Eucharistic Congress 2012

Published on Feb 24th, 2012 by Austin Keith | 0
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Bishop Felipe J. 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 19th 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

Mark Your Calendars Now!

Diocesan Eucharistic Days of Prayer and Renewal
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11757 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville
Schedule of Events:
This event is FREE with lunch available for purchase.

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

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9 a.m. – Concelebrated Mass presided by Bishop Felipe J. Estévez

10:45 a.m*. – “The Fruits of Holy Communion:” Session presented by our keynote speaker, Bishop Robert J. Baker of the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch & Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit (Reconciliation will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

12:45 p.m. – English and Spanish sessions presented by Father Terrence Morgan of St. Anastasia Parish in St. Augustine, Father Manuel Puga of St. Paul Parish in Jacksonville and Father Jhon Guarnizo of St. John the Baptist Parish in Crescent City

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in main body of church with meditations led by Father Robert Trujillo, accompanied by Comunità Cenacolo

2:30 p.m. – Liturgy of the Hours 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 click here for children’s registration form. The deadline to register is March 2.

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.