Parish Mission 2018

Transforming Our Lives Anew: Christ in the Eucharist and in One Another

This Lenten mission presents an overview of Eucharistic spirituality in two parts. The first part (Monday evening) looks back at how the early Christians came to understand “the Body of Christ” during their Eucharistic gatherings and considers how this understanding remains relevant for today’s church. The second part (Tuesday evening) considers how we might live a Eucharistic spirituality in a modern and postmodern world that is marked with globalization, the constraints of time, and the growing complexity of the digital age.

Fr. Ricky Manalo, CSP

Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D., is a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer, currently teaching at Santa Clara University. He also serves as the main facilitator of the Cultural Orientation Program for International Ministers/Priests (COPIM) of Loyola Marymount University. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA. Fr. Ricky's music is published chiefly by Oregon Catholic Press. Some of his best-known hymns include: Many and Great, Mass of Spirit and Grace, and God of Mercy. He has written numerous articles and books on liturgy, culture, music, and intercultural communication. His book, The Liturgy of Life: The Interrelationship of Sunday Eucharist and Everyday Worship Practices (Liturgical Press, 2014) was a finalist for the 2015 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers. Currently, he is a member of a U.S. Bishops’ steering committee which is creating a national pastoral plan for U.S. Asian Pacific Catholics. When he is not traveling throughout the world, he resides at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.