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Learn to be true disciple at workshop on Eucharist set for April


PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  “Eucharistic Discipleship” is the title of a workshop Saturday, April 6, to help participants deepen their connection to Jesus through Eucharistic adoration and learning how to be true Christian disciples in daily life. It will begin with 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, 9993 N. Military Trail, with the presentation continuing in the cathedral’s Family Life Center from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Sponsored by the diocesan Permanent Diaconate Office, the workshop will explore what it means to be a disciple of the Eucharistic Lord and learn how to do so in a way that “breathes with both lungs” — that is, through the traditions of both the Christian East and West. Attendees will expand their understanding of the historical development of Eucharistic devotion; be able to help others grow in discipleship by sharing Eucharistic miracles in an audience-appropriate way; and deepen their faith, hope and love for the Eucharist.

The presenter will be Mark Ginter, who serves dioceses in the southern region of the United States as strategic partnership liaison fellow of the Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. With a doctorate in theology and psychology from Marquette University, he has taught at every level of formal education, including 16 years at two major seminaries.

Deacon Dave Zanotelli, episcopal delegate for permanent deacons in the Diocese of Palm Beach, recalling that the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, Vatican II), encouraged all Catholics to take advantage of this educational opportunity.

“As we journey through this workshop, our hope is that you will discover more of what Eucharistic discipleship means and how Jesus desires for this to be expressed uniquely in your life and in the lives of those in your sphere of influence,” he said. 

Deacon Zanotelli emphasized that the “workshop is for all of us, whether we are parents, youth ministers, deacons, lay catechists, schoolteachers and so on. By growing in intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and seeking to center our lives around this supreme gift, we learn how to live as grace-filled Christians.”

The cost to attend is $18, which includes lunch. Tickets can be purchased online at

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