Celebrating the Year of the Eucharist
From Holy Thursday 2020 through the Feast of Corpus Christi 2021, the Archdiocese of Boston will be celebrating a special Year of the Eucharist. Its focus is to give the faithful a deeper understanding of this sacrament and a greater devotion to it. Cardinal O'Malley has called for this special year in response to national polls that indicate that many Catholics do not understand the true nature of the sacrament or its great importance.
You can read the Cardinal's letter to gain an understanding of his goals and motivations.
Due to the suspension of public parish activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, the kick-off of the Year of the Eucharist has been postponed until after open Masses resume. At that time we will schedule a Mass or Eucharistic Adoration to begin our observance of this special year. St. Cecilia's will provide a number of ways for parishioners to participate.
- Special Masses
- Eucharist Adoration
- Educational Sessions
- Parish Mission
- Witness Videos
- Social Events
- Archdiocesan Activities
We will commission Eucharistic Missionaries who are parishioners who commit to attending at least some of the Eucharistic Year activities, spreading the word to family and friends and praying for the success of our efforts. Hopefully everyone will be willing to make that small commitment.
A number of educational materials on the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the devotions that surround it are available.
- Q&A on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
- An interview on transubstantiation.
- Bishop Barron on the Real Presence.
- Rediscovering the Mass.
- Introduction to Eucharistic Adoration.