Eucharistic Congress

Remain in Me | John 15:4



The Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress is an event like no other!

Part worship experience, part diocesan “family reunion,” the annual Eucharistic Congress is an opportunity to deepen our faith and be inspired by Christ’s love for us.

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis notes there is an integral connection between the love of Christ and the Eucharist: “The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament of Christ’s great love for us, a love which He showed us by His sacrifice on the cross for our salvation. Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist, and through the Eucharist He strengthens our charity.”

Explore this website for event details, and bring your family and friends. There is something for everyone!

Let us gather together to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist and feel His Presence among us.


O Jesus,
Who art really, truly and substantially
present in the Blessed Sacrament to be the food of our souls,
deign to bless and bring to a successful issue
all Eucharistic Congresses and gatherings,
and especially the coming Congress of the Diocese of Charlotte.
Be Thou the inspiration of our labors, resolutions and vows;
accept graciously the solemn homage we will render to Thee.
Send Thy Holy Spirit
to kindle the hearts of priests, deacons, religious and all the faithful, especially the children,
so that devout participation in the Holy Mass
and frequent and daily Holy Communion
may be held in honor in all the countries of the world;
and grant that the Kingship of Thy Sacred Heart over human society
may everywhere be acknowledged
to the glory of God the Father.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, bless the Congress.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.
Saint Paschal Baylon, pray for us.
Saint Patrick, pray for us.

The 20th annual Eucharistic Congress features the “The Last Supper of Christ” by Guillaume Herreyns (1790-1800) to illustrate the theme “Remain in Me,” taken from the words of Jesus to His disciples at the Last Supper as recounted in the Gospel of John: “Remain in me, as I remain in you” (15:4).

Highly regarded Flemish Baroque painter Herreyns was a follower of Peter Paul Rubens, and this work depicts the same attention to color, composition and detail. Christ – illuminated at the center with a beam of light – looks out at the viewer, hands raised in blessing, mouth open as if inviting the viewer to follow Him, remain in Him, and “take and eat” His Body the Eucharist. He wears a red robe, a sign of His coming sacrifice on the cross.

The work is on display at St. Clement Church near Brussels, Belgium.


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