“Believe what Christ said at the Last Supper, ‘This is my Body. This is my Blood!’” This has been Bishop Mark Brennan’s emboldening message to the faithful during his ministry.
Spanning from the 2022 Feast of Corpus Christi – the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ to Pentecost 2025 the faithful in the United States will celebrate the National Eucharistic Revival.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) outlined the mission of our three-year event as a renewal of “the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.” The revival has four significant components:
- Year of Diocesan Revival from June 19, 2022, to June 11, 2023 – diocesan events centered around Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist.
- Year of Parish Revival from June 11, 2023, to July 17, 2024 – parishes will coordinate events for deeper encounters with Christ through Adoration, Mass, and enrichment.
- National Eucharistic Congress Event set for July 17-21, 2024 –Catholics of all ages will gather in Indianapolis for a five-day conference to build enthusiasm among the faithful to be “eucharistic missionaries.”
- National Year of Mission – July 17, 2024, to Pentecost of 2025 – all Catholics are encouraged to evangelize and be a light of Christ in the world.
This revival was developed by our US bishops after the USCCB June 2021 vote to focus on Christ’s true presence in the Eucharist – the source and summit of Christian life (Catechism of the Catholic Church no. 1324).
For more Eucharistic Revival resources click on this link: https://dwc.org/year-of-the-eucharist/