In the decades since Vatican II, Catholics have lived through a remarkable renewal of the church’s liturgy and prayer. The hope behind this effort was to lead to the full, conscious, and active participation in the rituals of our faith, especially the Eucharist.
While it is generally acknowledged that many have indeed entered into greater participation in the eucharistic celebration, the personal and communal internalization of the mystery of the Eucharist as well as its spiritual and societal implications still remains a goal. We have renewed the Eucharist, but has the Eucharist renewed our lives?
Life in the Eucharist (LITE) can change your understanding of the Eucharist, the Mass, and help you live its power and challenge in your daily life.
The Purpose of Life in the Eucharist (LITE)
LITE is designed to empower adults to:
- Deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ;
- Acquire a broader theological understanding of the Eucharist;
- Lay the foundation for the eventual formation of intentional Christian communities in the parish.
The method employed in LITE is experiential and dialogic, and includes song, story, activities, readings, small-group/large-group interaction, prayer, and teaching from seminar leaders. These are woven into a learning process that explores the theological, biblical, and liturgical richness of the Eucharist in relation to day-to-day life events.
The goal of LITE is to enable participants to live in Christ-centered consciousness, by viewing the power of his passion, death, and resurrection as the starting-point for ongoing spiritual growth and development; enriching their faith life through personal and communal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament; and accepting the challenge of responding to the moral and societal inequities inherent in contemporary life.