A couple of weeks ago Sheila and Fr Thomas went to the Adoremus Congress in Liverpool. Some of the details and talks can be found on the Catholic News website.

Following the pilgrimage, Sheila gave a report after mass, over cake:

As you may know I attended the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and conference in Liverpool last weekend. This conference was attended by 10,000 people ending with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. During the two days, there were many interesting presentations, testimonies (especially those given by three University students) and talks given on so many aspects of the Eucharist.

There is one in particular that I would like to tell you about, one that we can do something practical about. It was given by representatives from Aid to the Church in Need. We can make donations to this worthwhile cause and have had second collections to support their work but ACN are asking us to do something practical: attend Adoration for somebody who can’t attend themselves. We are so fortunate to be able to attend Eucharistc Adoration without being in fear of our lives. Can I urge you to attend Adoration in the name of one of those people as they cannot attend for themselves?

Sheila read out some examples and there are cards available, giving details or you can use the case studies on the ACN website.