Our First-Ever Eucharistic Congress was a Beautiful Celebration
God is great! This past Friday evening, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9, thousands of Clergy, Religious, Laity, Youth and other Community Members gathered together to bear witness to the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist at the Renasant Center, Downtown Memphis, with a theme of That All May Be One (John 17:21).
In recognition of the 50thAnniversary of our Catholic Diocese of Memphis, our first-ever Eucharistic Congress was a beautiful celebration. It was two days of joy, faith, hope and unity with Holy Masses, Adoration, Confession, outstanding Speakers, the best Sponsors, terrific Exhibitors/Vendors, exceptional Music, thousands of Faithful people across West Tennessee and much more. The mission was to make Catholics more aware that the Eucharistic is the source and summit of the Church’s life.
As part of the Eucharistic Congress event, Saturday evening, Bishop David P. Talley, along with other Bishops, many Clergy and Religious and thousands of Faithful community members celebrated Mass with a Eucharistic Procession and walked from the Renasant Center to the magnificent St. Peter Catholic Church where the Procession ended with a Benediction on the steps of St. Peter, the oldest Catholic Church in Memphis. It was amazing!
Note: Many more Eucharistic Congress photos and a taping of the two days will be available soon on our ECWebpage. For now, enjoy many photos and a short video clip from the steps of our historic St. Peter Church on our CDOMFacebook.¡Adelante! Going forward together, on mission…that all may be one (John 17:21)!