Eucharistic Renewal Initiative
Updated: Apr 24
The U.S. Bishops initiated a three year process of Eucharistic renewal beginning in 2022. Our parish participation in the U.S. Bishops' renewal initiative will begin on Monday, April 17, 2023 and conclude on Sunday, June 11, 2023.
Each week, this page will provide guidance for your personal preparation for the Sunday celebration. The preparatory exercises can be used for personal prayer by individuals or shared prayer by families.
The daily thoughts and reflections that you will find on this page are examples of Ignatian prayer. St. Ignatius of Loyola taught his followers a three-step process of preparation for their daily prayer. First, one reminds oneself of the God's presence. Second, one prays for the spiritual freedom to hear and respond to God's Word. Third, one makes a brief examination of conscience to determine how God is leading one at the present moment. These preparatory steps allow one to hear God's Word and respond to God's call.
Over the course of a week, these resources will help you develop your attentiveness to God's presence and your ability to perceive God's will. More information about Ignatian prayer can be found at https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/what-is-ignatian-spirituality/the-ignatian-way/.