In association with the Notre Dame Club of Memphis, Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Memphis is continuing its tradition of highlighting the Eucharist – the source and summit of the Catholic faith – by offering a morning of prayer and reflection on the Eucharist March 18.
For the past three years, Holy Rosary has hosted Eucharistic conferences that offered expert speakers and seminars to encourage a deeper understanding of the sacrament we celebrate weekly – or even daily.
The 2017 event, entitled Exploring the Mystery of the Eucharist, includes guest speakers Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church in Memphis, and the Rev. James Clark, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Savannah and Our Lady of the Lake.
The morning of reflection begins with Mass at 8:15a.m., followed by a light breakfast. Father Clark will speak first, followed by a group recitation of the Rosary. Msgr. Ciaramitaro will be the keynote speaker.
Holy Rosary Deacon Richmond Quinton serves as chairman of the event. "We want to give the opportunity for continued spiritual growth that is so important in all of our lives,” he said. “We want Catholic Christians to better understand the uniqueness of the Eucharist in the Catholic Church and to be able to embrace that in their everyday lives. We are praying that we can build this event into a Diocesan event attended by people from all parishes."
The annual event began in 2014 with the theme, Maintaining the Eucharistic Presence in our Family Lives. Other conference themes have included Miracles of the Eucharist and The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.
Charles T. Kenny, Continuing Education Coordinator of The Notre Dame Club of Memphis states that the club is dedicated to re-creating the attributes of life on the on the Notre Dame campus here in the Mid-South with Our Lady at the center of everything the club does, either explicitly or implicitly.
All are welcome to take part in this morning of prayer and reflection during the season of Lent. Registration begins at 7:30am. For more information and to register visit http://holyrosarychurchmphs.org/index.php/euchconf/15euchconf.