June 18, 2022 8:30am – 6:00pm at the Tsongas Center

Jesus is

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Archdiocese of Boston Eucharistic Congress

Advanced individual and group registration is now closed, but you may purchase tickets at the door. See Cost & Registration section for more details.

It is in the Eucharist where we find our true identity.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley invites all the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Boston and surrounding dioceses to join him in closing the Year of the Eucharist with a day-long Eucharistic Congress, Jesus is Here.

A core tenet of the Catholic faith is that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is made truly present in the Eucharist. But belief in the True Presence has waned in recent years, even among Catholics. And that’s a concern—because as Cardinal Seán teaches, “it is in the Eucharist where we find our true identity.” Jesus is Here is an opportunity for us to deepen our understanding of the mystery of Jesus’ presence with us—by listening to powerful talks on the Eucharist, by receiving Jesus in the Eucharist at Mass, and by adoring Him in a time of adoration and worship.

Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults

Don’t miss our special night for youth and young adults with Village Lights and Jackie and Bobby Angel.

June 17, 2022 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

Featuring

Cardinal Seán O'Malley

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, is the ninth bishop and sixth archbishop in the more than 200 year history of the Archdiocese of Boston. Ordained to the priesthood in 1970 he also earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese literature from The Catholic University of America, where he taught from 1969 to 1973. Upon leaving Catholic University, Cardinal O’Malley founded Centro Catolico Hispano (Hispanic Catholic Center), an organization that provides educational, medical and legal help to immigrants. He was ordained a bishop in 1984 and named bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1985. He was subsequently named bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., in 1992, and bishop of Palm Beach, Fla., in 2002. In the summer of 2003 Bishop O’Malley was named Archbishop of Boston. He was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI on March 24, 2006. Cardinal O’Malley is a member of the Administrative Board for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee and serves on the committees for Pro-Life Activities and for the Church in Latin America. Cardinal O’Malley presently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. In 2013 Pope Francis appointed Cardinal O’Malley to the Council of Cardinals, in 2014 as President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and, in 2017 to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley

Archbishop of Boston

Bishop Daniel Flores

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores is the Bishop of Brownsville, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1983 and a Masters of Divinity in 1987 from Holy Trinity Seminary. In January 1988, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Corpus Christi. He received his S.T.D. degree at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2000 and returned to Corpus Christi as Chancellor. In August 2001, he was sent to serve in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston as part of the formation faculty, and later Vice-Rector of St. Mary’s Seminary and the teaching faculty at the University of St. Thomas School of Theology. In October 2006, he was named auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit. On December 9, 2009, he was appointed Bishop of Brownsville. Bishop Flores currently serves as a board member on the following USCCB committees: Committee on Communications, Committee on Doctrine, Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, and the Committee on Migration.

Bishop Daniel Flores

Bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas.

He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Bishop Mark O'Connell

Bishop Mark O’Connell is an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston where he is the Episcopal Vicar of the North Region and Pastor of Saint Theresa Parish in North Reading. “Bishop Mark,” as he likes to be called, was ordained a priest in 1990 and a bishop in 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College, a Masters of Divinity degree from Saint John Seminary in Brighton and a doctorate in Canon Law from the Università della Santa Croce in Rome.

Bishop Mark O’Connell

Jackie & Bobby Angel

Jackie and Bobby Angel are international speakers, YouTube presenters, and authors. Together they have written “Forever: A Catholic Devotional For You Marriage” and “Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry: 5 Steps to Discerning God’s Will” (alongside Fr. Mike Schmitz). Bobby is a former theology teacher and Jackie is a singer/songwriter who has released two musical albums titled “Your Kingdom is Glorious” and “Divine Comedy.” They currently reside in Dallas, TX with their four young children.

Jackie & Bobby Angel

Village Lights

Based out of Nashville, TN and Arizona, the band unites around the pursuit of fostering a community of worshippers centred around God’s inviting love. Their debut self-titled EP came out on March 26, 2021, featuring singles “The Sweetest Sound,” “Unbroken Family” and “Fire And The Fountain.” These songs introduced Village Lights’ heartbeat; one of unity, inclusivity and reconciliation wrapped in worshipful devotion. More than a band, Village Lights is the beginning of a movement of worship and rally cry for those who seek justice in our world and in our Church.

MUSIC BY

Village Lights

Schedule

7:30am Doors Open, Exhibitors Available
8:30am Welcome, Music, & Celebration of Mass
10:15am Break & Visit Exhibitors
10:45am Session 1 – Featuring Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Bishop Daniel Flores
12:15pm Lunch Break & Visit Exhibitors
1:30pm Session 2 – Featuring Cardinal Seán O’Malley
2:30pm Break & Visit Exhibitors
3:00pm Session 3 – Featuring Jackie and Bobby Angel
4:00pm Eucharistic Adoration & Procession through Lowell

*Confessions will be available at the following times: 7:30-8:30am, 10:15am-1:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm.

Group of people at a conference

Location

Tsongas Center

300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Lowell, MA 01852

Parish Media Kit

Get the word out to your parish community! Download a parish media kit filled with resources, both for the bulletin and online, to help you recruit a parish group to attend the Eucharistic Congress.

Jesus is Here Media Kit tools

Cost & Registration

Individual and group advanced ticket sales are now closed but you can still purchase tickets onsite at Tsongas on June 18. Ticket sales will begin at 7:30am with cash or credit card. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at yearoftheeucharist@rcab.org or call 617-746-5767.

The optional box lunch is no longer an option after 5/22 but the concession stands will be open. You can also pack a lunch in a cooler and exit the arena to enjoy your lunch from your vehicle. There are also some restaurants nearby.

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    See you on June 18th!