KNOW HIM draws 1,000 to grow closer to the Eucharist

GREENSBURG –More than 1,000 people immersed themselves in the Eucharistic Revival by attending a one-of-a-kind experiential evangelization event at Christ Our Shepherd Center March 9.

“KNOW HIM: The Last Supper and the Gift of the Eucharist” brought those in attendance closer to the Eucharist with stunning presentations and hands-on activities.

Renaissance music played as guests gazed at a 16-foot mural of the Last Supper, based on the original by Leonardo da Vinci. Guests also viewed six other versions created by different artists to compare and contrast. Vatican art historian Liz Lev recorded a captivating talk about the scriptural nuances of this historic piece of art.

Monsignor Raymond E. Riffle, Vicar General of the Diocese of Greensburg and Rector of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, gave the keynote address that prepared those in attendance to open their hearts and minds to what they were about to see in the breakout sessions. His keynote address focused on the presence of the Eucharist in our daily lives.

Father Christopher J. Pujol, Episcopal Master of Ceremonies and Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish, explained the significance of washing feet on Holy Thursday and how it represents service to others. Each visitor was asked to make a commitment to serve others by pinning a flower on the cross and recording their act of kindness as a symbol of intentional discipleship.

Monsignor Michael J. Begolly discussed his recent trip to the Holy Land and preparing to receive the Eucharist. While discussing the pilgrimage, he reminded guests that each Sunday, they make their own pilgrimage when they attend Mass and receive the Eucharist. Visitors filled bottles of sand and marked them with crosses. The keepsake is to remind them that Jesus walked this earth.

Finally, guests heard from Bishop Larry J. Kulick about the Eucharist as the bread of life and sampled various Easter breads, including paska.



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