The Sacred Gift of the Eucharist
Dear Friends, As people have returned to in-person celebrations of the Sunday Eucharist, the bishops of the United States believe it is timely for reflection and catechesis on the centrality of the Eucharist in our Catholic identity and practice as disciples of the Lord Jesus.
At Saint Brigid Parish during four Sundays beginning in late July when the gospel for Mass was taken from the sixth chapter of the Gospel of John, we intentionally focused our liturgical preaching and our Clergy Corner columns in The Way (our bulletin) on the significance of the Eucharist in our faith journey.
This focus on the Eucharist is now taking place in parishes throughout the diocese. For the next three weeks the diocese will post pre-reocrded homilies on the Eucharist given by a priest of our diocese. The first homily will be posted at noon on Sunday, September 12, 2021 along with an introductory message from Bishop McElroy.
Our fall series of C2C (Connection to Christ) small groups will have the Eucharist as its theme, and so will our GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) sessions for children, young people, and their families this academic year. I am giving a presentation on the Eucharist at a Theology Uncorked Session at our parish on Monday evening, October 18. Explore below, and check back often for other resources on the Eucharist.
May all of these efforts help us grow in appreciation for the gift of the Eucharist in our lives and how it empowers us to be the Body of Christ to others in the world.
Sincerely yours in Christ, Father Steve Callahan
We have started putting togeter a list (with links) to books, videos, songs, sacred art, saints and more that will allow you to dig deeper into your own relationship with Jesus in a small group or on your own. Start exploring and return often to find new resources.