Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2022 / 14:42 pm
The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist — Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity present under the appearances of bread and wine — during the spiritual trials of today.
“What holds us together, what makes us one, is the Eucharist,” Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said Tuesday while addressing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall general assembly in Baltimore.
He recognized the importance of the bishops’ Eucharistic Revival, which encourages a relationship with Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
“The Eucharist is the mystery of our Creator’s love, the mystery of his desire to share his divine life in tender friendship with each of us,” he said. “So, let’s open the doors in all our churches, and let’s invite our people back, to come and see how much Jesus loves them.”