7th Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress celebrated on Corpus Christi

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“In everything, love and serve the Lord.” In accordance to our commitment to serve the people of God in our prophetic mission, the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro once again gather and celebrated the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi through the 7th Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress with the theme: “Eucharist: Sacrament of Communion” in Santuario Eucaristico – Sacred Heart Parish last June 17, 2017.

Santuario Eucaristico in coordination with the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro Commission on Liturgy further celebrated their Patronal Feast, which is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ or Corpus Christi as they hosted the 7th Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress in their parish for the 4th time now since 2014 during their their last preparatory Novena Mass last June 17.

7thAEC Congress

This year, in celebration of the CBCP Year of the Parish, our congress theme is “Eucharist: Sacrament of Communion” by our resource speaker Fr. Manoling Francisco, SJ, who is known to be one of the most gifted liturgical musicians in the country and composer of the famous songs like Tanging Yaman, In Him Alone, and Tinapay ng Buhay. In His talk, he emphasized Communion in three (3) parts: Rooted in Jesus Christ, Overcomes Divisions, and For Mission. Eucharist as Sacrament of Communion must be rooted in Jesus Christ and thus allows us to overcome divisions of any kind and invite us to become Christ to others & to recognize Christ in others. Especially in the situation we have now in Marawi City, where our Muslim brothers and sisters are in great need. The Christian who takes part in the Eucharist learns to become a promoter of communion, peace and solidarity in every situation” (JPII, Mane Nobiscum Domine, 2004). By the end of the talk, he invited the delegates to Pray the Oratio Imperata for Peace followed by the Open Forum.

7thAEC Mass

Then we proceed with the Holy Hour with Vespers and Benediction followed by the Concelebrated Mass presided by Msgr. Perseus Cabunoc, SSJV and other concelebrating priests present in the congress. The mass concluded with a Eucharistic Procession to St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral. From then on, all the parishes under the Archdiocese came and adored according to their Nocturnal Adoration schedule up until 12 midnight.

7thAEC Procession

In Fr. Manoling Francisco’s song, the lyrics says “Ikaw Hesus, ang Tinapay ng Buhay. Binasbasan, hinati’t inialay.” Yes, Jesus is truly the bread, blessed and broken for us all. May we all take part and share Jesus to others. Another successful Eucharistic Congress for the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro! Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament, have mercy on us!