Last weekend we joined with the Universal Church and began the Year of Eucharistic Revival with a Corpus Christi procession. The purpose of this year is to encourage Catholics to focus their lives on the Eucharist, its meaning and significance, and the life of Jesus.
“The Eucharist is the mystery of the almighty God’s presence among us, it is a mystery of our Creator’s love, the mystery that He decided to share His divine life, His intended friendship with each one of us,” said Archbishop Gomez. “We mean so much to Him that He offers His body and blood for us. We are worth so much that He would endure the pain of the cross and the shame of the cross so that we can live forever in the fire of His love.”
The strategic pillars of the Eucharistic Revival are:
- To foster encounters with Jesus through the proclamation of the Gospel and experiences of Eucharistic devotion.
- Contemplate and proclaim the doctrine of the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist through the Truth of our teaching, Beauty of our worship, and Goodness of our accompaniment of persons in poverty and those who are vulnerable.
- Empower grassroots creativity by partnering with movements, apostolates, parishes, and educational institutions.
- Reach the smallest unit: parish small groups and families.
- Embrace and learn from the various rich intercultural Eucharistic traditions.
It is expected that parish activities in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress on July 17-21, 2024, in Indianapolis: See