The Archdiocese of St. Louis has joined with other dioceses across the country for a Eucharistic Revival.
The three-year Eucharistic Revival, which began in June 2022, includes opportunities to nurture the belief and devotion to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski said.
The revival “is a beautiful invitation to grow in our living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist; to experience His love and mercy; and to share that love and mercy with the world,” the archbishop said in a video message.
The U.S. bishops 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 mission of the national revival effort is to renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The four main pillars of the movement are healing, conversion, formation and unity.
The revival will culminate with a National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21, 2024, in Indianapolis. It will be the first time in 45 years that a Eucharistic Congress has been held in the United States. In 1976, the United States hosted the 41st International Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia, with keynote speakers Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (soon to be elected Pope John Paul II) and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
As part of the revival, several events to promote the Eucharist are taking place in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. “The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice and Communion,” is a yearlong series of monthly presentations on the Eucharist by Lawrence Feingold. Each monthly presentation will be held on different dates at several locations throughout the archdiocese and will be available in English and Spanish. Feingold is an associate professor of theology and philosophy at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and the author of several books related to the Eucharist.
The Eucharistic Revival also is offering several Mercy Healing Services at locations throughout the archdiocese. The service includes Scripture, reflection, adoration, reconciliation, prayer teams and Benediction and will begin at 7 p.m.
For dates and locations for these events, see allthingsnew.archstl.org/ Eucharistic-Revival-Events.