Year of the Eucharist

2022
 
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What is the Year of the Eucharist?

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of our diocese, Bp. Francis Kalabat has officially designated 2022 as the Year of the Eucharist! During the pandemic, many have lived without Mass for so long and may have become discouraged or accustomed to life without the Eucharist. As Christians we know that we need Christ to be present in our lives.

Throughout the year, each parish in our diocese will host an hour of Eucharistic adoration with a different theme designated each month to pray and meditate on. Bishop Francis will be present at a different holy hour each month to offer a short reflection. We invite our entire community to join us in re-strengthening our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist!

Where Will Adoration Be?

All 12 parishes throughout our diocese.

When?

First Thursday of each month from 6-7pm at each parish
Time is subject to change, please confirm exact time with your parish

Why?

  1. To strengthen our faith in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
  2. In response to The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church document released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
  3. In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of our diocese.

“The Eucharist is essential for us: it is Christ who wishes to enter our lives and fill us with his grace.”

—Pope Francis
 

SCHEDULE

Parish Bp. Francis Will VisitDateTheme
Holy CrossJanuary 6Revelation of the Father’s love in the Eucharist
Mother of GodFebruary 4God’s hunger for us
St. JosephMarch 3Our hunger for Jesus
Holy MartyrsApril 7Christ’s sacrifice to make the Eucharist available for us
St. EphremMay 5Mary the Mother of the Eucharist
Mart MariamJune 2The Holy Spirit and the Eucharist
Sacred HeartJuly 7The Eucharist reveals the Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. ThomasAugust 4The Eucharist is the Means for our Transfiguration
St. PaulSeptember 1The Cross and the Eucharist
Mar AddaiOctober 6Jesus in the Eucharist seeks the heart
Our Lady of Perpetual HelpNovember 3The Saints and the Eucharist
St. GeorgeDecember 1The Eucharist prepares us for His coming
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