The Year of the Eucharist, 2022, Diocese of Paterson

Why a year of the Eucharist?
Daily Holy Hour – The Catholic Hour – Bishop Sheen

On January 9, 2022, the Diocese of Paterson will inaugurate a Year of the Eucharist. The purpose of this year is to promote a renewed appreciation, understanding, and devotion of the Eucharist. This will be achieved using various catechetical, liturgical, and pastoral components on the diocesan and parish level. The highlight of the Year of the Eucharist will be the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress which will be held the weekend of September 23-25. The keynote speaker will be Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.

USCCB – The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church

Kick off Date

Year of the Eucharist page

Bishop’s Column

We are One Body, One Body in Christ

What will you do for the Year of the Eucharist?  (link not working)

Parish Toolkit for the Year of the Eucharist

Sunday, January 9, 2022

  • Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
  • Official kick-off of the year
  • Kick-off observed at the parish level.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

  • On Saturday evening each parish will have a Holy Hour and/or Eucharistic Procession simultaneously at 8 PM.
  • A novena of Video reflections on the Eucharist will be published leading up to June 18

September 17, 2022  –

  • A Day for Altar Servers at SPIW.
  • Prayer, formation, games for young people

September 23-25, 2022
Eucharistic Congress with Archbishop Fisichella in Cathedral

  • Friday evening – Holy Hour with talk for Priests and Religious
  • Saturday morning – talk in English for catechists/Catholic school teachers/parish ministers
  • Noon – Bi-lingual Mid-day prayer followed by lunch
  • Saturday afternoon – talk in Spanish for catechists/Catholic school teachers/parish ministers
  • Sunday at 3 PM – Bi-lingual Mass

November 20, 2022 – Solemnity of Christ the King

  • End of the year marked on the parish level

Bishop’s Column



Year of St. Joseph


St. Joseph Novena
Daniel A. Lord, SJ ©2008 WJ Hirten Co

My St. Joseph Novena
Daniel Quackenbush, OFM ©2006 Catholic
Book Publishing

St. Joseph Man of Faith
Jacques Gautheir ©2014 Catholic Book

Day by Day with St. Joseph
Msgr. Joseph Champlin and Msgr. Kenneth
Lasch ©2010 Catholic Book Publishing

Consecration to St. Joseph
Donald H. Calloway, MIC ©2020 Marian

St. Joseph: Help for Life’s Emergencies
Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP ©2009 Pauline

St. Joseph Gems: Daily Wisdom
Donald Calloway, MIC ©2018 Marian Press

Did you know….. St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of:
Families, Carpenters, Married Couples, Laborers, House
Seekers, The Universal Church, A Happy Death