The late Pope John Paul II declared October 2004 through October 2005 to be the “The Year of the Eucharist.” Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago will mark the closing of the year with special events.
October Homilies to Honor Year of the Eucharist – St. Joseph Parish, Homewood
At the parish of St. Joseph, 17951 Dixie Hwy., Homewood, homilies preached during October will focus on Pope John Paul II’s last letter on The Eucharist and the Church, in honor of the Year of the Eucharist.
Topics for each of the five weekends in October include:
• No Eucharist, No Church!
• The Eucharist: Brick and Mortar to Build the Church.
• The Eucharist: See Where We’re Coming From!
• The Eucharist: We Are All Family.
• The Eucharist and Mary.
For more information, please visit www.posjhomewood.org, or call Frank Casella, communications coordinator, at 708-798-0622.
October 11 - 7 p.m.
SPECIAL EVENT TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST – HOLY FAMILY, INVERNESS
A series of special events to mark the close of the Year of the Eucharist, declared by the late Pope John Paul II in October 2004, will begin with a talk by Fr. George Kane, “Eucharist: Calls Us To Justice and Service,” at Holy Family Parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness.
October 12 – 7 p.m.
SECOND OF SERIES OF EVENTS TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST – HOLY FAMILY, INVERNESS
Jim Papandrea, Director of Adult Faith Formation at Holy Family Parish, Inverness, will deliver a talk “Eucharist: Stay With Us,” based on the late Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, Mane Nobiscum Domine, at the parish, 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness. This talk is part of a series of events to mark the closing of the Year of the Eucharist.
October 15 – 9:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Eucharist of the Saints Conference
The Lumen Christi Institute and the Liturgical Institute, University of St. Mary of the Lake will present a conference "The Eucharist of the Saints."
Cardinal George will be the main celebrant at a Mass opening the Eucharist of the Saints Conference in the Bond Chapel at the University of Chicago Divinity School, 1025 E. 58 th St., Chicago. Later in the morning, Cardinal George will address the conference in Swift Hall.
The conference will consider theological insights into the Eucharist drawn from the thoughts and lives of the saints, including Justin Martyr, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, and Teresa of Avila with lectures and remarks by
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago
The Rev. Robert Barron, Mundelein Seminary
Sr. Agnes Cunningham, S.S.C.M. emerita, Mundelein Seminary
Prof. Lawrence Cunningham, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Keith Egan, St. Mary's College
Fr. Roch Kereszty, O.Cist., University of Dallas
Prof. Robin Young, University of Notre Dame
For registration information, contact:
The Lumen Christi Institute
773-955-5887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST EVENT – HOLY FAMILY, INVERNESS
October 15 - 3 p.m.
Fr. Pat Brennan, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Inverness, with the parish’s F.A.I.T.H. staff will host a family-oriented event entitled, “Eucharist: Food For Out Family,” the third in a series of events that ends on Sunday, October 23, with a special liturgy and Eucharistic procession, to mark the close of the Year of the Eucharist. 2515 W. Palatine Rd., Inverness.
October 23 - 11:15 a. m.
PROCESSION MARKS END OF YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST: BEGINS ON WEST SIDE, ENDS IN SUBURBAN INVERNESS
After morning Mass, parishioners at three near westside churches (Holy Family Parish, Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii) will gather at Arrigo Park, W. Lexington St. at S. Ada St.(across from the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii at 1224 W. Lexington Street) to participate in a Eucharistic Procession - a public, sacred form of prayer-in-motion in which the Blessed Sacrament will be carried and sacred songs sung -- over a two-block circular route to four stations, pausing at each for a Proclamation of the Holy Gospel, Prayers of Intercession and a Blessing. During the procession there will be a special collection to benefit the food pantry at Holy Family Church. Shrine rector Fr. Richard Fragomeni will lead the procession.
At Holy Family Parish in northwest suburban Inverness, Fr. Richard Fragomeni will preside at a special liturgy that also will be followed by a Eucharistic procession around the Inverness parish campus.