The Second Vatican Council stated that the Holy Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian Life” (Lumen Gentium, no. 11). As we prepare for the revised edition of the Roman Missal, due to be introduced on the first Sunday of Advent, it is good to be reminded that “an indispensable means of effectively sustaining communion with Christ is assuredly the Sacred Liturgy” (Vita Consecrata, no. 95).
In the past forty years there has been much written on the Holy Eucharist and many changes made in how the Church celebrates the Sacred Mysteries. This year’s regional meeting will offer reflections on the vital importance of the Sacred Liturgy in the Church’s life and mission. Special emphasis will be given on how Divine Worship relates to the consecrated life in living the evangelical counsels and serving the needs of others.
Among the selected speakers will be Mother Marie Julie, SCMC. The title of her conference is: The Sacred and Divine Liturgy: Intimate Longing for God. Everyone—clergy, religious and laity—is welcome to attend this day of spiritual renewal, reflection and affirmation of the consecrated life. The meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Mission Church—Lower Parish Hall Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Boston, MA. For more information on attending this conference click here.