The US Catholic Church has entered a three-year movement focused on Eucharistic Revival that began in June on the Feast of Corpus Christi. Chartered by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the movement is designed to restore Catholic’s belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The Eucharistic Revival Committee is organizing and the Knights of Columbus Ithaca Council is sponsoring a showing of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit at Immaculate Conception Church one weekend each month from August through November. This beautiful and amazing exhibit was developed by Blessed Carlos Acutis, a very devout young Italian boy who was steadfast in his belief in the Real Presence Christ in the Eucharist. Carlo died from leukemia at the age of fifteen, but his legacy of faith continues in this exhibit also presented at the Vatican and documented in a beautiful book available on Amazon and through The Real Presence.org. The Knights have sponsored the purchase of the exhibit. The Eucharistic Revival Committee is organizing its presentation at Immaculate Conception.
Immaculate Conception will present the second half of the Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibit on October 21-22 from 10 AM to 4PM. Due to the article about the exhibit in the Courier, we anticipate more guests from beyond Tompkins County. We encourage everyone to spend time with the miracles documented in this second half of the exhibit. If you are able to help with an hour or two of welcoming guests to the exhibit, please call the office or contact Dan Carney [email protected]
Many thanks to all who took part in the video and discussion series, The Elements of the Catholic Mass. The 31 episodes, each only about 3-5 minutes in length provided new insights, fostered discussion and helped us reach a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Mass. Our parish is truly blest to be able to celebrate the Eucharist often, even on a daily basis. The Committee is looking for parishioners willing to read a book on the Eucharist and summarize key ideas in a one-page summary to share with fellow parishioners during our Year of the Parish. Please share your gifts, knowledge, understanding and kindness to help our community grow in their faith. Please contact Dan Carney at: [email protected] or the Office. Many thanks in advance for your help!
We would like to suggest another source of spiritual insight regarding the Eucharist. Te Rea/ Presence by St. Peter Julian Eymard is an excellent collection of reflections on Jesus’ immense love for us in the Holy Eucharist. The book contains dozens and dozens of reflections on various aspects of the Eucharist and how Jesus reveals His Divine Love and presence through it. All the reflections are short but powerful, making for excellent reading in private, before Mass, or in Eucharistic Adoration.
“How to get more out of Holy Communion” is a book that is highly recommended as spiritual reading. St. Peter Eymard, a saint who greatly loved the Eucharist, writes several chapters on how to properly prepare for Holy communion. Each chapter is short enough to be read in a few minutes before Mass, but each page will greatly increase your love for Jesus in the Eucharist. This is because St. Peter Eymard clearly reveals how much Jesus loves us, and how great He is to give Himself to us in the Eucharist every day and in our tabernacles!
In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz shares his experiences and the true intimacy that the Lord offers us in the Eucharist.