The newly appointed executive director of the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, Tim Glemkowski, said he envisions the event as a powerful moment of “unity and communion as a Church, that leads to a renewed mission in a public witness,” which changes lives and hearts, and propels the Church into the future.
I was blessed and grateful to be among the pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens who travelled to the Philippines for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines…
The Eucharist is supposed to create a new culture, one that is welcoming and only sees the flaws and failures of others as a reminder of one’s own need for God’s mercy, said Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle.
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said popular culture’s message of individuals being “infinitely right” is “repugnant to (Catholics’) eucharistic faith.” But he also said Christianity is “running on fumes” as it tries to counter the trend of people leaving the Church or staying away from the Eucharist.
As pilgrims around the world head to the Philippines to participate in the 51st International Eucharistic Congress Jan. 24-31, members of the Diocese of Brooklyn are reflecting on the Congress’ significance and praying for its success.
While many are beginning to make plans for the busiest time of the year, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Father Patrick Longalong and others are also getting ready for a pilgrimage to the Philippines for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress, Jan. 28-31, 2016.