The Year of the Eucharist
Bishop Robert has announced the Year of the Eucharist is to now be celebrated in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and has been launched simultaneously with the launch of the Synod.
The aims of the Year of the Eucharist are:
To celebrate the Eucharist at the heart of the life and mission of the Church and to gather people back.
To grow as a Diocese in our love and appreciation of the Eucharist.
To deepen our appreciation of the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist through the rites.
To revitalise and renew our faith through a deepening prayer and devotion of the Eucharist.
To go out and serve the world through the nourishment of the Eucharist.
The Year of the Eucharist will be celebrated in Episcopal Areas, Partnerships, Parishes and Schools and will provide a framework of prayer for the Diocese’s participation in the first stage of the Synod.
The first part of the Diocesan Year of the Eucharist, ‘Blessed are those called to the Supper of the Lamb’, is wrapped in the theme: ‘In Communion with the Father’ and follows the Synod called by Pope Francis. The Holy Father tells us that by his gracious will, God gathers us together as people of one faith. The communion we share finds its deepest roots in the love and unity of Christ who reconciles us to the Father and unites us with each other in the Holy Spirit. Together, we are inspired by listening to the Word of God, through the living Tradition of the Church, and grounded in the faith tat we share. We all have a role to play in discerning and living out God’s call for his people. (Synod Vademecum, 2021)
This Diocesan Year aims to celebrate the Eucharist at the heart of the life and mission of the Church and to gather people back to the Mass and the Sacraments. We are to grow as a Diocese in our love and appreciation of the Eucharist. We are to deepen our appreciation of its celebration through the liturgy. We are to revitalise and renew our faith through a deepening prayer and devotion of the Eucharist. And we are to go out and serve the world through the nourishment we receive.