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June 19th 2008

Benedict XVI live from Rome on the Plains of Abraham!

Benoît XVI

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The president of the 49th International Eucharistic Congress (2008 IEC), Marc Cardinal Ouellet, is pleased to invite the population to attend and take part in the closing celebration (Statio Orbis) of IEC 2008.

Nathalie Choquette

Florence K.

Pueri Cantores

The site on the Plains of Abraham in front of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will open at 7:30 a.m. Activities will be begin at 8:30 with the Jerusalem Community, Les Voltigeurs de Québec, Nathalie Choquette, Florence K., and the Pueri Cantores choir.

The Eucharistic celebration, with papal legate Jozef Cardinal Tomko presiding, is scheduled for 11 a.m., preceded by a procession of 1,200 cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests, and deacons. His Holiness Benedict XVI will deliver the homily live from Rome around 11:30.

An outdoor fair and picnic with activities for the whole family will follow on the celebration site. The entire Catholic population is invited.

The event will be held rain or shine. Although seating and food will be for sale on site, participants are invited to bring their own chairs and meals. For best access to the site, public transit is recommended. Parking areas have been reserved at Laurier Québec shopping center and on the Laval campus. From these locations, RTC routes 11 and 801 will provide transportation to near the site.


Sunday, June 22, 2022
Plains of Abraham, in front of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

7:30 am: Site opens
8:30 am: Office of the Resurrection by the Jerusalem Communities
9:15 am: Performances by Les Voltigeurs de Québec, Natalie Choquette, Florence K., and the Pueri Cantores choir
11 am:    Closing Eucharistic celebration with homily given by His Holiness Benedict XVI
1:45 pm: Fair and picnic
© 2008 International Eucharistic Congress