire Crosshaven, which the Trust is happy to support. The idea invites TY students to partake in a youth event on the theme of the International Eucharistic Congress 2012.

This event is open exclusively to CEIST Cork Schools. (The idea may take root in other parts of the country subsequently).

Theme: "Communion with Christ and with one another”.

Venue: Sacred Heart Missionaries Western Road Cork.

Date: Tuesday 29th March 2011

Time: 9.30 - 2.30

Speaker: Fr. Julian Greene, Director I.E.C. England and Wales.

Background: Dublin will host the 50th International Eucharistic Conference on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

TY Project: Transition Year students are invited to prepare a project (one per school) which may be accompanied by a power point presentation to be displayed on March 29th on the theme of the International Eucharistic Congress. The project will be displayed at the venue and judged by a panel of experts. Students will be given the opportunity to share their research with the other participants. Following the event these projects can be displayed in a prominent place in the school to help the school community reflect on the Congress. Places are limited to 12 students per school.

On the day: Students will participate in a full programme of youth-centered activities for the day. Bring packed lunch, tea/coffee provided. Full school uniform to be worn and students to be accompanied by a teacher. Students are invited to bring musical instruments.

We acknowledge that this is short notice but hope that you will find some energy for this worthwhile project and important subject area. The Eucharist is central to our faith as Catholics and this is an opportune moment for our young people to explore its riches and to share these insights with their peers both in their own schools and with their sister CEIST schools.

In the context of the shortness of time we suggest that research on the projects could be carried out by the students during mid-term and/or over work experience if the students are so engaged.

R.S.V.P. Friday 18th February if you are thinking of participating.

Please feel free to contact me for further clarifications if needed. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Lloyd Bracken, CEIST Faith Development Co-ordinator.
Phone: 0861704643

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Official Website for the International Eucharistic Congress: http://www.iec2012.ie/