Bishop Joseph E. Strickland has declared a Year of the Eucharist for the Diocese of Tyler for the 2020 liturgical year.
The year, fully titled, "Year of the Eucharist: Fostering Reverence for the Real Presence," will begin on Dec. 1, 2019, the first Sunday of Advent, and end on Nov. 22, 2020, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
The year is a time for the faithful of the diocese to seek ways to deepen their personal faith and understanding of the tremendous gift of the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
"This will be a time for us to remember that the Lord, out of his great love for us, established the saving memorial of his Passion and Resurrection, the Eucharist, to spiritually nourish and transform us with his Body and Blood so that, participating in the life of the Trinity, we might go out into the world and glorify the Lord by our lives," said Bishop Strickland in his decree opening the year.
During the year, Bishop Strickland will undertake a eucharistic adoration pilgrimage with the goal of praying in the presence at each tabernacle throughout the diocese. The St. Philip Institute and diocesan Catholic schools will be offering opportunities for growth in appreciation of the Eucharist.