UK BISHOP DECLARES YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST: Bishop Mark Davies encourages eucharistic adoration, gratitude for the Real Presenceby David Nussman • ChurchMilitant.com • December 6, 2017
Bp. Davies encourages eucharistic adoration, gratitude for the Real PresenceSHREWSBURY, England (ChurchMilitant.com) – In a rural English county outside Birmingham, the Catholic bishop is dedicating the liturgical year to Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Bishop Mark Davies heads the Catholic diocese of Shrewsbury, the main city of the county of Shropshire. The town is about a one-hour transit westward from Birmingham.
The bishop wrote a pastoral letter for the first Sunday of Advent titled “The Eucharistic Heart of All Our Parishes,” in which he encourages the faithful to attend eucharistic adoration and declares the 2018 liturgical year “The Year of the Eucharist.”
“During this Advent and Christmas, I invite you to pray that we might all become more fully aware of the reality of the Eucharist,” he wrote.