Dear MovComUS friends!
As we all know, in July, 17-21, 2024, will take place the National Eucharistic Congress in Indiana.
This is going to be an exceptional time of grace for the Church in the United States.
Tens of thousands of faithful will gather for five days to grow as a community centered in the Lord, to deepen our faith and our love for Jesus in the Eucharist, to transform our lives and to be sent on pastoral mission, for a Church committed to the values of the Gospel.
The Movements and New Communities in the US will have a very special moment of worship and sharing our charisms in this congress.
We will be holding a workshop.
The title of the workshop is:
Building Bridges for our Shared Mission: Connecting Parishes with Movements and New Communities
All the movements and new communities together praising the Lord, sharing our charisms and taking them to the world.
All are invited to come together at the National Eucharistic Congress to get to know one another, share experiences, and explore ways to build bridges for the growth of the Church and for our shared mission of evangelization and service.
The featured speakers will be Bishop Joseph Espaillat, from the Archdiocese of New York, and Bishop Evelio Menjivar-Ayala, from the Archdiocese of Washington, the Episcopal Moderator of MovComUS, sponsor of this special event, with music and witnesses from several movements and new communities, parishes, and dioceses.
Nourished by His Body and Blood we are sent out in mission. Let us do it together!
Bishop Joseph Espaillat
Bishop Joseph Espaillat is auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York. He is the youngest bishop in the US.
He was born in New York. His parents had emigrated to Manhattan from the Dominican Republic. He attended Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary and earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy at Fordham University in New York City in 1998. On May 17, 2003, Espaillat was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Edward Egan for the Archdiocese of New York. After several pastoral assignments, In 2012, he was appointed as director of youth ministry for the archdiocese. Espaillat was named in 2015 as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish in Bronx, New York.
He was consecrated as a bishop by Cardinal Timothy Dolan on March 1, 2022. At age 45, Espaillat became the youngest Catholic bishop in the United States and one of the youngest in the world.
Bishop Evelio Menjivar-Ayala
Bishop Evelio Menjivar-Ayala was born in El Salvador. He is auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington and is the Moderator of MovComUS. He arrived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant in 1990 with his brother. He studied philosophy at St. John Vianney Seminary from 1995 to 1999 and Catholic theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas from 1999 to 2002. He completed further studies at the Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI), part of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, where he earned a licentiate. He also attended the Pontifical North America College.
On February 21, 2023, the Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, consecrated him as bishop in Washington, D.C. His motto, Ibat cum illis (“He walked with them”) comes from Luke 24:15.
There is a discount for movements and new communities througout the month of February 2024.
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Let’s do it together!
With joy of sharing moments of blessing for the Church in the US.