True and lasting Eucharistic revival

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Revival

Disclaimer:  Sharing of this link or other links and promotion of revival does not imply that we have reviewed and/or endorse all of the content, documents, courses, sources cited, sermons, images etc.  Our organization is continuing to strive to bring about Eucharistic revival. Our main mission is to help parishes to expand and revive and maintain Eucharistic adoration and perpetual adoration.  We will continue to promote true and lasting Eucharistic revival, after the amazing three years of Eucharistic revival in the U.S.A. have taken place.

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.

Take a look at the upcoming Eucharistic revival events at the local levels here:  Upcoming Eucharistic Revival Events

Promote the Eucharist and expanding adoration more in your own parish, diocese, and country!

 

A few items and excerpts from the growing number of local Eucharistic revival initiatives and resources:

 

 

 

 

Sacred Liturgy Conference, September 2022 – The Holy Trinity in the Eucharist – 21 vimeo videos

Previous conferences and talks:

What does the Church say about reverence? P-R-A-Y-S

    • 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.
    • (Acronymn given by Fr. Juan Puablo Durán)

Silence:  Why are we afraid of silence? – Audio file by Dr. Ximena DeBroeck

  • “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

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

 

 

Let our adoration expand and never cease!