The Church needs revival! Studies show that only 33% of all who identify as Catholic believe in Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist. This is why the theme of the 10th National Eucharistic Congress is “My Flesh for the Life of the World.” Do you know Jesus? Let these Eucharistic Encounters help you.
Check out these vast resources from the National Revival website to help us and others love Jesus more in the Eucharist. The Revival has 4 main goals. Check out the diocesan website for regional growth and celebration opportunities. Check this page, the bulletin or our Facebook page for local growth and celebration opportunities.
This year, the Parish Year’s, elements are: fostering Eucharistic devotion, strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, missions, resources, preaching, and organic movements of the Holy Spirit.” Testimonies are others’ stories of encounters with Jesus’ life changing power. Click here to learn of some.
This QR code will get you started. Subscribe to the National Eucharistic Revival newsletter. Podcasts. Blogs. Create an account to access a library of free video content. Let the stories of the Saints help you “encounter Jesus in the Eucharist and go on mission with him for the life of the world.” On Formed, courses like “Presence, The Mystery of the Eucharist“can be found. Or let Bishop Andrew Cozzens break open “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.” Access more about the National Eucharistic Revival on its pages at Instagram, Facebook & YouTube.
Why attend the National Eucharistic Congress? What to expect? Each Congress is based on a theme. Reserve your space now to attend (7/17-21/24). Speakers are being assigned to address various tracks. Find yours at Track Options – National Eucharistic Congress
Have doubts? Watch this: TVR | Exploring the Greatest Eucharistic Miracles with Michael O’Neill, The Miracle Hunter V2. – YouTube. Young servant of God, Carlo Acutis, worked tirelessly before his death to leukemia at age 15 to share knowledge of Eucharistic miracles.
We must remember that grace comes to us through the Sacraments! Forgiveness requires repentance. (Jesus’s first recorded word in the Gospels is “Repent!” Use a daily examination of conscience to help you to know how often to seek Reconciliation.) Also, without absolution of sin there is no communion. Our life with Jesus — His passion, death and resurrection — began with our Baptisms. Are we uniting our sufferings with His at the foot of the Cross? Are we being fed in Word, Sacrament and Service? Participation means being Christ-like and celebrating the Sacraments!
A pilgrimage is also a way to gain an appreciation of Jesus love. A series of materials guiding you to make a local pilgrimage are available at our worship sites, or by contacting Patty Larzelere.