Young Catholics from around the archdiocese got “a taste of heaven” at a special Advent gathering organized as part of the ongoing Eucharistic Revival initiative.
The Dec. 3 evening of reflection and fellowship for young adults at Holy Family in Glendale included Mass, adoration, and a shared meal, offering teens and young adults time to spend in prayer — and with each other. The event was organized by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Divine Worship….
The nationwide Eucharistic Revival movement was launched earlier this year by the U.S. bishops to promote greater understanding and participation in the sacrament of the Eucharist. The initiative was prompted in part by reports that a growing number of U.S. Catholics do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and an overall decline in Mass attendance and infant baptisms among U.S. Catholics.
Officially launched in June 2022, the revival is taking place over the next three years in dioceses around the country. In Los Angeles, Archbishop Gomez led a Eucharistic Congress on Aug. 13 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where some 3,500 people came together for talks, prayer, and adoration. The revival initiative will end in July 2024, with an event in Indianapolis, Indiana….
For the more than 50 young Catholics who came, the Glendale event was a chance to prepare for Christ’s birth this Christmas and to appreciate the importance of the Eucharist….
The above comes from a Dec. 12 posting in Angelus News.