June 17, 2022

Be Our Guest / Gary Taylor

Recognizing, realizing and resting in the real presence of the divine Trinity

In this hurting and hungry world, every faithful, enduring remnant is being called to participate in a “pastoral and missionary effort which cannot leave things as they presently are.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its disciples are being initiated into a permanent mission to be in a state of apologetics and evangelization that is perpetually recapitulating, renewing, refreshing and resurrecting love for Jesus in the Eucharist, which is the central sacrament of the Catholic Church.

The faithful remnants are to prioritize and to participate in diocesan eucharistic congresses. They are to make them pilgrimage obligations to synergize the sacred solidarity of our salvation through the passion of Jesus Christ.

During this permanent mission:

• The faithful remnants within their parishes are to pray about and receive guidance from the Holy Spirit to establish rich and meaningful days of formation centered on the mystery of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.

• The faithful remnants are invited to become even more truly and deeply eucharistic communities through small groups, increased exploration of the sacrifice of the Mass, eucharistic adoration, catechetical studies on the real presence of Christ, parish-sponsored processions, and other activities to enable deeper encounters with our Lord in the Eucharist.

• During the third year, the faithful remnants of the Church will gather for the first National Eucharistic Congress in almost 50 years, where a graced and miraculous uncountable number of Catholics will draw close to Jesus in the Eucharist by way of a pilgrimage to Indianapolis on July 17-21, 2024.

• The fruit of this holy gathering is to prepare and empower the faithful remnants from around the country to go out to the peripheries of their communities as “enthusiastic eucharistic missionaries” filled with the flame of divine charity for those around them.

• The entire mystical body is to begin now in preparing themselves to participate and perpetually progress in this eternal pilgrimage to realize, recognize and rest in the peaceful power and presence of the Divine Trinity in our every moment.

(Gary Taylor is a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Osgood.) †

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