“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”— Jn 15:4 (NABRE)
EUCHARISTIC ME AND YOU
We’re in the midst of a Eucharistic Revival! It’s been going on for nearly a year. Did you know that?
What’s going on in your life that is different because of the Eucharistic Revival? What’s happening in your parish as a result of the Eucharistic Revival?
If you say, “nothing,” you’re not alone. We pay attention to these things, but it’s been only a month or so since we realized this important moment in the Church was happening.
LOVE MAKES IT ALL EASY
We do a lot of our “talking” hiding behind the caricatures we draw. The caricatures are like “puppets” for us. It’s a dangerous venture, however, because we are drawing images of real people we know — friends and family members.
They are people we love.
As we speak, watching the caricatures emerge on our screen, we try not to have them say or do anything that would betray who they are — even as the voice in the story is actually our own.
We keep it simple, but the caricature cartoons reflect society and culture as we see it — or as we would like to see it.
Love is a big part of the larger story. That’s why we so often rely on friends and family members as our “actors” in our stories. We pick characters that we know are filled with love for their family, friends, and the community around them.
Love makes our job easier!
COMING FULL CIRCLE
Back to the Holy Eucharist!
For a while, at least, we plan to integrate caricature art with images that are reminiscent of the Holy Eucharist. We will frame the outline of the caricature in an Eucharistic-like image. Our friends are in Christ, and He is in them.
So let’s take this little journey together here on the website and also on social media. We’ll go where it takes us and stop when we’re there.
IN OUR PARISH
Oh, yeah! What are we doing, as a result of the Eucharistic Revival, in the parish where we are “on mission”?
God lets us be a Catechist in the parish, teaching adults. We are beginning a training we call, “The Jewish Roots of the Holy Eucharist.” We will be using Dr. Brant Pitre’s book entitled, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist (2011, Crown Publishing Group) as our textbook.
We’ll let Dr. Pitre teach as the class reads his text. And we will meet weekly to discuss the key points. We intend to do our part to see that the Eucharistic Revival occurs in our parish.
If you’re not doing anything yet, talk with your priest and get something started in your parish!
That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.