Although the major Year of Eucharist activities will be rescheduled for the coming year and into 2022, the Archdiocese is already blessed with increasing embrace of Eucharistic faith. Parishes are providing more frequent access to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, including Family Adoration and times of virtual Adoration. Teams of Eucharistic Missionaries are organizing witness talks and discussion groups. During the darkest days of the pandemic, many parishes placed the Blessed Sacrament in a window for people to come and pray in their cars or scheduled Adoration vigils outdoors. Cardinal Seán recently led several hundred people in an outdoor Eucharistic Procession for a parish anniversary celebration.
The Cardinal wants parishes to have even more opportunities to draw people together for prayer, shared reflections and witness as circumstances allow going forward. and looks forward to a major Archdiocesan gathering in the spring of 2022.
In this extended Year of the Eucharist, Cardinal Seán encourages the faithful to turn their gaze toward Jesus as He is truly present in the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith, and His great gift to us, the gift of His very life. Please join us in prayer for this renewed effort and for the ongoing success of the Year of the Eucharist in the Archdiocese of Boston. God bless you.