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September 9 & 10


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am delighted to welcome you to the Eucharistic Congress. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy we joyfully gather as the faithful of the Diocese of Charlotte to celebrate our faith and our love for the Eucharistic Lord. The Eucharist brings us together as one body in Christ. The theme of our congress this year echoes the Jubilee Year of Mercy: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36). These are words spoken by Jesus, in which He tells His disciples to practice mercy toward others. The practice of mercy demonstrates that we are children of the heavenly Father, who is merciful to all. It is in the Holy Eucharist that Jesus demonstrates His mercy in an exceptional way. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass makes present the sacrifice of the cross, the event through which Jesus in His great mercy saved us. In Holy Communion we are nourished on the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our merciful Lord Jesus Christ. He brings us the mercy of our heavenly Father. Jesus is the incarnation of the Father’s mercy. The love of Christ which we celebrate in the Eucharist must move us to works of mercy toward our brothers and sisters. Jesus mercifully feeds us and nourishes us, and we in turn must mercifully nourish others through our works of mercy. In a spirit of joy and gratitude let us celebrate the Eucharistic Congress. The congress is a great blessing for our diocese. May the congress help us to grow in holiness, and assist us in reflecting the mercy of Almighty God in our daily lives. Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis Bishop of Charlotte

COVER DESIGN: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Return of the Prodigal Son” (c. 1667-1670), National Gallery of Art, Washington


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SCHEDULE Friday, Sept. 9 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 8 p.m. 8:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Hymns and Prayer in Honor of the Holy Eucharist Hall A Welcome, Prayer, Introductions – Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte Hall A Byzantine Rite Vespers Hall A Bible Study on Mercy – Fr. Matthew Kauth Hall A Collection for expenses of the Eucharistic Congress Procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament to St. Peter Church for Exposition, Adoration Hall B Program for College Students and Young Adults Grand Ballroom Nocturnal Eucharistic Adoration St. Peter Church

Saturday, Sept. 10 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 11:30-4 p.m.

Priests’ Holy Hour of Adoration Outdoor Eucharistic Procession begins Holy Hour – Homilist: Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik “This is My Body” – Gospel of St. John 6:48-58 Blessed Sacrament is transferred to Chapel Welcome / Collection / Priests process to sacristy Announcements – Master of Ceremonies Adoration, Confessions, Vendors

St. Peter Church St. Peter Church Hall A Hall B Hall A Hall A Hall B

English Track – Hall A: Lower Level 11:30 a.m. Music and Rosary Noon Pray the Angelus 12:15 p.m. Fr. Chris Alar, MIC – “Understanding the Message and Devotion of Divine Mercy” 1:15 p.m. Brandon Vogt – “7 Steps to Help Young People Return to the Church” 2:15 p.m. Vinny Flynn – “Seven Secrets of Divine Mercy” 3 p.m. Sing the Chaplet of Divine Mercy with Vinny Flynn Hispanic Track – Hall C: Lower Level 11:30 a.m. Hector Tobo – “El Abrigo de la Misericordia” 12:30 p.m. Fr. Julio Zafra – “La Misericordia, Escuela de Humanización y Santificación” 1:30 p.m. Fr. Roberto Yenny – “Testigos de la Misericordia” 2:30 p.m. Fr. Julio César Domínguez – “La Importancia del Perdón” College and Young Adult Dialogue – Rooms 211/212 Upper Level 2:15-3:30 p.m. Break-out sessions to reflect on the scriptures of the day, led by student leaders High School Track – Grand Ball Room on Upper Level 12:15-3:30 p.m. Program begins (1:50-2:20 p.m. Adoration) Fr. Jason Barone – “Apologetics 101: How to Defend Your Catholic Faith” Sr. Edeva Jover, O.P. – “The Works of Mercy / How to Live Them Out in the Diocese” Music – Adam Trufant, Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and John Bertucci Middle School Track (6th-8th Grade) – Room 213 Upper Level (pre-registration required) 12:15 Program begins (2:30-3 p.m. Adoration) Theresa Benson – “The Endless Ocean of Mercy” 3:30 p.m. Program ends Children’s Track (K-5th Grade) – Room 217 Upper Level (Pre-registration required) 12:15-3:30 p.m. Program begins (1:30-1:45 p.m. Adoration) Diane Kiradjieff, MC, and Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia – “An Afternoon with Divine Mercy for Children” 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:15 p.m.

Cantate Domino Latin Choir Concert Preparation for Holy Mass / Procession forms Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Homilist: Bishop Peter J. Jugis 3

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Opening program Hall A – Friday, Sept. 9 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Hymns and Praise in Honor of the Holy Eucharist Welcome, Prayer, Introductions by Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte

7:15 p.m.

Byzantine Rite Daily Vespers

Post-Feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, Commemoration of the Holy Martyrs Menodora, Metrodora, and Nymphodora at Nicomedia. Led by clergy from St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Mission Parish in Charlotte.

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Bible Study on Mercy with Fr. Matthew Kauth Mercy. It is the one thing we all need and the one thing we are often incapable of giving. What actually is mercy? How is it inseparably wedded to justice? Why is it so hard to forgive “from the heart”? Sacred Scripture provides us with God’s response to these questions. Led by Father Matthew Kauth, rector of St. Joseph College Seminary in Charlotte.

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8:45 p.m. 9 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Collection for the expenses of the Eucharistic Congress Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to St. Peter Church for Adoration Nocturnal Adoration at St. Peter Church, concluding at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

College Night Grand Ballroom – Friday, Sept. 9, 9:15 p.m. With Adam Trufant and his band “G.K. and the ChesterTones” (Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and John Bertucci) 4


Eucharistic Procession and Adoration 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 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 at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, starting with a procession from Hall B of the Charlotte Convention Center up to St. Peter Church, 507 S. Tryon St. Participants are welcome to carry electric candles. Adoration will then be held overnight at St. Peter Church from 9:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, the faithful of the Diocese of Charlotte are invited to join in the Eucharistic Procession through uptown Charlotte to the Charlotte Convention Center, where the Eucharistic Congress will be held. Line up along the procession route and join in with your parish once its banner passes. 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. W. TR A

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Holy Hour Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:15 a.m. Gospel of St. John 6:48-58 “I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. 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.”

Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Juan 6:48-58 “Yo soy el pan de la vida. Sus padres comieron el maná en el desierto y sin embargo, murieron. Este es el pan que ha bajado del cielo para que, quien lo coma, no muera. 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”.

Homilist: Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik ‘This is My Body’

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Father Paweł Rytel-Andrianik is the spokesman for the Polish Episcopal Conference. He holds doctoral degrees in Biblical Theology and Oriental studies from the Franciscan Biblical University in Jerusalem and the Oxford University. He speaks a few dozen foreign languages, especially English, Italian, Spanish, French and the modern Hebrew. He is a lecturer at the Papal University of the Holy Cross in Rome. He is the author of three books and more than 300 articles about life of the Church, biblical studies and Jewish studies.

Holy Hour hymns When the Blessed Sacrament is brought to the altar: “Let all mortal flesh keep silence”

I “Praise, my soul, the King of heaven” II “Love divine, all loves excelling” III “All creatures of our God and King” IV “O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray” V “Lift high the cross” VI “For the beauty of the earth” VII “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation” VIII “Now thank we all our God”

Choral music during the holy hour: “O Memoriale” – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina “O Esca Viatorum” – Heinrich Isaac Benediction hymns: “O Salutaris Hostia” – arr. Richard Proulx “Tantum Ergo” – Johann Melchior Dreyer Closing: “To Jesus Christ, our Sov’reign King” 6


English Track Hall A – Saturday, Sept. 10 Music, praying of the Rosary and the Angelus 11:30-12:15 p.m.

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC: ‘Understanding the Message and Devotion of Divine Mercy’ 12:15 p.m.

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Father Chris Alar entered the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the religious community entrusted with spreading the message and devotion of Divine Mercy, as a postulant in July 2006. Before that, he received a B.S. in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After working several years at a Fortune 500 company, he began his own consulting company in Charlotte in 2000. After answering the Lord’s call, he attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, for his philosophy studies and earned his Masters of Divinity from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Conn. Over the past several years he has been mentored by the world’s leading experts in Divine Mercy, and he has spoken at over 100 parishes to date. Currently he lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, where he serves as “Fr. Joseph, MIC,”director of the Association of Marian Helpers.

Brandon Vogt: ‘Seven Steps to Help Young People Return to the Church’ 1:15 p.m.

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Brandon Vogt is a bestselling author, blogger and speaker. He works as the content director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. His writing and speaking talents have been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Vatican Radio, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review and Christianity Today. He is also a regular guest on Catholic radio. He is one of the Top 30 Catholics Under 30 and one of the Top 24 Catholics to Follow on Twitter. Visit his website, www.brandonvogt.com.

Vinny Flynn: ‘Seven Secrets of Divine Mercy’ 2:15 p.m.

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Known to many as “the man who sings the Divine Mercy Chaplet on EWTN,” this author, musician and father of seven has been involved in a ministry of mercy for over 40 years. Flynn uses his gifts to help people really come to understand the teachings of the Church and open their hearts to the healing and transforming power of the Father’s love in every aspect of their lives. He is known for taking theological concepts and making them relatable and applicable to everyone. After many years of speaking, singing and co-authoring or editing many publications (including helping to edit the official English edition of “The Diary of St. Faustina”), Flynn became a best-selling author with the release of his first book, “7 Secrets of the Eucharist.” Since then he has written “21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration,” “7 Secrets of Confession,” “Mercy’s Gaze,” and his latest, “7 Secrets of Divine Mercy,” which was just released to coincide with the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The “7 Secrets” series has accompanying study guides and audiobooks available, and most of his books are also available in various foreign translations and as ebooks. Currently director of MercySong, Ministries of Healing, Flynn lives with his wife Donna in Massachusetts and travels frequently to speak at conferences and retreats.

Singing of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3 p.m. Led by Vinny Flynn


Youth Tracks K-5 Track

Room 217 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. (pre-registration required) Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, ‘An Afternoon with Divine Mercy for Children’ MC: Diane Kiradjieff The Children’s Track at the Eucharistic Congress is built to resemble a one-day “Vacation Bible School” atmosphere. The Congress’s theme and Eucharistic-focus is explored with crafts, music, storytelling, guided Adoration, and other supportive materials presented through a variety of media. As in previous years, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville will share their love of the Lord in the Holy Eucharist.

Middle School Track Room 213 – 12:15-3:30 p.m. (pre-registration required) Theresa Benson, ‘The Endless Ocean of Mercy’ Theresa Benson graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2013 as a theology major. For the past four years, she has been the middle school youth minister at St. Matthew Church in Charlotte. Working with hundreds of teenagers, Theresa loves to share the truth about Christ and impact anyone’s life who she encounters.

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HighGrandSchool Track Ballroom – 12:30-3:30 p.m. (Walk-up registration with parent/chaperone: 8-11 a.m. Concourse C)

Fr. Jason Barone, ‘Apologetics 101: How to Defend Your Catholic Faith’ Sister Edeva Jover, O.P., ‘The Works of Mercy / How to Live Them Out in the Diocese’

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Father Jason Barone’s home parish is St. Barnabas in Arden. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005, he entered seminary for the Diocese of Charlotte, studying at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., and was ordained in June 2012. Past assignments have included serving as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart in Salisbury, Our Lady of Grace in Greensboro, and St. Patrick Cathedral. Now Father Barone lives in residence at St. Ann Church in Charlotte while serving as assistant chaplain to Charlotte Catholic High School and diocesan promoter of vocations. Sister Edeva Jover, O.P., serves at the youth ministry director at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlotte. Music will be provided by Adam Trufant and his band “G.K. and the ChesterTones” (Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and John Bertucci). Trufant lives in Brevard and currently works as program director for Camps Kahdalea for girls and Camp Chosatonga for boys. In 2010, he graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in political science and a double minor in philosophy and theology. His deep interests in outdoor education and ministry have brought him to work in various ministries and adventure companies in Central America, Asia and Oceania. Over the past decade, he has participated in and facilitated many programs growing a culture of life, including the Louisiana March for Life.

College/Young Adults Track 9:15 p.m. Friday, Grand Ballroom: Music will be provided by Adam Trufant and his band “G.K. and the ChesterTones” (Eric Wilkes, James Rosenbloom and John Bertucci) 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Rooms 211-212: Break-out session with small groups to reflect on the readings for the weekend, led by several student leaders. 8


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Food 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 available in the building or visit one of the many restaurants located around the Convention Center. Delish Food Court, located on the ballroom and meeting room level near the over-street walkway, features Einstein Bros. Bagels, Buon Cibo and Bojangles’ on the meeting level and Starbucks on the concourse level.

Convention Center concessions Hot Food Options

Snack/Side Options

Johnsonville Hot Dog .........................................$4.00 Johnsonville Bratwurst .........................................$4.00 All American Burger ............................................$4.50 Chicken Tenders & Fries .....................................$7.00

Cookies.................................................................$2.00 Brownies...............................................................$2.00 Chips ....................................................................$1.50 Jumbo Pretzel .......................................................$2.50 French Fries ..........................................................$3.50 Nachos .................................................................$4.00 Nachos Grande ....................................................$5.00 Fresh Fruit ............................................................$1.50 Ice Cream............................................................. $3.50 Candy ..................................................................$2.50 Pastries ..................................................................$2.50

Deli Options

Deli Sandwiches ...................................................$5.00 Chef Salad ............................................................$6.00 Chicken Salad ......................................................$6.00 Beverages

Coffee ...................................................................$2.25 Hot Tea ................................................................$2.25 Hot Chocolate .....................................................$2.25 Bottled Water .......................................................$3.00 Gatorade ..............................................................$3.00 Bottled Juice .........................................................$2.25 Small Soda ...........................................................$2.50 Large Soda ............................................................$3.00

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Other Information First aid

Eastern-rite Catholics

First aid is available inside the Charlotte Convention Center. See a Convention Center usher (wearing a blue blazer and white shirt), or a Congress volunteer (wearing a red shirt and “Volunteer” name badge).

Members of St. Basil the Great Greek Catholic Mission Parish in Charlotte will be available at the Congress to answer questions about the traditions of the Eastern Catholic, or Byzantine, rite. The mission will also lead Vespers on Friday night. 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, on Facebook at St. Basil the Great Catholic Mission Parish, or on Twitter @BasilCharlotte.

Child safety, lost children There will be three unmanned Child Safety Wristband locations: at the base of the escalators into Hall A, the entrance to Hall C, and in Concourse A near the Starbucks. Parents can write their cell phone number on the white wristbands provided and then put it on their child. In the event the child is separated from an adult, staff can call the phone number on the wristband to reach the parent/chaperone. Lost children will be taken to one of two locations (whichever is closer): the Eucharistic Congress Information Booth in Hall B (look for the gold drape), or the Volunteer Check-in area on Concourse A.

Patron saint of Eucharistic congresses

Nursing mothers room A Nursing Mothers Room will be located in Suite 106, located on Concourse C (near the Youth Track Registration Check-in). BAYLON

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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 on May 17.

Gain a plenary indulgence

Once again this year the Eucharistic Congress will offer interpreting for the deaf in Hall A. Volunteer signers will translate the Holy Hour, English Track speakers and the closing Mass. Ushers will direct those seeking sign interpretation to appropriate seating in the front of Hall A.

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 temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven,” according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1471).

Don’t miss these relics of Divine Mercy First-class relics of St. John Paul II and St. Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament will be available for veneration in Hall B at the Adoration chapel.

Missed any of the talks? Not to worry! Nearly all of the talks at each year’s Eucharistic Congress, including the homily given by Bishop Peter Jugis (in English and in Spanish), are recorded and published to the Diocese of Charlotte’s YouTube channel after the congress is concluded.

Vietnamese Track There will be programming in Vietnamese from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in Room 208. Father Hùng Lê will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. The sacrament of confession in Vietnamese will be available from 2 to 3 p.m., also in Room 208.

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.

Cantate Domino Latin Choir The young ladies from the Cantate Domino Latin Choir will perform a concert on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Hall A. They will also have a professionally recorded CD available for purchase at the ABCatholic’s booth. Learn more about them online at www.abcatholic. com/products/in-his-presence. 11


Holy Mass Hall A – 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Entrance hymns I “Alleluia! sing to Jesus!” Alleluia! sing to Jesus! His the scepter, His the throne. Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone. Hark! the songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood. Jesus out of every nation has redeemed us by His blood.

Alleluia! bread of angels, Thou on earth our food, our stay; Alleluia! here the sinful flee to Thee from day to day: Intercessor, Friend of sinners, Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me, Where the songs of all the sinless sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia! not as orphans are we left in sorrow now; Alleluia! He is near us, faith believes, nor questions how; Though the cloud from sight received Him when the forty days were o’er Shall our hearts forget His promise, “I am with you evermore”?

Alleluia! King eternal, Thee the Lord of lords we own; Alleluia! born of Mary, Earth Thy footstool, Heav’n Thy throne: Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh our great High Priest; Thou on earth both priest and victim in the Eucharistic feast.

II “Bendito, Bendito” Refrain: Bendito, bendito, bendito sea Dios, los ángeles cantan y alaban a Dios. los ángeles cantan y alaban a Dios.

A tus plantas llego confuso de dolor, de todas mis culpas imploro tu perdón. de todas mis culpas imploro tu perdón. (Refrain)

Jesús de mi alma, te doy mi corazón, y en cambio te pido me des tu bendición. y en cambio te pido me des tu bendición. (Refrain)

Yo creo, Dios mío, que estás en el altar, oculto en la Hostia te vengo a adorar. oculto en la Hostia te vengo a adorar. (Refrain)

Adoro en la hostia el Cuerpo de Jesús, su sangre preciosa que dio por mí en la cruz. su sangre preciosa que dio por mí en la cruz. (Refrain)

Oh cielo y tierra, decid a una voz, bendito por siempre, bendito sea Dios. bendito por siempre, bendito sea Dios. (Refrain)

III “O God Beyond All Praising” 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.

Then hear, O gracious Saviour, Accept the love we bring, That we who know your favour 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 bless you still: To marvel at your beauty And glory in your ways, And make a joyful duty Our sacrifice of praise.

The flow’r of earthly splendor in time must surely die, Its fragile bloom surrender to you, the Lord most high; But hidden from all nature the eternal seed is sown Though small in mortal stature, to Heaven’s garden grown: For Christ the Man from Heaven from death has set us free, And we through him are given the final victory. Introit: The Lord opened the doors of heaven, and rained down manna for them to eat,

He gave them bread from heaven and man ate the bread of angels. Alleluia.

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First Reading A reading from the Book of Exodus (Ex 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.

Responsorial Psalm (Ps 78) R. The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

Second Reading A reading from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (1 Cor 11:23-26) Brothers and sisters: I have 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. R: Alleluia. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Gospel Reading A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke (Luke 24:13-16, 28-35) That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. As they approached the village to which they were going, He gave the impression that He was going on farther. But they urged Him, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.” So He went in to stay with them. And it happened that, while He was with them at table, He took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, but He vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem where they found gathered together the eleven and those with them who were saying, “The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!” Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. The Gospel of the Lord. R: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Offertory Antiphon: This is my body which is given up for you, this is the cup of the new covenant in my blood, says the Lord. Each time that you partake thereof, do it in memory of me.

Offertory hymn: “Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All” Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all! How can I love Thee as I ought? And how revere this wondrous gift, So far surpassing hope or thought?

Had I but Mary’s sinless heart With which to love Thee, dearest King, Oh, with what ever fervent praise, Thy goodness, Jesus, would I sing! (Refrain)

Refrain: Sweet Sacrament, we Thee adore! Oh, make us love Thee more and more. Oh, make us love Thee more and more.

Thy Body, Soul and Godhead, all! O mystery of love divine! I cannot compass all I have, For all Thou hast and art is mine! (Refrain)

Offertory Motet: “There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy” (Maurice Bevan)

Sanctus

Memorial Acclamation

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Agnus Dei

Communion Antiphon: He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me and I in him, says the Lord. Communion Motets: “Ave Verum Corpus” (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) and “Hymn to the Trinity” (Michael Burkhardt)

Communion hymns I “Porque Nos Invitas” Porque nos invitas, venimos a tu altar, oímos tu palabra, comemos de tu pan; oímos tu palabra, comemos de tu pan.

Tu palabra es vida y es luz del corazón, tu pan es sacramento del más sublime amor; tu pan es sacramento del más sublime amor.

Hijos de la Iglesia, fraterna comunión, tu muerte celebramos, y tu resurrección; tu muerte celebramos, y tu resurrección.

El altar es mesa y Calvario redentor. Te ofreces a ti mismo por nuestra salvación. Te ofreces a ti mismo por nuestra salvación.

II “O Jesus We Adore Thee” (“O Sacrament Most Holy” ) O Jesus, we adore thee Who in thy love divine, Conceal thy mighty Godhead In forms of bread and wine.

O Jesus, we adore thee, Our Savior and our King, And with the saints and angels A Humble homage bring. (Refrain)

Refrain: O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine, All praise and all thanksgiving Be every moment thine!

O Jesus, we adore thee, Come, live in us, we pray, That all our thoughts and actions Be thine alone today. (Refrain)

O Jesus, we adore thee, Our Victim and our Priest, Whose precious blood and body Become our sacred feast. (Refrain)

O come, all you who labor In sorrow and in pain; Come, eat this bread from heaven, Your peace and strength regain. (Refrain)

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Closing hymns I “Salve Regina”

II “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” Holy God, we praise thy name; Lord of all, we bow before thee; all on earth thy scepter claim; all in heaven above adore thee. Infinite thy vast domain; everlasting is thy reign.

Hark the glad celestial hymn angel choirs above are raising; cherubim and seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising, fill the heavens with sweet accord: Holy, holy, holy Lord.

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Holy Father, Holy Son, Holy Spirit: three we name thee, though in essence only one; undivided God we claim thee, and adoring bend the knee while we own the mystery.


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St. Ann’s Parish congratulates Bishop Jugis and the Diocese of Charlotte on 12 years of the Eucharistic Congress. Sunday Mass Schedule: Anticipated Mass (Saturday): 4:30pm 8:00am and 10:30am 12:30pm (Extraordinary Form) Weekday Masses: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00am Wednesday: 6:00pm (Extraordinary Form) Friday: 8:30am Adoration: Tuesday 8:00am - Wednesday 5:00pm Holy Hour: Wednesday 5:00pm Reconciliation: Thursday: 5:30 - 6:30pm Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00pm

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Misa de Vigilia Sala A – Sábado, 10 de septiembre, 4:15 p.m. Cantos de Entrada: p. 12 I “Alleluia! sing to Jesus!” II “Bendito, Bendito” III “O God Beyond All Praising”

Señor ten Piedad: p. 12 Gloria: p. 13 Primera Lectura Lectura del libro del Éxodo (Éxodo 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: “¿Qué 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.

Salmo Responsorial (Salmo 78) 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 lo cielos; hizo llover maná sobre su pueblo, trigo celeste envio como alimento. R. El Señor les dio pan del cielo.

Segunda Lectura Lectura de la primera carta del apóstol san Pablo a los corintios (Corintios 11:23-26) 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”. 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. Palabra de Dios. R: Te alabamos Señor. 6


Evangelio Lectura del santo Evangelio según san Lucas (Lc 24:13-16,28-35) El mismo día de la resurrección, iban dos de los discípulos hacia un pueblo llamado Emaús, situado a unos once kilómetros de Jerusalén, y comentaban todo lo que había sucedido. Mientras conversaban y discutían, Jesús se les acercó y comenzó a caminar con ellos; pero los ojos de los dos discípulos estaban velados y no lo reconocieron. Ya cerca del pueblo a donde se dirigían, él hizo como que iba más lejos; pero ellos le insistieron, diciendo: “Quédate con nosotros, por que ya es tarde y pronto va a oscurecer”. Y entró para quedarse con ellos. Cuando estaban a la mesa, tomó un pan, pronunció la bendición, lo partió y se lo dio. Entonces se les abrieron los ojos y lo reconocieron, pero él se les desapareció. Y ellos se decían el uno al otro: “¡Con razón nuestro corazón ardía, mientras nos hablaba por el camino y nos explicaba las Escrituras!” Se levantaron inmediatamente y regresaron a Jerusalén, donde encontraron reunidos a los Once con sus compañeros, los cuales les dijeron: “De veras ha resucitado el Señor y se le ha aparecido a Simón”. Entonces ellos contaron lo que les había pasado por el camino y cómo lo habían reconocido al partir el pan. Palabra del Señor. R: Gloria a Ti, Señor Jesús.

Ofertorio: p. 15 “Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All” Santo: p. 15 Aclamación: p. 15 Cordero de Dios: p. 16 Cantos de la Comunión: p. 16 I “Porque Nos Invitas” II “O Jesus We Adore Thee” (“O Sacrament Most Holy” )

Cantos de Clausura: p. 17 I “Salve Regina” II “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name”

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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, Sábado, 10 de Septiembre, 4:15 p.m. JUGIS

Nativo de Charlotte, el Obispo Peter J. Jugis es el cuarto obispo de la Diócesis de Charlotte. Ordenado sacerdote en en 1983 por el beato Juan Pablo II, Obispo Jugis ha servido en varias parroquias de la diócesis. Bajo su dirección, la diócesis comenzó a celebrar el congreso anual de la Eucaristía en el año 2005.

Padre Paweł Rytel-Andrianik Vocero de la Conferencia Episcopal Polaca Homilía Hora Santa: “Este es Mi Cuerpo” Sala A - Viernes, 10 de Septiembre, 10:15 a.m. RYTEL-ANDRIANIK

El Padre Paweł Rytel-Andrianik es el vocero de la Conferencia Episcopal Polaca. El sacerdote tiene un Doctorado en Teología Bíblica y Estudios Orientales de la Universidad Franciscana en Jerusalén y de la Universidad de Oxford. Él habla una docena de idiomas, especialmente inglés, italiano, español, francés y hebreo moderno. Él es conferencista de la Universidad Papal de la Santa Cruz en Roma. También es autor de tres libros y más de 300 artículos acerca de la Iglesia, estudios bíblicos y estudios judíos.

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Oradores eN español Sala C – Sábado, 10 de Septiembre Hector Tobo: ‘El Abrigo de la Misericordia’ 11:30 a.m.

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Cantautor católico nacido en Chiquinquirá- Colombia, tierra de la Virgen Patrona de este país. Inicia sus actividades musicales a los 11 años, y despues de un llamado de la Santisima Virgen María toma la decisión de poner su don al servicio de Dios. Su trayectoria de 15 años como evangelizador y predicador, le ha permitido llegar a países como España, Estados Unidos, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Brasil y Argentina, enfocando su musica en la Santa Eucaristia, también en trabajos sociales dentro de las carceles, hospitales, comunidades, empresas y conciertos en diferentes auditorios. Ha realizado en los últimos 5 años cerca de 500 recitales titulados “EL CAMINO DEL AMOR”, fortaleciendo temas como la unión de la familia, resolución de conflictos, ética y valores y todo aquello que invita a un acercamiento a Dios. Su ministerio musical está orientado y guiado por la iglesia católica a través del sacerdote Diocesano Luis Sabino Cuellar, así como por las comunidades Vicentinas en Colombia. Visita el sitio web de Héctor: www.hectortobo.com.

Padre Julio Zafra: ‘La Misericordia, Escuela de Humanización y Santificación’ 12:30 p.m.

ZAFRA

Recibió su ordenación sacerdotal en la Basílica Catedral de Lima, el 16 de julio de 1998, por manos del Señor Cardenal Augusto Vargas Alzamora. Estudio su Bachiller en Teología por la Facultad de Teología Pontificia y Civil de Lima y obtuvo su doctorado en Derecho Canónico por la Universidad de Navarra en el 2004 y su Bachiller en derecho civil en la Universidad de San Martín de Porres en el 2015. Ha sido formador propedéutico, notario eclesiástico en la curia diocesana de Lima, Formador en el seminario Mayor de su diócesis y profesor del Instituto Superior de Estudios Eclesiásticos. Actualmente desarrolla su ministerio como Juez del Tribunal Eclesiástico Interdiocesano de Lima y Párroco de la parroquia de la Virgen Dolorosa en el Perú.

Padre Roberto Yenny García: ‘Testigos de la Misericordia’ 1:30 p.m.

YENNY

El Padre Roberto Yenny es sacerdote de la Diócesis de Tampico, México. Obtuvo una Licenciatura en Teología Moral en Roma, una Maestría en Terapia Familiar y una Maestría en Consejería y relación de ayuda. Ha dictado diferentes conferencias, es articulista en periódicos de su localidad y escribió el libro: “Reconciliadores: Pequeño Manual para Confesores”. Ha sido párroco, responsable de la pastoral juvenil y la pastoral carcelaria, así como de la formación permanente del clero. Actualmente es Rector del Seminario Diocesano, Consejero Pastoral y maestro de Filosofía y Teología en el Seminario.

Padre Julio César Domínguez: ‘La Importancia del Perdón’ 2:30 p.m.

Domínguez

El Padre Julio C. Domínguez, sacerdote diocesano de la diócesis de Charlotte. Miembro activo del Consejo presbiteral y miembro del consejo de consultores y promoción de vocaciones. Padre Julio ha trabajado en varias parroquias y es un promotor muy activo de la adoración al Santísimo Sacramento. Ha sido encargado del Congreso Eucarístico en la parte Hispana desde que comenzó la organización del Congreso, añadiendo la hora Santa en el salón Hispano a petición de muchos fieles que lo estaban pidiendo. El tema de éste año para la hora Eucarística será: “La Importancia del Perdón” reflexionando en el perdón que Dios nos da y el verdadero perdón que nosotros debemos dar a nuestros hermanos. 5


Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en Cristo, ¡Es para mí un gran placer en darles la bienvenida al Congreso Eucarístico! Durante este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, nos reunimos con mucha alegría a medida que los fieles de la Diócesis de Charlotte nos reunimos para celebrar nuestra fe y nuestro amor por Nuestro Señor Sacramentado. La Eucaristía nos une como un solo cuerpo en Cristo. El tema del congreso de este año hace eco del Año Jubilar de la Misericordia: “Sean misericordiosos, como su Padre es misericordioso,” (Lucas 6:36). Están son las palabras que Jesús dice, y en las cuales Él dice a sus discípulos que practiquen y sean misericordiosos con los demás. La práctica de la misericordia demuestra que somos hijos e hijas de Nuestro Padre Celestial, el cual es misericordioso con todos. Es en la Sagrada Eucaristía que Jesús demuestra su misericordia de una manera excepcional. En el Sacrificio de la Santa Misa, se hace presente el sacrificio de la Cruz, el evento por medio del cual Jesús en su Infinita misericordia nos redimió. En la Santa Comunión, Dios nos alimenta con el Cuerpo, Sangre, Alma y Divinidad de Nuestro misericordioso Señor Jesucristo. Jesús nos trae la misericordia de Nuestro Padre celestial. Jesús es la encarnación de la Misericordia del Padre. El amor de Cristo que celebramos en la Eucaristía debe exhortarnos a las obras de caridad para con nuestro prójimo. Jesús en su misericordia nos alimenta y nos nutre, y nosotros entonces a cambio debemos alimentar a los demás por medio de nuestras obras de caridad. En un espíritu de alegría y gratitud, celebremos entonces este Congreso Eucarístico. El congreso es una gran bendición para nuestra diócesis. Que este congreso nos ayude a que crezcamos en santidad, y que nos ayude también a que reflejemos la misericordia de Dios Todopoderoso en nuestra vida diaria. Sinceramente en Cristo,

Excelentísimo Obispo Peter J. Jugis Obispo de Charlotte


La Procesión Eucarística 9 a.m. 10 de septiembre La Procesión Eucarística, durante la cual el Obispo Peter J. Jugis lleva un relicario 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 10 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 2016 encabezarán la procesión, junto al Obispo Jugis. (Ellos, junto a sus padres, clero, religiosos y portadores de banderas deberán reunirse en Tryon Street, sur de la Iglesia de San Pedro, a más tardar a las 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, permanezcan en

silencio y de rodillas hasta que el relicario 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. W. TR A

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