November 30, 2023

Eucharistic Revival — The Year of the Parish (Part One)


Bishop of Biloxi

  1. Reinvigorate worship
  2. To provide opportunities for personal encounters with Jesus in the Eucharist
  3. Robust faith formation
  4. Missionary sending

I will focus more closely on each of these areas in the next four editions of the Gulf Pine Catholic.

What a precious gift we have in the Most Holy Eucharist! As St. Thomas Aquinas writes, “The Eucharist is the sacrament of love: it signifies love, it produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.” And, like Pope St. John Paul II, we are called to share “the secret of my day.” “Let Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament speak to your hearts. It is He who is the true answer of life that you seek. He stays here with us: He is God with us. Seek Him without tiring, welcome Him without reserve, love Him without interruption: today, tomorrow, forever!”
I share with you a prayer and I ask you to pray it often as we continue the National Eucharistic Revival: “Almighty God, pour out abundant graces upon the Church and the world. May the revival of Eucharistic devotion bring about a spiritual awakening, transforming hearts and renewing the face of the earth. Help us to embrace the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith, and may it lead us to a deeper union with you and with one another. Amen!”


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