November 5, 2021
For many months COVID-19 has interrupted regular participation in Eucharist on Sunday. Some of us have roamed around to different churches and viewed their streamed services. Some of us have enjoyed Mass online in our night attire when and as convenient. Some of us have found a small bubble of worshippers at the dining room table with lay leadership of the prayers and ritual. Some of us may even have drifted away from Sunday celebrations altogether.
For all of us, these months have likely challenged and changed us as members of the Body of Christ. Perhaps our distance from regular in-person celebrations has given us new desire for Eucharist or we have some new insights about what we do when we gather. Or perhaps we have new questions about the meaning and the place of Eucharist in our lives.
Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ invites us to return to Eucharist with a new vision. In her presentation, she steps back and asks a very basic question: when Jesus asked us to “do this in memory of me,” what was he actually asking us to be and to do? And how does the very shape of the eucharist we celebrate – listening and loving – express our core vision of Sacred Heart spirituality?
This presentation, recorded live on November 5, 2021, is one of three which make up the annual Sacred Heart Spirituality Speakers Series, sponsored by the Mums of Alums at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School (St. Louis, Missouri) for the benefit of the entire Sacred Heart family.
Listen to Sister Hughes' recorded Zoom presentation below. (Due to technical difficulties only the audio recording is available.)