Take a deep dive into John 6:51b as the Diocese of Nashville’s Office of Faith Formation continues its Bilingual Eucharistic Revival Conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville.
This is the second of three bilingual conferences that will be offered focused on the Eucharistic Revival. Last year’s conference focused on John 6:51a, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” This year, the focus will be on the next part of the famous verse from the Bread of Life Discourse, “Whoever eats this bread will live forever.”
“Last year, the focus was on the Real Presence,” explained Melissa Doyle, assistant director of catechesis for the Office of Faith Formation. “This Year, the focus is on sacrifice.
“We really want to invite Catholics in the diocese to gather together and to continue the celebration and exploration of the Eucharist,” she added. “The Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, Christ’s sacrifice for all. Participating in the Eucharist should strengthen us to go forward in our mission as Catholics to evangelize.”
The conference, which will be presented in both English and Spanish, will feature three speakers for each language group.
English-speaking speakers include Dr. John Bergsma, professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and vice president of the St. Paul Center; Father Malachy Joseph Napier, CFR, a Eucharistic preacher for the National Eucharistic Revival; and Katie Prejean McGrady, a speaker, author, and host of The Katie McGrady Show on Sirius XM’s Catholic channel.
Spanish-speaking speakers include Sister Karen Muñiz of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary; Deacon Anselmo Ambriz, director of religious education for Sagrado Corazón; and Father Napier.
Prior to the talks, Bishop J. Mark Spalding will celebrate a bilingual Mass in Sagrado Corazón, at 9 a.m.
The English speakers will present in Ascension Hall and the Spanish speakers will present in Sagrado Corazón.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., attendees will also have an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and participate in Eucharistic adoration.
Local Catholic vendors will also be available throughout the day.
Cost for the conference is $20 per person. Lunch is included.
Vendors are still being accepted at $40 per table. For more information, email Doyle at email@example.com.
“Our hope is that Catholics in the diocese come and gather together around the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith,” Doyle said. “We want them to leave this conference feeling encouraged, renewed, and convicted in their faith.”
For more information about the National Eucharistic Revival, which is currently in the second year of the three-year initiative, visit eucharisticrevival.org.