Diocese of Charlotte 9th Annual Eucharistic Congress Sept. 13-14, 2013 Charlotte Convention Center
Prayer for the Success of the Eucharistic Congress From “The Raccolta, 601”
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome to the Eucharistic Congress! During this Year of Faith, we joyfully gather as the faithful of the Diocese of Charlotte to thank Almighty God for the gift of our faith, especially our Catholic faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The Congress Theme The theme for the Congress this year contains two phrases: “The Mystery of Faith: Open the Door to Christ.” The words, “The Mystery of Faith,” which are proclaimed by the priest after the consecration at Mass, remind us that the Holy Eucharist truly is THE mystery of faith. To believe in the Eucharist as the Real Presence of Christ is to believe in all the mysteries of our faith: the Trinity, the Incarnation of the Son of God, and the Redemption. The words, “Open the Door to Christ,” remind us that we must open the door to Christ every day, and that we must always keep the door to Christ open in our life. During this Year of Faith, we thank Almighty God that He has opened for each of us the door to faith in Jesus.
The Congress Logo The logo for this year’s Congress depicts the boat of the fisherman, St. Peter. The Gospel tells us that Jesus saw two boats alongside Lake Gennesaret. He chose to get into the boat belonging to Simon Peter, and once they had pulled out a short distance from the shore Jesus proceeded to teach the crowds who were gathered on the seashore to hear him. (Luke 5:3). The teaching of Christ is the beginning of faith. The boat in our logo symbolizes the Church which is at sail upon the everchanging sea of history. The mast of the boat is in the form of a cross, and the sail is the familiar IHS monogram for Jesus. By means of the sail, the wind of the Holy Spirit propels the Church on her sailing voyage through history. Behind the sail is the outline of a circle, representing the Eucharistic Host, the Real Presence of Christ abiding with His Church.
The Congress Holy Card The holy card for the Congress depicts Jesus giving to St. Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The Gospel relates that Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”, and Peter confessed, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” In response to this profession of faith, Jesus responded: “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matt 16:19). Jesus thus designated St. Peter to be head of the household of faith, a household of which we are all members. The Holy Eucharist is Jesus’ gift to His Church. It is a great Mystery of Faith. May the celebration of our Eucharistic Congress inspire us to greater devotion to Jesus and to faithful witness to Him in our lives. Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis Bishop of Charlotte 2
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, deacons, 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. Saint Paschal Baylon, pray for us. Saint Patrick, pray for us. Amen.
Explore ‘The Mystery of Faith’ at Eucharistic Congress Sept. 13-14 in Charlotte Connect with the Congress
CHARLOTTE — More than 10,000 Catholics are expected to “Open the Door to Christ” during the Diocese of Charlotte’s ninth annual Eucharistic Congress on Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Charlotte Convention Center. Congress events begin on Friday at 7 p.m. with a welcome by Charlotte Bishop Peter J. Jugis, followed by a sacred music concert featuring a diocesan choir and keynote address by Bishop Oscar Cantú, D.D., of Las Cruces, N.M. Bishop Cantú will deliver a keynote address, “Nourishing Our Faith at the Table of the Eucharist,” immediately following the concert. This year’s sacred music concert will be conducted by Tiffany Gallozzi, Dr. Giovanni DeLuca and Thomas Savoy, with organist Dr. Larry Stratemeyer. On Saturday, Sept. 14, a Eucharistic Procession will be held in uptown Charlotte starting at 9 a.m. The procession will go from St. Peter Church on South Tryon Street to the Convention Center. Everyone is invited to line up along the procession route and join in the procession behind their parish’s banner as it
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Keynote Speakers The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte Founder and Host of the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress; Homilist at Saturday evening Holy Mass Hall A – Saturday Vigil Mass, Sept. 14, 4:15 p.m.
A Charlotte native, Bishop Peter J. Jugis is the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte. Ordained a priest in 1983 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, Bishop Jugis has served in parishes throughout the diocese. Under his guidance, the diocese began holding the annual Eucharistic Congress in 2005.
The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces, N.M. Keynote address: “Nourishing our Faith at the Table of the Eucharist” Hall A – Friday, Sept. 13, 8:15 p.m. Holy Hour homilist: “The Eucharistic Lord Jesus – The Door to Heaven” Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 14, 10:15 a.m. Bishop Oscar Cantú is a native of Houston, Texas. He has spent his priestly career working in parishes throughout the Houston metropolitan area. His last assignment before he was ordained a bishop in February of this year was as pastor at Houston’s Holy Name Parish, his childhood parish. Since ordination to the priesthood, Bishop Cantú has been involved in the Christian Family movement, a national network of parish/neighborhood small groups of Catholics and their families who come together to reinforce their Christian values and are encouraged to reach out to others. From 2004 to 2007, Bishop Cantú co-hosted an interfaith radio show in Houston called “Show of Faith.” His co-hosts included a Jewish rabbi and a Protestant minister. The program discussed issues from the perspective of their individual faith traditions.
English Track Speakers Father Michael Gaitley, MIC: “Hearts Afire: Parish Based Evangelization” Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, is a member of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. He serves as the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. When he is not preaching retreats and missions, Father Gaitley lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.
Dr. Christopher Kaczor, “Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dr. Christopher Kaczor is professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His nine books include “The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church,” “How to Stay Catholic in College,” and “Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition.” Kaczor’s research on issues of ethics, philosophy and religion has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post and National Review, and on NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC and “The Today Show.”
Father Thomas Loya, STB, MA, “Theology of the Body and Catholic Parenting” Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Father Thomas J. Loya is pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, Ill. He is also the host of “Light of the East Radio” heard on EWTN Radio affiliates, Ave Maria Radio and The Guadalupe Radio Network. Father Loya is also host of the radio program “A Body of Truth.” He is an authority on the Theology of the Body, a worldview that was promoted by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Theology of the Body looks at human sexuality through the prism of the sacraments and the liturgy. It facilitates a truly balanced, accurate and honest perspective on all of the hotbutton issues of our times.
Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, “The Ear of the Heart and the Door to Christ” Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 14, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mother Dolores Hart is the prioress of the Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn. Prior to entering the abbey in 1963, she was a well-known actress appearing in films with Elvis Presley, Montgomery Clift and Stephen Boyd. While Hart was filming “Francis of Assisi” in Rome, she met Blessed Pope John XXIII, who was instrumental in her vocation. She told him, “I am Dolores Hart, the actress playing Clare.” The pontiff replied, “Tu sei Chiara!” (“No, you are Clare!” in Italian). Mother Dolores is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and is eligible to vote for the Academy Awards. In 2011 she was the subject of the documentary film “God is the Bigger Elvis,” which was nominated for an Oscar, and after decades of being away from Hollywood, she strode the red carpet once again. 5
Children’s Track Speakers K-5 Track: ‘Holy Heroes’ and the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Room 217 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Back by popular demand! Holy Heroes Adventure Team is a family-owned apostolate loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and not associated with any particular congregation, order or movement. Kids will also enjoy games, singing and learning about our faith with the joyful and fun Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia from Nashville, Tenn., returning again to this year’s Eucharistic Congress.
Middle School Track: Russell Hoyt and Michael Becker Room 213 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14
Featured speaker Russell Hoyt will take youths on a journey exploring our Catholic faith. Hoyt, a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, is a dynamic youth ministry leader and speaker. Emcee will be Michael Becker.
High School Track: Father David Miller and Patrick Jacobeen Grand Ballroom – 12:15-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Real teens, real Truth, real reason to hope! Teens are invited to join musician and host Patrick Jacobeen and special guest Father David Miller. jACOBEEN MILLER Jacobeen is a Belmont Abbey College graduate who recently taught at Charlotte Catholic High School and served as youth ministry director at Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury. Father Miller serves as pastor of St. Dorothy Church in Lincolnton. There will also be a panel discussion on “Chastity, a Reason to Hope,” featuring down-to-earth couples who trusted God with their purity.
Hey, teens! Bring your lunch to the High School Track before the program begins at 12:15 p.m. for “Teen Café”! Enjoy the company of religious brothers and sisters from all over the world. 6
Don’t miss! n DISPEL MYTHS ABOUT OUR FAITH: Dr. Christopher Kaczor, author of the acclaimed “Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” and other books, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Hall A.
n HEAR FROM THE NUN WHO KISSED ELVIS: Benedictine Mother Dolores Hart, who left a glamorous career in Hollywood to become a cloistered nun, will speak about her religious vocation and listening to the voice of God in your life with “The Ear of the Heart.”
n PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER WITH JESUS: Eucharistic Adoration will begin Friday night at 10 at St. Peter Church, South Tryon Street, until 8 a.m. Saturday, and then will continue all day Saturday inside the Charlotte Convention Center. Come for an hour, or stay as long as you like. Spend a quiet moment with your Best Friend.
n LEARN WHAT ‘THEOLOGY OF THE BODY’ IS: Human sexuality is a complicated and beautiful thing, especially when it is lived within the Catholic context of the sacraments and the liturgy. What does that mean? Come find out from Father Thomas Loya, an expert on this worldview promoted by Blessed Pope John Paul II. He will speak at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Hall A.
n WALK WITH JESUS, LITERALLY: Join the Eucharistic Procession starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Peter Church, continuing through downtown Charlotte to the Charlotte Convention Center. First Communicants – wear those white dresses or suits and make Mom and Dad very happy.
n SING ALONG: Enjoy listening to the Diocese of Charlotte Choir and some of the area’s best Catholic musicians perform selections of sacred music – ranging from Mozart to modern composers – and sing along for the Eucharistic Congress concert’s traditional concluding hymn, “O God, Beyond All Praising.” The concert is the official kick-off for the ninth-annual Eucharistic Congress, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in Hall A.
n YES, GO TO CONFESSION: Priests from around the diocese will be gathered in Hall A (English) and Hall C (Spanish) to hear confessions starting at 11:30 a.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 SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP: More than 100 information and commercial vendors will be located throughout Hall B. Find Bibles and a wide selection of Catholic literature for adults and children, rosaries and religious medals, First Communion gifts and other special occasion items, Catholic artwork and statues, information from Diocese of Charlotte ministries and lay groups, and much more.
n CELEBRATE ‘THE MYSTERY OF FAITH’: Join our own Bishop Peter J. Jugis for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, an inspiring conclusion to the Eucharistic Congress, starting at 4:15 p.m. Saturday in Hall A. Bishop Jugis will also give the homily. (This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation.) 7
Prayer card features Christ and Peter Prayer cards for the 2013 Eucharistic Congress feature the famous Sistine Chapel painting “Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter,” by Pietro Perugino (1481-1482). The scene is inspired by the words of Matthew 16:18-19: “And I say to thee: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed in heaven.” Jesus said these words at Caesarea Philippi, Scripture tells us, but Perugino transposes the biblical scene into his era as a way to illustrate that Christ’s establishing of the Church, the primacy of Peter and apostolic succession continue to the present day. The work is part of a series of frescoes in the Sistine Chapel that Perugino and other artists were commissioned to paint by Pope Sixtus IV as part of renovations to the chapel. Perugino painted scenes from the life of Moses and from the life of Christ. He used mathematical computations to determine where to place objects in precise relation to each other within the painting, and this masterpiece of harmony, symmetry, clarity and control established his reputation in the Renaissance world. The focal point of the painting is Christ handing the keys to heaven and hell to Peter. Surrounding them are the Apostles, and behind them, contemporaries of Perugino. The concept of keys as a symbol of authority and succession was familiar to the Jews at the time of Christ. 1 Isaiah 22:20-22 mentions a prime minister, Eliakim, successor to Shebna, appointed by the king: “And I shall lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder: and he shall open and none shall shut: and he shall shut and none shall open.” And elsewhere in the New Testament, the authority of the Church is similarly described: John 20:22b-23, Rev 1:17b-18 and Rev 3:7. In this case the keys represent spiritual jurisdiction – the gold key pointing to Jesus and heaven, the other key pointing down to hell – and Christ and Peter are placed at the juncture of earth and heaven. Following Scripture, Perugino depicts the delivery of the keys as a public act, not just privately between Jesus and Peter. Christ turns His head in mercy toward Peter, who kneels in a gesture of humility and obedience. He knows he is a sinful man, but he submits totally to Christ. He stretches out his hand to receive the keys, but his other hand covers his heart – vowing to live as a servant of the servants, an example to the Christian flock. The expansive background featuring mountains and trees expresses the Church’s authority over all creation. The clear blue sky represents the clarity and peace of the Gospel message of salvation. The groups of people in the background show two secondary scenes from the life of Christ: His stoning on the right, and the tribute money on the left. The building in the middle, flanked by two triumphal arches, represents Solomon’s temple. It has eight sides, a number representing eternity (the time outside the seven-day week set by God when He created the universe).
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be offered as well. Father David Miller, pastor of St. Dorothy Church in Lincolnton, and Patrick Jacobeen, Belmont Abbey College graduate, will speak to high school students. Russ Hoyt and students who are Hintermeyer Scholars at Belmont Abbey College will speak to the youth in the middle school track. The Holy Heroes Adventure Team will be featured in the children’s track. Reservations for these tracks are required. Adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel will be offered throughout the day-long event. Confessions will be heard designated areas in Hall A (English) and Hall C (Spanish). Vendors will be on hand selling Catholic religious items, clothing, books, CDs, DVDs and more. Food is available for sale in the convention center. Please note that, because of federal security regulations, coolers are not allowed inside the convention center. The Eucharistic Congress will conclude with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Bishop Jugis will be the main celebrant and homilist. For more information about the ninth annual Eucharistic Congress, go online to www.goeucharist.com.
passes by. Parents of first Communicants are asked to walk alongside their children to the convention center. At 10:15 a.m., once the Blessed Sacrament has been placed on the altar and the Eucharistic Procession ends, a Holy Hour will take place in Hall A of the convention center. Bishop Cantú will deliver the homily, speaking on “The Eucharistic Lord Jesus – The Door to Heaven.” After the Holy Hour and welcome announcements, the English, Hispanic and Vietnamese programs of the Eucharistic Congress will begin at 11:30 a.m. Speakers for the English track in Hall A include Father Michael Gaitley, MIC; Dr. Christopher Kaczor; Father Thomas Loya, STB, and Mother Dolores Hart, OSB. Speakers for the Hispanic track in Hall B include Bishop Cantú ; Jesus Heriberto Felix Guerra, and Father Julio Dominguez, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lenoir. There will be book signings by some of the speakers during the day near the food court. High school, middle school and children’s tracks will
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Other News Bringing food to the Congress? The Charlotte Convention Center prohibits outside food from being brought inside. The prohibition includes coolers and other containers of food. Please take advantage of the food service options that are available in the convention center.
First aid First aid is available inside the Charlotte Convention Center. See an usher wearing a blue blazer and white shirt.
Assistance for the hearing impaired Once again this year the Eucharistic Congress will offer signing for the hearing impaired in Hall A. Volunteer signers will translate the Holy Hour, English Track speakers and the Vigil Mass. Ushers will direct those seeking sign interpretation to appropriate seating in the front of Hall A.
Children’s Latin Choir to perform 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 at 3:30 p.m. in Hall A.
Vietnamese Track There will be programming in Vietnamese from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Room 207.
Find out more about Eastern-rite Catholics
Patron saint of Eucharistic congresses
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 the pope. For more about this unique congregation, check them out online at stbasil.weebly.com.
St. Paschal Baylon (15401592) 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.
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 also 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 Eucharistic Congress.
Gain a plenary indulgence A plenary, or full, indulgence is offered to those who attend the 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.
— Patricia Guilfoyle, Catholic News Herald
PHOTOS BY SueAnn Howell | Catholic News Herald
The Diocese of Charlotte Choir and other musicians perform during the sacred music concert of the 2012 Eucharistic Congress. This year, the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in Hall A of the Charlotte Convention Center.
Concert of Sacred Music 7 p.m. Sept. 13, 2013 Charlotte Convention Center Welcome by His Excellency, Bishop Peter J. Jugis, J.C.D.
Dr. Gianfranco DeLuca, Conductor Thomas Savoy, Conductor Tiffany Gallozzi, Conductor Dr. Larry Stratemeyer, Organist
‘Open the Door to Christ’ “Open the Door to Christ” is a statement of invitation for all who desire to be united to the Holiness of God the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. The process of this unfolding through all of salvation history has inspired composers to write beautiful, noble, exciting music to artistically express this incredible, holy plan.
The Heavens Are Telling
F.J. Haydn (1732-1808)
Soloists: Joan Kelly, Phil Haigler, Jeff Wagner “The Heavens Are Telling” is the final movement in part I of “The Creation.” Part I of this work musically outlines the first four days of creation. On the fourth day God created the lights of the sky to illuminate the earth and separate light from darkness. This movement jubilantly expresses the goodness of God’s creation. The soloists represent the archangels as heavenly hosts proclaiming the joyfulness of this creation. How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Scripture tells us, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be. What came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-5)
Venite Exultemus Domino
J.P. Sweelink (1562-1621)
This piece is written by Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink. He used Psalm 95:1-3 as the text. This psalm has been used throughout the centuries as an invitatory prayer during the recitation of the divine office. God has created all of heaven and earth, and now, through this psalm, the faithful are invited to sing to the Lord – and not just sing, but sing with joy. Come, let us praise the Lord with joy: let us joyfully sing to God our Savior. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving: and make a joyful noise to Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Christ is God, our Savior. So we enter into His Presence, His true and holy Presence in the Eucharist, with thanksgiving. 11
O Magnum Mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
The text for this motet is taken from the responsory of Christmas matins. In this work Victoria captures the mystery of the Incarnation and birth of the Savior with vocal lines that seem to capture the timeless flow of eternity. The rhythmic “alleluia” at the end brings the listener to a moment of order, a sense that this eternal event has now punctured space and time. How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? St. John Chrysostom tells us, “For what reason? That coming amongst us He may teach us, and teaching, lead us by the hand to the things men cannot see.” O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament, that animals should see the new-born Lord, lying in a manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!
Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
There is no question that the Blessed Virgin Mary possesses an integral role in salvation history. Her fiat opened the door for the Son of God to be born into history. The beautiful words of the Hail Mary come from the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth. Mary did not have a chance to tell Elizabeth the good news before Elizabeth’s own unborn son, John, leaped at the sound of Mary’s voice! Mary’s fiat makes her the new Eve, the mother of the new Adam who is Christ, and gives us an example of complete trust and obedience to God’s Will. How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? St. Jose Maria Escrivá tells us, “If you seek Mary, you will find Jesus. And you will learn a bit more about what is in the heart of a God who humbles Himself, discarding all manifestations of His power and majesty to take the form of a servant.”
Fanfare and Chorale
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) / Arthur Bliss (1891-1975)
The text of this chorale is the first verse of the hymn “Christ is Made a Sure Foundation.” This text reminds us that Christ is the cornerstone of the Church (Eph 2:19-20) and that the Church is not simply a building but the faithful who allow themselves to be built into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices (1 Pet. 2:5). How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Through our baptism, the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, the faithful share in Christ’s priestly vocation (784), His prophetic office (785) and His royal office (786).
King: Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven
Ferguson (b. 1941)
The Catechism tells us, Christ “exercises His kingship by drawing all men to Himself through His death and Resurrection. Christ, King and Lord of the universe, made Himself the servant of all, for He came ‘not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’ ” (CCC 786)
Prophet: The Last Words of David
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
The prophetic office of Christ contains the supernatural sense of faith that belongs to the whole people, the Catechism tells us. This hymn’s text from 2 Samuel 23 speaks of one who rules with justice and the fear of God, who maintains His covenant, and brings to fruition His salvation. Those baptized participate in this as they rule the circumstances of their lives within this faith, deepening its understanding and becoming Christ’s witnesses in the midst of this world. (CCC 785)
Priest: Juravit Dominus
Lorenzo Perosi (1872-1956)
The text of this piece comes from Psalm 109:4: “The Lord has sworn and will not waver: ‘You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek.’” Hebrews 6:20 to chapter 7 explains Jesus to be the high priest according to the order of Melchizedek. There are those, of course, who are called to this one priesthood in Christ; however, the lay faithful who are baptized, by regeneration and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, are consecrated to be a spiritual house and a holy priesthood. (CCC 784)
Kyrie and Agnus Dei
William Byrd (1540-1623)
Mass for Four Voices The common thought that runs through these two parts of the Mass is mercy. Throughout Holy Mass we lift up our request for God’s mercy. We begin with a penitential offering resulting in “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy,” within each Eucharistic Prayer there is pleading to the Lord on behalf of the congregation to have mercy, and finally at the fraction rite we beg Jesus who is the Lamb of God, son of David, as the blind beggar in Luke calls out, not only for mercy but for peace. How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Asking Jesus Christ for mercy as our Savior brings us to the practice of humility, and according to St. Augustine humility is the foundation of all the other virtues. Asking our Lord for mercy in the hope we will receive allows us to be healed and reflect the mercy of Christ to others. Kyrie: Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy. Agnus Dei: Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, grant us peace.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
arr. Gilbert Martin (b. 1941)
There have been many songs and hymns written about the crucifixion of our Lord. This one leans toward the understanding and appreciation of this incredible act of suffering out of an unimaginable love for mankind. “We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.” Because of this act of love, expiation for sin has been satisfied, His resurrection took place, and humanity has the opportunity to live in the Father’s house through all eternity. How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Humanity has the distinct privilege of uniting suffering with Christ’s suffering. Lamentations 1:12 is often used as a meditation during the Stations of the Cross: “Come, all who pass by the way, pay attention and see: Is there any pain like my pain, which has been ruthlessly inflicted upon me.” Sharing in the suffering of Christ allows us to be part of the redemptive plan. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta once said: “Suffering is a sign that we have come so close to Jesus on the cross that He can kiss us and that He can show that He is in love with us by giving us an opportunity to share in His passion.”
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W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
The Holy Eucharist is the center of the Catholic faith. All flows from it, all flows to it. Over the centuries brave men and women have been martyred defending the truth of the Real Presence and, even today, Catholic faithful have dialogue with non-Catholics regarding the truth of this incredible gift. The text of this composition was written by St. Thomas Aquinas and is used during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. To the everlasting Father, And the Son Who reigns on high With the Holy Spirit proceeding Forth from each eternally, Be salvation, honor blessing, Might and endless majesty. Amen.
Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail, Lo! o’er ancient forms departing Newer rites of grace prevail; Faith for all defects supplying, Where the feeble senses fail.
How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? As Scripture tells us, Jesus said, “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6:55-56)
O Holy Spirit, Praise to You
Howard Helvey (b. 1968)
Jesus promised to send the Paraclete to guide the Church through the ages. It is a gift given to us, St. Hilary says, “as our intermediary and advocate, to shed light on that hard doctrine of our faith, the incarnation of God.” Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the third person of the Trinity, Who helps us with our weakness, Who intercedes for us and offers gifts. Pope Benedict XVI points out, “In fact, the Spirit, ever alert within us, completes what is lacking in us and offers to the Father our worship as well as our deepest aspirations.” How does this “Open the Door to Christ”? Pope Francis explained on Pentecost that the Holy Spirit teaches us to look with the eyes of Christ, to live life as Christ lived it, to understand life as Christ understood it.
Prayer of St. Francis
René Clausen (b. 1953)
Each piece chosen for this concert of sacred music was done so with the idea of opening the door to Christ. Through the words of Holy Scripture, the Catechism, saints and popes, we have seen the various ways in which Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, opens doors for us to encounter Him. It is evident, however, that this is not something to be kept inside but to be carried out into the world in love. This musical selection was not chosen to answer the question of how to open the door to Christ, but how we open the door for others. We bring peace, love and faith. We bring hope, light, joy and forgiveness.
O God, Beyond All Praising
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) / Proulx
Please stand and join in singing the traditional concluding hymn of the concert: O God, beyond all praising, we worship You today And sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay. For we can only wonder at every gift You send, At blessings without number and mercies without end. We lift our hearts before You and wait upon Your word, We honor and adore You, our great and mighty Lord.
Choral interlude (Stanza 2)
Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring, That we who know Your favor may serve You as our King; And whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill, We’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to praise You still: To marvel at Your beauty and glory in Your ways, And make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.
Thank You A special thank you goes out to all the participating diocesan parishes in tonight’s concert. The hard work of these choral members is greatly appreciated by all those who hear and are uplifted by their gift of music: Holy Family, Clemmons Holy Spirit, Denver Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel, IN St. Ann, Charlotte St. Barnabas, Arden St. Francis of Assisi, Franklin St. Gabriel, Charlotte St. Joan of Arc, Candler St. John Neumann, Charlotte
St. Leo the Great, Winston-Salem St. Mark, Huntersville St. Matthew, Charlotte St. Michael, Gastonia St. Patrick Cathedral, Charlotte St. Paul the Apostle, Greensboro St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Mooresville St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte St. Vincent de Paul, Charlotte
Eucharistic Adoration The Eucharistic Congress presents plenty of opportunities for the faithful to come and spend time with Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Eucharistic Adoration is a focal point for the Congress, as the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Adoration offers a source of inspiration and peace for the thousands of Catholics who attend the annual two-day event. Adoration will begin the night of Friday, Sept. 13, starting at 10 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 507 S. Tryon St., and will continue there until 8 a.m. Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, the faithful of the Diocese of Charlotte are invited to join in the Eucharistic Procession from St. Peter Church through uptown Charlotte to the Charlotte Convention Center, where the Eucharistic Congress will be held. The Eucharistic Procession will culminate inside Hall A of the convention center, where a Holy Hour will be celebrated starting at 10:15 a.m. Saturday. Following the Holy Hour, silent Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Chapel in Hall B, adjacent to the Confession Area. Members of the Knights of Columbus will stand at the entrance to the Chapel, where everyone is invited to come in, kneel and pray for as long as they like. Adoration will conclude at 4 p.m., and the celebration of Holy Mass will begin at 4:15 p.m. with Bishop Peter J. Jugis as the main celebrant. 15
Eucharistic Procession 9 a.m. Sept. 14, 2013 The Eucharistic Procession, in which Bishop Peter J. Jugis carries a monstrance containing a consecrated host â€“ the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ â€“ is a highlight of the twoday Eucharistic Congress. The procession, led by Bishop Jugis, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 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 2013 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.) Parents must walk alongside their children throughout the procession. 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.
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The Procession route The Eucharistic Procession will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Peter Church at 507 S. Tryon St. It will continue north on Tryon Street, then turn onto East Third Street. From there, the procession will turn right onto South College Street, then turn left onto Stonewall Street and continue on 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. 16
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Spanish Track Hall C: Saturday, Sept. 14 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bishop Oscar Cantú, “La Eucaristía Señor Jesús – La Puerta al Cielo” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch break 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jesús Heriberto Félix Guerra, “Cambiar a Nuestra Sociedad con Testimonio de Fe” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Padre Julio Dominguez – Holy Hour, “Profesamos Nuestra Fe Cada Domingo en La Misa”
Confession Area Hall C: Saturday, Sept. 14 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hall A: Friday, Sept. 13 7 p.m. Welcome by His Excellency, Bishop Peter J. Jugis, J.C.D. 7-8 p.m. Sacred Music Concert: Tiffany Gallozzi, Thomas Savoy and Dr. Gianfranco DeLuca, conductors; Dr. Larry Stratemeyer, organist; Diocese of Charlotte Choir 8:15 p.m. Bishop Oscar Cantú, D.D. “Nourishing Our Faith at the Table of the Eucharist” Hall A: Saturday, Sept. 14 10:15-11:15 a.m. Holy Hour with homilist Bishop Oscar Cantú, D.D., “The Eucharistic Lord Jesus – The Door to Heaven” 3:30-4 p.m. Children’s Latin Choir 4:15-6 p.m. Closing Mass, with celebrant Bishop Peter J. Jugis
Hall A: Saturday, Sept. 14 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, “Hearts Afire: Parish Based Evangelization” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Dr. Christopher Kaczor, “Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Father Thomas Loya, STB, MA, “Theology of the Body and Catholic Parenting” 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mother Dolores Hart, OSB, “The Ear of the Heart and the Door to Christ” 18
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Grand Ballroom: Saturday, Sept. 14 12:15 p.m. Father David Miller and Patrick Jacobeen 2:30-3:15 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration 3:30 p.m. Program ends
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Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Source and summit of the Eucharistic Congress 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bishop Peter J. Jugis In Choir: 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
First Reading A reading from the Book of Exodus (16:2-4, 12-15) The whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “Would that we had died at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, as we sat by our fleshpots and ate our fill of bread! But you had to lead us into this desert to make the whole community die of famine!” Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will now rain down bread from heaven for you. Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion; thus will I test them, to see whether they follow My instructions or not. “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them: In the evening twilight you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread, so that you may know that I, the Lord, am your God.” In the evening quail came up and covered the camp. In the morning a dew lay all about the camp, and when the dew evaporated, there on the surface of the desert were fine flakes like hoarfrost on the ground. On seeing it, the Israelites asked one another, “What is this?” for they did not know what it was. But Moses told them, “This is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.” The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God. 20
Responsorial Psalm (78:3, 4a, 7ab, 23-24,25, 54) R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven. What we have heard and know, and what our fathers have declared to us, We will not hide from their sons; that they should put their hope in God, And not forget the deeds of God.
Man ate the bread of angels, food He sent them in abundance. And He brought them to His holy land, to the mountains His right hand had won. R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven. Yet He commanded the skies above; the doors of heaven He opened. He rained manna upon them for food; and gave them heavenly bread. R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.
Second Reading A reading from the first book of John (1 Jn 5:4-8) For whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith. Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the one who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ, not by water alone, but by water and blood. The Spirit is the one who testifies, and the Spirit is truth. So there are three that testify, the Spirit, the water, and the blood, and the three are of one accord. The word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God.
Gospel Reading A reading from the holy Gospel according to John (John 6:51-58) Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” The Gospel of the Lord. R: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 21
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Salmo Responsorial (78:3, 4a, 7ab, 23-24,25, 54) R: El Señor les dio pan del cielo. Cuanto hemos escuchado y conocemos del poder del Señor y de su gloria, cuanto nos han narrado nuestros padres, nuestros hijos lo oirán de nuestra boca.
Así el hombre comió pan de los ángeles; Dios le dio de comer en abundancia y luego los condujo hasta la tierra y el monte que su diestra conquistara.
R: El Señor les dio pan del cielo.
R: El Señor les dio pan del cielo.
A las nubes mandó desde lo alto que abrieran las compuertas de los cielos; hizo llover maná sobre su pueblo, trigo celeste envió como alimento. R: El Señor les dio pan del cielo.
Segunda Lectura Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Juan (1 Jn 5:4-8) Queridos hijos: Todo el que ha nacido de Dios vence al mundo. Y nuestra fe es la que nos ha dado la victoria sobre el mundo. Porque, ¿quién es el que vence al mundo? Sólo el que cree que Jesús es el Hijo de Dios. Jesucristo es el que se manifestó por medio del agua y de la sangre; él vino, no sólo con agua, sino con agua y con sangre. Y el Espíritu es el que da testimonio, porque el Espíritu es la verdad. Así pues, los testigos son tres: el Espíritu, el agua y la sangre. Y los tres están de acuerdo. Palabra de Dios. R: Te alabamos Señor.
Evangelio Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Juan (Jn 6:51-58) Jesús dijo a los judíos: “Yo soy el pan vivo que ha bajado del cielo; el que coma de este pan vivirá para siempre, y el pan que yo les voy a dar es mi carne para que el mundo tenga vida.” Los judíos se pusieron a discutir entre sí: “¿Cómo puede éste darnos a comer su carne?” Jesús les dijo: “Yo les aseguro: Si no comen la carne del Hijo del hombre y no beben su sangre, no podrán tener vida en ustedes. El que come mi carne y bebe mi sangre, tiene vida eterna y yo lo resucitaré el último día. “Mi carne es verdadera comida y mi sangre es verdadera bebida. El que come mi carne y bebe mi sangre, permanece en mí y yo en él. Como el Padre, que me ha enviado, posee la vida y yo vivo por él, así también el que me come vivirá por mí. “Este es el pan que ha bajado del cielo; no es como el maná que comieron sus padres, pues murieron. El que come de este pan vivirá para siempre.” Palabra del Señor. R: Gloria a Ti, Señor Jesús. 7
Misa de Vigilia Source and summit of the Eucharistic Congress el sabado 14 de septiembre, 4:15 p.m. Celebrant: The Most Reverend Bishop Peter J. Jugis In Choir: 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
Primera Lectura Lectura del libro del Exodo (Ex 16:2-4, 12-15) En aquellos días, toda la comunidad de los hijos de Israel murmuró contra Moisés y Aarón en el desierto, diciendo: “Ojalá hubiéramos muerto a manos del Señor en Egipto, cuando nos sentábamos junto a las ollas de carne y comíamos pan hasta saciarnos. Ustedes nos han traído a este desierto para matar de hambre a toda esta multitud.” Entonces dijo el Señor a Moisés: “Voy a hacer que llueva pan del cielo. Que el pueblo salga a recoger cada día lo que necesita, pues quiero probar si guarda mi ley o no. He oído las murmuraciones de los hijos de Israel. Diles de parte mía: ‘Por la tarde comerán carne y por la mañana se hartarán de pan, para que sepan que yo soy el Señor, su Dios’.” Aquella misma tarde, una bandada de codornices cubrió el campamento. A la mañana siguiente había en torno a él una capa de rocío que, al evaporarse, dejó el suelo cubierto con una especie de polvo blanco semejante a la escarcha. Al ver eso, los israelitas se dijeron unos a otros: “¿Que es esto?”, pues no sabían lo que era. Moisés les dijo: “Este es el pan que el Señor les da por alimento.” Palabra de Dios. R: Te alabamos Señor. 6
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Jesús Heriberto Félix Guerra: “Cambiar a Nuestra Sociedad con Testimonio de Fe” Sala B – del sabado, 14 de septiembre, 1:30 p.m. Guerra
Jesús Heriberto Félix Guerra Nació en Sinaloa, Mexico, 12 de marzo de 1962 - es un economista mexicano y empresario. Es licenciado en Economía por el Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Se desempeñó como Secretario de Desarrollo Social de México por designación del entonces presidente Felipe Calderón Hinojosa desde el 9 de diciembre de 2009 al 30 de noviembre de 2012. En 1986 inicio su carrera empresarial, dentro de la cual ha tenido oportunidad de participar en diversas empresas en los sectores de la construcción, inmobiliaria y gastronomía. Dentro de organismos empresariales, fue Presidente de CANACINTRA en Culiacán, vicepresidente de CANACINTRA a nivel nacional, presidente del Consejo para el Desarrollo Económico de Sinaloa (CODESIN), integrante del Consejo Presidencial para la Competitividad Empresarial, del Consejo Nacional para Micro, Pequeña y Mediana Empresa, así como del Grupo Nacional Intersecretarial para la Promoción de Inversiones y Comercio Exterior. Dentro del marco de su trabajo en el ámbito empresarial, ha sido conferencista en la Universidad de Harvard, y ante la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico en Milán, Italia. Ha trabajado por casi 15 años como presidente de la asociación “Amigos de los Niños” y presidente de la fundación “Prospera” y “Con Corazón Fuerte”. Fue también director del IFE en Sinaloa y un miembro activo del “Movimiento Familiar Cristiano” y junto con su esposa Lorena Clouthier y otros matrimonios, coordinaron el “Encuentro para Novios” en Sinaloa por 10 años. Heriberto ha sido un hombre distinguido por su fe puesta en obra, sobre todo con los más pobres y se ha caracterizado siempre por buscar ayudas para promover el bien común y la solidaridad.
Padre Julio Domínguez: “Profesamos Nuestra Fe Cada Domingo en La Misa” Dominguez
Sala B – del sabado, 14 de septiembre, 2:30 p.m. Padre Julio Domínguez, Nacido en Tampico Tamaulipas, México, es actualmente párroco de la Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís en Lenoir, y actual miembro del comité de preparación del congreso Eucarístico en la parte Hispana. Realizó sus estudios en el Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum en Roma y terminó su formación en el Seminario de San Carlos Borromeo en Pensilvania. Desde su ordenación, Padre Julio ha tenido un gran entusiasmo por evangelizar a los líderes parroquiales en lo referente a las verdades fundamentales de nuestra fe, para que a través de una formación adecuada, ellos puedan ser luz para iluminar a otros en los diferentes ministerios de la Iglesia. La participación del Padre Julio durante el Congreso será a través de una Hora Santa y la meditación irá repasando los diferentes clausulas del Credo Apostólico Nicenoconstantinopolitano. Profesamos cada Domingo nuestra Fe y reafirmamos nuestra fe unidos a Cristo en la Santa Eucaristía.
Oradores principales Monseñor Peter J. Jugis, Obispo de Charlotte Fundador y anfitrión del Congreso Eucarístico Diocesano; Homilista en la Misa del sábado Sala A – Misa de Vigilia del sábado, 14 de septiembre, 4:15 p.m. Jugis
Un nativo de Charlotte, el Obispo Peter J. Jugis es el cuarto obispo de la Diócesis de Charlotte. Ordenado sacerdote en 1983 por el beato Juan Pablo II, Obispo Jugis ha servido en las parroquias de la diócesis. Bajo su dirección, la diócesis comenzó a celebrar el congreso anual de la Eucaristía en el año 2005.
El Monseñor Oscar Cantú, Obispo de Las Cruces, N.M. Discurso principal: “Nutrir nuestra fe en la mesa de la Eucaristía” Sala A – viernes, 13 de septiembre, 8:15 p.m. Homilía Hora Santa: “La Eucaristía Señor Jesús – La Puerta al Cielo” CANTÚ
Sala A – del sabado, 14 de septiembre, 10:15 a.m. Obispo Oscar Cantú, es un nativo de Houston, Texas. Ha desarrollado su carrera sacerdotal trabajando en las parroquias en toda la zona metropolitana de Houston. Su última misión antes de ser ordenado Obispo en Febrero de este año fue ser párroco de la parroquia del Santo Nombre de Houston, su parroquia de infancia. Desde su ordenación sacerdotal, el Obispo Cantú ha estado involucrado en el Movimiento Familiar Cristiano, una red nacional de parroquias y pequeños grupos de vecinos católicos y sus familias que se reúnen para reforzar sus valores cristianos. Del 2004 al 2007 el Obispo Cantú co-anfitrión un programa de radio interreligioso en Houston llamado “Show de la fe.” sus co-anfitriones incluyeron un rabino Judío y un ministro Protestante. El programa trató temas de sus tradiciones de fe individuales.
Oradores en español El Reverendo Oscar Cantú, Obispo de Las Cruces, Nuevo México: “La Eucaristía Señor Jesús – La Puerta al Cielo” Sala B – del sabado, 14 de septiembre, 11:30 a.m. CANTÚ
El Reverendo Oscar Cantú, es un nativo de Houston, TX. Ha desarrollado su carrera sacerdotal trabajando en las parroquias en toda la zona metropolitana de Houston. Su última misión antes de ser ordenado Obispo en Febrero de este año fue ser párroco de la parroquia del Santo Nombre de Houston, su parroquia de infancia. Desde su ordenación sacerdotal, el Obispo Cantú participo en el Movimiento Familiar Cristiano, una red nacional de parroquias y pequeños grupos de vecinos católicos y sus familias que se reúnen para reforzar sus valores cristianos. Del 2004 al 2007, el Obispo Cantú co-anfitrión un programa de radio interreligioso en Houston llamado “Show de la fe.” sus co-anfitriones incluyeron un rabino judío y un ministro protestante. El programa
La Procesión Eucarística 9 a.m. 14 de septiembre, 2013 La Procesión Eucarística, durante la cual el Obispo Peter J. Jugis lleva una custodia que contiene una hostia consagrada – El Cuerpo, Sangre, Alma y Divinidad de Jesucristo – es un punto culminante de los dos días del Congreso Eucarístico. La procesión, presidida por el Obispo Jugis, se inicia a las 9 a.m. el Sábado 14 de Septiembre, en la Iglesia de San Pedro, 507 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Le animamos unirse a la procesión y seguir a la Eucaristía, hacia el Centro de Convenciones de Charlotte. Los Primeros Comulgantes del 2013 encabezarán la procesión, junto a el Obispo Jugis. (Ellos, junto a sus padres o apoderados, clero, religiosos y portadores de banderas deberán reunirse en Tryon Street, sur de la Iglesia de San Pedro, a más tardar 8:30 a.m.) Los padres deben de caminar al lado de sus hijos a lo largo de la procesión. A medida que el Santísimo Sacramento se acerca, por favor, estar en silencio y de rodillas hasta que la custodia pase. Luego que la procesión llegue al Centro de Convenciones, diríjase de acuerdo a las indicaciones de los acomodadores por los pasillos laterales a dentro del salón principal.
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La ruta de la procesión La Procesión Eucarística comenzará a las 9 am en la Iglesia de San Pedro en el 507 S. Tryon St. Se continuará hacia el norte por Tryon Street, luego gire en East Third Street. A partir de ahí, la procesión va a la derecha en South College Street, luego gire a la izquierda en Stonewall Street y continúe hasta el Centro de Convenciones de Charlotte. Introduzca el Centro de Convenciones a través de la puerta grande. Los acomodadores estarán allí para dirigirlos. Luego reunase con sus hermanos católicos de toda la Diócesis de Charlotte en la Hora Santa que sigue. 3
Oración para el Exito Espiritual del Congreso Eucarístico Diocesano Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo: ¡Bienvenidos al Congreso Eucarístico! Durante este Año de la fe, con alegría nos reunimos como los fieles de la Diócesis de Charlotte a dar gracias a Dios Todopoderoso por el don de nuestra fe, especialmente la fe católica en la Presencia Real de Cristo en la Eucaristía.
El tema del Congreso El tema del Congreso de este año contiene dos frases: “El Misterio de la Fe: Abrir la puerta a Cristo.” Las palabras, “El Misterio de la fe”, que proclama el sacerdote después de la consagración en la Misa, nos recuerda que la Sagrada Eucaristía es verdaderamente el misterio de la fe. Para creer en la Eucaristía como presencia Real de Cristo es creer en todos los misterios de nuestra fe: la Trinidad, la Encarnación del Hijo de Dios, y de la Redención. Las palabras: “Abre la puerta a Cristo,” nos recuerda que debemos abrir la puerta a Cristo cada día, y hay que mantener la puerta abierta a Cristo en nuestra vida. Durante este Año de la fe damos gracias a Dios Todopoderoso que ha abierto para cada uno de nosotros la puerta de la fe en Jesús.
El Logo del Congreso El tipo de logo para el Congreso de este año representa la barca del pescador, San Pedro. El Evangelio nos dice que Jesús vio dos barcas junto al lago de Genesaret. El decidió entrar en la barca de Simón Pedro, y una vez que se había retirado a poca distancia de la orilla Jesús procedió a enseñarle a la multitud de personas que se habían reunido en la orilla del mar para escucharlo. (Lucas 5: 3). La enseñanza de Cristo es el principio de la fe. El barco en nuestro logo simboliza a la Iglesia que está en vela en el mar siempre cambiante de la historia. El mástil del barco está en la forma de una cruz, y la vela es el monograma IHS familiar para Jesús. Por medio de la vela, el viento del Espíritu Santo impulsa a la Iglesia en su viaje navegando a través de la historia. Detrás de la vela es el contorno de un círculo, que representa el anfitrión Eucarístico, la presencia Real de Cristo, que habita con su Iglesia.
La tarjeta del Santo Congreso La tarjeta del Santo Congreso representa a Jesús dando a San Pedro las llaves del reino de los cielos. El Evangelio relata que Jesús preguntó a sus discípulos: “¿Quién dice la gente que es el Hijo del Hombre?”, Y Pedro confesó: “Tú eres el Mesías, el Hijo del Dios viviente.” En respuesta a esta profesión de fe, Jesús respondió: “Yo te daré las llaves del reino de los cielos. Todo lo que ates en la tierra quedará atado en los cielos, y lo que desates en la tierra quedará desatado en los cielos “(Mateo 16:19)... Así, Jesús designó a San Pedro como cabeza de la casa de fe, una casa de la cual somos miembros. La Sagrada Eucaristía es el don de Jesús a su Iglesia. Es un gran misterio de la fe. Que la celebración de nuestro Congreso Eucarístico nos inspire a unamayor devoción a Jesús y fiel testimonio de él en nuestras vidas. Sinceramente suyo en Cristo,
Monseñor Peter J. Jugis Obispo de Charlotte 2
¡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
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The 9th Annual Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress at the Charlotte Convention Center