Year of the Eucharist Missionary
What is a Year of the Eucharist Missionary?
It is someone who believes in the True Presence of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and will dedicate him/herself to pray more, participate in, and promote the Year of the Eucharist.
Who can be a Missionary?
We welcome anyone within and outside of the Archdiocese of Boston to join us as Missionaries, deepening your own love of the Eucharist, and praying for this Eucharistic Year to bear fruit in the whole Church. (If you live within the Archdiocese of Boston, we will pass your name on to your parish or school Year of the Eucharist Coordinator.)
What does a Year of the Eucharist Missionary do?
We call it the Three P’s — Pray, Participate, Promote.
1. PRAYER – Commit to praying an additional 1% each day. That’s 15 minutes. This can be done at home, in front of the Blessed Sacrament, by going to Mass, or reading Scripture, etc.
- Families and/or youth under 12 promise to say at least 3 prayers a day, such as the morning offering, grace before meals, and a bedtime prayer.
2. PARTICIPATION – Commit to helping with and attending Year of the Eucharist events at your parish, school, shrine, campus ministry, and ecclesial community
- Consider ways to help homebound missionaries participate, such as picking them up to attend an event and/or have them assist with an administrative task
3. PROMOTION – Commit to witnessing to the power of the Eucharist in your life. You can do this a few different ways: give a witness talk at the end of Mass, on a video, or at a faith formation gathering; write something for the bulletin; make a picture to hang up at home, at church, or at school; spread the word about the Year of the Eucharist events at your parish and in the Archdiocese.