Earlier this year, Cardinal Sean summoned the Archdiocese of Boston to observe a Year of the Eucharist. Cardinal Sean believes this to be a valuable effort to teach, remind and confirm the centrality of the Eucharist in our lives as Catholics; that the Eucharist is the Real Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and that the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith.
The Year of the Eucharist is to be held from the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 14, 2020 to the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 6, 2021. During this time, we are called to renew our devotion to the Eucharist; to teach others of the True Presence of Christ and to witness (tell others) how the Eucharistic experience has impacted our lives.
Our efforts will involve both parishes of our collaborative.
The first step that is open to us all is to commit to be a Missionary of the Eucharist. Missionaries are people who believe in the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. As a missionary we commit to an additional 15 minutes of prayer each day and to possibly support onsite/online activities, and to promote an awareness and devotion to the Eucharist.
If you would like to be a Missionary, there is a commissioning webinar with Cardinal Sean on June 11 at 7PM. Each missionary will receive a blessed Year of the Eucharist pin and prayer card. Please let me know if you are interested so I can register you for this online ceremony.
More information on the Year is available at www.bostoncatholic.org/yearoftheeucharist.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know. I can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the parish office.
God bless you and your loved ones.