Did you know that the Catholic Church in the United States is in the midst of a 3-year National Eucharistic Revival? It began this past June on the Feast of Corpus Christi and will culminate in a National Eucharistic Congress in July 2024. More information will follow about how our family of parishes will enter into this time of renewal, but for now, I share with you this information on the need for a national revival:
The world needs Our Savior, especially right now, but the Church is wounded and we sometimes struggle to respond to the needs of our time. We have wandered from the source and summit of our faith, Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharistic Revival is a call back to the heart of the faith so that we can be vessels of Christ in our families, communities, and parishes.
Scandal, division, disease, and doubt. The Church has withstood each of these throughout our very human history. But today we confront all of them, all at once. Our response in this moment is pivotal.
The Holy Spirit invites our Church into an era of healing and renewal, returning the Church to our apostolic roots to encounter and rediscover Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Flowing from this movement will be tens of thousands of Catholics commissioned into Eucharistic mission, accompanying those in need, and leading others into an intimate encounter and relationship with the Real Presence of Jesus Christ.
This Eucharistic movement is national in scale but local in reach. Each of us can close our eyes and picture that loved one—the one who has walked away from the faith or may have never known the Lord. The Revival exists to equip YOU to reach that person. It seeks to make passionate disciples of everyday Catholics in the pews who know the love and refuge that exists in the Holy Eucharist.
The Revival is a concentrated effort of believing Catholics to rally together and lift up the Eucharist in our own hearts, in the lives of our neighbors, and within the Church. It is time to restore the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Catholic faith in America. — National Eucharistic Revival Executive Committee
May this holy season of Advent increase our love for and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament!
In Christ Jesus,
Fr. Mario Amore