FAQ

"...all my spring are in you." (Psalms 87,7) - FAQ about the Congress

What is the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC)?

The International Eucharistic Congress is a worldwide celebration with the aim of deepening the knowledge and the respect for the Eucharist. It is the witness of Catholic Christians about God's love to the world.

When and where will the IEC take place?

The IEC will take place in Budapest, between 13 and 20 September 2020.

What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives Himself—His Body and Blood—for us, so that we too might give ourselves to Him in love and be united with Him in Holy Communion (YOUCAT, 208).
What are the different names of the Holy Eucharist?
The different names indicate the profound richness of this mystery: the Holy Sacrifice; Holy Mass; the Sacrifice of the Mass; the Lord’s Supper; the Breaking of Bread; Eucharistic celebration; the Memorial of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection; the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Sacred Mysteries; Holy Communion (YOUCAT, 212).

What is the aim of the IEC?

Celebrating Christ in the Eucharist.
Witness to the world about the infinite love of God, who became man, and substantially stayed with us in the Bread of Life.
Furthermore, the aim of the IEC is to make believers familiarize and love this mystery of our faith, and to foster their eucharistic life, in order to form them into authentic, Christian witnesses in a living relationship with Christ, living in the world for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

What is the Eucharist?

The Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives Himself—His Body and Blood—for us, so that we too might give ourselves to Him in love and be united with Him in Holy Communion (YOUCAT, 208).
What are the different names of the Holy Eucharist?
The different names indicate the profound richness of this mystery: the Holy Sacrifice; Holy Mass; the Sacrifice of the Mass; the Lord’s Supper; the Breaking of Bread; Eucharistic celebration; the Memorial of the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection; the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Sacred Mysteries; Holy Communion (YOUCAT, 212).

What are the major events of the IEC?

You find here the provisional program.

Opening Mass with First Holy Communion in the Stadion Ferenc Puskás

Every morning plenary sessions, with prayers, witnesses and catecheses.

Eucharistic candle-light procession

Youth evening

Statio Orbis - Closing Mass

Cultural and spiritual programmes all over the city for everyone.

Who is allowed to participate at the IEC?

To take part in the morning programmes of the congress registration is necessary. The afternoon and evening programmes can be visited by anyone.

What can I do for the IEC?

We accept your prayers thankfully. In case you have a specific offer, please send us an e-mail to the following address: info@iec2020.hu

How can we prepare for this event as a community?

Beginning with the Pentecost of 2017 we have prepared a three-year-long pastoral planning, for the first year of which we published a tips booklet on Whit Monday. The booklet can be used at the parishes, family and youth communities, and other fields. This tips booklet is available here.

How can I get information about the developments of the preparation?

You can find information about the preparation for the Congress on our website under the "News" item, or you can subscribe to our newsletter.