Cardinal Timothy Dolan, one of the top leaders in the Catholic Church, will be among the speakers this weekend at the Charlotte Diocese’s Eucharistic Congress. The annual religious gathering will be held Friday and Saturday at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
Dolan, who presides over the Archdiocese of New York, will deliver a homily, or sermon, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Hall A of the convention center. He will speak on “The Holy Eucharist: The Way and the Truth and the Life of the Intentional Catholic.”
As a cardinal, Dolan voted in the Vatican conclave that elected Pope Francis. And later this month, Dolan will host the pope during the New York leg of his visit to the United States.
In Charlotte, Dolan is also expected to be part of an uptown procession, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St. The procession will be led by Charlotte Catholic Bishop Peter Jugis, and include other clergy, members of the Knights of Columbus and children wearing their First Communion attire. Later Saturday, at 4 p.m., Jugis will celebrate the Mass in Hall A.
The Eucharistic Congress will begin Friday night at the convention center. All events are free and open to the public. For details, visit goeucharist.com.