During the weekend of September 11-12, CatholicTV will air the
Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) two-day Eucharistic Congress
from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The Eucharistic Congress will include talks by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Episcopal Liaison for the CMSWR and Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Chair of the USCCB Committee for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, and Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, Chairperson of Board of Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious and many other featured speakers and homilists.
The two-day event will consist of: celebration of the Liturgy, conferences and catechesis, Eucharistic adoration and procession, and fireworks. There is no charge for the Eucharistic Congress. The theme of this year’s Congress is “Sacrifice of Enduring Love”. The congress will explore three vocations in depth — the Priesthood, Religious Life, and Marriage. In addition to other displays, a piece of the actual tilma of St. Juan Diego will be exhibited.
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The Eucharistic Congress will air at CatholicTV.com and on CatholicTV on September 11th starting at 8PM (EST). The live broadcast on September 12th will begin at 1:30PM and will last until 7PM.
The broadcast for Friday, September 11th will include the following events:
Welcome by Mother Mary Quentin Sheridan, R.S.M.
Chairperson, Board of Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
Entrance Procession for the Liturgy
Solemn Opening of the Eucharistic Congress
Greeting by Most Reverend Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Principal Celebrant and homilist,
His Eminence, Justin Cardinal Rigali, Episcopal Liaison for the CMSWR
Address: Mr. Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (may be rescheduled)
Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, September 12
1:30 PM – Upper Church
Major Address on Religious Life and Priesthood
His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston
Chair of the USCCB Committee for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations
2:30 PM – Upper Church
Mother Ann Marie Karlovic, O.P.
3:30 PM – Upper Church
Most Reverend Edwin O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore
4:15 PM– Upper Church
Major Address on Marriage
His Eminence, Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec, Canada
5:15 PM – Upper Church
Celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – (Liturgy for 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Principal Celebrant and homilist, Most Reverend Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio
6:30 PM – Outdoors
Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
CatholicTV has filmed several programs featuring the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception including “Catholic Destinations” which shows extensive footage of the Basilica including commentary. CatholicTV also filmed “Gospel in Mosaic” which features Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl teaching the Gospel using the Basilica as a teaching tool.
Both of these programs can be seen now by visiting:
About CMSWR: The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) was formed in 1992 to promote religious life in the United States. It is an assembly of superiors (leaders) of
Roman Catholic religious orders
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