Year of the Eucharistic 2022
The Year of the Eucharist will coincide with the beginning of the three-year Eucharistic Revival project proposed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which will culminate with the National Eucharistic Congress 2024 in Indianapolis. The Eucharist, with its many facets, will be the focus of our attention with special emphasis on believing, celebrating, adoring, and living the Eucharistic mystery.
During this Year of the Eucharist and beyond, San Pedro Catholic Church is celebrating the Sunday of the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the Christian life. We dedicate this year to proclaiming that the Eucharist is the body and blood of our savior Jesus Christ.
What is the Eucharist?
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The term “Eucharist” originates from the Greek word eucharistia, meaning thanksgiving.
In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread, and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the instrumentality of the priest. The whole Christ is truly present — body, blood, soul, and divinity — under the appearances of bread and wine, the glorified Christ who rose from the dead. This is what the Church means when she speaks of the “Real Presence” of Christ in the Eucharist.
Where is the Eucharist mentioned in the Bible?
The Lord Jesus, on the night before he suffered on the cross, shared one last meal with his disciples. During this meal, our Savior instituted the sacrament of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the Cross throughout the ages and to entrust to the Church a memorial of his death and resurrection. The Institution of the Eucharist is written down in the four Gospels below:
- Matthew 26:26-30
- Mark 14:22-26
- Luke 22:14-20
- John 6:22-59 (The Bread of Life Discourse)
Check out our six-week Eucharistic Catechesis:
Together We Celebrate The Eucharist
“Living In Communion”
Adoration of the Eucharist (2 of 2)
Adoration of the Eucharist (1 of 2)
The Beginning and Goal of Our Faith
An Event that Makes Christ Present