Events

August 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

August 28th, 2021

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Inaugural Juventutem NYC Pilgrimage

September [11], 2021

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July 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

Event Summary

MANHATTAN - On July 28th, 2021, Juventutem NYC held the second part of a three-part lecture series on the Most Holy Eucharist entitled 'Adoro te devote', after the Eucharistic hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

The afternoon began with High Mass in the Ancient Use of the Roman Rite in the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents, offered by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. James L.P. Miara. Holy Mass was followed by the annual Saint Anne novena and candlelight Eucharistic procession.

Following Holy Mass, the young adults gathered in the Parish Hall on the lower level. Lauren kicked off the session with a warm welcome followed by an announcement by David conveying the International Bureau's solidarity with all global Juventutem chapters relating to the papal Motu Proprio dated July 16, 2021.

Father Miara began his discourse with words of encouragement for young adults who are nourished by the ancient liturgy. He suggested Juventutem NYC members read the statement (found here) made by His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke regarding the aforementioned Motu Proprio.

Father Miara presented the second part of his talk on the Most Holy Eucharist which provided many helpful guidelines for the worthy and dignified reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion. Father Miara reiterated the importance of fasting before receiving Holy Communion. The current norm regarding fasting before communion is Canon No. 919: One who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain from any food or drink, with the exception only of water and medicine, for at least the period of one hour before Holy Communion. Traditional periods of fasting spanned three hours before receiving Our Lord or even as of midnight. Father Miara exhorted the young adults to make very regular use of the Sacrament of Penance and to receive Holy Communion frequently.

The lecture was filmed and will be provided to Juventutem NYC members at a later date. Following a robust round of questions and answers, John Paul appealed for everyone to re-double their efforts in active engagement in parochial life. The evening rounded off with several rounds of dinner and drinks! Thanks to Claire and Brendan for providing dessert!

Approximately 70 young adults were in attendance.

June 2021 - 'Adoro te devote' Talk

Event Summary

MANHATTAN - On June 12, 2021, Juventutem NYC held its debut event and kicked off a three-part lecture series on the Most Holy Eucharist entitled 'Adoro te devote', after the Eucharistic hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas.

The afternoon began with Low Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite on the Feast of St. John of Sahagun in the Shrine and Parish Church of the Holy Innocents, offered by the Pastor, Rev. Fr. James L.P. Miara.

Following Holy Mass and a short period for private adoration and reflection, the young adults gathered in the Parish Hall on the lower level for a meet & greet as well as an informal registration of their contact details with the Juventutem NYC Team.

After a brief introduction, Father Miara presented a talk on the Most Holy Eucharist. One of many practical spiritual suggestions provided was for the faithful to make it a habit of uniting themselves daily with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in prayer. One method of such union, known as the "Mass Clock", was championed by Rev. Fr. Joseph F. Stedman (1898-1946), the Director of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood and the chaplain of the Monastery of the Precious Blood in Brooklyn. The "Clock" and accompanying prayer are found here.

The lecture was filmed and will be provided to Juventutem NYC members at a later date. Following a robust round of questions and answers, the Juventutem NYC team appealed for everyone to lend their time, talents, and/or treasures to support the new local chapter. The evening rounded off with several helpings of dinner, drinks and dessert.

Roughly 70 young adults were in attendance.