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Archbishop launches Eucharistic Revival in South Florida

Part of three-year national effort to deepen understanding, appreciation for the Eucharist

Archbishop Thomas Wenski and concelebrating priests and deacons venerate the Blessed Sacrament after the closing Mass of the 37th annual conference of the Renovacion Carismatica Catolica Hispana (Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Movement), held at the Miami Airport Convention Center June 18 and 19, 2022. The Mass, procession and adoration took place on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19.

Photographer: COURTESY | Ruben Prado

Archbishop Thomas Wenski and concelebrating priests and deacons venerate the Blessed Sacrament after the closing Mass of the 37th annual conference of the Renovacion Carismatica Catolica Hispana (Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Movement), held at the Miami Airport Convention Center June 18 and 19, 2022. The Mass, procession and adoration took place on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the hall at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Hispanic charismatics from across the Archdiocese of Miami held their 37th annual conference, June 18 and 19, 2022. The procession took place after the closing Mass, celebrated by the archbishop.

Photographer: COURTESY | Ruben Prado

Archbishop Thomas Wenski carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the hall at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Hispanic charismatics from across the Archdiocese of Miami held their 37th annual conference, June 18 and 19, 2022. The procession took place after the closing Mass, celebrated by the archbishop.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski venerates the Blessed Sacrament after the closing Mass of the 37th annual conference of the Renovacion Carismatica Catolica Hispana (Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Movement), held at the Miami Airport Convention Center June 18 and 19, 2022. The Mass, procession and adoration took place on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19.

Photographer: COURTESY | Ruben Prado

Archbishop Thomas Wenski venerates the Blessed Sacrament after the closing Mass of the 37th annual conference of the Renovacion Carismatica Catolica Hispana (Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Movement), held at the Miami Airport Convention Center June 18 and 19, 2022. The Mass, procession and adoration took place on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19.

MIAMI | Archbishop Thomas Wenski launched the archdiocesan celebration of the nationwide Eucharistic Revival with a Mass and procession at the conclusion of the 37th annual conference of the Renovación Carismática Católica Hispana (Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Movement) on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19, 2022.

In a letter to South Florida pastors sent last month, Archbishop Wenski explained that the revival "responds to a felt concern that many of our Catholic people do not believe what the Church believes and teaches about the Eucharist — or at least they have difficulty in adequately articulating that belief.

"It is also a timely initiative since during the pandemic many have lost the 'habit' of weekly attendance at Sunday Mass — Sunday Mass attendance is the principal "identifier" of a Catholic (it's what we Catholics do)," the archbishop continued. 

He added that the National Eucharistic Revival's "mission" is "to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist." Its "vision" is to become "a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and sent out in mission 'for the life of the world'." 

Archbishop Wenski has convened a committee to coordinate the events here in Miami, with Stephen Colella, cabinet secretary of Parish Life, as chair.

The plan, according to the archbishop, is as follows: "The first year will emphasize the identification and training of leaders to become "Eucharistic Missionaries", followed by a variety of faith formation opportunities for all the faithful regarding the Mass and the Holy Eucharist. The second year will continue to deepen these faith formation opportunities and hold parish and diocesan wide Eucharistic events such as opportunities for adoration, processions, and other devotions. The third year will continue to build on this foundation and culminate with the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in July 2024."

For more information and resources, click here. Read the archbishop's homily (in Spanish) here.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the hall at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Hispanic charismatics from across the Archdiocese of Miami held their 37th annual conference, June 18 and 19, 2022. The procession took place after the closing Mass, celebrated by the archbishop.

Photographer: COURTESY | Ruben Prado

Archbishop Thomas Wenski carries the Blessed Sacrament in procession through the hall at the Miami Airport Convention Center where Hispanic charismatics from across the Archdiocese of Miami held their 37th annual conference, June 18 and 19, 2022. The procession took place after the closing Mass, celebrated by the archbishop.

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Valli Leone - 06/22/2022 05:31 PM
Yes! The holy Mass there’s a blessing beyond measure, and Eucharistic adoration is much needed everywhere because Jesus is needed everywhere. His healing love and grace is available and working signs, wonders and miracles for those who believe and spend time with Him. In 2009 I wrote a book entitled “Supernatural Joy.“ So much of it was written while I was in the adoration chapel. Yesterday I saw the movie, “Alive,” in Miami and was touched tremendously by the testimonies of so many people, young and older, as the Holy Spirit revealed to each one that in Jesus’ presence is fullness of joy! My prayer is that every Catholic parish would one day offer 24 hour-adoration. Let it be done, oh Lord, according to your word, your will and your wonderful love for us. ✝️⚓️💜