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Friday, December 9, 2016
Parish resource launched for Eucharistic Conference
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¬†The Maryvale Institute in Birmingham is launching a new parish resource on the Eucharist on 5 March. The study guide, edited by Maryvale Institute, is the official text in preparation for the Eucharistic Congress, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Birmingham and the Dioceses of Nottingham and Northampton. Many groups are supporting the initiative including the Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation. It has been written for use by parish groups and allows for background reading and discussion on the Pope John Paul II' s Encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia. The resource includes excerpts from the scriptures and the reflections of the Church Fathers on the Eucharist. The course is designed to run for eleven weeks and can be used as a distance learning pack or be used by small groups within parishes. It will be of particular interest Eucharistic minsiters, catechists and priests. Fr Julian Green, the author, and Congress Director, said: "In this Year of the Eucharist, this is a very valuable resource for any Catholic individual or parish who wants to penetrate the depths of the greatest mystery which lies at the heart of our sacramental life." Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: "The Eucharist is the source and summit of our entire lives. To dedicate a period of study to it, at a time when we are preparing for our Eucharistic Congress in July, is very important." Fr Paul Watson, the Director of Maryvale said: "The course will help to make the link between the sacraments and the missionary endeavours of the Church, helping all Catholics to see evangelisation as something they are called to do." The study guide will be officially launched at a free study day at Maryvale Institute on Saturday 5 March. The guide and encyclical costs £9.95. For more information contact Michael Green at Maryvale Institute - Telephone: 0121 360 8118 or email: fe.maryvale@dial.pipex.com. The four-day Congress, on the theme "Behold The Lamb", is being held at Newman College in Birmingham, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July. Among the speakers at the Eucharistic Congress is Father Raniero Cantalamess, Preacher to the Papal Household in Rome. Delegates are expected from dioceses throughout England and Wales. Booking forms and information about the Eucharistic Congress is now available from Fr Julian Green, email eucharisticongress@blueyonder.co.uk Source: Archdiocese of Birmingham
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