"Behold, I make all things new."

10th Annual National Eucharistic Congress

Join Bishop Burbidge and his brother bishops at the 10th Annual National Eucharistic Congress on July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis! 

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A Catholic experience unlike any other

This historic 5-day gathering of missionary disciples will be a new Pentecost, a powerful anointing and personal commission to invite others to know Christ.

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National Eucharistic Congress flyer (PDF)

Over these impactful days, the Church will draw into a deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord, allowing our eyes to be opened and our hearts to be set on fire with his love. 

The whole Congress will be an experience of prayer: a liturgical act offering the Catholic Church - those in attendance in Indianapolis as well as across the country - to the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit This reconsecration will result in a massive outpouring of grace and renewed missionary sending as participants are moved to share the Eucharistic love of the Lord "for the life of the world" (John 6:51). 


From eucharisticrevival.org:

"Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith in the celebration of the Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery here in the United States by helping us renew our worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist." Read more.

Article: National Eucharistic Congress releases schedule, offers scholarships and weekend passes
by Joe Bukurus, Catholic News Agency


Below find multiple diocesan resources to help us reflect on the Eucharist. May we prayerfully think about becoming more involved in the National Eucharistic Revival.

 

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The Eucharist makes us pro-life

"Our responsibility to care for every human life is not a uniquely Christian vocation but also a human one. As Catholics, we have a particular awareness of this duty.

"When, at the Last Supper, Christ commanded, 'Do this in remembrance of me,' he left a memorial of his saving Death and Resurrection. That command reminds us daily of his sacrificial love for every life."

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Flesh for the Life of the World

“When Our Lord declared that ‘the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world’ (Jn. 6:51), he gave us words for the mystery-reality of his Real Presence in the Eucharist.

"His Presence in the Eucharist is ‘bread’ which nourishes, ‘life’ which sustains us, and is for ‘the world’ he created and loves.”

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Eucharist leaves an effect on us: Food for the journey

"Unlike everything else in this world which passes away, we can live forever by eating that bread from heaven. We journey through this passing world, nourished by food from an eternal world — food that makes us immortal, too."

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First Communion and the life of faith

"To our young people who are celebrating their First Communion this year, I offer my heartfelt congratulations. You have prepared yourselves for this powerful moment through prayer to our loving God and study of our faith in Jesus, our Savior.

"Within this sacred gift, you receive Jesus Christ himself. He is truly and really present. When you receive Holy Communion, Jesus helps you to grow strong in faith, hope and love. Treasure this gift and be Christ living in the world by loving and forgiving your friends, your family members and anyone who offends you. Share the peace of Christ by always imitating him in the way you treat others."

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The Eucharist Explained

The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The Arlington diocese, in preparation for its 50th anniversary, is marking this year with the theme “Remember,” reflecting on the Eucharist and Christ’s words during the Last Supper: “Do this in remembrance of me.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently launched a multiyear Eucharistic revival.

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