The Caribbean shone with Holy Communion celebrations in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Curaçao from February 12 to 14, 2023. Parishioners from Caribbean countries gathered to commemorate the redemptive sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Holy Supper, which is the most significant celebration of the Christian faith in The Light of the World.
February 12 was the first day of the Holy Supper activities. The local congregations, choirs and ministers of other countries who were summoned by the Apostle of Jesus Christ to join their brothers in the faith in Caribbean lands, began the activities in an atmosphere of reflection and spiritual piety,
In the in the temples meetings, the words of the Lord Jesus Christ resounded in the hearts of those present, reminding them of the central aspect of the Holy Supper in their faith:
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
The invited choirs, together with the missionaries sent to the different countries of the region, participated in evangelization days in squares and parks to invite their neighbors to get to know the Church. Some people received the divine call in their souls and were baptized in water in the glorious name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thus joining the family of faith.
The spiritual celebration reached its main point on February 14. In an environment full of fervor and love, the faithful remembered the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus Christ:
And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood
The commemoration of Holy Supper is a reflection of the commitment of the faithful to Christian values and principles, as well as their desire to be the light of the world.
This sacred act is part of the fulfillment of the mission that Jesus Christ entrusted to his apostles. In the case of the Caribbean countries, it was a beautiful intercultural encounter where different races, languages and nationalities were united through faith.
The Holy Supper celebrated in the Caribbean countries has been a moment of Christian fraternity and an opportunity for the community of The Light of the World to remember the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaffirm its commitment to be light in the world.