Encounter Jesus, Grow in Faith, Go and Make Disciples
I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.” (Pope Francis, EG, no. 3)
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28)
Beginning on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on June 6, 2021, Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has called the Archdiocese of Atlanta to a new period of Eucharistic Renewal in order to enter into a new phase of evangelization. In the archbishop’s words: “This will be a time to renew and deepen our encounter with the Lord Jesus, especially in his Blessed Sacrament, to grow as his disciples and to respond to the Lord’s call to go forth and make disciples. All renewal in the church and in our hearts depends on the Lord Jesus—we are called to rely more and more on his grace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist is Jesus himself, really and substantially present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. As we worship and adore him, let us pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to guide our next steps as individual disciples, as families and communities of disciples, and together as the whole archdiocese.” This will be a multi-year effort, and more resources are to come.