Euch-Revival-Insta-smallThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has initiated a three-year National Eucharistic Revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.  Within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Eucharistic Revival was formally inaugurated on June 19 with the celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi) at the Cathedral Basilica.  The goal of the Eucharistic Revival is to "renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist."

The Eucharistic Revival has three phases: a diocesan phase now through June of 2023, with a series of special events around the archdiocese throughout the year; a parish phase beginning in June 2023, including a local Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown; and a national phase beginning with a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana (July 17-24, 2024) and inaugurating a Year of Going Out on Mission.

The four keys to the Eucharistic Revival are these:

1) liturgical renewal- giving greater attention to the prayerful celebration of the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass and fostering the more active participation of all Catholic believers in regular celebration of the Mass;

2) catechetical formation - developing a series of learning opportunities for people of all ages to come to a deeper understanding of and personal commitment to what the Church teaches about the Holy Eucharist and why;

3) devotional life- cultivating a deeper appreciation for the Church’s long tradition of Eucharistic devotions (including processions, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Forty Hours Devotion, etc.);

4) missionary discipleship- fostering a greater awareness of the intimate connection between the Holy Eucharist and our common mission to share our faith in Jesus Christ with others in the world of everyday life.

For more information on the Eucharistic Revival in the Archdiocese, please visit, phillyeucharisticrevival.org.