How to attain true and lasting Eucharistic revival:
Adore, love, believe, receive,
be a Eucharistic missionary,
reverence, and make reparation to
Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist!
- Expand and revive perpetual Eucharistic adoration and Eucharistic adoration in parishes and Christian communities.
- Adore God. Make frequent, weekly or daily holy hours. Visit and spend time with Jesus in adoration. He is waiting and longing for you.
- Sign-up for a weekly hour of exposition at your parish or an adoration chapel. Offer to be a substitute Eucharistic adorer or to help coordinate/organize the adoration if needed.
- Love Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Love God above all things, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbour as yourself.
- Believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
- Receive Holy Communion frequently, always in the state of grace. Firstly, fulfill your Sunday obligation. If possible, attend weekday Masses and become a daily Communicant. Prepare to receive Jesus in Holy Communion by going to Confession regularly and as soon as possible if you commit a mortal sin. Consider having a daily Mass campaign in your diocese and parish.
- Pray, fast and do penance for Eucharistic revival.
- Share a testimony on how the Eucharist and adoration have touched your life.
- Evangelize and catechize – be a Eucharistic missionary by assisting at, and inviting others to, Mass and Eucharistic adoration and through faithful catechesis on the Eucharist. Witness and share your faith and love for Jesus in Most Blessed Sacrament. Let those around you, including non-Catholics who may decide to become Catholic, and the world know that Jesus is waiting and longing for them at the altar! Nourish your soul and other souls with faithful catechesis on the Eucharist. Know that the Holy Eucharist is Jesus, who is God – we were made to know, love and serve God now on earth, so that we can be happy with Him forever in Heaven. Help others to grow in faith. Fellowship and make friends with others in your parish and centre your lives on Jesus to build up your Eucharistic community. Invite at least one person (and more) who is away from the Sacraments to a return.
- Reverence and respect the Most Holy Eucharist in word, deed and by your example. Proper care of particles of the Eucharist must be taken. Respect should be given for Jesus and the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass/Divine Liturgy. Appropriate silence, which is vital for prayer and listening to God vs. distracting chatter, should be observed. Promote a return to practices of reverence.
- Make reparation to Jesus in the Eucharist. Avoid and prevent sacrilege and liturgical abuses. Stop and make reparation for all of the outrages, sacrileges and indifference shown towards the Most Holy Eucharist by which Our Lord and others are offended.
- Bring about a Eucharistic era of peace by beginning to live it now, putting the Real Presence of Christ Our King where He belongs – as the source and summit of our Catholic Faith and the Saviour of the world!
- Be grateful and thank God and our priests for the great gift of the Holy Eucharist!
- In addition to expanding perpetual Eucharistic adoration or Eucharistic adoration at your parish or Christian community, have and offer to help organize and attend processions of the Blessed Sacrament, especially on Corpus Christi and Holy Thursday.
- Offer up your prayers of adoration, works, joys and sufferings for the salvation and sanctification of souls and the glory of God!
- For assistance (remote, Do It Yourself or in-person) with starting, expanding, reviving or maintaining Eucharistic adoration or perpetual adoration, you are welcome to contact us.
Worldwide and National Eucharistic Revivals
Promote the Eucharist and expanding adoration more in your own parish, diocese, and country!
Our organization is striving to bring about Eucharistic revival. Our main mission is to help parishes to expand and revive and maintain Eucharistic adoration and perpetual adoration.
A national Eucharistic revival has been initiated by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (U.S.C.C.B.), who are investing around $27,000,000 into a three-year Eucharistic revival which is growing in dioceses across the USA.
“Revival is about starting a fire, not a program… it is not a prescriptive revival.” “We are not starting a program, but a fire, and I hope each of you will consider becoming a Eucharistic missionary to help many people come to understand the gift that Jesus gives us with the Eucharist and strengthen our Church for the future.” “We want to see a movement of Catholics who are healed, converted, formed and set on fire to bring the Eucharistic Love of Our Lord out to the world.” – Bishop Cozzens
“Plan Your Response with the Four Pillars
“Use these four pillars of the Revival as a prism for your discernment and local events in other cities for inspiration. We can’t wait to see how God works through you for the sanctification of your community!
“PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS: MEET HIM – No one who approaches their creator leaves unchanged. Create space for the faithful to gather in a moment of encounter with Our Lord. The Holy Spirit uses the energy created through gathering in a group as a way to usher new movements and transformations in our Church.
“REINVIGORATING DEVOTION: LOVE HIM – How we worship matters. Emphasize reverence in the liturgy and elevate the practice of Eucharistic devotions, prioritizing an increase in opportunities for adoration and both parish and diocesan Eucharistic processions. This provides a public witness while strengthening the faith and unity of Catholics in your community.
“DEEPENING FORMATION: SEEK HIM – With more than 50% of Catholics not knowing the Church’s doctrine on the Real Presence, a bold clarity in the true teaching of the Church is necessary to bring understanding. Pursue robust formation through spiritual reading, educational events, and study groups. The more intimately we know Our Lord, the better we can love Him, serve Him, and bring other people to know Him!
“MISSIONARY SENDING: SERVE HIM – True love overflows into action! Mobilize those who already know and believe the Church’s teaching on the Real Presence to reach out to those in need and accompany those who are searching for more. Remember that this is Our Lord’s work. We are simply His instruments.” Source: NER
More information on the revival:
Each parish and diocese can do their part.
- Sample of what one diocese is doing: https://diocesefwsb.org/eucharist-toolkit/
- Upcoming National Eucharistic Revival Events
- National Eucharistic Pilgrimage Procession to July 2024 National Eucharistic Congress
- July 17-21, 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, Indianapolis (seating cap. 80,000)
More links, articles and initiatives
Eucharistic Bulletin Inserts quoting Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope St. John Paul II or USCCB:
- A foretaste of the fullness of joy
- A real presence, a mystery of faith
- Adoration most helpful devotion
- Communion with Christ and Church
- Encountering the Real Presence
- St Cyril truly body and blood
- We receive the gift par excellence
- Unifying power of the Eucharist
National Eucharistic Revival Graphics or bulletin inserts on the Mystery of the Eucharist:
National Eucharistic Revival graphics or inserts from Miscellaneous Sources:
- CCC 1360 Eucharist is Sacrifice of Thanksgiving
- CCC 1369 Sacrifice Priests hands
- CCC 1379 tabernacle history
- CCC 1382 Receive Communion Receive Christ
- CCC 1384 Invitation from Our Lord to Eucharist
- CCC 1392 Communion Renews Baptism
- CCC 1394 Eucharistic enables us to break our disordered attachments
- CCC 1340 Passover Meaning Revised
- CCC 1368a Whole body participates
- CCC 1368b Sacrifice unites
- Dominicae Cenae No 3 Make Reparation
- Dominicae Cenae No 4 Soul iof all Christian life
- Dominicae Cenae No 6 Eucharist love others
- Dominicae Cenae No 6b Dignity
- Dominicae Cenae No 2 Raison d’etre priesthood
- Sacrosanctum Concillium 10 Liturgy Graces
National Eucharistic Revival graphics or inserts quoting Ecclesia Eucharistia by Pope St. John Paul II:
- EdE no 6 Recognize Presence
- EdE no 11 Cross through the ages
- EdE no 11b Receive gift
- EdE no 18 Joyful hope
- EdE no 18b Antidote to death
- EdE no 19 Love your neighbor
- EdE no 1 Heart of the mystery
- EdE no 9 Most precious possession
- EdE no 12 Re-presentation
- EdE no 16 Inward union
- Carlo Acutis – His Life and Legacy – pamphlet format
- Eucharistic Miracles of the World – one page
- What is Adoration – Why is it Important? – pamphlet format
- Benefits of Nocturnal Adoration – pamphlet format
- Poster advertising Eucharistic adoration in your parish
A few items and excerpts from the multitude of local Eucharistic revival initiatives and resources:
- Sacred Liturgy Conference – The Incarnation in the Holy Eucharist – 25 videos
- Sacred Liturgy Conference – The Living Waters of the Eucharist – 19 videos
- Sacred Liturgy Conference – Transformation in the Eucharist – 16 videos
- Sacred Liturgy Conference – The Voice of the Bridegroom – 18 videos
- Sacred Liturgy Conference – The Healing Gifts of the Gregorian Mass – 10 videos
Gabriel Castillo – GabiAfterHours:
- 45 Second Eucharistic Revival
- The Eucharist is Really Jesus (20 minute video)
- The Power of the Eucharist (15 minute video)
- Emphasize the Eucharist (9 minute video)
- The Eucharist and the Sacraments (21 minutes)
- The Ultimate Eucharistic Catechesis (1 hr 20 minutes)
What does the Church say about reverence? P-R-A-Y-S – (Acronymn given by Fr. Juan Puablo Durán)
- P: Pause and reflect on what Mass is about.
- R: Remember to Whom we are speaking.
- A: Allow time for silence.
- Y: Your body matters. (Use your whole heart and bodily postures and gestures at Mass).
- S: Sign up for Eucharistic adoration.
- “This talk attends to why silence is important in all prayer, as a way of promoting reverence. It acknowledges that silence is, well, complicated in late modern culture. It also shows ways that we might reclaim a sense of silence for the sake of the Church.”
- “The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service and the fruit of service is peace.” – St. Mother Teresa
- Further reflection on this topic: “It is wonderful that God can speak to us when there is silence… monks and nuns and contemplatives (and people who need and want peace and quiet) treasure silence. We need to respect the need for silence as people are trying to pray and listen to God speaking to their heart. A pastor has a note in the parish bulletin and has made announcements, asking and inviting all those who want to talk and socialize and meet new people after Mass to go to the parish hall, meeting room, coffee hour, outside on church steps etc., so they can fellowship there and not distract those trying to pray and adore in the main body of the church or adoration chapel. We need to show we appreciate the Real Presence of Christ in our midst – a main difference between our Catholic churches vs. other denominations. Loud and long gab fests in church after Mass distract and make it very difficult or even impossible for those who want to pray in church and make their thanksgiving …. we need to reclaim our Catholicity in this regard. Fellowship is very important, but silence too is needed for those in prayer. It’s a matter of reverence for God first and disciplining ourselves to move to a socializing area to recreate and spend more time making merry with fellow parishioners. Let’s safeguard silence. ‘My house shall be called the house of prayer!'” Matthew: 21:13
“How might a priest and people alike can be reverent during the liturgy?” (Notes below are based on a talk presented by Fr. Dustin Dought, with some additions)
- Below are some examples
- By attending to reality – Who God is, who we are, what we are doing
- Observe the periods of silence which the rubrics of the rite prescribe:
- before Mass begins – dispose ourselves to worship
- during the Penitential Act and following the invitation “Let us pray”Oremus – turn our hearts to God
- during the liturgy of the Word – make the Word our own and silent mediation
- during the Eucharistic prayer – join ourselves to the offering on God’s holy Altar
- following the reception of Holy Communion – turn to God in prayer and praise
- enter into those moments of silence
- silence is one way we can leave behind the anti-reverence of “efficiency”
- Mary’s alabaster jar
- Gestures and Postures
- “The body matters” – a culture of Eucharistic reverence does involve the body
- Give sufficient attention to the liturgy’s symbols, gestures and postures
- Worship involves more than our mind, because we are more than only our minds
- Use our bodies in worship with the symbols and gestures prescribed in the liturgy
- Integral relationship of body and soul with Christ
- “Eucharistic reverence is first caught rather than taught”
- “Genuflections not curtsies”
- “Profound bows of the body toward the altar” at the mention of the incarnation in the Creed (genuflect in traditional Latin Mass)
- A genuflection is made at the mention of the Incarnation in the words et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto, ex Maria Virgine, et homo factus est (“and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man”) in the Creed on the solemnities of Christmas and the Annunciation (at the Novus Ordo and the traditional Latin Mass)
- Bows of the head at the mention of the three persons of the Trinity, the Name of Christ, Our Lady and the saint being honoured
- Striking our breast (at the Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa… – Through my fault, my fault, my most grevious fault)
- Making prescribed signs of the Cross
- Crossing ourselves at the proclamation of the Gospel
- A certain restraint to the explanatory remarks given in the liturgy (may only occur at prescribed moments, kept brief, aimed at fostering participation of the faithful in the liturgy, are they necessary?)
- Fully and wholeheartedly
- Do it well
- Profound bow on two knees if possible upon entering and leaving the Blessed Sacrament exposed
- In the Byzantine Catholic rite, the sign of the cross is made very frequently during the Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion is still given only on the tongue.
- Traditional (Tridentine) Latin Mass rite – Holy Communion is given on the tongue; and those who can, kneel when receiving
- We can teach children by our example and instruction to follow the prescribed postures and gestures of the rite(s) they attend
- “Be attentive to the anti-reverence of individualism”:
- the Church is the Body of Christ (not people on an airplane)
- the liturgy involves a common act of Christ’s Body and His Church
- Remember the significance of dialogues and acclamations and what they mean
- Dialogues i.e. The Lord be with you (Dominus vobiscum), Lift up your hearts (Sursum Corda)
- Acclamations at Liturgy have great significance and bring about communion between priest and people
- National Catholic Register Commentary – Desiderio desideravi not connecting the dots
- Pope’s statement on Communion shows need for ‘clarity’ on living the Christian life – Bishop Joseph Strickland explains why he signed the formal correction of Pope Francis’ statement on Holy Communion in Desiderio desideravi
- What is the Traditional Latin Mass – Usus Antiquior? Mass of the Ages film and reverence
- Perhaps two reasons why some prefer the traditional Latin Mass are the reverence and the prevention of particles of Christ being discarded?
Reverent Catholic School Liturgies
- Have a weekly examination of conscience for all students to hear in schools over the P.A. system and post it on school website etc.
- Prepare students for Mass by having the Sacrament of Reconciliation made available in advance
- Offer assemblies with Eucharistic adoration, Rosary, praise and worship and Confessions available in schools if possible, especially when many students are not practising Catholics
- Offer frequent times for Confessions in parishes (i.e. half an hour or more before all Masses, extended times, not just Saturday before Mass – most people go to Mass on Sunday)
- Encourage teachers to bring students to visit Jesus in the tabernacle or in Eucharistic adoration with exposition
- Instruct students on the Mass, proper postures, and responses and Eucharistic adoration
- Understanding the Eucharist part 1 Dr. Scott Hahn (30 min)
- Understanding the Eucharist part 2 Dr. Scott Hahn (29 min)
- Understanding the Eucharist part 3 Dr. Scott Hahn (12 min)
- The Ultimate Eucharistic Catechesis (1 hr 20 minutes)
- The Eucharist – by Fr. Joseph (9 min video)
- How God is with us in the Eucharist – YouTube (7 min 45 s)
- Podcast – Catechism in a Year – the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” In episodes 180–194, Fr. Mike Schmitz leads listeners on a journey into the mystery of the Eucharist, helping deepen our understanding of this central mystery of our faith.
- The Mass, Part I by Fr. Luke Spannagel – holy water and sacramentals (there is a whole series)
- The Mass, Part 16 by Fr. Luke Spannagel
- May Thanksgiving Overflow for the glory of God by Archbishop Leonard Blair
- Consider offering Eucharistic Adoration before Christmas Masses (could combine with Christmas carols/hymns and prayers)
- Catholics urged to focus on Holy Family and Eucharist during Advent
- Fifty national Eucharistic revival preachers – there is a grant for the first time one of them visits a diocese in the USA!
- Become a prayer partner, share a testimony, become a missionary
- Bishop Folda of the diocese of Fargo, ND – reflection on the Eucharist, September 2022
- Bishop Folda – sermon at Eucharistic Conference, September 2022
- Sister Miriam James Heidland SOLT – talk at the Eucharistic conference, September 2022
- National Eucharistic Pilgrimage procession to the July 2024 National Eucharistic Congress
- July 17-21, 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, Indianapolis IN (seating capacity limit is 80,000)
- Adoration – the blaze of the fire of charity
- Eucharistic Revival in the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
- Seeing Jesus – by Sr. Alicia Torres
- I am not a cannibal – by Liz Kelly Stachina
- EWTN on National Eucharistic Revival
- Upcoming Year of parish Eucharistic revival
- A Eucharistic News Years Resolution – Relevant Radio
- Knights of Columbus Eucharistic Procession Guidebook
- How the Sacrament of Charity deepened by unity with the Body of Christ by Fr. David Carrano
- What does Eucharistic Revival look like? by Mary Healy for the National Catholic Register
- Choosing Mercy over Ashes – Fr. John Lococo
- Atlanta airport gets a 24-7 chapel with the Eucharist – National Catholic register
- Who is clothing whom? National Eucharistic Revival
- The Spiritual Life – towards a Eucharistic revival – the Real Presence – Catechetical Review
- Eucharistic Revival – the Eucharist and St. John Henry Newman
- Can the Eucharist Save Civilization? – Dr. Jared Staudt PhD
- Holy Eucharist in the early Church Fathers – EWTN
- Holy Eucharist in the later Church Fathers – EWTN
- Eucharistic Revival – Matthew Kelly interviews Bishop Andrew Cozzens
- Eucharistic Gems: Daily Wisdom on the Blessed Sacrament – order new book by Fr. Don Calloway
- Here are 3 easy ways to participate in Eucharistic revival at our parishes (oursundayvisitor.com)
My Daily Visitor: Eucharist Video Meditations – Beginning on Corpus Christi Sunday, you can receive a daily email with a video reflection from Fr. Patrick Briscoe, O.P., one of the National Eucharistic Preachers, which will guide you to a deeper love of Jesus in the Eucharist through prayer, Scripture, and the examples of the saints. Sign up for free today!
- Stream Corpus Christi Reflection by Sr. Alicia Torres of the National Eucharistic Revival | Listen online for free on SoundCloud
- The Eucharist is the greatest gift that Jesus has given us – Bishop James Conley (lincolndiocese.org)
Resources for children: “Let the Children Come to Me”
Let our adoration expand and never cease!
Let’s all continue to promote true and lasting Eucharistic revival, after the three years of Eucharistic revival in the U.S.A. have taken place.
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