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Towards the Eucharistic Congress

Embracing our Deeper Mission

Dur­ing the last sev­er­al weeks, arti­cles have been appear­ing here in the One Voice about the upcom­ing Dioce­san Eucharis­tic Con­gress to be held at the Birm­ing­ham-Jef­fer­son Civic Cen­ter (BJCC) on June 28–29, 2019. I am excit­ed about this upcom­ing event—particularly because it can serve as both a “wake-up call” as well as an oppor­tu­ni­ty…

Our Mission (Should we choose to accept it)

The word “Mis­sion” or “Mis­sion­ary” is one of those church‑y words that calls up imme­di­ate men­tal images. A com­mon word with what seems like an easy def­i­n­i­tion. Our Office of Dis­ci­ple­ship and Mis­sion web­site is “disciplesonmission.com” and there was a very inten­tion­al debate about choos­ing that spe­cif­ic name. What is a mis­sion­ary, and what…

Disciplines of Discipleship:

Matthew 28:19 is one of the most often quot­ed and eas­i­ly rec­og­niz­able vers­es in the Bible. “Go, there­fore, and make dis­ci­ples of all nations, bap­tiz­ing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spir­it, teach­ing them to observe all that I have com­mand­ed you. And behold, I…

Why have a Eucharistic Congress?

This arti­cle first appeared in the One Voice.“…through the Eucharist!” These words are spo­ken often by Bish­op Bak­er about the upcom­ing Eucharis­tic Con­gress. Any idea, any plan, any theme that has been men­tioned is fol­lowed up with these words. While the Church is engag­ing in con­ver­sa­tions about becom­ing bet­ter dis­ci­ples, or how to bet­ter…

What is a Eucharistic Congress?

The first time I heard the term Eucharis­tic Con­gress was in the mid-1990’s. Some­one was try­ing to refer to a com­mon­ly sung hymn, and he ref­er­enced it say­ing, “You know, the one from the Eucharis­tic Con­gress.” Well, I knew the hymn, but I cer­tain­ly did NOT know the Eucharis­tic Con­gress. The phrase called to…

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