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Eucharistic Revival
Year of the Eucharist: 2022

Mission: To foster a deeper appreciation and love for Jesus, fully and really present, in the Eucharist at our parish during 2022. 

The Year of the Eucharist will coincide with the beginning of the three-year Eucharistic Revival project proposed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Eucharist, with its many facets, will be the focus of our attention with special emphasis on believing, celebrating, adoring, and living the Eucharistic mystery.

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From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

I. THE EUCHARIST - SOURCE AND SUMMIT OF ECCLESIAL LIFE

1324 The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."

1325 "The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit."

1326 Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.

1327 In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking."

Grow in Faith - Fall in Love

Catechesis

As St. Pope John Paul II wrote, “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist.” The bread and wine are not symbols of Jesus’ body and blood; they are His body and blood. When we eat His body and drink His blood, we accept the Lord and His eternal love and mercy into our lives, our hearts, and our souls. It is a life-changing experience that can be done again and again to continuously strengthen your faith and relationship with God.

Devotion

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.”

- St. Teresa of Calcutta

Prayer

We adore You, Most Holy Lord, Jesus Christ, here and in all the churches of the whole world, and we bless You because by Your Cross You have redeemed the world. Have mercy on us.

- St. Francis of Assisi

Year of the Eucharist Activities

This year, we're promoting regular Eucharistic Adoration hours to encourage and enrich your devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. The schedule for those opportunities, along with other Eucharist-centered activities, is listed here. We're also developing monthly experiences for you to grow in your love of Jesus in the Eucharist through worship, study, prayer, and service. 

JAN

7 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

8 - Small Faith Groups Launch

         Focus: study materials on the             Eucharist

9 - Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

12 - Adoration Holy Hour 5:30-6:30pm, followed by 7:00pm Mass

23 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

FEB

4 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

27 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - Talk: Eucharistic Miracles and the Real Presence

MAR

2 - Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

4 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

27 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - Eucharistic Stations of the Cross (Friday)

APR

1 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

 

14 - Holy Thursday - Altar of Repose (Adoration) following Mass

17 - Easter Sunday

24 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

MAY

6 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

29 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA -  Service: Parishioners "adopt" First Communicants (those children receiving their First Holy Communion) through notes, prayers, or some other offering of support and encouragement. 

JUN

3 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-12:00pm (note time change)

 

5 - Pentecost

7 - Begin NOVENA for Corpus Christi

16 - Feast of Corpus Christi + Eucharistic Procession(s)

26 - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

JUL

1 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

TBD - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

 

TBA - Study focusing on the Eucharist during the traditional monthly devotion for July of "The Precious Blood of Christ" 

AUG

5 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

5-6 The 18th Annual

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
“Faith More Precious Than Gold”
Charlotte Diocese - Convention Center

www.goEucharist.com

TBD - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

SEP

2 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

TBD - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - Back to School - Night of Adoration and Worship for the whole family

OCT

1 - Feast of St Therese of Lisieux

 

7 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

16 - Feast of St Theresa of Avila

 

TBD - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - STUDY: Two Eucharistic Saints

Learn about the devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist of St Therese of Lisieux and St Theresa of Avila.

PRAYER CHALLENGE: Pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary (5th being the Institution of the Eucharist)

NOV

4 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

22 - Thanksgiving

 

TBD - Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - Service: Collecting food for families during Thanksgiving

DEC

2 - First Friday Adoration

         9:00am-7:00pm

25 - Incarnation of the Word made flesh (Christmas!)

 

TBD- Adoration (following the bilingual Mass) 2:00-3:00pm

TBA - Event: Bread Making Class - Share joy and fellowship learning about biblical breads and theological significance