Eucharistic Congress 2012 – “Become What You Receive”

Published on Jan 23rd, 2012 by Austin Keith | 0
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Bishop Estévez has called for annual Eucharistic Congresses to be held in the Diocese of St. Augustine starting in Lent 2012.

From the time they began in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Eucharistic Congresses have had the scope of “making our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar ever better known, loved and served… and of working to extend his social reign in the world” (General Rules of 1887, art. 1). The historical root of Congresses consists, therefore, in this twofold dimension, represented by “Eucharistic piety” and “the social aspect of the Eucharist”. This twofold dimension has borne fruit in the International, National and Diocesan Eucharistic Congresses which in recent decades have characterized so many local Churches. – Presented by Archbishop Piero Marini, President of the Pontifical Committee for

International Eucharistic Congresses

The schedule for the Diocesan Eucharistic Days of Prayer and Renewal at St. Joseph Parish, Jacksonville is:

Friday, March 9, 2012

7 p.m. – Concert of Sacred Music and readings centered on the Eucharist

8:45 p.m. – Compline with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, March 10, 2012*

 9 a.m. – Mass

10:45 a.m. – “The Fruits of Holy Communion:” English track presented by Bishop Robert J. Baker of the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala. and the Spanish track presented by Father Jhon Guarnizo of St. John the Baptist Parish in Crescent City.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch/Exhibits

12:45 p.m. – “Eucharist in the Gospels:” English track presented by Father Terrence Morgan of St. Anastasia Parish in St. Augustine and the Spanish track presented by Father Manuel Puga at St. Paul Parish in Jacksonville.

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Exposition in main body of church

2:30 p.m. – Liturgy of the Word and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

3 p.m. – Day Concludes

*A children’s track will be presented:
Track I – nursery for infants up to age 4.
Track II – children in grades K-2 (pre-Communion)
Track III –  children in grades 3-5 (post-Communion)
Suggested registration fee of $10 for tracks II and III includes lunch and materials. The nursery is free with snacks available. Lunch can be purchased for the nursery for $5 per child. 

Please mark your calendars now!

For an in depth look at Eucharistic Congresses, please click the following link to the notes from a presentation given by Archbishop Piero Marini, President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses: The Shape, Significance and Ecclesial Impact of Eucharistic Congresses.