Year of the Eucharist – “Stay with us Lord”

June 2018 marks the 50th year since Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Orlando. Never more than at this time do we find our urgent prayer, Stay with us, Lord (Luke 24:29) burning in our hearts as it did with those disciples on the road to Emmaus.

Bishop John Noonan, 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, has proclaimed 2018 as a Year of the Eucharist. 

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As a diocese, he said he hopes the Year of the Eucharist, “…will help the people come to know Christ in their life and be enriched by the experience of the Word and Eucharist. We come together each Sunday and what a nice way to remember what it’s all about—to come together in Word and Eucharist. I think that this is what liturgy is and Eucharist is— celebrating Christ in our midst.”

All parishes are invited to participate in the jubilee celebration.

See a list of some of the events planned at St. Stephen for this Year of the Eucharist.

Prayer for the Year of the Eucharist said at Mass at St. Stephen during the Year of the  Eucharist.

See the Proclamation by Bishop John Noonan for the Year of the Eucharist.

In honor of our Jubilee Year of the Eucharist, we’re sharing this beautiful poem by Bishop Thomas Grady, second bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, entitled “Bread”