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 | By FAITH Catholic Staff

5 dioceses show how to focus on Eucharistic Revival

Sharing the love of the Eucharist with the faithful.

The Eucharistic Revival is an invitation to return to the source and summit of our Catholic faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. This movement to restore understanding and devotion to the Eucharist has moved from the diocesan phase to the Year of Parish Revival, which runs from June 2023 to July 2024, culminating with the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis in July of 2024. 

In this issue, Content Evangelist  looks at the ways in which various dioceses are recognizing and promoting the Eucharistic Revival.

The Diocese of Oakland, Calif. joins the Eucharistic Revival with two separate congresses (English and Spanish) at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in September 2023.

“In the Eucharist, God is among us. Heaven is on earth. Truth and Love incarnate appear under the guise of a tiny white host.”  Megan Arteaga , youth minister, Santa Maria Parish, Orinda, Calif.

The Diocese of Austin in Texas hosted the relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis and St. Manuel Gonzalez in February 2023 at several locations throughout the diocese.

The Diocese of St. Cloud in Minnesota hosted BREAD Talks throughout the winter and spring of 2023 in each of the diocese’s five area deaneries. The talks, held at breweries, featured passionate speakers on Eucharistic themes.

“We know that there are people out there who have questions and are curious about the Church, and we want to make sure that there is a forum for people to come out, learn about the Eucharist and be able to talk about those big questions.”  Hannah Molitor, Chair: Revival Events Team, St. Cloud, Minn.

The Diocese of Grand Island in Nebraska held a series of Eucharistic Holy Hours with Bishop Hanefeldt beginning in the winter of 2022 and continuing through the spring of 2023.

“The Heart of Jesus and the Heart of Mary are indissolubly joined, and when we receive Communion, we come into direct contact with Our Lady and the saints in heaven.”  Blessed Carlo Acutis

The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama held a Diocesan Family Festival in October of 2022. The day began with Mass celebrated by Bishop Raica.

“We are one family united  on a journey — toward a common destiny — to be one with Jesus for eternity!”  Bishop Steven J. Raica, Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala.