Year of the Eucharist
“And behold I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
Due to the suspension of Masses to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we were deprived of receiving the Holy Eucharist for several months. As Bishop Peter Uglietto put it, "God often works in paradoxes...Often, though, we don't know what it is we have until it is taken away. Or, sometimes, when something is taken away from us, we yearn for it all the more." (See Boston Pilot article April 10, 2020)
Cardinal Sean O’Malley announced a Year of the Eucharist to bolster the faith of those who already believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to encourage those who struggle with this belief. Due to the scheduling disruptions and delays caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the Year of the Eucharist has been extended to cover approximately two years -- beginning and ending on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The Cardinal invites all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston to learn more about the Eucharist and to spend more time before the Eucharistic Lord, asking Him to reveal Himself to you.
Click here for quotes and scripture on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Use them for personal reflection, community prayer, or group discussion points.
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If You Don't Want the Eucharist, You Don't Want Jesus
This video of Fr. Mike Schmitz is boldly titled "The Hour That Will Change Your Life." An hour is a lot to ask of someone these days, but if you'd be willing to wait for an hour at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, for concert tickets, or to get the latest phone, consider giving this video (that in reality is less than 46 minutes) a chance... because it may change your life, your understanding of the Eucharist, and your relationship with Christ.
The Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship organized a series of one-minute Year of the Eucharist videos highlighting people from all over the Archdiocese sharing their love of the Eucharist.