What is Living the Eucharist?
Living the Eucharist is a new, parish-based program designed to help revitalize parish life and spirituality through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass. It helps the entire parish—adults, teens, and families—grow in their Catholic faith and live more fully as disciples of Jesus.Visit http://www.livingtheeucharist.org for more information.
When does Living the Eucharist take place?
Living the Eucharist runs during Lent for three years. Follow-up programs take place after Lent. Preparation begins in the fall for the following Lent.
How do parishioners participate in Living the Eucharist?
A wide range of activities makes it easy for parishioners to participate in the ways that mean most to them. Parishioners can take part in adult and teen faith-sharing groups, family activities, devotional and catechetical Lenten readings, and a prayer campaign.
Who can benefit from Living the Eucharist?
- The entire parish benefits through spiritual renewal, a strengthened sense of community, more active participation in Sunday Mass, and greater outreach to inactive Catholics and those searching for faith, based on a more meaningful encounter with Christ in the Eucharist.
- Adult parishioners benefit by meeting in small groups to deepen their understanding of the Mass, praying the upcoming Sunday Mass readings using the lectio divina method, and renewing their commitment to live life more fully as disciples of Jesus throughout the week.
- Teens benefit by sharing faith, friendship, and prayer, and through their own exploration of the Mass through videos and small-group discussions.
- Families benefit by coming together to learn more about the Eucharist, connecting their household prayer with the upcoming Sunday Mass, and exploring ways to live the Eucharist as a family.
- Parish liturgical ministers benefit by creating more vibrant liturgies in the parish, based on the best current theory and practice.
- Inactive Catholics and people looking for faith benefit from the intentional parish outreach efforts to invite and welcome them.