Accessibility Guide

All Are Welcome

A National Eucharistic Congress is not just a large gathering—it is a beautiful array of Catholics from all walks of life gathered on behalf of the whole Church! With this in mind, it is important that those gathered reflect the members that make up the Body of Christ. This is why we are doing everything we can to ensure the event will be accessible for Catholics with varying abilities and special needs.

ASL Interpreters AVailable

Throughout the Congress, we will have sessions interpreted into American Sign Language. Please indicate your need when you register, and we will communicate with you to ensure you have the best Congress experience.

Interpretation will be available at:

  • Each days’ Revival Session in Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Each days’ Family Rosary Across America
  • Each days’ Mass in English, Mass in Spanish, and Mass for Youth (as well as the Sunday Closing Liturgy)
  • Saturday’s Eucharistic Procession
  • Encounter, Empower, and Renewal
  • Select breakout sessions, including:
  • Thursday, July 18th
  • 12:30 – 1:45 PM: Priest Luncheon
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: The Eucharist: Ensuring Access for All
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: I Object: Answering Fundamentalists Attacks on the Eucharist
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: Rooted in the Eucharist: Living the Mission of the National Eucharistic Revival
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Priest Breakout - How Do We Operate in Apostolic Times?
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM: Biblical Theology of the Eucharist: Day 1
  • Friday, July 19th
  • 12:30 – 1:45 PM: Priest Luncheon
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: Gift & Grit: How Heroic Virtue Can Change Your Life and Relationships
  • 2:00 – 3:15 PM: Taste, See, Live the Goodness of the Lord: Incarnating the Eucharist
  • 2:45 – 4:00 PM: This is My Body: A Catholic Approach to Gender Dysphoria
  • Saturday, July 20th
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Encounter Moment: Leading People to a Response of Faith to Jesus in the Eucharist
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Healing Community: Encountering Brokenness in the Body of Christ
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Sent Forth to Feed the Hungry: Living Our Mission Call
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Socially Unsocial: Sharing the Eucharist through St. John Paul II’s Call for Digital Evangelization
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM: Women’s Session - Reveal the Gift: The Eucharist and the Feminine Genius

Translation and Transcription

Each of the main rooms at the Congress will have a QR code you can scan to access live digital translation and transcription services. You can bring headphones or read along with the sessions on your phone. Translations will be available in a variety of languages, with a transcription option for each of those. Transcriptions will also be available in the original language of the session (English or Spanish).

Accessible Parking

Parking passes for persons with disabilities are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals parking in designated ADA lots or spaces must have a valid ADA license plate or placard. You have two parking lots to choose from, as well as metered street parking. Please consider reserving your parking in advance where possible.

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Wheelchair Accessibility

Both Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center are wheelchair accessible. The stadium has fully integrated wheelchair seating. Bathrooms and other amenities are also designed with accessibility in mind.

Mobility Assistance Rentals

For those needing assistance getting around the venues and downtown area, wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are available to rent. Reservations can be made in advance and include an option for delivery to downtown hotels or pick up on-site at the Indiana Convention Center.

A limited inventory will be available to rent on-site on a first-come, first-served basis at the Congress check-in location. Reserving in advance is highly recommended. Please note that ADA seating and ADA parking will only be available to those with ADA placards. A wheelchair or scooter rental does not equate to ADA seating or parking.

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Sensory Rooms

We know such a large event can be overwhelming to those with sensory issues. There will be three sensory rooms in the Indiana Convention Center and one sensory room in Lucas Oil Stadium. Each room will be designated as either active or quiet to serve those with different needs.

Still Have Questions?

Visit our FAQ page to see if your question is answered there. If you have particular concerns about accessibility that are not answered on our website, please contact our customer service team! We would be happy to assist you in planning your trip.

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