June 6, 2021 - June 16, 2022
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is launching a year – from the feast of Corpus Christi, June 6 this year, to the same feast in 2022 – to help Catholics focus on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The Year of the Eucharist, themed “Encounter Christ’s Presence,” will emphasize the four ways in which Jesus is present: “In the Word that is proclaimed (Scripture); in the minister who celebrates, who represents Christ; in the assembly, for where two or three are gathered in the name of the Lord, there is he in their midst; and above all in the eucharistic species, the bread and wine that become the body, blood, soul, divinity of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,” Archbishop William E. Lori said.
The logo for the year features all four elements – Eucharist, Congregation, Word and Celebrant – separated by the arms of a cross within a circle representing the eucharistic host.
-Christopher Gunty, Catholic Review (May 4, 2021)
Additional details and resources are available below and on the Archdiocese of Baltimore website at https://www.archbalt.org/year-of-the-eucharist/