Eucharistic Congress 2021

Friday, October 8th

Doors Open 6:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration
Room 203

6:30 p.m.
East Hall
Opening Mass for All Presiding Celebrant: Bishop Emeritus J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. Diocese of Memphis, Tenn.
Homilist: Bishop Robert P. Marshall, Jr. Diocese of Alexandria, La.

8:00 p.m.
East Hall
Welcome & Brief Introductions of the Eucharistic Congress Bishop David P. Talley Diocese of Memphis, Tenn

8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
East Hall Keynote English Speaker Address
Very Reverend Denis Robinson, O.S.B. President, Rector of Saint Meinrad School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Ind.
Title: “That All May Be One”

8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Southwest Hall Keynote Spanish Speakers Address
Reverend Jose Cruz Zapata-Torres Parochial Administrator, Catholic Church of Nativity, Bartlett, Tenn. & Reverend Cain Galicia Parochial Vicar, St. Brigid Catholic Church, Memphis, Tenn.
Title: “Bienvenidos de nuevo a la Eucaristía para que todos seamos uno”

8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Ballrooms A & B Speaker and Adoration
Reverend Dexter Noblefranca Chaplain of St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Sacramental Minister University of Memphis & Rhodes College
Title: “That All May Be One in Peace”

We live in a very divided and broken world. Yet despite the chaos that seems to surround us, our hearts long for peace that can only be found in Jesus Christ

Saturday, Oct. 9th

Doors Open 9:00 a.m.

Confessions Available
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom C

Eucharistic Adoration
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Room 203

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
East Hall Morning Prayer for All
Bishop Emeritus J. Terry Steib, S.V.D. Diocese of Memphis, Tenn.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
East Hall English Breakout Session
Archbishop Emeritus J. Peter Sartain Archdiocese of Seattle, Wash.
Title: “Go in Peace to Announce the Gospel of the Lord” Building on the teaching of St. Paul that we are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in us (1 Corinthians 3:16), Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) offers a unique and helpful image. In a poem about the Incarnation, she writes, “His sanctuary, I! He rests in me–there is the peace one looks for and attains…” The Holy Eucharist uniquely unites us to our Heavenly Father, through His Son’s Passion and Death, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus comes to us and enters our souls so completely that we share in his total confidence in the Father, his rest in the Father: He gives us his Peace. And since every gift of the Lord is meant to be shared, the Holy Eucharist is also a commissioning, linked irrevocably to our vocation to “go forth in peace” in the name of Jesus, serving him and those he loves as his missionary disciples.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Southwest Hall Spanish Breakout Session
Bishop Luiz R. Zarama Diocese of Raleigh, N.C.
Title: “Jesús Eucaristia” Jesús Eucaristia el mismo. Jesús que camino en Palestina.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ballrooms A & B Youth Breakout Session
Noelle Garcia Catholic Recording Artist & Speaker
Title: “That All May Be One in Truth” What is truth? In this day of speaking our truth, it is easy to overlook that Jesus says He is the Truth. Truth isn’t a thing—it is a person! Come to know Him and experience His healing through the Holy Eucharist—how intimately close He wants to be to us.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
East Hall
Bishop Robert P. Marshall, Jr. Diocese of Alexandria, La.
Title: “Living a Eucharistic Life”

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Southwest Hall Spanish Breakout Session
Bishop Luis R. Zarama Diocese of Raleigh, N.C.
Title: “Jesús Centro de Nuestra Vidas” Sin Jesús, no hay comunion

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ballrooms A & B Youth Breakout Session
Reverend Robbie Favazza Pastor, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, Somerville, Tenn.
Title: “That All May Be One in Mission” Despite our failed attempts to belong and be accepted by the world’s standards, Christ has chosen each of us to be a member of His family. Our family is not meant to be stagnant but to grow. We are all called to mission: to bring others into our family with Christ.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
East Hall Key
Note Speaker for All Dr. Scott Hahn Founder & President, Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Steubenville, Ohio
Title: “Renewing Eucharistic Amazement” Starting with the Road to Emmaus and going throughout the life of the Church and the Scriptures. This talk will bring you back to the heart of the Church, the Eucharist, and why every time we attend the Eucharistic Liturgy we should be on our knees in amazement at our Eucharistic Lord.

4:30 p.m.
East Hall
Closing Mass for All
Presiding Celebrant & Homilist: Bishop David P. Talley, Sixth Bishop of Memphis
Closing Mass begins in the East Hall of the Renasant Center. The Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to our beautiful St. Peter Catholic Church, 190 Adams Ave., where we will end the Liturgy with Benediction on the steps of St. Peter–our oldest Catholic Church in Memphis.