Home/Stay Informed/All Diocesan Articles

All Diocesan Articles



'Mass Confusion' Connects Youth, Families to the Eucharist

Posted on September 29, 2022 in: Events

'Mass Confusion' Connects Youth, Families to the Eucharist

In an effort to help people become more personally connected with Jesus in the Eucharist, the Office of Faith Events is combining this year’s Youth Explosion with a Family Eucharistic Celebration that will help youth and families do just that through “Mass Confusion.” Performed as part of the Doug and Dave Show, the program will explore our Catholic faith within the context of the Mass. It takes place Sunday, Nov. 6 at St. Bernard School, Uncasville. 

“Through ‘Mass Confusion,’ performers Doug and Dave will share the beauty, history and mystery of the source and summit of our Faith in an engaging manner that draws the attention of all ages and backgrounds,” said Liza Roach, Youth and Young Adult Minister. 

“Mass Confusion” will assist participants in understanding and transforming their relationship with the Mass in a fun and enjoyable way. The aim of the show is to help attendees enkindle a living relationship with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. 

“Then we will put our new knowledge and enlivened faith into action as we celebrate together in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with Fr. Jonathan Ficara, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Norwich,” Roach said. “During the liturgy, we will make connections to why priests do what they do, why we say what we say, and how actions lead to Jesus’ presence with us.”

This year’s combined Youth Explosion and Family Eucharistic Celebration is part of a three-year Eucharistic Revival initiated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to inspire, educate, and unite Catholics about the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. According to the USCCB website, “In a world where not many people know Jesus intimately, the revival is meant to show everyone what wonders the True Presence of Jesus can do to heal the soul.” 

“This begins with forming and educating people on the source and summit of our faith: the Mass,” Roach added. 

A video from the USCCB provides more information about the revival. It can be reached at this link: https://bit.ly/3cBTXAC 

Throughout the year, the Office of Faith Events will offer ways each of us can become more personally connected to Jesus in the Eucharist. In addition to “Mass Confusion” on Nov. 6, the office will sponsor a Scripture study in November, a panel discussion on the Eucharist in January, Dinner with Jesus in March, and more. The programs are part of a grassroots movement that hopes to restore understanding and devotion to the great mystery of the Eucharist here in the United States. 

“Mass Confusion” is open to people of all ages. Families are encouraged to attend. The cost is $5 per person, $25 per family, or $4 per youth attending with their youth group. To register, singles, couples, or families may go to https://bit.ly/2Laol7Y to purchase tickets or call Marianne Nicholas at (860) 848-2237 Ext. 304. Youth Groups and Schools will need Office for Safe Environments paperwork as well as registration. Please contact Liza Roach at lroach@norwichdiocese.net or call (860) 848-2237 Ext. 305 for the necessary materials.

By Liza Roach


Most Viewed Articles of the Last 30 Days

Healing Masses and Healing Services this Fall in Hebron
Come join us for a Mass of Healing and Hope on the second Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. at Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St, Hebron. The next Masses scheduled will be on Sept. 11, Oct. 9, and Nov. 13. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ray Introvigne with a healing service following the Mass led by Fr. Ray.  For more information, contact Andrea Hoisl at faithevents@norwichdiocese.net or (860) 848-2237 ext. 203  

Read More

healing, Prayer
NEW: School of Spiritual Direction in Putnam, CT
The Immaculate Conception Center in Putnam, CT - in partnership with Franciscan University's School of Spiritual Direction - is offering a two-week intensive training program in spiritual direction, January 29- February 11, 2023. This is the first part of a three-year program for Certification in Spiritual Direction. There is a great hunger for spiritual direction and a need for qualified spiritual directors who are willing to serve the Church by leading others to a deeper intimacy with God. Those who are interested or feel that they can benefit from such a program c...

Read More

Spiritual Renewal Services
Save the Dates: Virtual Adult Confirmation Program
Classes take place Tuesday evenings in 2023 Are you an active member of your parish? Have you been baptized and have received communion? Would you like to complete your sacraments of initiation by receiving Confirmation? This six-week virtual course gives candidates the opportunity to grow in faith with other candidates who are on the same spiritual journey. Classes to be held 7 - 8:15 p.m. January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 To register, see your parish priest

Read More

Sacred Heart on the Lake to Offer Advent Retreats
Sacred Heart on the Lake Retreat Center, Higganum, is offering two Advent Retreats: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd from 10:00 to 3:00 Retreat Theme:  A Season of Hope and Trust $35.- Full Luncheon included Presenter- Sr. Lany Jo Smith, ASCJ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th from 10:00 to 3:00 RetreatTheme- A Season of Coming $35.- Full Luncheon included Presenter- Sr. Lany Jo Smith, ASCJ For details visit: https://sacredheartonthelake.org email: info@sacredheartonthelake.org or call 203-606-9102

Read More

The Make a Memory Christmas Stocking Project - Donations Wanted
The Office of Faith Events is sponsoring... The Make a Memory Christmas Stocking Project We invite every family to make a Christmas Stocking that will be delivered to a soup kitchen/shelter in the Norwich Diocese for children who would not otherwise receive a stocking. Include items like candy, socks, books, games, puzzles, and small toys. A homemade Christmas card from your family to theirs would be a nice touch! Some safety details...*make sure all candy is packaged- big or small- no loose candy please, *no candy with nuts or peanut butter for allergy reasons.*...

Read More

Our Advertisers Support Our Ministries

Please Support Our Advertisers

Annual Catholic Appeal


Signup for Weekly Newsletter

    Recently Added Galleries
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination  for Fr. Jacob Ramos
    Click to view album: Mass of Ordination for Father Lawrence Barile
    Click to view album: Palm Sunday
    Click to view album: Blessing of the Fleet
    Latest Articles
    Save the Dates: Virtual Adult Confirmation Program
    Advent Is Here - He is About to Arrive
    Centennial Celebration of 'The Mother Church of Eastern Connecticut' - and a Plea to Save It
    Enroll Today in Classes at the New England Catholic Biblical School
    ACA: It's Not Too Late to Give
    In Memoriam - Sr. Anita Paul, DHS
    Video: A Visit to St. Mary of the Immacualte Conception in Baltic
    We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
    201 Broadway
    Norwich, CT 06360-4328
    Phone: 860-887-9294