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 The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church in collaboration with the National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) and the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS) are convening the third African National Eucharistic Congress (ANEC). August 5-7, 2016 at the Catholic University of America, Conferences and Pryzbyla, 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064.

The theme of this third African National Eucharistic Congress is “Responding to the New Evangelization: The African Catholic Family, a gift to the Church in America”. This Eucharistic Congress is a powerful witness to the world of our faith in the Eucharist and the redeeming power of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.

The African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS) will hold their pre-meeting August 3-5, 2016.

You are invited to attend the Congress and a special closing Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday, August 7, 2016, by 10:00 AM at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Crypt Church.

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Registration Fees  (Note, registration closes July 22, 2016 and will reopen onsite at The Catholic University on August 3, 2016)

Registration - CLOSED

Onsite Registration Hours
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sponsorship information - Individual or Corporate

Exhibiting information - CLOSED

Advertisement Journal Application - CLOSED

Questions about ANEC – please contact one of the following contacts:

  • Registration and Accommodations -- Yolanda Taylor-Burwell, CMP @ Phone: 202-541-3152 or Email:
  • General Program Information -- Sr. Joanna and Okereke, HHCJ @ Phone: 202-541-3359 or Email:
  • David Corrales -- Sponsorship (Individual and Corporate) and Exhibiting @ Phone: 202-541-3152
  • Advertisement journal and program -- Margaret Marzec @ Phone: 202-541-3225 or E-mail:

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