ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
Braintree, MA—To mark the close of the Year of the Eucharist, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap invites all Catholics to a Eucharistic Congress—Jesus is Here, Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA.
The day-long Congress (8:30am-6:00pm) will feature nationally known Catholic speakers Bishop Robert Barron, Bishop Daniel Flores, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, and Jackie and Bobby Angel. The event, hosted by Bishop Robert Reed, also features music by Sarah Kroger, Ike Ndolo, and Ricky Vazquez of Village Lights, a multi-cultural collective. Cardinal Seán will open the Congress with Mass and close with Adoration and a Eucharistic procession through the streets of Lowell.
Cardinal Seán’s hopes for the Eucharistic Congress are that Catholics deepen their understanding of Jesus’ true presence in the Eucharist. In his letter announcing the Year of the Eucharist, the Cardinal writes, “God created us and entered into creation in Jesus Christ so we could be close to Him, hear Him, know Him, and love Him. The sacraments not only touch our lives, they mold our very being, and the Eucharist is the center of our sacramental life.”
Keynote talks will be given in English with translation into Spanish and Portuguese; however Bishop Flores’ talk will be in Spanish (with English and Portuguese translation). Nationally known Catholic publishers and apostolates will have tables throughout the Tsongas Arena for Congress attendees to browse. Lunch is available for an additional cost which can be purchased at the time of registration (but the arena will also have food options for those who did not choose the lunch option).
Early bird tickets are $39 before March 31. After that date, prices go up to $49 per person.
In addition to the Congress, the Archdiocese is sponsoring Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Friday evening, June 17, 2022, 7:30pm-9:30pm. The evening, hosted by Fr. Matt Williams, will feature talks by Jackie and Bobby Angel, music by Village Lights, Adoration and confession. Tickets for the Youth and Young Adult evening are $10.
Watch a special message from Cardinal Seán by clicking here.
Learn more about both events at JesusIsHereBoston.org
Year of the Eucharist - Closing Celebration at Home
At the request of Cardinal Seán, the closing of the Year of the Eucharist comprises four parts:
- Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults on Friday, June 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross;
- Jesus is Here, Archdiocese of Boston’s Eucharistic Congress, on Saturday, June 18 at the Tsongas arena in Lowell, MA;
- Celebration of the Sunday Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 19 in your parish; and
- Our Sunday Family Meal prayer service in your homes—having been nourished by the Eucharist at Mass, families are then encouraged to come together to share a meal and celebrate the gift of faith in Jesus we share in our family. We invite your family to participate in Our Sunday Family Meal Prayer. It comes complete with activities for children of all ages and is available in 4 languages.
"Project Nazareth: Faith Begins at Home" is an initiative that will deliver weekly resources to families with children in pre-school through 5th grade. These resources will give parents suggestions for how to Pray, Listen, Act and Ponder with a given topic throughout the course of each week. Guided by Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, different series within Project Nazareth will explore the fundamental Gospel message, the Sunday Mass readings and other special topics such as the Year of the Eucharist.
This is not just another lesson to be completed by children at home, but a way to weave their faith formation into the fabric of family life. You can see a sample of a week's resources here.
Project Nazareth Good News Sample Lesson
Project Nazareth Sacred Mysteries Sample Lesson
Project Nazareth Roadmap
For complete information and to sign up visit our website at ProjectNazareth.org.