Spiritual Battery Charge – Eucharistic Congress June 16 & 17, 2017
“If you are feeling alone, coming together with 30,000 believers is a wonderful way to participate in a community of like-minded followers of Jesus Christ.”
There are many good reasons to attend the congress says Deacon Dennis Dorner, chancellor of the archdiocese, who leads the congress planning committee. “I have heard many people refer to the weekend as a spiritual battery charge,” the deacon said. “We are inspired by music and liturgy and beautiful talks to engage and encounter Jesus in a more vibrant way.”
The adoration chapel in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed will be open throughout the day for silent prayer and worship.
The exhibit hall will also be open throughout the day.
As language and age-group tracks conclude and the faith community re-gathers in one large hall, the rosary will be prayed prior to the closing Mass. Archbishop Gregory will then celebrate the vigil Mass for the solemnity of Corpus Christi at 5 p.m. and the 2017 congress will conclude. Eucharistic Congress Schedule and Speakers
Featured Speaker – Father Gaitley
Those who attended the “33 Days to Morning Glory” Program at Mary Our Queen will be familiar with Father Gaitley on the videos.
He is the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than 1 million members. As director, he launched a new pastoral initiative called Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs for the New Evangelization (HAPP). This includes the “33 Days to Morning Glory” Program.
He is also the author of several books, including “Consoling the Heart of Jesus,” “33 Days to Morning Glory,” “You Did It To Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action” and “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told.”
Fr. Gaitley preaches retreats throughout the country on topics such as Divine Mercy, consoling spirituality, and Marian consecration. You can see and hear him in person at the Eucharistic Congress.