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Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

“We are in a year of Eucharistic Revival, a time of careful thinking and consideration about our love of the Eucharist, the summit and center of worship, and the backbone of our mutual charity. Let us remember our heritage, our history... and our well-founded hope: Christ!”

- Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, A Shepherd's Message - June 13, 2023


Our bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”

The National Eucharistic Revival started in 2022 and will be continuing over these next few years, in hopes of restoring and strengthening our faith in Jesus Christ and the Eucharist. Together, we are reflecting on the Blessed Sacrament and the importance it holds in our Catholic faith as the precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, given to us as a gift of love and nourishment. Through the Eucharist, we are united with Christ and with one another as members of His mystical body, the Church.

In 2023, Corpus Christi (the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ) took place on Sunday, June 11, which was observed with processions and celebration in many parts of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. This began the “Year of Parish Revival,” strengthening our liturgical life through faithful celebrations of Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. With a focus on deep reflections through scripture reading, prayer, (both in parish workgroups and as individuals), as well as missions, preaching and organic movements built through the Holy Spirit, this second phase will foster Eucharistic devotion at the parish level. The Eucharistic Revival also inspired the 2023-2023 theme for Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese: "This is Jesus."

This will all lead up to the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years, where an estimation of 80,000 Catholics will gather in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith July 17-21, 2024. From this journey we will follow with a year of going out on mission “for the life of the world.” Ahead of the Congress, a four national pilgrimages will trace paths of faith to Indianapolis. The southern route, dubbed the “Juan Diego Route” begins in Brownsville, at the U.S.-Mexico border. It will trek to Houston on May 31 to June 2, and through the southern region of the U.S. before reaching Indianapolis.

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with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

We know what happens when two or more are gathered in the Lord’s name, so what happens with 80,000?! Join your Catholic brothers and sisters, from Galveston-Houston and beyond, at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress. This historic 5-day gathering of missionary disciples will be a new Pentecost, a powerful anointing and personal commission to invite others to know Christ. 

Come make history with us in Indianapolis at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress, where we will gather at the feet of Jesus for the first time in nearly a century, boldly anticipating a new Pentecost. Your life—and our Church—will never be the same.

Participate in this pivotal moment in the Church and draw into a deeper intimacy with our Lord. Join Cardinal DiNardo and the Archdiocese.

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National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Coming to Houston May 31–June 2, 2024

Throughout the National Eucharistic Revival, local communities are gathering tinder in response to God’s invitation for renewal, calling on the Holy Spirit to bring the flame.

In keeping with this vision, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will accompany Jesus from city to city, lighting hearts on fire along the way. Then, at the National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024, all these flames will blaze together. Learn more

Need somewhere to start?

The best way to kickstart your own journey of Eucharistic Revival is with the Spark Series—nine days of prayer, reflection, and spiritual challenges. Join thousands of fellow Catholics in opening your heart to the renewal God desires!

We are asking you to be a part of this historic event. Participate within your parish, deepen your hearts in prayer through Adoration, find spiritual growth in your community. Invite your friends and neighbors. This revival is meant to foster a spirit of unity, love, and compassion extending out past our parishes and families and into our daily lives. In rejoicing in the gift of the Eucharist and celebrating our Catholic heritage, may it strengthen you as you live out your faith in this world.

Contact your parish to found out how the your local Catholic community is drawing closer to Christ in the Eucharistic Revival.

 

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Resources

If you are a Parish Point Person, click here to access your resources and trainings. Not a Parish Point Person? Learn more about this vital role in the Revival.

Explore Eucharistic Teaching
Learn what the Church teaches about this precious gift and why it is pivotal to your spiritual journey. Browse a free library of videos on the Eucharist for information and inspiration! | Sign up here

Learn How to Embrace the Gift of the Eucharist
Bishop Andrew Cozzens, chair of the Eucharistic Revival organization, presents the incredible reality of the Real Presence by unpacking the "Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” as published by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and invites you to respond to this radical gift. Discover practical ways you can spread a love for the Eucharist in your community! | Watch here

What is the Eucharist?
Browse this helpful page for answers to common questions about eucharistic teaching, biblical sources for the Eucharist, free podcast episodes, and a deep dive into the Eucharistic Prayer at the heart of our liturgy. | Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions such as "What is the National Eucharistic Revival?" and "Why is now such a critical time in the Church in the United States to have a Eucharistic Revival?" and other queries. | Learn more

For more information on local efforts to celebrate the Eucharistic Revival, contact Adam Brill, director of the Office of Worship.

 


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