Are you celebrating the National Eucharistic Revival?
This life-changing initiative was opened on June 19, 2022- the Feast of Corpus Christi. We hope to use this life-changing opportunity to deepen our own conversion as missionary disciples, united around the Eucharist, and to accompany our Residents on this path as well. To this end, we are planning a lot of projects to help us – Sisters, Residents, and Friends of the Home – to participate. Check in on the blog from time to time for updates on our Eucharistic activities!
Well, what is it exactly?
Courtesy of the official website:
“The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the Bishops of the United States to inspire and prepare the People of God to be formed, healed, converted, united, and sent out to a hurting and hungry world through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Catholic faith. The Revival will officially begin in June 2022, and its milestone event will be a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, IN, from July 17-21, 2024. The National Eucharistic Revival and National Eucharistic Congress are a direct response to the Holy Father’s call for a “pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are” so that the Church in the United States might be “permanently in a state of mission” (Evangelii Gaudium, n. 25).
“This eucharistic movement seeks to bring together clergy, religious, laity, apostolates, movements, and parish and diocesan leaders to spur momentum, collaboration, and lasting impact for the renewal of the Catholic Church in the U.S. over the next three years.
“Grounded in prayer and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the National Eucharistic Revival will help to provide a more profound encounter with Jesus Christ in the Sunday liturgy as a point of unity among all Catholics, and through this powerful encounter, find personal healing and courage to take the Gospel to a world in need of authentic love – the love of Christ found in the Eucharist; to spark personal conversions through the joyful discovery of a relationship with Christ by encountering the love of God present in Jesus in the Eucharist; to elevate the truth and practices of our Catholic faith through the rediscovery of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our Church and of who we are as a people of God; to form, inspire, and launch missionary disciples, filled with love of God and neighbor that comes from an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist, to the margins of the Church and the world.”
We wish all of you a blessed and fruitful journey through this moment of Eucharistic Revival!