Resources for Parish Celebrations
What will your parish plan for their Assembly: Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress celebration on Friday, November 3, 2023? The following are a few ideas and recommendations. You are not limited to these ideas.
A Holy Hour or a moment of Eucharistic Adoration
For Eucharistic Adoration, please see: Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass – Chapter 3, part 1. Form of Worship of the Holy Eucharist / Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction
You might include the Litany of the Holy Eucharist found here.
Blessing of Pilgrimage
As part of your parish celebrations, consider including a Blessing of Pilgrimage for those attending the Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, to conclude your evening. Find the blessing in the Book of Blessings: Chapter 8: Orders for the Blessing of Pilgrims (See no. 594 regarding adaptation Chapter 71: Order for a Blessing to be Used in Various Circumstances.
Eucharistic Talk and Discussion
Your parish group may organize a Eucharistic talk followed by guided discussion.
Prayers of Intercession for a Blessed and Fruitful Congress
Selected intercessions from these collections may be added to any prayer service:
In addition to these, more specific intercession may be prayed:
An Evening of Scripture and Eucharist Music
Ask your lectors and music ministers come together to lead a Scripture Service interlaced with Eucharistic Music.
An Activity with Children
While the adults are gathered for prayer or some other adult-focused activity, the little ones can be engaged in studying about the Mass. Receiving Jesus: My Guide to the Mass from Ascencion Press is a good resource to help their love for the Mass grow.