The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. Despite that, many of the faithful were never taught how to prepare themselves and others for the relationship God longs to have with his people in the Eucharist.
Lay ministers of the Diocese of Lansing are invited to a day-long event to consider the specific (and frequently unknown) dispositions and abilities needed to encounter God in a transformative way through the reception of the Holy Eucharist.
St. John Paul II once wrote that “it is in the sacraments, and especially the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works in fullness for our transformation.” Pope Benedict referred to what happens supernaturally in the Mass to be like nuclear fission – a spiritual catalyst like none other. And yet, many Catholics today don’t experience it in this way and notice little difference in themselves after receiving.
By centering our ministries on the Eucharist we will empower our communities to join in the “nuclear fission” that happens at Mass and invite others into deeper Eucharistic discipleship.
Lay Ministry Formation Day
29 February 2023
St. Mary Magdalen
2201 S Old US Hwy 23
Brighton, MI 48114
Dr. James Pauley: Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and author of Liturgical Catechesis in the 21st Century: A School of Discipleship (LTP, 2017)and An Evangelizing Catechesis: Teaching from Your Encounter with Christ (Our Sunday Visitor, 2020