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Prayer for the Eucharistic Congress

Bishop Peter J. Jugis

‘Do this in memory of  Me’

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look forward to welcoming you later this month to the Eucharistic Congress. Our seventh annual Eucharistic Congress will be held Sept. 23-24 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The theme for our Congress is taken from Jesus’ words to His Apostles at the Last Supper: “Do this in memory of me.” (Luke 22:19) During the Last Supper Jesus instituted the memorial of His sacrificial death and resurrection. He gave His Body and Blood to His disciples, but He also did more. He instructed them, “Do this in memory of Me,” indicating that He wanted His disciples to repeat what He did at the Last Supper. In his book “Jesus of Nazareth (part II),” Pope Benedict XVI writes: “We may ask: what exactly did the Lord instruct them to repeat? Certainly not the Passover Meal.... The instruction to repeat refers simply to what was new in Jesus’ actions that evening: the breaking of bread, the prayer of blessing and thanksgiving accompanied by the words of consecration of bread and wine.” What the disciples were told to do, they did in fact carry out, and as a result the Eucharistic sacrifice Jesus instituted at the Last Supper has continued to remain present in the Church through the centuries. “Do this in memory of Me”: What blessed words those are, and what fortunate words they are for us! They express the Lord’s desire to remain present among us, and His desire to continue His work of redemption. In the encyclical “Ecclesia de Eucharistia,” Blessed John Paul II reminded us of this double gift that comes to us in the Eucharist: “It is the gift of Himself, of His person in His sacred humanity, as well as

‘Do this in memory of Me’: What fortunate words they are for us!

the gift of His saving work…. When the Church celebrates the Eucharist, the memorial of her Lord’s death and resurrection, this central event of salvation becomes really present and the work of our redemption is carried out…. Each member of the faithful can thus take part in it and inexhaustibly gain its fruits.” In the Eucharist Jesus Himself is really present, and at the same time He takes us up into the saving event of His suffering, death and resurrection. He thus continues the work of redemption, transforming us through His paschal mystery. In the Eucharistic hymn “O Sacrum Convivium,” we praise the Lord’s gift of Himself and the gift of our being taken up into His redemptive act: “O sacred Banquet, wherein Christ is received; the memory of His Passion is renewed, the mind is filled with grace, and the pledge of future glory is given unto us.” Abundant grace is available to us through the Eucharist because of the Apostles’ faithful fulfillment of the Lord’s command: “Do this in memory of Me.” May the Eucharistic Congress be for each one of us a joyful celebration of faith in our Eucharistic Lord, and an occasion of growth in holiness.

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Oración para el Exito Espiritual del Congreso Eucarístico Diocesano

Bishop Peter J. Jugis leads the Diocese of Charlotte.

‘Haced esto en conmemoración Mia’

os espero para darles la bienvenida al Congreso Eucarístico. Nuestro séptimo Congreso Eucarístico anual se llevará a cabo el 23 y 24 de setiembre, en el Centro de Convenciones de Charlotte. El tema del Congreso de este año está tomado de las palabras que Jesús pronunció a Sus Apostóles durante la Ultima Cena: “Haced esto en conmemoración Mía.” (Luc.22:19). Durante la Ultima Cena, Jesús instituyó el memorial del sacrificio de Su muerte y resurrección. Dió Su Cuerpo y Sangre a Sus discípulos, pero hizo algo más. Jesús también les dió instrucciones: “Haced esto en conmemoración Mia,” indicando que quería que Sus discípulos repitieran lo que El hizo en aquella Ultima Cena. En su libro “Jesus de Nazareth (II parte),” el Papa Benedicto XVI escribe: “Nos preguntamos, ¿Qué fue exactamente lo que el Señor instruyó a Sus discípulos a que repitieran? Con certeza, no fue precisamente la Cena Pascual… La instrucción a repetirse se refiere a las nuevas acciones de Jesús aquella noche: la fracción del pan, la plegaria de bendición y acción de gracias, acompañadas por las palabras de consagración del pan y el vino.” Los discípulos cumplieron aquello que fueron instruidos a hacer y como resultado de ello, el sacrificio Eucarístico que Jesús instituyó en la Ultima Cena ha continuado presente en la Iglesia, a través de los siglos. “Haced esto en conmemoración Mia”: ¡Qué palabras benditas y afortunadas son para nosotros! Ellas expresan el deseo del Señor de permanecer verdaderamente presente entre nosotros y Su deseo de continuar Su trabajo de redención.

O Jesus, who art really, truly and substantially present in the Blessed Sacrament to be the food of our souls, deign to bless and bring to a successful issue all Eucharistic Congresses and gatherings, and especially the coming Congress of the Diocese of Charlotte. Be Thou the inspiration of our labors, resolutions and vows; accept graciously the solemn homage we will render to Thee; send Your Holy Spirit to kindle the hearts of priests, religious, and all the faithful, especially the children, so that devout participation in the Holy Mass and frequent and daily Holy Communion may be held in honor in all the countries of the world; and grant that the Kingship of Your Sacred Heart over human society may everywhere be acknowledged to the glory of God, the Father. Amen. Sacred Heart of Jesus, bless the Congress. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us. St. Paschal Baylon, pray for us. St. Patrick, pray for us. Amen

En la Encíclica “Ecclesia de Eucharistia,” el Beato Juan Pablo II nos recuerda este doble regalo que llega a nosotros en la Eucaristía: “Es el regalo de El mismo, de Su persona en Su sagrada humanidad, y también el regalo de Su obra salvífica… Cuando la Iglesia celebra la Eucaristía, el memorial de la muerte y resurrección de Su Señor, el evento central de salvación se hace realmente presente y el trabajo de nuestra redención se hace eficaz… Así, cada uno de los fieles puede tomar parte en ella y ganar los frutos inagotables que de ella se obtienen.” En la Eucaristía, es el mismo Jesús quien está verdaderamente presente y, al mismo tiempo, es El quien nos lleva al evento salvífico de Su sufrimiento, muerte y resurrección. El continua así el trabajo de redención, transformándonos a través de Su misterio pascual. En el himno Eucarístico “O Sacrum Convivium,” cantamos el regalo de Jesús mismo y el regalo de nuestra propia humanidad puesta en Su acto redentor: “Oh, Sagrado Banquete, en el que Cristo es recibido; el memorial de Su Pasión se renueva, el ser todo se llena de gracia y la promesa de la Gloria futura nos es dada.” La gracia abundante llega eficazmente a nosotros a través de la Eucaristía, gracias al cumplimiento fiel de la orden del Señor: “Haced esto en conmemoración Mia.” Que el Congreso Eucarístico sea, para cada uno de nosotros, una gozosa celebración de fe en Cristo Eucaristía y una forma de crecimiento personal en santidad.

¡Oh Jesús!, que estás real, substancial y verdaderamente presente en el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar para ser alimento de nuestras almas. Dígnate bendecir y brindar el éxito a todos los Congresos Eucarísticos y asambleas eucarísticas, y muy especialmente a nuestro próximo Congreso Eucarístico de la Diócesis de Charlotte. Sé Tú, Señor, la inspiración de todos nuestros trabajos, decisiones y votos. Acepta amablemente el solemne homenaje que te dirigimos; envíanos tu Santo Espíritu para que encienda en el corazón de tus sacerdotes, religiosos, y de todos tus fieles, especialmente el de los niños, una devota participación en la Santa Misa y una frecuente y diaria recepción de la comunión, que sea tomada con honor y respeto en todos las naciones del mundo; y concede que el reinado del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús sea más conocido en toda sociedad humana para mayor gloria de Dios Padre. Amén. Sagrado Corazon de Jesús, bendice nuestro Congreso. Santa Maria Madre de Dios y Patrona de nuestra Diócesis, ruega por nosotros. San Pascual Bailon, ruega por nosotros. San Patricio, ruega por nosotros. Amén

Monseñor Peter J. Jugis lidera la Diócesis de Charlotte.

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Don’t miss this! n meet a real cardinal: Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria, one the Vatican’s leading experts on liturgy and worship, Africa and Islam, gives the keynote address “The Necessity of the Sunday Mass: Source, Summit and Center of Catholic Life.” 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, Hall A. n PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER WITH JESUS: Eucharistic Adoration will begin Friday night at 10 at St. Peter Church, South Tryon St., and will continue all day Saturday in the Charlotte Convention Center. Come for an hour, or stay as long as you like. Spend a quiet moment with your Best Friend.

Prayer cards available Prayer cards for the 2011 Eucharistic Congress are available at all parishes. The cards feature an image of the refectory (dining room) fresco of the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio, an Italian Renaissance painter. The Latin inscription above the table is translated, “I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred one on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom.” (Luke 22: 29-30)

n SING IT LOUD: Sacred music concert by the Diocese of Charlotte Choir, directed by Dr. Larry Stratemeyer and Tiffany Gallozzi. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Hall A.

Check out the exhibits Don’t miss two special educational exhibits in Hall B: One will be a Vatican exhibit about Eucharistic Miracles, and the other about Blessed Teresa of Calcutta arranged by the Missionaries of Charity.

n WALK WITH JESUS, LITERALLY: Join the Eucharistic Procession starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Peter Church, continuing around the block to the convention center. First Communicants – wear those white dresses or suits and make Mom and Dad very happy.

Find out more about Eastern-rite Catholics Members of St. Basil Eastern Catholic Mission in Charlotte will be available at the Congress to answer questions about the traditions of the Eastern Catholic rite. St. Basil is a mission of the Ukrainian GreekCatholic Eparchy (diocese) of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, and in full communion with Pope Benedict XVI. For more about this unique congregation, check them out online at stbasil.weebly.com.

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Banners from parishes across the diocese process during the closing Mass at the 2010 Eucharistic Congress.

Catholics gather to adore source, summit of our faith SueAnn Howell Staff writer

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Pope Benedict XVI wears a shawl made of the St. Ninian’s Day Tartan, a special plaid designed for the pontiff’s trip to Scotland, while traveling along a street in Edinburgh.

Get your own papal tartan Look for the Diocese of Charlotte’s Campus Ministry booth at the Congress, where students will be selling items featuring the unique St. Ninian’s Day Tartan designed by Matt Newsome for Pope Benedict XVI to wear during his 2010 trip to Great Britain. Proceeds will benefit Campus Ministry. News, SEE page 21

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Convention Center and the streets of uptown Charlotte will be filled with God’s grace Sept. 23-24, as Catholics from around the Southeast gather to adore the Eucharist and celebrate Mass during the “Do This in Memory of Me” Seventh Annual Eucharistic Congress. “I highly recommend Catholics of the Diocese of Charlotte make every effort join their diocesan family at the Eucharistic Congress,” said Father Roger Arnsparger, pastor of St. Michael Church in Gastonia and head of the Congress organizing committee. “It is an grand opportunity to worship our Blessed Lord together: God will be praised and we will be blessed. “For one-and-a-half days out of 365, we get to make great sacrifices to gather in our city to reinforce our Catholic family ties, to hear beautiful sacred music, be enriched by good

Keep up with Congress news Photos, news and video from the 2011 Eucharistic Congress will be posted online at www. catholicnewsherald.com. Full coverage will also be published in the next edition of the Catholic News Herald, coming Oct. 7.

Catholic speakers and programs, to take our Blessed Lord in procession through the streets of Charlotte as we adore Him and share our love for Him with each other and our friends, and finally to join our bishop and Catholic family for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – the center of our lives,” he continued. “This is a great program of evangelization for ourselves and for our friends FAITH, SEE page 20

n CATCH HOLY HOUR WITH A BISHOP: Raleigh Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will give the homily during Holy Hour, starting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Hall A. n HEAR THREE GREAT TALKS: Monsignor Eduardo Chavez, Sister Angela Coehlo and Raleigh seminarian Philip Johnson are the General Track speakers. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Hall A. n YES, GO TO CONFESSION: Priests from around the diocese will be gathered in Hall B to hear confessions starting at 12:30 p.m. Let’s keep ’em busy. Don’t miss out on this powerful opportunity to seek God’s mercy and peace in your heart! n ‘DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME’: Join our own Bishop Peter J. Jugis for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, an inspiring conclusion to the Eucharistic Congress, starting at 4:30 p.m. in Hall A. Bishop Jugis will also give the homily.


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Keynote Speakers The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte

Francis Cardinal Arinze “The Necessity of the Sunday Mass: Source, Summit and Center of Catholic Life” Friday Evening Keynote Hall A, Friday, Sept. 23, 8:15 p.m.

Founder and Host of the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress; Homilist at Saturday Evening Holy Mass Hall A - Saturday Vigil Mass, Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m. A Charlotte native, Bishop Peter Jugis is Jugis the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte. Ordained a priest in 1983 by Blessed John Paul II, Bishop Jugis has served in parishes throughout the diocese. Under Bishop Jugis’ guidance, the diocese began holding the annual Eucharistic Congress in 2005.

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh

Cardinal Francis Arinze was born on Nov. 1, 1932, in Eziowelle, a city of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria. He was ordained to the priesthood during a ceremony which took place at the church of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome in November of 1958. In 1965, at the age of 32, he was consecrated bishop, the youngest in the world. Two years later he was named archbishop. Cardinal Arinze is prefect emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He has served in a number of leadership positions within the Roman Curia during the pontificates of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

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Holy Hour Homilist Hall A, Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:15 a.m. Bishop Michael Burbidge was born June 16, 1957, in Philadelphia. Bishop Burbidge holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in theology from St. Charles Borromeo, an M.A. in education administration from Villanova University, and a doctorate in education from Immaculata College. His first priestly assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Bernard Church in Philadelphia, where he served for two years. In 1992, he was named administrative secretary to Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and served in that capacity until 1999. In 1998 he was made honorary prelate to Blessed John Paul II, with the title of monsignor. On June 8, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Burbidge the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.

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Msgr. Eduardo Chavez

Sr. Angela de Fatima Coelho

Sandy Caldera

Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez

“Jesus Christ the Eucharist, Center of the Guadalupe Event” Hall A, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m., Hall C, 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Track) Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez holds a doctorate in Church history and served as postulator for the cause for the canonization of Juan Diego. He was born in Mexico Chávez City on Dec. 31, 1956. He entered Mexico’s Conciliar Seminary, where he studied philosophy and theology in the Institute for Ecclesiastical Studies. He was ordained on Aug. 15, 1981, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Mexico. He holds a diploma in philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara,and a doctorate in Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University, with the thesis: La Iglesia en México hacia el Concilio Plenario Latinoamericano (18961899) (The Church in Mexico during the Latin American Plenary Council). Through his work as postulator and beyond, Msgr. Chávez has made many contributions to the study of the Guadalupan event, addressing major academic institutions internationally and publishing more than 28 books and articles.

“The Eucharist and the Fatima Message” Hall A, Saturday, Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m. Sr. Angela de Fatima Coelho is the vice postulator for the canonization of Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto. She is both a religious and medical doctor. She was born in Coehlo 1971 in Northern Portugal. She holds doctorates in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine in Porto, and in theology from the Pontifical University of Comilas in Madrid. She entered the Congregation of the Alliance of Holy Mary in 1995. To help support her community, Sister Angela practices part-time as an emergency room doctor in Leiria, Portugal.

Sandy Caldera, psicóloga invidente de 28 años, original de Tijuana, es una de las cantantes Católicas más reconocidas en el mundo latino. “Sus canciones, generalmente dedicadas a Jesús y la Virgen María, traen un mensaje de fe a miles, y quizá a millones de seguidores, desde Alaska hasta Argentina,” afirmó Marilynn Kramar, lider de Carisma en Misiones, uno de los ministerios latinos Caldera más importantes. Caldera alterna su carrera musical con una exitosa carrera como psicóloga. Ella inició una línea telefónica de ayuda para prevención de suicidios desde que estaba en la escuela secundaria, respondiendo a todas y cada una de las llamadas.

Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez posee un doctorado en historia de la Iglesia y sirvió como uno de los postuladores de la causa de canonización de San Juan Diego. Es co-Fundador y Rector del Instituto de Estudios Guadalupanos y Canónigo de la Basílica de Guadalupe. Monseñor Chávez nació en la Ciudad de México, el 31 de diciembre del 1956. Ingresó al Seminario Conciliar, donde estudió Filosofía y Teología en el Instituto de Estudios Eclesiásticos. Fue ordenado el 15 de agosto del 1981, en la Catedral Metropolitana de la Arquidiócesis de México. Posee además un Diploma en Filosofía y un doctorado en Historia. El 17 de mayo del 2001, el Cardenal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Arzobispo de México, lo nombró como el postulador de la causa de Juan Diego. San Juan Diego fue luego canonizado el 31 de julio del 2002. Msgr. Chávez fue además el Secretario General de la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a México.

Seminarian Philip Johnson “The Eucharist – Food for Redemptive Suffering” Hall A, Saturday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. Philip G. Johnson, a native of Greensboro and a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Dunn, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and served in the Johnson U.S. Navy before entering the seminary. He has a special devotion to Servant of God and “Tar Heel Apostle” Father Thomas Frederick Price, also a native-born North Carolinian. He will also speak to the High School Track.

Youth Tracks (K-5): Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

(9-12): Seth De Moor

From the moment the children come into the Children’s Track, they will fold into this year’s theme of “Do this in memory of Me.” From music and singing to a live presentation of Jesus and His Apostles, the children will be engaged by the words they hear at every Mass. (Note: Registration was required by Sept. 1 to participate in this track.)

“The Joy of Living Your Catholic Faith Daily” Seth De Moor grew up in a Catholic home, but had never made the Faith his own. By the end of his high school years, he wondered what faith really was; how could he actually live his faith daily? Whatever the answer was, he was not finding it in his Catholic youth group, so he began to explore Protestant youth groups. But there was still something missing. By his sophomore year in De Moor college, in 2005, Seth met two priests who changed his life forever. Father Augustyn and Father Mussett, at the university’s St. Thomas Aquinas Center in Colorado, began to challenge the Catholic students to change. They taught with authority. By the end of his college career, Seth found himself changed and living his Catholic faith. By 2010, Seth felt called to “cast into the deep” and journeyed on a 2,400-mile bicycle ride from Florida to Colorado, where he recorded stories of peoples’ conversions to Catholicism. He now runs a web site called OneBillionStories.com and invites all who are ready to join with the story of their conversion.

(6-8): Mini Retreat with Father Pat Hoare The 2011 Middle School Track will embrace the youth with an opportunity to experience a mini-retreat “in Memory of Him.” Teens from the Diocesan Youth Advisory Council will open our retreat with skits and activities and offer information about how teens can become involved with organizations like the council. Father Pat Hoare, pastor of St. John Newman Church in Charlotte, Hoare will speak about Eucharistic Miracles. The Life Teen Band of St. Matthew Church will provide worship through music and lead the youths into Eucharistic Adoration. Bishop Jugis always makes it a point to visit with and enliven the youth.


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Cardinal Francis Arinze: Keynote speaker at upcoming Eucharistic Congress Vatican leader to emphasize Sunday worship David Hains Director of Communication

Cardinal Francis Arinze was born in 1932 in an African village named Eziowelle, which means “a good place.” Today he lives in another good place: the marble halls of prayer and beauty at the Vatican, and this month he will come to Charlotte to deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Eucharistic Congress. Cardinal Arinze will deliver the keynote address at the start of the two-day Congress

on Friday, Sept. 23. His talk is titled “The Necessity of the Sunday Mass: Source, Summit and Center of Catholic Life.” Cardinal Arinze was raised in Africa and educated in Nigeria, Great Britain and Rome, and he was ordained a priest in 1958. Less than seven years later, at 32, he became the youngest bishop in the world. He participated in the Second Vatican Council and later was posted to Nigeria during the genocide of the Biafra war of the early 1970s. Published reports from that time said, “with the help of foreign missionaries, Bishop Arinze supervised the most effective and efficient distributions of relief materials.” At the request of Blessed John Paul II, Bishop Arinze was called to Rome where he was appointed a cardinal and served in the Vatican Curia, first as president of the Pontifical Council on Interreligious

Dialogue and later as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He is currently the prefect emeritus of that congregation. Before the 2005 election of Pope Benedict XVI, there was broad speculation in the media that Cardinal Arinze could someday be pope. Father Roger Arnsparger, pastor of St. Michael Church in Gastonia and head of the Eucharistic Congress steering committee, says he hopes Cardinal Arinze’s keynote remarks will help the faithful think differently about the importance of Sunday. “I hope the talk gives people a deeper appreciation of the universal nature of our worship and the beauty of the new language to be used in the Mass, as well as an appreciation of the Lord’s day,” Father Arnsparger said.

Raleigh bishop to give homily at Holy Hour during Eucharistic Congress CHARLOTTE — Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh will deliver the homily during the morning Holy Hour at the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, Sept. 24. A Pennsylvania native, Burbidge has been a North Carolina resident since his appointment to the Raleigh diocese in 2006. Answers have been edited for clarity:

consistently as Jesus has given it to us, is not always easy. We face opposition just like the Lord did. Where we find the strength to persevere is the Eucharist. It is the source and summit of all of our parish life and activities. It is from the Eucharist that we receive the call, and it is from the Eucharist that we find the strength to respond.

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: What is the focus of your Holy Hour homily at the Eucharistic Congress?

: “Do this in memory of me” (the theme of the congress) is a beautiful theme. My homily will be that we who receive the Body and Blood of Christ are called daily to imitate His humble and selfless service. So as we come to the Lord and are in His presence, we must go forth responding to His call to imitate His humble and selfless service in memory of Him.

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: You were instrumental in the creation of Catholic Voice North Carolina, the non-partisan public policy Web site of the state’s two bishops. What role does the Eucharist play in a more secular endeavor like Catholic Voice North Carolina?

: My answer is tied to the homily I plan for the Congress in that as much as we desire to remain with the Lord, especially in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we can’t stay on the mountain. We must go forth and bring His truth, love and Gospel to the world. Catholic Voice NC is a tool that allows us to work in that ministry. The call to bring the Gospel to the society in which we live is rooted in the Eucharist. We know that proclaiming the gospel of life,

: This is your first Eucharistic Congress – what was your initial reaction to being part of this event?

: I’ve participated in Eucharistic processions at both the parish and the diocesan level, but never in the context of an entire Eucharistic Congress. Upon my arrival in North Carolina, I heard just what a tremendous event this is in the Diocese of Charlotte. I know that people from my diocese are part of the Congress and are spiritually renewed and uplifted from participating. Its an event that touches the hearts of people, and they speak of it in such glorious terms. Bishop (Peter) Jugis has invited me a couple of times, but unfortunately I had been unable to attend. I’m very grateful that my schedule allows me to participate in it this year so I can also benefit from the graces of the congress.

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: You grew up in Philadelphia and began your priestly ministry in that city. What are some of the differences between an urban archdiocese like Philadelphia and a smaller and widely dispersed diocese like Raleigh? : The first difference – and it still amazes me – is the vast territory, the traveling required to reach all the people of the diocese. In Philadelphia, even though we have

three times as many parishes, travel time to the farthest parish is about an hour. The thing that has touched my heart the most here in North Carolina is that the sense of community is so important. Because we are spread out and because many of us have come to this state from other parts of the country, and as Catholics we are a minority, the sense of community is so strong and so beautiful. It really is a great aspect of Church that I have really appreciated. — David Hains


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Founder of ‘One Billion Stories’ to motivate high school youth at Congress Taking up the cross: Putting pain to good use Seminarian with brain cancer to speak on ‘redemptive suffering’ Marian Cowhig Owen Correspondent

Suffering is nothing to fear, says Philip Johnson, Diocese of Raleigh seminarian and Greensboro native. Instead, it is an opportunity to bring us closer to Christ. Johnson knows from experience, as he’ll share with attendees at the Eucharistic Congress. In 2008 he was a U.S. Navy officer serving in the Persian Gulf when he learned he had an inoperable brain tumor. He was medically discharged from the military and then acted on a goal he had hoped to achieve after completing his service: beginning studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Johnson has been receiving chemotheraphy since early 2009, but the tumor has not shrunk. “Because of the effects that the chemotherapy is having on my blood counts and other health problems,” he explains, “my doctors have decided to discontinue chemotherapy at the end of October to see if the tumor will stay stable while my body recovers for a while.” His future is uncertain, but there is a spark of hope: He has outlived his original prognosis of 12 to 18 months, which he credits to the prayers of the faithful. Though his cancer and its treatment have brought him pain, Johnson says that pain can be put to good use for the Lord. “Suffering can either be wasted or it can be offered up for others for a positive purpose,” he says. That positive purpose is known as “redemptive suffering” – the belief that through prayer, one human’s suffering can alleviate another’s. “Suffering will come to us all,” Johnson says, “but ... with the help of the Church, the sacraments and each other, suffering is nothing to be feared and should instead be accepted joyfully.” That joyous acceptance doesn’t come right away, though. “It is hard to think about death when you are young and healthy,” he says. “I felt invincible when I was 24 and didn’t think about death very much, and then all of a sudden I was handed a heavy cross to bear.” At the Congress, Johnson will also speak to the high school track, encouraging students to be open to vocations. It’s a message he wouldn’t have imagined thinking about when he was in high school, when he was a “lukewarm” Catholic, he says. But an encounter on a summer trip in college ignited his faith. “Thoughts about the priesthood came to my heart immediately,” he says, “but it took many years for me to be open to answering God’s call.”

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CHARLOTTE — Seth DeMoor has an incredible goal: to reach out to the more than one billion Catholics in the world to capture and share as many personal faith stories as he can to uplift and inspire us in our daily lives. Just last month, he traveled 5,000 miles from his home in Denver, Colo., to Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day, interviewing some of the 1.5 million pilgrims to find out why they journeyed to see Pope Benedict XVI and gather with their Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ. DeMoor is a 26-year-old cradle Catholic who was married in June. He felt a strong desire to better understand his faith during his college years at Colorado State University, and thanks to the efforts of two great priests serving in campus ministry, he came to realize what a treasure it is. That’s when his faith and his ministry really took off. “On Jan. 3, 2010, I ‘cast into the deep’ on a 2,400-mile bicycle ride across the U.S. from Florida to Colorado,” said DeMoor. He did so “because at the University of Colorado, I encountered stories from people of authenticity; who were young and all about sacrificing their lives for the Catholic faith. It was a beautiful encounter, so much so that I knew the world needed to hear their stories. And so was born One Billion Stories.” His mission is to “inspire devotion to Jesus Christ, by sharing Catholics’ personal stories on the ‘digital continent’ that are rooted in fidelity to the Magisterium

of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, through contemporary communication mediums.” At www.OneBillionStories.com, he gathers millions (and someday billions) of those stories. He is armed only with a video camera and laptop. Every night, he edits the next day’s story to share on the web site.

Monsignor to discuss Mary’s appearance at Guadalupe carlos castañeda Catholic news herald

CHARLOTTE — The Virgin’s appearance to St. Juan Diego at Guadalupe was a catalyst for a religious and cultural transformation. The seventh annual Eucharistic Congress will feature Monsignor Eduardo Chávez, postulator of the cause for St. Juan Diego, who will bring the Guadalupe event into the Eucharistic Adoration perspective. Monsignor Eduardo Chávez Sánchez holds a doctorate in Church history, is co-founder and rector of the Institute for Guadalupan Studies, and was named canon of the National Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in 2005. Born in Mexico City on Dec. 31, 1956, he entered Mexico’s Conciliar Seminary and studied philosophy and theology Chávez in the Institute for Ecclesiastical Studies (Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiásticos). He was ordained to priesthood on Aug. 15, 1981, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Archdiocese of

Mexico. He also holds a diploma in philosophy from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Guadalajara, as well as a doctorate in Church history from the Pontifical Gregorian University, with the thesis: La Iglesia en México hacia el Concilio Plenario Latinoamericano (1896-1899)” (“The Church in Mexico during the Latin American Plenary Council”). On May 17, 2001, Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera appointed Monsignor Chávez as postulator for the cause of Juan Diego. St. Juan Diego was canonized on July 31, 2002. he also served as general secretary for the visit of Blessed John Paul II to Mexico. Monsignor Chávez has made many contributions to the study of the Guadalupan event, participating in conferences, addressing major academic institutions internationally, and publishing more than 28 books and several articles. He explains this true and rich relation between the Guadalupan event and the presence of Christ in the Eucharist: “Our Lady of Guadalupe sent Juan Diego to the bishop to ask for a house for God, a church. She was asking for a place for the priests and bishops to present the Bread of Life to the people.”


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Mini-retreat for middle-schoolers An interview with retreat leader Father Patrick Hoare David Hains Director of communication

Father Patrick Hoare, pastor of St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte, is the featured speaker in the Middle School track of the Eucharistic Congress. Father Hoare says the program will feature the Life Teen Band from St. Matthew Church, and will both inform and entertain the sixth- through eighth-graders who attend the track. Although the track is only three hours long, Father Hoare intends to introduce the students to the concept of a retreat. Father Hoare recently spoke with diocesan Director of Communication David Hains about his participation in the Congress. His comments have been edited for clarity.

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: Many Catholics have attended retreats in high school and as adults. What will the experience be like for a middle school student?

: It’s being called a mini-retreat. As middle school students they are reaching a maturity level where they are questioning and starting to examine critically what they believe. When I was in sixth grade, you believed what you were taught. Now, because of the way society marginalizes or almost mocks faith, kids at a younger and younger age are sort of encouraged, through the media and

through their peers, to question everything and to look at things with a skeptical eye. I am going to base the mini-retreat on John Chapter 6, the “Bread of Life” discourse, and start with the passage where Jesus reveals Himself to be the Bread of Life. At the end of the passage, it says, some of the disciples said following Jesus was too hard for them, and they left Him. And from this, the kids go through a thought process: Is Jesus crazy? Are we crazy for believing Him, or are we crazy for not believing Him? That’s really the question that I want to help them answer for themselves.

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: That is an interesting way to boil down the journey toward salvation.

: It is. And of course, since this is the Eucharistic Congress, (the retreat) will be centered on the Eucharist. We will be examining our belief in the Eucharist as middle school students who will face questions on why they believe that the wafer they see is the Body and Blood of Our Lord.

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: Have you ever taught middle school students?

: I’ve been in middle school classrooms, but my main experience with middle school students was when we started an education program for them at St. Mark Church in Huntersville. My primary ministry prior to becoming a priest was with high school students. : How should a middle school student prepare for the Eucharistic Congress and the mini-retreat?

: I would encourage middle school students – and everyone participating in the events of the Congress – to really be aware of both their personal experience and the experience of those around them. They are part of a much larger experience, not only at the Congress but also in the Church around the world. They will be participating in the procession, the education programs and in Adoration, and it is important to not only notice how they are experiencing these things personally but how others are experiencing it. A big part of the liturgy is the Church of Christ coming together as one body. Their relationship with Christ is a personal thing, but they are part of a larger Body, too.

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CHARLOTTE — This year, the seventh annual Eucharistic Congress will bring Sister Angela Coelho, a medical doctor and a nun from the Alliance of Holy Mary, who was appointed as vice postulator for the cause of the canonization of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the children who witnessed the appearance of Mary at Fatima. We had the opportunity to talk with Sister Coelho prior to her visit to Charlotte, in a phone conversation:

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: What are your expectations for this next Eucharistic Congress?

: I would love to be able to communicate the love for Eucharistic Adoration. Through my entire life and specifically through the Fatima event, the Eucharist has made it possible for us to experience a real Jesus in our everyday lives. Charlotte has the blessing to make a moment, every year, to honor Christ in the Eucharist.

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: How did the Eucharist play a role in your call to a consecrated vocation?

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Catholics bow their heads in prayer during the 2010 Eucharistic Congress.

: The Eucharist has always been my support and strength, since the early stages of my vocation. The road to a consecrated life is a difficult and sometimes tough road, and knowing I could meet with

Christ Eucharistic, either through the peace in the quietness of Adoration or in the Mass, really became that bridge I needed and helped me to go through all these stages. The Eucharist has always been the strength in my weaknesses.

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: How do you feel as a vice postulator for the canonization of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto?

: I’m honored to be part of the process of canonization. We are still in need of one more miracle for this cause to pass. Until 1981, the Church didn’t canonize children and these canonization processes take time. It also depends on how renowned the blessed was, etc. Examples like Mother Teresa and Blessed John Paul II are examples of expedited processes. Being part of the Fatima canonization process is an honor, not only as a nun, but also as a Portuguese. As a child, I grew up learning about the Virgin of Fatima as one of the most important moments of the history of Portugal, and now the Lord places me to serve in this position, as a nun living and promoting the message of Fatima.


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CHARLOTTE — Talking with Sandy Caldera means an recharge of energy. She is a person with an engaging personality, full of optimism, one of those who normally doesn’t get tired at the end of the day. We begin our conversation giving her a short overview about the expectation for her visit and all the preparation for this seventh Eucharistic Congress and then, we asked a few questions:

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: How do you feel before your first visit to Charlotte?

: Well, first of all, thanks for the opportunity to talk to all my brothers and sisters in Charlotte. It was a really nice surprise knowing about this presentation in Charlotte. It is a vibrant and emergent city, yet not often so visited for many Hispanics. That made this project even more attractive. We are so excited to be able to be with you, to meet all of us in Adoration to Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. : How would you define the music ministry you carry on, as a way to get close to God?

: On one side, I would define this ministry as a real blessing to me, since this is also my real passion, I really enjoy it. I also feel that the gift of praising through my voice allowed me to become a praise vehicle for others, to reach out for Christ, through music. On the other hand, I think this ministry is one of the most in need of support. We are not used to offer much support to those with some musical gifts and talents and prefer to use “playbacks” or music CDs in worship, instead of promoting their professionalism, and having them to play live. In that particular sense, I also feel my gift as playing a role to open doors and help

promote an awareness in the support to our music ministers, letting them grow professionally.

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: Yes. Musically speaking, many brothers and sisters from other churches were able to support and later build a music industry of praise and worship. I think our Catholic tradition and the richness of our sacraments, for example, are a perfect ground to grow and nurture a true and real love for music committed to the Lord. It is the moment to discover, promote and multiply our musical talents. Caldera shares her busy agenda and life with her husband, Elliott González Vásquez, her “right arm” and drummer in her band, and they have one daughter. In 2009, Sandy published her first book, “Dios quiere restaurar tu corazón” (“God wants to restore your heart”). She also hosts the radio show “Oasis de Amor” aired every day through Catholic Radio Guadalupe in Los Angeles. As we finish the conversation, she reminds us of her future projects: “I have projects for the three biggest areas of my life: as a psychologist, I want to continue writing books to help Hispanic families; as a singer, I would like to keep growing professionally, opening new windows in music and promoting new talents to praise the Lord through music; and finally, as a mother and wife, I would like to keep living according to what I always preach, bringing happiness to my little daughter and my wonderful husband.”


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Connecting: College students and 20-somethings gather for fellowship, Adoration on Friday night Mary B. Worthington Correspondent

Nothing attracts college students like free pizza and loud music, and this rule applies for the Young Adult program at the Eucharistic Congress, commonly referred to as “College Night” but open to more than just college-aged faithful. Matthew Newsome, campus minister at Western Carolina University, says the Eucharistic Congress provides an opportunity for young adults to gather, pray and enjoy fellowship. Additionally, following their fellowship at the Charlotte Convention Center, some will “rough it” in the basement of St. Peter Church, waking one another throughout the night to ensure that the Most Blessed Sacrament is never left alone during the Congress’ Nocturnal Adoration. Starting at 9:45 p.m., after the Congress’ sacred music concert by the diocesan choir and keynote address by Cardinal Francis Arinze, young people of the diocese are invited to gather in Room 202 of the convention center for refreshments, fellowship, a concert by the local band “Genesis,” reminders on how to properly

venerate the Blessed Sacrament, and, lastly, a special blessing from Bishop Peter Jugis. Genesis is comprised of recent college grads who attend St. Luke Church in Mint Hill. Their professions vary greatly, but their love for Christian music brings them together, said member Courtney Stanley. “You will gain a lot out of it spiritually if you attend,” said Andrew Joyce, who is a senior at University of North CarolinaCharlotte. He is hopeful that college students and 20-somethings will attend the program to experience an environment of like-minded Catholics. To participate in the sleep-over at St. Peter Church, college students must RSVP to their particular campus minister because of space restrictions in the church’s basement. But no reservation is necessary to attend the free fellowship hour on Friday night. The event is sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry, a ministry of the Diocese of Charlotte. For more information about getting involved with Catholic events on your college campus, or to start events where none exist, visit www.catholiconcampus.com or call Mary Wright at 704-370-3212.

Children’s Latin Choir to perform Sept. 24 The St. Gregory’s Children’s Latin Choir, under the direction of Kelly Schiffiano, will perform Gregorian chant Mass parts as well as traditional Latin hymns during the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday afternoon. The choir began six years ago and is comprised more than 90 children from the Charlotte, Huntersville and Gastonia areas. While the majority of the participants are homeschooled, there are a few children who attend both Catholic and public schools. The choir rehearses during the summer months and a concert is performed at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte each fall. “Our goal as a choir is to renew in the faithful a love for the traditional music of the Church,” Schiffiano said. Abigail Rusciolelli, 11, has been in the choir since its inception and is looking forward to singing again at the Congress. “I like Latin Choir because not too many people know the Latin music anymore, and I feel special knowing how to sing it.” — SueAnn Howell

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Members of the Diocese of Charlotte Choir sing during the sacred music concert at the 2010 Eucharistic Congress. This year’s sacred music concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A.

Concert of sacred music to kick off 2011 Eucharistic Congress 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 The 2011 Eucharistic Congress continues the tradition of starting the event with music of praise and worship. Hear the 100-plus voices of the Diocesan Choir in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A. Dr. Larry Stratemeyer and Tiffany Gallozzi, directors Choir: Parishioners from the parishes of the Diocese of Charlotte The program: Sound the Trumpet – Joseph Haydn Regina Coeli – Gregor Aichinger Alma Redemptoris Mater – Gregorian chant O Lord, Give Thy Holy Spirit – Thomas Tallis Baroque Brass Messe Brève no. 7 in C Major – Charles Gounod Salva Regina – Franz Liszt

Ave Verum Corpus – Camille Saint-Saëns Hymn to the Holy Spirit – Randolph Currie Esto les Digo – Kinley Lange Ave Regina Coelorum – Gregorian chant O Sacrum Convivium – Javier Busto Adoramus Te – Giovanni da Palestrina O God Beyond All Praising – arr. Richard Proulx


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Music for Closing Mass on Saturday, Sept. 24 Entrance Sing Praise to Our Creator Alleluia! Sing to Jesus Antiphons Psalm 102 and 145 and Hymn to the Only Begotten Son of God (from the Byzantine rite of the Divine Liturgy) This is the Feast of Victory O God, Beyond All Praising Entrance Antiphon: He fed them with the finest of wheat.

Lord, have mercy Roman Missal Chant

Glory to God* Roman Missal Chant

Responsorial Psalm The hand of the Lord feeds us, He answers all our needs. (Ps. 145)

Gospel Acclamation Alleluia Verse: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord, whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Preparation of the Gifts Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (arr. Ferguson) – Verses 1, 2, 3, 5 Ave Verum Corpus (Saint Saëns)

Holy, Holy, Holy* Roman Missal Chant

Mystery of Faith/Memorial Acclamation* “We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess Your Resurrection until You come again.” (Roman Missal Chant)

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Source and summit of the Eucharistic Congress 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24: Charlotte Convention Center, Hall A Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bishop Peter J. Jugis In Choir: His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni, and the Most Reverend William G. Curlin, Bishop Emeritus of Charlotte

Concelebrants: The Reverend Monsignor Mauricio W. West, V.G.; the Very Reverend Father John Putnam, J.V., V.F., The Very Reverend Roger Arnsparger, V.E., V.F., the Very Reverend Fidel Melo, V.H.; and visiting clergy.

Saturday’s Liturgy

Liturgias del Sábado

First Reading

Primera Lectura

A reading from the book of Exodus

Lectura del libro del Exodo

Moses called all the elders of the children of Israel and said to them, “Go and procure lambs for your families, and slaughter them as Passover victims. Then take a bunch of hyssop, and dipping it in the blood that is in the basin, sprinkle the lintel and the two doorposts with this blood. But none of you shall go outdoors until morning. For the Lord will go by, striking down the Egyptians. Seeing the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over that door and not let the destroyer come into your houses to strike you down. “You shall observe this as a perpetual ordinance for yourselves and your descendants. Thus, you must also observe this rite when you have entered the land which the Lord will give you as He promised. When your children ask you, ‘What does this rite of yours mean?’ you shall reply, ‘This is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt; when He struck down the Egyptians, He spared our houses.’” Then the people bowed in worship.

Llamó Moisés a los jefes de Israel y les dijo: “Vayan a buscar una res para cada una de sus familias e inmolen la Pascua. Tomen un manojo de hisopo mojado con la sangre y marquen los dos postes y la parte superior de la puerta. Y que ninguno de ustedes salga fuera de la puerta de su casa hasta la mañana. Pues Yavé pasará para castigar a los egipcios y, al ver la sangre en la entrada, pasará de largo y no permitirá que el Exterminador entre en sus casas y los mate. Ustedes observarán este rito, y también lo observarán sus hijos para siempre. Estas mismas ceremonias las harán cuando entren en la tierra que Yavé les dará, como les tiene prometido. Y cuando sus hijos les pregunten qué significa este rito, les responderán: Este es el sacrificio de la Pascua para Yavé, que pasó de largo por las casas de los hijos de Israel en Egipto, cuando mató a los egipcios, dejando a salvo nuestras casas.”

The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God.

Amen Roman Missal Chant

Lamb of God Roman Missal Chant

Communion Antiphon: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord. Alabado sea el Santisimo Sacramento God With Hidden Majesty Choir: Adoramus Te (Palestrina) or Esto les Digo (Lange)

Marian Antiphon Salve Regina

Recessional Holy God, We Praise Thy Name * Editor’s note: The text for these prayers will follow the revised translation of the English Missal. See story on page 11 for details.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 34: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 R. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall be ever in my mouth. Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad. R. Glorify the Lord with me, let us together extol His name. I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. R. Look to Him that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may not blush with shame. When the poor one called out, the Lord heard, and from all his distress He saved him. R. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. Taste and see how good the Lord is; blessed the one who takes refuge in Him. R.

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Palabra de Dios. R. Te alabamos Señor.

Salmo Responsorial Salmo 34 R. Haz la prueba y verás que bueno es el Señor. Bendeciré al Señor a todas horas, no cesará mi boca de alabarlo. Yo me siento orgulloso del Señor, que se alegre su pueblo al escucharlo. R. Proclamemos la grandeza del Señor y alabemos todos juntos su poder. Cuando acudí al Señor, me hizo caso y me libró de todos mis temores. R. Confía en el Señor y saltarás de gusto, jamás te sentirás decepcionado, porque el Señor escucha el clamor de los pobres y los libra de todas sus angustias. R. Junto a aquellos que temen al Señor el ángel del Señor acampa y los protege. Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor. Dichoso el hombre que se refugia en él. R.

Segunda Lectura Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Pablo a los Corintios Hermanos: Yo recibí del Señor lo mismo que les he trasmitido: que el Señor Jesús, la noche en que iba a ser entregado, tomó pan en sus manos, y pronunciando la acción de gracias, lo partió y dijo: “Esto es mi cuerpo, que se entrega por ustedes. Hagan esto en memoria mía”. espaÑol, SEE page 11


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Fear the Lord, you his Holy ones; for nought is lacking to those who fear Him. The great grow poor and hungry; but those who seek the Lord want for no good thing. R.

Lo mismo hizo con el cáliz después de cenar, diciendo: “Este cáliz es la nueva alianza que se sella con mi sangre. Hagan esto en memoria mía siempre que beban de él”. Por eso, cada vez que ustedes comen de este pan y beben de este cáliz, proclaman la muerte del Señor, hasta que vuelva.

Second Reading

Palabra de Dios. R. Te alabamos Señor.

A letter from St. Paul to the Corinthians Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was handed over, took bread and, after He had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my Blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until He comes. The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God.

Gospel A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke When the hour came, Jesus took His place at the table with the Apostles. He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for, I tell you, I shall not eat it again until there is fulfillment in the Kingdom of God.” Then He took a cup, gave thanks, and said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; for I tell you that from this time on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes. Then He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my Body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of Me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My Blood, which will be shed for you.” The Gospel of the Lord. R: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

Evangelio Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Lucas En aquel tiempo, llegada la hora de cenar, se sentó Jesús con sus discípulos y les dijo: “Cuánto he deseado celebrar esta Pascua con ustedes, antes de padecer, porque yo les aseguro que ya no la volveré a celebrar, hasta que tenga cabal cumplimiento en el Reino de Dios.” Luego tomó en sus manos una copa de vino, pronunció la acción de gracias y dijo: “Tomen esto y repártanlo entre ustedes, porque les aseguro que ya no volveré a beber del fruto de la vid hasta que venga el Reino de Dios.” Tomando después un pan, pronunció la acción de gracias, lo partió y se lo dio diciendo: “Esto es mi cuerpo, que se entrega por ustedes. Hagan esto en memoria mía.” Después de cenar, hizo lo mismo con una copa de vino, diciendo: “Esta copa es la nueva alianza, sellada con mi sangre, que se derrama por ustedes.” El Evangelio del Señor. R: Gloria a ti, Señor Jesús.

CHARLOTTE — The closing Mass at this year’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 24 will sound a little different to most attendees, as it will feature the new musical settings that correspond to the revised translation of the English Missal that will begin this Advent. The new chant setting will be used for the three following prayers during Mass: the Glory to God; the Holy, Holy, Holy; and the Mystery of Faith (formerly called the Memorial Acclamation). Each of these three prayers has been retranslated into English from the original Latin, and the accompanying music has been adapted as a result. Organizers of the seventh annual Eucharistic Congress said this large gathering of the faithful will be an opportune time to introduce some of the changes that everyone will begin using in all English-language Masses starting Nov. 27. “We have practiced the music setting that is found in the new Missal – the chant setting. Many churches will at least start out with that version, and then expand to other musical settings,” said Dr. Larry Stratemeyer, music director at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte and director of music for the congress. Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, USCCB president, authorized U.S. bishops to permit the gradual use of various musical settings of the Order of Mass from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, starting in September to help acquaint the faithful before the revised translation goes into effect.

Hear the new music for yourself Get a “sneak peek” at the new musical settings for the revised translation of the Roman Missal, which we will begin using this Advent, during the Eucharistic Congress. At Saturday’s closing Mass, the new musical settings and prayers will be used for: the Glory to God; the Holy, Holy, Holy; and the Mystery of Faith (formerly called the Memorial Acclamation). The new music is also posted online at www.usccb.org. From the main menu, go to Prayer and Worship/Roman Missal.


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General / English Track HALL A 9:45 am Holy Hour English Track 11:30 Lunch 12:30 Philip Johnson 1:30 Sr. Angela Coehlo 2:30 Msgr. Eduardo Chavez 4:15 Holy Mass

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Children’s / Middle School Tracks ROOM 207 K-5 Children's Track 12:15 - Drop-off

Volunteer Service Areas ROOM 204 Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

ROOM 205 Knights of Columbus

ROOM 206A Knights of Malta

ROOM 206B Catholic Daughters

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 3:30 Pick-up ROOM 203 6-8 Middle School Track Track 12:15 - Drop-off

Mini-Retreat with Fr. Pat Hoare 3:30 Pick-up

ROOM 201 9:45 pm Friday College Night

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The Procession route The Procession will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Church at 507 S. Tryon Street. It will continue north on Tryon Street, then turn onto Third Street and on to College Street and then on to Stonewall Street. From Stonewall, the Procession will continue to the Charlotte Convention Center. Enter the Convention Center through the large doorway. Ushers will be there to direct you. Then join your fellow Catholics from around the Diocese of Charlotte in the Holy Hour to follow.

The Eucharistic Procession, in which Bishop Peter J. Jugis carries a monstrance containing a consecrated host – the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ – is a highlight of the two-day Eucharistic Congress. The procession, led by Bishop Jugis, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Peter Church at 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. You are encouraged to line the procession route and join the procession as it passes by on its way to the Charlotte Convention Center. The 2011 First Communicants will lead the procession along with Bishop Jugis. (They and their parents or guardians, clergy, religious and banner carriers should gather on Tryon Street south of St. Peter Church no later than 8:30 a.m.) As the Blessed Sacrament comes near, please be silent and kneel until the monstrance passes. After the procession arrives at the convention center, move as directed by the ushers down the side aisles inside the main hall.

Participe en la Procesión Eucarística La Procesión Eucarística, durante la cual Mosneñor Peter J. Jugis lleva una custodia que contiene una hostia consagrada - El Cuerpo, Sangre, Alma y Divinidad de Jesucristo - es uno de los puntos importantes del evento eucarístico de dos dias. La procesión, presidida por Monseñor Jugis, se inicia a las 9 a.m. del Sábado 24 de Setiembre, partirá de la Iglesia San Pedro, 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Le invitamos a ubicarse en las calles de la ruta de la procesión y arrodillarse respetuosamente cuando esta pase cerca de usted. Los Primeros Comulgantes del 2011 encabezarán la procesión, junto a Monseñor Jugis. (Ellos, junto a sus padres o apoderados, clero, religiosos y portadores de estandartes deberán reunirse en Tryon Street, parte sur de la Iglesia San Pedro, a las 8:30 a.m.). Al ver pasar el estandarte de su parroquia u organización, únase a la procesión y siga a la Eucaristía, hacia el Centro de Convenciones de Charlotte. Luego que la procesión llegue al Centro de Convenciones, diríjase de acuerdo a las indicaciones de los ujieres por los pasillos laterales al interior del salón principal.

Parishioner lends a helping hand with banners Christopher Lux Correspondent

MONROE — Alvaro Alzate has probably visited more Adoration chapels in the Charlotte metropolitan area than most people. He works in the textile industry as a South America sales representative, and he spends a great deal of time visiting clients from different areas of North and South Carolina. When he finds himself nearby a church with an Adoration chapel, he is sure to stop in for a visit. His steady devotion to the Eucharist is what led him to offer a helping hand in preparing for the Diocese of Charlotte’s first Eucharistic Congress in 2005. Alzate met Bishop Peter Jugis before he became a bishop, when Father Jugis was the pastor of his parish, Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe. As a parishioner, Alzate had a unique connection to the North

Carolina-born priest. “When he became bishop,” he says, “it was emotional for me. He loves God and he loves the people.” He later met with Bishop Jugis to propose a large event that would bring together thousands of Hispanic Catholics, “FIESTA Con Jesus.” According to Alzate, the event consisted of all-day Adoration, more than 5,000 attendees, a Mexican band, a Dominican singer, and a Mass concelebrated by two bishops from Mexico and one from Miami. FIESTA is an acronym for the Spanish words fe (faith), intercesión (intercession), evangelización (evangelization), sacramentos (sacraments), transformación (transformation) and amor (love). Alzate’s closeness to Bishop Jugis as a parishioner and event co-planner resulted in his being asked to make the banners of the coat of arms for Bishop Jugis Jugis and Bishop Emeritus William Curlin, which were

used in the Eucharistic procession of the first Eucharistic Congress held in 2005. This year, Bishop Jugis again called upon Alzate to make two more banners for the 2011 Eucharistic Congress. This year he will make procession banners for the keynote speakers of the Congress – Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Raleigh Bishop Michael Burbidge. Alzate is originally from Colombia. More than 30 years ago, after he completed high school, he moved to America to continue his studies. He then returned to Colombia to work in mechanical engineering. “Because I like it in America,” he says, “I came back in 1996 to live here.” He has volunteered his time to help with the production of the Congress banners because, he says, “I try to help all the activities of the Church; I feel it and I do it.”

Christopher Lux | Catholic News Herald

Alvaro Alzate of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe is making Eucharistic procession banners for this year’s guest speakers, Cardinal Francis Arinze and Raleigh Bishop Michael Burbidge. Alzate also made the banners for Bishop Peter Jugis and Bishop Emeritus William Curlin at the first Congress in 2005.


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Conferencias en Español

Padre Julio Domínguez

Excelencia de la Adoración Eucarística

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ueridos hermanos, Cristo Jesús que murió, resucitó, que está a la derecha de Dios e intercede por nosotros” (Rm 8,34), está presente de múltiples maneras en su Iglesia: en su Palabra para hablarnos; en la oración de su Iglesia (“allí donde dos o tres estén reunidos en mi nombre” (Mt 18,20); en los pobres, los enfermos, los presos (Mt 25,31-46); en los sacramentos de los que él es autor, en el sacrificio de la Misa y en la persona del ministro. Pero sobre todo está presente bajo las especies eucarísticas, es un regalo divino del amor de Dios hacia nosotros, Dios en persona está en medio de nosotros. El modo de presencia de Cristo bajo las especies eucarísticas es misterioso y singular. Eleva la Eucaristía por encima de todos los sacramentos y hace de ella “como la perfección de la vida espiritual y el fin al que tienden todos los sacramentos” (S. Tomás de A., s.th. 3, 73, 3). En el Santísimo Sacramento de la Eucaristía están contenidos verdadera, real y substancialmente el Cuerpo y la Sangre junto con el alma y la divinidad de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, y, por consiguiente, Cristo entero. Esta presencia se denomina `real’, no a título exclusivo, como si las otras presencias no fuesen reales, sino por Excelencia, porque es substancial, y por ella Cristo, Dios y hombre, se hace totalmente presente. La Eucaristía no es un símbolo, es presencia real, “Dios con Nosotros”. Mediante la conversión del pan y del vino en su Cuerpo y Sangre, Cristo se hace presente en este sacramento. Los santos Padres de la Iglesia afirmaron con fuerza la fe de la Iglesia en la eficacia de la Palabra de Cristo y de la acción del Espíritu Santo para obrar esta conversión. Así, S. Juan Crisóstomo declara que: “No es el hombre quien hace que las cosas ofrecidas se conviertan en Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo, sino Cristo mismo que fue crucificado por nosotros. El sacerdote, figura de Cristo, pronuncia estas palabras, pero su eficacia y su gracia provienen de Dios. Esto es mi Cuerpo, dice. Esta palabra transforma las cosas ofrecidas.” (Prod. Jud. 1,6).

Y San Ambrosio dice respecto a esta conversión: “Estemos bien persuadidos de que esto no es lo que la naturaleza ha producido, sino lo que la bendición ha consagrado … La palabra de Cristo, que pudo hacer de la nada lo que no existía, ¿no podría cambiar las cosas existentes en lo que no eran todavía? Porque no es menos dar a las cosas su naturaleza primera que cambiársela (myst. 9,50.52). Cristo, nuestro Redentor, dijo que lo que ofrecía bajo la especie de pan era verdaderamente su Cuerpo, se ha mantenido siempre en la Iglesia esta convicción, que declara de nuevo el Concilio de Trento: “Por la consagración del pan y del vino se opera el cambio de toda la substancia del pan en la substancia del Cuerpo de Cristo nuestro Señor y de toda la substancia del vino en la substancia de su sangre; la Iglesia católica ha llamado justa y apropiadamente a este cambio transubstanciación” (DS 1642). Hermanos, la presencia eucarística de Cristo comienza en el momento de la consagración y dura todo el tiempo que subsistan las especies eucarísticas. Cristo está todo entero presente en cada una de las especies y todo entero en cada una de sus partes de modo que cuando venimos a la Santa Misa recibimos a todo un Dios y cuando hacemos una visita o adoración al Santísimo, tenemos la firme certeza de que Dios está allí con nosotros. Fue Cristo quien lo dijo y la Iglesia lo sigue afirmando como misterio de fe y de amor.

El modo de presencia de Cristo bajo las especies eucarísticas es misterioso y singular.

El Padre Julio Domínguez es Párroco de la Iglesia San Francisco, en Lenoir, y miembro del Comité Organizador del Congreso Eucarístico Diocesano.

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CHARLOTTE — Mucha expectativa ha generado esta nueva edición del Congreso Eucarístico diocesano. Es la sétima edición del evento que expresa y rinde nuestra adoración por Cristo Eucaristía, y este año se espera nuevamente una asistencia masiva de familias hispanas unidas para participar de este evento. Uno de los conferencistas este año es la mexicana Sandy Calderas, psicóloga invidente que ha desarrollado todo un ministerio de alabanza y adoración eucarística a través de la música. Originaria de Jerez, Zacatecas, México, es la hija menor de cuatro hermanos y lleva toda una vida dedicada a la música, viajando por todo el mundo, cantando en conciertos y eventos. A muy temprana edad, luego de acudir a un retiro espiritual y conocer la profundidad del amor de Cristo, Sandy decidió consagrar su voz para alabar a Dios. La promesa específica fué que toda su vida y su voz iba a ser para llevar almas a los pies de Jesús. Ante éste hecho, Sandy recibe un gran regalo: cantar para la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, un día después de su Primera Comunión. De esa forma es como Sandy comienza a participar en diversos coros y ministerios de música religiosa. A los quince años formó parte del grupo de jóvenes que asistió a la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud con el Papa Juan Pablo II en Paris, Francia, y tuvo oportunidad de interpretar sus cantos en las catequesis impartidas a los jóvenes de los distintos continentes. Actualmente Sandy viaja por todo el mundo, cantando en coniertos y eventos, llevando su ministerio de música para atraer más personas hacia Dios. El segundo conferencista que estará presente en esta séptima edición del Congreso Eucarístico es Mons. Eduardo Chávez. Postulador de la causa de canonización de San Juan Diego, Mons. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez posee un doctorado en Historia de la Iglesia, es co-Fundador y Rector del Instituto de Estudios Guadalupanos y Canónigo de la Basílica de Guadalupe. Mons. Chávez estudió Filosofía y Teología en el Instituto de Estudios Eclesiásticos y fue ordenado sacerdote el 15 de Agosto de 1981, en la Catedral Metropolitana de la Arquidiócesis de México. Posee además un Diploma en Filosofía de la Universidad del Valle de Atemajac en Guadalajara, un doctorado en Historia de la Iglesia de la Universidad Pontifica Gregoriana, con la tesis: La Iglesia en México hacia el Concilio Plenario Latinoamericano (1896-1899). El 17 de Mayo del 2001, el Cardenal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Arzobispo de México, lo nombró como el postulador de la causa de Juan Diego. San Juan Diego fue luego canonizado el 31 de Julio del 2002. Mons. Chávez fue además el Secretario General de la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a México. A través de su trabajo como postulador y otros, Msgr. Chávez ha contribuido notablemente al estudio del evento Guadalupano, dictando conferencias en renombradas instituciones a nivel mundial y publicando más de 28 libros y artículos.

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¡No se pierda esto! n CONOZCA UN VERDADERO CARDENAL: Conozca al Cardenal Francis Arinze, de Nigeria. Considerado uno de los expertos más importantes en temas de liturgia Africana e Islámica, dictará la Conferecnia: “La necesidad de la Misa Dominical: Fuente, cumbre y centro de la vida Católica”. La conferencia es en inglés, a las 8:15 p.m. del viernes 23, en el Salón A. n TODA LA NOCHE AL LADO DE JESUS: La adoración eucarística empieza el viernes por la noche (10 p.m.) en la Iglesia San Pedro, en S Tryon St. y continuaréa todo el sábado en el Centro de Convenciones de Charlotte. Venga por una hora o quédese todo el tiempo que pueda, al lado del amigo que nunca falla. n CAMINE LITERALMENTE CON JESUS: Unase a la procesión Eucarística, el sábado 24 de Septiembre, a las 9 a.m., en la Iglesia San Pedro, continuando alrededor de toda la cuadra, hacia el Centro de Convenciones. Los Primeros Comulgantes están invitados a usar sus trajes elegantes y vestidos blancos, si así lo desean. n NO SE PIERDA TRES INTERESANTES CONFERENCIAS: Mons. Chávez, la Hermana Angela Coelho y el seminarista de Raleigh Phillip Johnson estarán en las Conferencias generales, el sábado 24 de septiembre, de 12:30 p.m. a 3:30 p.m., en el Salón A n TENDREMOS CONFESIONES: Sacerdotes de la diócesis estarán en el Salón B para escuchar Confesiones, desde las 12:30 p.m. No se pierda esta oportunidad de ganar la gracia y la paz de Dios en su corazón n ‘HACED ESTO EN CONMEMORACION MIA” Unase a nuestro Obispo Peter J. Jugis para celebrar juntos el sacrificio eucarístico, como inspiradora conclusión al Congreso Eucarístico. Esto será a las 4:30 p.m. en el Salón A. Nuestro Obispo Jugis será el celebrante y homilista.


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Padre Julio Domínguez

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ueridos hermanos en Cristo, es maravilloso pensar que hace algunos años el Espíritu Santo inspiró a nuestro Señor Obispo a iniciar el Congreso Eucarístico. Lo que comenzó por algo muy pequeño ha ido creciendo y creciendo como una prueba de que nuestro Señor está muy feliz de lo que todos juntos estamos haciendo. Parece mentira percibir que ya estamos ‘ad portas’ de la sétima versión del Congreso que celebra a Cristo Eucaristía. Y es que, cuando pensamos en el Congreso Eucarístico, inmediatamente vienen a nuestras mentas las maravillas que pasan en éste: a) Antes que nada la invitación de parte de nuestro Señor Obispo a toda la diócesis a trabajar juntos. Como parte del comité de preparación, yo me quedo admirado de toda la preparación y reuniones que tenemos que hacer, para que el evento sea un éxito, pero, eso es parte del plan de Dios, que nos juntemos para trabajar en equipo y el resultado es que todos los que participen en el evento puedan glorificar a Dios. b) El día del Congreso muchas personas de diferentes razas, lenguas, colores y nacionalidades nos reunimos con un mismo objetivo: Adorar y glorificar al Señor....!Qué maravilloso momento, tan sólo de pensarlo! c) La procesión con el Santísimo tiene muchos efectos, primeramente a los que participamos en ésta, nos viene a la mente la gran promesa del Señor: “yo estaré con ustedes todos los días hasta el final de los siglos” y además damos testimonio de nuestra fe ante tantas personas que necesitan saber de Cristo. d) Los conferencistas generalmente hacen un trabajo estupendo transmitiéndonos lo que Dios quiere decirnos y renovando nuestra fe. f) y sobre todo, la celebración de la Santa Misa es un momento impactante en la vida de todos nosotros, en el cual nos vemos y nos sentimos como Iglesia, unidos en Cristo.

Séptimo Congreso Eucarístico Este año, la versión hispana del Congreso Eucarístico contará con la participación de dos personalidades que trabajan fuertemente por y para la Eucaristía. Se trata de Sandy Calderas, joven invidente de nacimiento, originaria de Jerez, Zacatecas, México. Dios le brindó la oportunidad de realizar una carrera universitaria, además de una fecunda carrera musical, desde los nueve años de edad. Actualmente trabaja como psicóloga clínica familiar, ejerciendo como terapeuta profesional, así también como conductora del programa OASIS DE AMOR trasmitido por la estación de radio católica Guadalupe Radio de Los Angles, California; es psicologa responsable de casa de los pobres de Tijuana y lider de Sandy Caldera Band, viajando por todo el mundo llevando la música para la gloria de Dios. Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez posee un doctorado en historia de la Iglesia y sirvió como uno de los postuladores de la causa de canonización de San Juan Diego. Es co-Fundador y Rector del Instituto de Estudios Guadalupanos y Canónigo de la Basílica de Guadalupe. El 17 de Mayo del 2001, el Cardenal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Arzobispo de México, lo nombró como el postulador de la causa de Juan Diego. San Juan Diego fue luego canonizado el 31 de Julio del 2002. Msgr. Chávez fue además el Secretario General de la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a México. A través de su trabajo como postulador y otros, Msgr. Chávez ha contribuido notablemente al estudio del evento Guadalupano, dictando conferencias en renombradas instituciones a nivel mundial y publicando más de 28 libros y artículos. Hermanos, dénse la oportunidad de participar en este gran evento, les aseguro que es una experiencia muy enriquecedora en el orden de la fe. El Padre Julio Domínguez es Párroco de la Iglesia San Franciso, en Lenoir y miembro del Comité Organizador del Congreso Eucarístico Diocesano.

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CHARLOTTE — El evento Guadalupe es considerado un verdadero catalizador de una transformación religiosa y cultural hispana. Su presencia e influencia trasciende el ámbito religioso y, a la vez, lleva el catolicismo a otros ámbitos. Este año, el séptimo Congreso Eucarístico nos trae a Monseñor Eduardo Chávez, postulador de la causa de San Juan Diego. Mons. Chávez es doctor en Historia de la Iglesia, Co-Fundador y Rector del Instituto de Estudios Guadalupanos y en 2005, fue nombrado canónigo de la Basílica Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Nacido en México el 31 de diciembre de 1956, Mons. Chávez ingresó al Seminario Conciliar de México y cursó los estudios de Filosofía y Teología en el Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiásticos. Fue ordenado al sacerdocio el 15 de agosto de 1981, en la Catedral Metropolitana de la Arquidiócesis de México. Mons. Chávez posee además un diploma en Filosoía de la Universidad del Valle de Atemajac de Guadalajara y obtuvo además un doctorado en Historia de la Iglesia de la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana, con la tesis: La Iglesia en México hacia el Concilio Plenario Latinoamericano (1896-1899). El Cardenal de México, Arzobispo Norberto Rivera Carrera nombró a Mons. Chávez como Postulador de la causa de San Juan Diego, el 17 de mayo del 2001. San Juan Diego fue canonizado el 31 de Julio del 2002. Mons. Chávez fue además Secretario General de la visita del Papa Juan Pablo II a México. Existen múltiples contribuciones de Mons. Chávez al estudio del evento Guadalupe, a través de conferencias en instituciones académicas de prestigio internacional, además de publicar más de 28 libros, así como múltiples artículos al respecto. En una de estas conferencias sobre el evento Guadalupe, Mons. Chávez nos explica esta verdadera y rica relación entre el evento Guadalupe y la presencia de Cristo Eucaristía. “Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe envió a Juan Diego con el Obispo, para pedirle que construyera la casa de Dios, un templo,” señala Mons. Chávez. Y añade: “Ella estaba buscando un lugar en el que obispos y sacerdotes pudieran hacer el presente el Pan de Vida a los fieles.”


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CHARLOTTE — El séptimo Congreso Eucarístico este año cuenta con la Hermana Angela Coelho, doctor en medicina y religiosa, miembro de la Alianza de Santa María. La Hermana Coelho fue nombrada vice-postuladora de la causa de canonización de Jacinta y Francisco Marto. Tuvimos la oportunidad de conversar telefónicamente con la hermana, dias antes de su visita a Charlotte, para el Congreso Eucaristico. ¿Cuáles son sus expectativas para el Congreso Eucarístico? Me gustaría muchísimo poder ser capaz de transmitir el amor por la adoración Eucarística. A través de de toda mi vida y específicamente a través del evento Fátima, la Eucaristía me ha permitido experimentar al verdadero Jesús, de forma cotidiana. En ese sentido, Charlotte tiene la enorme bendición de contar con un evento como éste, en el que se puede tomar un momento especial para honrar a Cristo Eucaristía, cada año. ¿Qué papel ha tenido la Eucaristía en su llamado a la vocación religiosa? La Eucaristía ha sido siempre mi soporte y fortaleza, desde los inicios de mi vocación. El camino a la vida consagrada es muy difícil y a veces hasta duro. Para mi, saber que podía tener un momento para encontrarme con Cristo Eucaristía, en la quietud de la adoración o en la celebración eucarística, se convirtió en un verdadero puente que me ayudó a atravesar estos caminos difíciles. La Eucaristía ha sido siempre la fortaleza en mis debilidades. ¿Cuál es su sentimiento al formar parte como vice-postuladora de la canonización de Jacinta y Francisca Marto? Me siento honrada de ser parte de este proceso de canonización. Aún estamos necesitando un milagro más para que la causa se apruebe, lo que pasa es que hasta el año 1981, la Iglesia no canonizaba niños, además de que cada proceso de canonización toma mucho tiempo. Muchas veces, también depende de cuán conocido es quien va busca ser canonizado, por ejemplo la Madre Teresa de Calcuta y el Papa Juan Pablo II, tuvieron procesos de causa mucho más rápidos. Pero para mi, ser parte del proceso de canonización en el evento Fátima es un verdadero honor, como religiosa y también como portuguesa. Desde niña, crecí al lado de lo que significó la Virgen de Fátima para mi pais, como uno de los momentos históricos más importantes de la historia de Portugal. Ahora el Señor me permite servir en esta posición, específicamente a través del carisma de mi congregación, que es la vida y difusión del mensaje de Fátima.”

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CHARLOTTE — Escuchar a Sandy Caldera es recibir energía. Una persona de una personalidad magnética, un optimismo a prueba del cansancio normal del final del dia. Le damos una idea de la expectativa que existe por su visita, hablamos de los preparativos de este séptimo Congreso Eucarístico, y, sin mayores dilaciones, quisimos formular algunas cortas preguntas que aqui se resumen. ¿Cómo te sientes de venir por primera vez a Charlotte? Bueno, ante todo gracias por esta oportunidad de dirigirme todos mis hermanos en Charlotte. Para mi fue una agradable sorpresa saber que iríamos a Charlotte, por ser una ciudad con una población hispana emergente y un lugar al que aún no habíamos podido llegar. Eso lo hace aún más atractivo para nosotros. Estamos muy emocionados de poder estar junto a ustedes, conocernos y adorar juntos a Cristo Eucaristía, a través de la música. ¿Cómo definirías el ministerio de la música como un medio para acercarnos más a Dios? Yo defino este ministerio como una tremenda bendición, porque a la vez es algo que disfruto y me gusta. Siento que a través de este don que Dios me regaló he podido acercarme más y además ser un vehículo para que muchos otros lleguen y se acerquen más a El, a través de la música. Por otro lado, pienso que es uno de los ministerios que más apoyo necesita. Muchas veces estamos acostumbrados a no reforzar o apoyar a los laicos interesados en el ministerio musical y dejamos que se usen “playbacks” o pistas, dejando de lado el desarrollo profesional. Justamente creo que mi talento o don también es parte de la tarea de ayudar y promover el proceso de madurez y apoyo a nuestros ministros de la música, hacerlos más profesionales. ¿Te refieres con esto a la industrialización de la música cristiana evangélica, por ejemplo? Si, yo creo que en este sentido nuestros hermanos de otras iglesias han podido construir toda una industria en torno a la alabanza y adoración. Nuestra tradición católica y la riqueza de nuestros sacramentos son un terreno fértil

para nutrir un verdadero y serio amor por la música. Es momento de hacer crecer nuestros talentos y fructificarlos musicalmente. Caldera comparte sus recargados dias junto a eu esposo, Elliott González Vásquez, su brazo derecho y baterista del grupo musical, así como junto a su pequeña hija. En el 2009 publicó su primer libro: “Dios Quiere Restaurar Tu Corazón,” y por si fuera poco, además conduce el programa radial “Oasis de amor,” que se transmite a través de Radio Guadalupe, en Los Angeles. Caldera se despide de nosotros recordándonos sus proyectos a futuro: “Tengo proyectos para las tres grandes áreas de mi vida: como psicóloga, quisiera seguir escribiendo libros y promover conferencias para ayudar a las familias hispanas; como cantante, me gustaría seguir creciendo profesionalmente, abriendo nuevas ventanas y posibilidades y promoviendo lo mejor de nuestros talentos para alabar al Señor a través de la música; y finalmente, como madre y esposa, me gustaría vivir de acuerdo a lo que predico, haciendo felices a mi pequeña hija y a mi esposo.”

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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Children’s program to highlight God’s love for us Patricia L. Guilfoyle Editor

CHARLOTTE — The 300-500 children expected to attend the seventh annual Eucharistic Congress will learn about the love of God during a program modeled on the beloved “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” curriculum. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based method of learning about the Catholic faith, and at its heart is the belief that even the littlest children – not just older children preparing to receive the sacraments – can know, love and serve God. Little children have a unique ability and openness to listening to God’s voice with their innocent ears. Rather than first learning Old Testament stories about Noah’s Ark or the Garden of Eden (stories of God’s displeasure and man’s sinfulness), children are introduced to Jesus as the Good Shepherd who loves His sheep, to the Holy Mass and the sacraments as expressions of God’s love and grace, and to the Catholic Church as the way we worship and serve God. The aim of the curriculum is to help children start a personal relationship with Jesus

that will grow and flourish with them throughout their lives. “We are grateful for the invitation and delighted that the children are invited to such an important event in the life of the community as the Eucharistic Congress,” said Mary Mirrione of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd USA, who will be leading the program at the Congress. “We look forward to serving the children in the Diocese of Charlotte ‘to grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship and witness.’” “Children have unexpected capacity for their relationship with God. Seeing the experience of this number of children from very diverse backgrounds, coming together with a profound sense of love and joy for the Lord, is soul-satisfying. The relationship with our Father feeds a vital need within all of us, but especially for children, as it’s then we are so completely open, vulnerable and pure of heart,” said Karen Andrade, one of the organizers for the Children’s Track. There will be a “re-enactment” of the Last Supper by students from Belmont Abbey College, fitting in with the Congress theme of “Do this in Memory of Me,”

For more To learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, go online to www.cgsusa.org. Also check out “The Religious Potential of the Child” by Sofia Cavalletti, its founder, who just passed away in August at the age of 94.

and children will be introduced how to approach Him in the Blessed Sacrament with Adoration. The children will also create banners to bring home to their families, Andrade said. “The younger group will be aware of grace and courtesy, whereas the older ones will hear the ‘Story of Bread’ that moves from the grain of wheat sown into the soil through the celebration of the Mass,” Andrade said. “This will remind the children how the Blessed Sacrament is the gift of the Father and work of human CHILDREN, SEE page 20

Children’s Track (K-5) The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children in grades K-5 will include music, singing and a live presentation of Jesus and His Apostles, bringing to life the words children hear at every Mass.

Middle School Track (6-8) Teens from the Diocesan Youth Advisory Council will offer skits, activities and information about how teens can become involved with organizations like the council. Father Pat Hoare, pastor of St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte, a former youth minister turned priest, will speak about Eucharistic miracles. The band “Redeemed,” from St. Matthew Church in Charlotte, will also perform praise and worship songs.

High School Track (9-12) Seth De Moor, founder of One Billion Stories, will talk about his faith and his unique ministry. De Moor travels the world seeking stories about Catholics and their faith journeys so he can share them on his web site. Seminarian Philip Johnson, whose battle with cancer has given him an enlightening perspective on redemptive suffering, will also speak.


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throughout the diocese.” The two-day Congress begins with a sacred music concert at 7 p.m. Friday, performed by the 100-voice diocesan choir under the direction of Dr. Larry Stratemeyer. Selections for the concert include beautiful Marian hymns such as “Regina Coeli,” “Salve Regina” and “Ave Regina Coelorum.” Cardinal Francis Arinze will deliver the keynote address immediately following the concert on Friday. The title of his address is: “The Necessity of the Sunday Mass: Source, Summit and Center of Catholic Life.” College students and young adults will then gather for their own “College Night,” while the lay faithful are encouraged to participate in nocturnal Adoration at St. Peter Church beginning at 10 p.m. At 9 a.m. Saturday, a Eucharistic Procession will take place starting from St. Peter Church on South Tryon Street. It will culminate inside the Charlotte Convention Center with a Holy Hour featuring homilist Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh at 10:15 a.m. Parishes are

encouraged to bring their church banners and walk in the procession. Following the Holy Hour there is a lunch break followed by General, Spanish and Youth Tracks from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the convention center. Featured speakers include: Monsignor Eduardo Chavez (both General and Spanish track), and Sister Angela Coehlo and Raleigh seminarian Philip Johnson in the General Track. Seth De Moor (founder of www. OneBillionCatholicStories.com) and his wife Brigid will meet with the high school youth, while Kathy Bartlett, director of liturgical ministries and leader of the band, “Redeemed”, will entertain the middle schoolers. A Children’s Track for preregistered K-5 youth featuring the beloved “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” is also planned. Music groups from around the Diocese of Charlotte, including the St. Gregory Latin Children’s Choir, will perform from 3:30 p.m. until Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. The closing Mass of the congress will feature Charlotte Bishop Peter J. Jugis as homilist and main celebrant. He will be joined by priests, deacons, religious and laity from around the diocese as we all worship the Eucharistic Lord, the source and summit of our faith.

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hands, and most importantly, that Jesus gives us all He is in the celebration of the Mass.” Added Mirrione, “We will remember what happened the night before He died. He wanted to show His friends just how much He loved them. It was at this meal that Jesus did something new. He knew He would be dying soon. He was returning

to the Father. He wanted to be with His Father, yet He wanted to be with His friends. What He did was find a way that He could return to His Father and yet remain with His friends. We were not there at the Last Supper, but we are also His friends. We will remember that we hear these words at every Mass. And we remember what a Gift He has given us!” “We hope that the children will come away from this time with a greater love for the Jesus and the Eucharist and a better understanding of how to approach Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in silence, peace and joy,” she said.


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Patron saint of Eucharistic congresses St. Paschal Baylon (1540-1592) was a shepherd and lay brother of the Franciscan Friars. His life was noted for his devotion to Eucharistic Adoration. In 1897 Pope Leo XIII declared St. Pascal the patron saint of all Eucharistic congresses and Associations. His feast is kept on May 17.

Gain a plenary indulgence A plenary, or full, indulgence is offered to those who attend Eucharistic Congress, go to confession, receive Holy Communion and offer prayers for the Holy Father within one week of the Congress. “An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporary punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven,” according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Help the Congress The Eucharistic Congress is free and open to the public. However, it costs approximately $30 per attendee to cover the building rental, the audio/visual support and the transportation and other costs associated with the event. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome and can be made securely online through www.

charlottediocese.org/donations. Checks can be sent to: Diocese of Charlotte, Eucharistic Congress, 1123 South Church St., Charlotte, NC 28203. You also have the option of contributing through collections at the Congress. — Patricia Guilfoyle

Adoring the Blessed Sacrament Mary B. Worthington Correspondent

“One of the aspects of night Adoration that we all love is that we are up, in the quiet of the night, keeping vigil with Our Lord, when very few are thinking of Him.” So says Mother Dolores Marie of St. Joseph Monastery in Charlotte, about the discipline of making a Holy Hour at night – a privilege for the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. At the Congress, all of the faithful can share this experience through “Nocturnal Adoration” at St. Peter Church Friday, Sept. 23. Eucharistic Adoration will be open throughout the Congress on Saturday, Sept. 24. The Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at St. Peter Church on South Tryon Street starting at 10 p.m. Friday, after the sacred music concert and keynote address by Cardinal Francis Arinze. Adoration will end at 7 a.m. Saturday for a clergy-only Holy Hour prior to the Eucharistic Procession.

A Holy Hour will begin in Hall A of the Convention Center immediately following the procession. Around 11:30 a.m., the Blessed Sacrament will be transferred to an indoor tent in Hall B that will function as an Adoration Chapel on Saturday. For security – both symbolic and practical, with such large crowds gathered – Knights of Columbus will stand at the chapel’s entrance, expressing their commitment as “Christian

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soldiers who would offer our lives for Christ: He is the Eucharist,” explained Ron Harbert, Grand Knight at St. Dorothy Church in Lincolnton. It is not necessary to sign up to attend overnight Adoration at St. Peter Church. Come anytime, and stay as long as you like. Parking is available either in the Green Garage at 425 South Tryon St., next to St. Peter Church.


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