The Eucharist – Joy and Love of Family
Inspired by the love of God manifested in the Eucharist (cf. RL 102), on Saturday June 17, 2017, the Eymardian family in Vietnam gathered together at the Khiet Tam, Provincialate to celebrate the Eucharistic day. Participating in this beautiful event out of our Vietnamese confreres, the sisters of the Servant of the Blessed Sacrament and some members of the Servitium Christi were around 1000 aggregates who are from the Central Highlands, West coast and River in the South of Vietnam.
Fr. Dominic Tam SSS animated this meeting with his presentation: “The Eucharist – Joy and Love of Family”. Based on the Word of God, the teaching of our founder, St. Peter Julian Eymard and the daily life experience, he led the assembly to concrete application for the life of aggregates as following:
- Eucharist is the center of life: only center which can give consolation for those who are weary and burdened; center for those who are sad and disappointed; center of joy and hope. Therefore, come to Jesus in the Eucharist to be guided and formed by him.
- Eucharistic celebration: willingly to remain in his love, to be touched by his words, so as to become adores in Spirit and Truth. Having him in our life, all problems, difficulties and preoccupations will be resolved.
The heart of the gathering is the Eucharistic celebration. In his homily, Fr. Paul Thanh Quang SSS, responsible for the SSS mission of the Province, shared with the assembly the sacrificial dimension of the Eucharist in the family life. From his sacrifice offered to the Father for human salvation, Jesus invites the member of the Aggregation “do the same in memory of him” which is the realization of this sacrificial aspect in the family, whether it be father, mother, husband or wife. To be able to realize this goal, the assembly is invited to live truly and effectively the Communion. With this crucial element of the Eucharistic Spirituality which is symbolized by a broken bread, a self given in service, surely the quality of family life will be improved and sanctified.
By Provincial Communication SSS