5 April 2013
Peace and Prayers for Pope Francis at International Retreat – Starting Tonight
Brilliant international speakers highlight the 20th annual Eucharistic Convention starting tonight, a unique retreat
that has attracted over 30,000 Catholics and this year will include prayers for the new Pontiff.
Bishop Patrick Dunn will celebrate the opening Friday night Mass (7.30pm) at Westlake Boys High School (30 Forrest Hill
Road, Takapuna), and the retreat will be filled with inspirational talks, music and prayer.
Father Leszek Czelusniak, Poland/Rwanda, has seen “hell”, the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Rwanda that claimed a million lives. His Order is bringing peace
and healing to the ravaged country through the Divine Mercy Devotion.
Father John Hollowell, USA, a dynamic young “warrior” priest from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis whose pro-life You Tube video “I Have a Say” has
attracted more than 130,000 views.
Susan Conroy, USA, worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta. She has written two books about Mother and hosts “Speaking of Saints”, a hugely popular
programme on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), the world’s largest Christian broadcaster.
John Henry-Westen, Canada, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of LifeSiteNews.com, the most popular life and family news service on the
internet, with 2.5 million page views per month.
Henrietta Reid, Auckland, won the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Vocal Competition last year, giving her a chance to sing a piece
with the orchestra in concert. Eucharistic Convention organiser John Porteous heard Henrietta at Westlake Girls High
School Music awards dinner last year and said: “Each year I search the world looking for suitably talented people for
our convention, and tonight it's starring me in the face.”
Tickets for the Eucharistic Convention are available online and at the door: Adults -- $60 for Fri-Sat-Sun; Students and
Senior Citizens $40; Under-15s free. More information is available at www.eucharistic-convention.com
or Facebook (Eucharistic Convention - Auckland, NZ)